Hello everyone! This review is about one of the most anticipated palettes by Urban Decay this year, the Electric Palette. They were having a field day with the Naked line, which is gorgeous and natural perfection but Urban Decay has always been known for their bright, pigmented, out-of-this-world eyeshadows. This, beyond a shadow of a doubt, lives up to this reputation and well its name. Starting at the top, the packaging itself is a novelty. I’d buy this product if it were just a pretty cosmetic mirror, or box, etc. It’s VERY sturdy, hard plastic (unlike the first Naked palette). It sports a gigantic full mirror which makes it perfect if you’re dropping it in a cosmetic bag to take along for the ride. In the center, Urban Decay has given you a double-ended brush with very dense, super soft bristles for packing in that color or getting detailed with application. Urban Decay brushes are completely vegan, made from PET (plastic bottles). I personally have enjoyed the Urban Decay brushes that have come with the palettes such as the Naked 1, 2 and 3. I have been using the brushes for years and they are still going strong so I have no doubt this one will be just as fabulous. Now we move on to the fun part, the eyeshadows. I did find the matte colors to be a little chalky when swatched on the fingers. The higher the pigment in the color the more chalky it can tend to be. But the payoff when used on the skin is anything but chalky. I do have a picture of them swatched on my hand in natural light. I would for sure use an eyelid primer under them to get the most vibrancy out of the color. I suggest one of the Urban Decay primers or Nyx Cosmetics white eyeshadow base is an affordable and great primer to really make those colors pop.
On my hand the top 4 are:
The next 5 are:
And the bottom yellow is Thrash.
I am going to list here the color descriptions as given by Urban Decay. It can occasionally help to read a description of the color itself.
Revolt (bright metallic silver shimmer w/silver glitter), Gonzo (bright turquoise matte w/ floating tonal pearl), Slowburn (bright red-orange matte w/floating pearl), Savage (bright hot pink matte), Fringe (bright metallic teal), Chaos (bright blue matte w/floating tonal pearl), Jilted (bright metallic fuchsia w/blue shift), Urban (bright metallic purple), Freak (bright green w/gold shift) and Thrash (bright lime green matte w/floating gold pearl).
Whether you’re doing an outrageously, bright makeup look, are a color addict and like to play with the pretty colors, in need of bright colors to complete a cosplay makeup look or just want an edgy pop of color to your day, THIS is your palette. It runs for $49 at Urban Decay and can be found at Sephora and Ulta. The price is more than worth the product.
By the way, hello everyone! My name is Elaheh and I am privileged to be writing the makeup column and portion of the C+2 magazine. I’m ecstatic to be a part and to meet everyone! I will upload an introduction with an about me and my qualifications etc. If anyone has any questions or requests on products, tutorials or technique, please feel free to ask!