Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette Review, Photos and Swatches
I have quite a few eyeshadow palettes and most of them are pretty neutral. I do have the Urban Decay Spectrum palette which I love, but wanted something a little brighter to experiment with. I wanted to be a little more daring in my old age! So, after much debate I decided to get the Urban Decay Electric palette. As you can see from the photos it is a pretty bright palette, so what did I think of it?
Well, the palette comes in a brightly coloured box the top of which is replicated on the actual palette lid. The underside of the box has details of the colours. Palettes sold in US, Canada and Brazil come with the following wording on the box and the palette. “Warning: Slowburn, Savage, Jilted, and Urban are not intended for the immediate eye area.” More about that here!
Inside the palette the lid has a mirror which uses the full space, so is actually useful, unlike many palettes which only a small mirror inside. The palette is a good size, not so big that it is too big to carry around, but not so small that it is not worth having. It also comes with a double ended shadow brush which I haven’t used, but feels of reasonable quality.
So to the colours. The swatches are done on my inner arm and are on top of Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (Original). There are two rows of five shadows the top row from left to right are:
Revolt which UD describe as a “bright metallic silver shimmer with silver glitter.” I found this to be the least pigmented of all the shades as it took a couple of swipes to achieve good coverage. It is also very glittery which I personally don’t like, but I’m sure many out there will. I always find that the more glitter a shadow has the harder it is to blend with other shades and I found this true here.
Gonzo is described as “bright turquoise matte with floating tonal pearl.” This pretty much describes this as it definitely leans towards matte, but has a slight shimmer to it. I love the pigmentation of this one and it was very easy to apply, although I did get a little fallout but not enough to put me off. It is a very vibrant blue with excellent pigmentation.
Slowburn is “bright red-orange matte with floating pearl.” This has super pigmentation so the colour payoff is excellent. Like Gonzo, it is a matte shade with some pearl shimmer. Unlike Gonzo I did not get any fallout with this one.
Savage is described as “bright hot pink matte.” This is what I would describe as a cool-toned magenta pink with great pigmentation. Again this is a matte shade which I really appreciate and I did not experience any fallout with it.
Fringe is a “bright metallic teal.” I love this colour as it has great pigmentation and applies very smoothly with no fallout. It does have a shimmery metallic look to it, but it really is a lovely colour.
Now to the bottom row, again left to right:
Chaos is describes as a “bright blue matte with floating tonal pearl.” I would describe this as a cobalt blue which although definitely a matte finish does have a slight shimmer to it. It has a rich pigmentation with excellent colour payoff and no fallout that I experienced.
Jilted is describes as a “bright metallic fuchsia with blue shift.” This is my favourite colour in the palette as I love pinks and purples and this is kind of a mixture of the two. It is a deep fuchsia with great colour payoff as was very smooth to apply. I did not experience any fallout either.
Urban is a “bright metallic purple.” This is another matte shade with shimmer that has great pigmentation so excellent colour payoff. It was very smooth to apply and no fallout.
Freak is describes as “bright green with gold shift.” This is one of the most shimmery of the colours in the palette. It had good pigmentation and went on very smoothly with no fallout.
Thrash is described as “bright lime green matte with floating gold pearl.” This is my least favourite colour in the palette as although it is described as a green, it is more yellow, but not quite. A very odd colour in my opinion. I also found this one to be more powdery than the others and had considerable fallout.
Overall I love the palette as it offers a great variety of bright pigmented colours. As I am now classed as a mature woman, I tend to prefer matte shades and this palette delivered. Even the slightly shimmery shades were subtle and ones I would feel comfortable wearing. The only exception would be Revolt which is definitely very metallic and shimmery.
I decided to try a quick look using the palette and here is the result.
I used Freak in the inner corner of my lid and Gonzo in the centre. The outer corner is Urban with Savage swept across the top and all blended. I finished it off with Kat Von D liner in Trooper and Tarte Gifted mascara in black.