Recently, I was able to get the Urban Decay Electric palette. This isn’t a brand new product, but it’s new to me! A lot of questions and curiosity surround this product so I wanted to give my own opinion on the product. But I can’t give you an accurate review after just one makeup look. So I have been testing this palette out for 5 days and have worn every shadow in it. Here are the looks that I wore these past 5 days.
Let me clarify: This is NOT an eye shadow palette, but a PRESSED PIGMENT palette. This means each color is a pure pigment that is intended for use on your eyes, cheeks, and lips. With that in mind, a warning on the back of the box that states “Warning: Slowburn, Savage, Jilted and Urban are not intended for the immediate eye area.” This doesn’t mean wearing these colors on your eyes will kill you slowly…it’s mainly because pigments that contain red in it can stain your eyelids or irritate them. I did have an issue with staining (which I will discuss later with the pros and cons) but my eyes never got irritated from wearing any of the pigments. So basically…just use with caution if you have highly sensitive skin or eyes.
Here’s the outside packaging. To me, it looks like a neon rainbow smoke or something…super cute!
And the best part…the SWATCHES!…And the Urban Decay color descriptions
Revolt: “bright metallic silver shimmer with silver glitter”
First Impression: When it comes to glittery silver shadows, I’m generally a hater. But, I was pleasantly surprised with Revolt. The glitter didn’t get all over my cheeks and the color payoff was good. Perfect inner corner highlight for bold looks.
Gonzo: “bright turquoise matte with floating tonal pearl”
First Impression: LOVE the name first off! Ha, but its a very pretty bright blue. It looks beautiful as a pop of color on the lower lash line. Smooth, pigmented, AMAZING.
Slowburn: “bright red-orange matte with floating pearl”
First Impression: The color in the pan looked so gorgeous to me, but I was so scared to wear it. When applied, there was definitely a red/pink tone to this pigment. Such a cool color, very pigmented and smooth like the others!
Savage: “bright hot pink matte”
First Impression: This is pink. Hot hot HOT pink. It’s smooth and pigmented and just flat out awesome!
Fringe: “bright metallic teal”
First Impression: This is one of my favorites for sure. The color is so pretty and pairs really well with most of the other colors in the palette. This had the smoothest application for me and no need for a second coat of it.
Chaos: “bright blue matte with floating tonal pearl”
First Impression: This is another shade that has a GORGEOUS smooth texture. It’s the perfect matte cobalt blue to work with.
Jilted: “bright metallic fuchsia with blue shift”
First Impression: When I tried this on my eyes the first day of review, I was blown away! The color is so rich and pigmented more so than I could ever picture a magenta shadow to be. The application was very easy…full opacity in one application and very smooth.
Urban: “bright metallic purple”
First Impression: Another gorgeous purple in my makeup collection. I’m very picky with purple shadows because they can be sheer or patchy (in my experiences) but this one is awesome! I’d say it’s a neutral purple with a very pretty shimmery finish. It applied very well and was fully opaque in one application.
Freak: “bright green with gold shift”
First Impression: The color is stunning to say the least. I love that it’s a light/medium cool toned green with gold shimmer, such a cool combination! When it comes to texture…this shadow was a dream to apply! Very smooth and pigmented and barely any fallout. This is my favorite shade of the entire palette!
Thrash: “bright lime green matte with floating gold pearl”
First Impression: A gorgeous lime green almost chartreuse color that I personally loved on the lower lash line or in the inner corner for a different eye brightener. Very pigmented and smooth.
A couple looks I tried out…
Purple Smokey Eye
Pigments Used: Revolt, Jilted, Urban, & Savage
Pigments Used: Thrash, Freak, & Fringe
My Final Verdict: I think this palette is wonderful if you’re a makeup artist, love bold color, or it makes a great “pop of color” palette. You don’t have to wear all of the colors at once, I personally loved pairing this palette with my Urban Decay Naked palette for neutral eyes with a pop of color on the lower lash line or inner corner.
Pros: All of these pressed pigments were very pigmented and smooth. They reached full opacity with one application which means these colors will last for a VERY long time. There was a good mix of matte and shimmery colors as well.
Cons: The only con I have with this palette is that I had a little bit of an issue with staining. This wasn’t with every shade, only the shades with red pigment (Slowburn, Savage, Jilted, and Urban) which are the shades “not intended for immediate eye area.”
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