Casual Review of Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette


Now, as an early disclaimer , this post is NOT PAID and I'm writing about it solely on my personal love for the product. 

So this is gonna be a casual and quick review blogpost about the new Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette as you can already read from my blog topic.

Urban Decay cosmetics (UD for short) is already famous enough as it is so I don't think I need to introduce you to it's brand because you can Google it and everyone has the ability to describe the brand better than me.

Moving on to the palette I have here, I find that UD just keeps getting better and BETTER!
At first glance, you'll be attracted to the unique oil spill colour transition on the cover of it's palette.
And I can't keep my eyes off the palette the first time I got my hands on it! 

If you noticed, the Vice 4 comes with a beautiful pouch with a web-like metallic detail design.
All the reasons to protect the beautiful designs of the palette from scratching on hard surfaces.
(Especially for a clumsy person like me)

So here's all the shades it has. 

 From top left to right.

Row 1 : Bones, Grip, Deadbeat, Beat Down, Pandemonium
Row 2 : Framed, Fast-Ball, 1985, Underhand, Harlot
Row 3 : Discreet, Grasshopper, C-Note, Arctic, Robbery
Row 4 : Bitter, Flame, Low, Crowbar, Delete

And here's a casual swatch just to show you a bit of what to expect :
This is only after 1 swipe but the colours will show better as you build it up.
Better if you apply eyeshadow primer before that.

I find all the colours are perfect for all occasions, specifically for an event.
But if I were to pick my favourite shades, they will be :
 Bones, Grip, Beat Down, Pandemonium, Robbery, Bitter, Flame, and Low

I like how UD has different eyeshadow brushes for different purposes. 
Each palette they have has a different brush head to help with achieving a specific eyemake!
Plus point is that these brushes pick up and deposits eyeshadows really well. ^^

Not forfetting to mention that it's really soft!

Alright, last but not least. 
The super plus point has got to be the supersized mirror inside that is of the same size as the whole palette.
It's almost like 2-in-1 , being an eyeshadow palette and a table mirror?

Which is probably why I decided to bring it along for my recent holiday in Korea.
And this is what I came up with inspired by the pretty leaves I saw all over the season of autumn.

For the eyeshadow, I picked the combination of Flame, Harlot and Pandemonium.

As for the lips, I used UD Matte Revolution lipstick and combined 3 colours together to create an ombre lip effect. 
I kinda like it myself. Heheh!

And if you're not Subscribed to my YouTube channel, please do! 
Because I'm updating myself more often over there and here's a video makeup tutorial for this particular Autumn look.


Overall, I think the UD Vice 4 Palette is such a joy to have this holiday.
Whether if it's gonna be a gift for someone you love, or simply a holiday gift for yourself.
I'm sure it'll be the perfect tool to perk up your mood and your eyemake!

The UD Vice 4 Palette is now available in stores so if you're keen to see and feel more about the palette, do visit any nearby stores that retails UD!!

On the side note, I'm also delighted to tell you that Malaysia has finally opened it's first UD flagship store in KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.
So do drop by and check the place out.

Click more info : 

I'll see you on my YouTube channel soon!!

Lots of love, 

Save my skin DRx!

What happened?

On this particular post, I'll be talking about my journey to getting back my clear skin!!
It all started with a new beginning in my life, busier I suppose, and I experienced the scariest things about pimple breakouts.

Most of them say it's caused by hormones, and some say it's stress.
I say it's BOTH.
Like WTH, it's so unattractive!!

I ate clean, I work out, sweat out.
But the thing about it is that IT KEPT COMING BACK.
One day, it calmed down and the next day it went crazy!
I just couldn't figure out what's wrong with me. T_____T

Now I totally understand how some of you feel who are in this situation.
It's frustrating!!!

This is how my chin looked like when I had the infection going on.

Believe me, you won't want to see the other side of my chin. T_____T

 Then I finally couldn't stand it anymore and texted Dr. Chiam, my skincare doctor for help.
I told her I tried every home remedy I could think of and she said that I still need go for some professional treatment to the eliminate bacteria.
Hence I was convinced.
Dr. Chiam literally freaked out when she saw me WTF.

She put me down like a kid grounded immediately for my treatment.
Hence, our facial spring cleaning began.

Numb cream check!
Apparently, I have a lot of DEEP and CLOSED comedones around my chin area which is causing all the unstable volcanic breakouts so they must be removed.

Electrocautery :  First treatment was to eliminate my deeply clogged pores by burning off a thin layer on the surface of my skin, then extraction.
(AKA : Pulling out the weeds from it's roots. LOL!)

But I was warned to experience a few day's worth of downtime from the scabs and red markings that looked like this.

Scary huh??

Dual Yellow Combi Laser : Which was done on the same day as Electrocautery to target all my acne areas to deliver a type of light energy to kill off bacteria deep within my skin over time.
(AKA : Pesticide. Double LOL!)

I could feel a bit of sting like ant bites but it's bearable.

Q-Switch : Done on and off once a week to help eliminate pigmentation from acne, hyper-pigmentation and minimize pores.
(AKA : Soil plowing to smoothen the land wtf. Triple LOL!!!)

So yeah, I would say it's quite a spring cleaning / land clearing job The DRx Clinic has done for me to get back my acne-free skin!!
And here's post-treatment after week 2 of my chin which is pretty much under control~
*big sigh of relieve*

PLEASE NOTE : Photo is not edited, just cropped for better visual.

I was on close and intense monitor on my skin condition so I visit Dr. Chiam at least once a week during the outbreak.
What's a few week's worth of downtime? What's an extra travelling route worth?
What's that extra trouble to schedule a bit more time for a treatment?
For better looking skin?
It's totally worth it!!!

Other than treatment, Dr. Chiam planned my facial sessions to suit my treatment for better recovery.
While I can't just rely on treatment alone, I still do my skin aftercare at home!
Recovery will take time hence I think I should also do my part in maintaining the condition of my skin.

So far, these are my favourite products that I'm consistently using :

It's very important that I keep my skin clean and fresh, yet, not too harsh.
Cleansing //  Clarisonic Mia 2, Eau Thermale Avene Gentle Gel Cleanser, Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Anti/Oxi

My skin condition got super dry due to God-knows-why so I'm keeping it hydrated at home!
Aftercare // Derma-Rx BFM mask, Derma-Rx Hydrator, Derma-Rx Comedone Formula, Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion

Exposed skin is a big no no especially in sunny Malaysia.
DRx Clinic recently came out with a brand new formula for their sunscreen and I'm loving it!
It's a lot lighter than the previous one I had PLUS it is now water-resistant.
(Yayy for sports activity!)

Ending this post with a nicer chin of mine after 1 month.
 I'm super glad I visited The DRx Clinic soon enough to treat my skin breakout because right after that, I had several photoshoots waiting for me.

Else my self esteem could've gone down the drain and into the sewers.
I still visit Dr Chiam at least once every 2 weeks for close monitoring and she is always super attentive towards which treatment would do best.

It's like a customized treatment program specially designed for me.
Anyway,  just sharing about my breakout experience and it definitely reminded me of my teenage blues.
(Ugghh I can't believe I still have teenage hormones even now)

And that I should really appreciate my skin more and never take it for granted.

A shoutout to all you who has this problem!!!
I truly understand how it feels and if you're interested to give The DRx Clinic a go to treat your problem areas, here's a link to their website for more info :

The DRx Clinic

Address: N-1-1, Plaza Damas, 60 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Sri Hartamas, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 Tel : +603 62013088