Have I told you before that Urban Decay were one of the first brands that made me sit up and take a proper interest in nail polish? Remember some of those early polishes… I still have a bottle of Cult and O somewhere, such a gorgeous pink!
Anyway, reminiscing aside… Urban Decay have been lightly dabbling with the (re)creation of nail polishes via some lovely mini-sets these past few years but this Autumn sees the return of full-size bottles.
Well, I say Autumn… they’re actually live on BeautyBay.com and the Debenhams website as I type. The brand will be looking to release two limited edition shades each season, and I’ve got one of Autumn’s offerings on the blog today for your swatch-swooning pleasure!
Vice, one of the two limited edition shades available with their skull-topped bottles, is a rich purple with a not-so-hidden red/blue shimmer. It’s not as duochrome as the stock images might have you believe but it is a deeply sexy royal purple with that inner glow of gorgeousness that darkens at the edges. I’ve included a macro shot below to give you a better idea of how the polish reflects the light.
The 3-three formula is bloody faultless, practically a one coater though I always do two when my nails are under swatch-scrutiny! The polish glides on smoothly and dries quickly to a high shine, I’m not wearing a top coat in the above pictures.
If you’re in the market for a stunning purple, you’d be hard pushed to find better on the market at the moment.
* press sample