Okay, so I may be a little late to the party with this Urban Decay Electric Palette review since it was released on March 18th, 2014 but better late than never, right? The Electric palette has been turned out to be a pretty big hit with makeup lovers and it’s no surprise why.
The Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette ($49) contains 10 colorful and striking shades which include Revolt (silver), Gonzo (blue), Slowburn (red orange), Fringe (teal), Chaos (royal blue), Jilted (fuchsia), Urban (purple), Freak (green) and Thrash (yellow green). Chaos and Revolt are shades that have been previously released by Urban Decay but the other 8 shades are brand new for this palette. The palette also includes a double ended brush. One side is a pretty basic and versatile eyeshadow brush while the other side is rather small and firm, a sort of detail style brush, and is really useful for adding pops of color to the inner corners of your eye, applying shadow to your lower lash line and just for any detail work.
If you’re looking for a tutorial featuring this palette, check out my Electric Palette Tutorial here!
Before we get on to the fun stuff, you should know that there is a disclaimer on the back of the palette that reads “Warning: Slowburn, Savage, Jilted and Urban are not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” This is because many neon pigments have not been approved by the FDA for use near the eyes although they often are approved in Europe and Canada. Now I don’t know if these exact pigments have been approved in Europe or Canada so please, if you plan on using these near your eyes, do so at your own risk and discretion. If you have sensitive eyes, you may want to just forget using these colors all together. Either way, it’s better to be safe than sorry so at the very least preform a patch test before rubbing these shadows all over your eyes and then going out for the night.
Here it is in all of it’s electrifying glory! Isn’t it beautiful? Swatches over my bare arm on the top portion and over NYX’s Eyeshadow Base in white on the lower portion. From left to right: Revolt, Gonzo, Slowburn, Savage, Fringe, Chaos, Jilted, Urban, Freak and Thrash. This palette did not disappoint. The colors are gorgeous, smooth and oh so pigmented! They blend easily, are really vibrant and all of the shades work well together in a way that makes it simple to put together really bold, vibrant and, dare I say, electric look or to just add a pop of color in a more neutral eyeshadow look.
My usual routine for bright eyeshadow is to blot my lids with oil blotting papers, apply a layer of eye primer and then a thin layer of NYX’s Eyeshadow Base in white. Even with all these precautions I still sometimes will find my shadow creasing or fading within a few hours but that is not the case here!
The shades in this palette really stayed vibrant all day long. I did notice that some of these shades, mainly Slowburn, Savage, Jilted and Urban will leave behind a stain on your skin. No amount of makeup remover seemed to be able to completely remove the stain and the stains were still present the following day. I guess it’s a small price to pay for such vibrant neon shades though.
Overall, I’m really pleased with this purchase. The palette itself is quite unique, has amazing pigmentation, the colors really fun and wearing these shades makes me a feel like a badass! Now onto a couple of looks using the Urban Decay Electric Palette!
In this look I’ve used Savage, Jilted and Urban as well as a Urban Decay’s Dope and Smokeout from the Vice 2 Palette. Jilted is is blended out from my crease and up midways to my brow, Urban is in my outer corner and crease and Savage is on the outer half of my lid.
In this look I’ve used Chaos and Revolt. Chaos is in the inner portion of my lid, the outer portion of my lid and the inner portion of my lower lash line. Revolt is in the center of my lid. I’ve also used Urban Decay’s Rewind as well as Lovesick from the Vice 2 palette as well as Black from the Lorac Pro Palette and and MAC’s Vanilla.