Urban Decay Electric Palette Tutorial

I wore this look featuring the Urban Decay Electric Palette a few weeks ago and had several requests for a tutorial. I figured it would be a fun tutorial to make so yesterday I decided it was time and got to work!

Urban Decay Electric Palette Look

In this tutorial I’ll be using the Urban Decay Electric Palette as well as a few other shades, either from other palettes or singles. As always, I’ll be describing each shade as we go along so if you don’t have the same shadows that I do, you can hopefully use a similar eyeshadow that you already have.

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I always like to start by blotting my lids and under eye area with an oil blotting sheet then applying my primer because nobody likes fading, creasing eyeshadow. Today I’m using Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance.

Urban Decay Electric Palette Tutorial

The first shadow I’m going to apply is Lt. Brown  (medium matte brown) from the Lorac PRO Palette 2. I’m using a large fluffy brush to apply this in and above my crease and blending it out really well. Now we have a transition shade!

Urban Decay Electric Palette Tutorial

Next I’ve taken Plum (dark matte purple) from the Lorac PRO Palette 2 and I’m placing that in my outer V area as well as over into my crease.

Urban Decay Electric Palette Tutorial

Now it’s time to prepare for the fun stuff! I’ve used a concealer brush to gently pat a thin layer of NYX’s White Eyeshadow Base over much of my lid. A sticky white base like this will really make bright eyeshadows pop. If you’re finding that your eyeshadows don’t appear as opaque or bright as you’d like them to, try a white base! I’ve also very lightly dusted white eyeshadow over this base to reduce the tackiness of it just a little which will make blending easier.

Urban Decay Electric Palette Tutorial

Taking a flat eyeshadow brush, I’m patting Urban (vibrant medium purple) from the Urban Decay Electric Palette to the outer portion of my lid.

Note: According to the packing, Urban, Jilted and Savage are not intended for use in the immediate eye area. This is possibly because neon pigments are generally not approved for such use by the FDA although in the EU and Canada, they often are approved. I personally have had no adverse side affects to using these colors on my eyes other than some staining. Use at your own discretion and risk.

Urban Decay Electric Palette Tutorial

Still using a flat eyeshadow brush, I’m now applying Jilted (metallic fuchsia) to my lid, stopping kind of right before the center of my lid.

Urban Decay Electric Palette Tutorial

Now I’ve taken Savage (hot pink matte) from the Electric Palette and I’m placing it onto the center of my lid and stopping before the inner corner. I find that it’s best to pat or press these bright eyeshadows on instead of using sweeping motions with your brush. Patting will keep the colors vibrant and reduce fallout.

Urban Decay Electric Palette Tutorial

To add a little more depth to this look, I’m going to apply Black (soft matte black) from the Lorac PRO Palette 2 to my outer V area using a pencil brush.

Urban Decay Electric Palette Tutorial

Now I’m going to use Urban Decay’s X (peachy gold shimmer)in my inner corner. I also went ahead and applied my foundation and concealer after this step because I like to do that before working on my lower lash line. It can get real tricky to apply concealer under your eyes without messing up the shadow on your lower lash line if you’ve applied it first.

Urban Decay Electric Palette Tutorial

Moving on to the lower lash line! I’m using a small flat eyeshadow brush to apply Gonzo (bright turquoise matte) all along my lower lash line.

Urban Decay Electric Palette Tutorial

I’m going to deepen the lower lash line a little by applying Chaos (bright blue matte) with a angled liner brush and pressing it right into my lash line. Finish up the shadow portion of this look by applying a light matte shade under your brow as a highlight. I’m using MAC’s Vanilla.

Urban Decay Electric Palette Tutorial

I’m finishing up this look by applying winged eyeliner using MAC Fluidline, lining my waterline with Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel in 77 (the BEST liner I’ve found for my waterline), applying some falsies and adding a coat of NYX’s  Blue Mascara to my lower lash line.

Urban Decay Electric Palette Tutorial

Urban Decay Electric Palette Tutorial

I hope you guys enjoyed the tutorial! <3

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15 thoughts on “Urban Decay Electric Palette Tutorial

  1. After 43 years on the planet I have re-discovered the joy of make-up – its great to have somewhere to go for tips and recommendations. Thanks so much!!

  2. so I definitely don’t think that you have to watermark all of your pics but if you make another montage pic of all the steps together you should watermark it at least slightly because that right there is the kind of thing that goes semi viral on pinterest and a lot of people don’t even link them back to the source or give credit. Nothing more infuriating then knowing something on pinterest/instagram probably came from a real detailed tutorial but doesn’t actually help you find it.

    1. I thought of that right after I posted this and was like “Eh, it’s probably okay” but now that you mentioned it too, I watermarked it! Thanks.

      1. I know people love those all in one pics for a good reason. But I also know some people like to abuse them too.
        Did want all your talent, hard work, and creativity to be used for someone else’s gain!

  3. Your hair! Please tell me what color of purple that is! I’ve been looking for that color and would love to do my hair that color as well.

    I’m so glad you did a tutorial of the electric palette. I’ve had it for awhile but I haven’t really had the gumption to wear it like this. I totally will now!

    1. Hey! I had my hair done professionally so I’m not 100% on she did but I know she used Pravana Violet and I think she added a little blue. So glad you like the tutorial too! =D

  4. Found this through a google search, LOVE the look, the description and the detail! This was exactly the kind of tutorial I was looking for (currently do not have the electric palette, but rather the Sephora Pantone), and I’m a relative newbie to follow tutorials and using strong colors. I was so excited to do this makeup!! going to be saving your site! Looking forward to more amazing looks and tutorials!

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