Urban Decay Electric Palette Warning
Having recently purchased the Urban Decay Electric Pigment Palette I was quite surprised to find the following warning on both the box and the palette itself. “Warning: Slowburn, Savage, Jilted, and Urban are not intended for the immediate eye area.” Having purchased this as an eyeshadow palette I was a bit alarmed, so decided to do some detective work to find out what it was all about.
First of all I have to say that I purchased this palette from Sephora Canada’s online store and did not see any warnings. Once I received the palette and saw it on the packaging and went back to the site to have another look and no mention of this is immediately visible. However, if you click on the “How to Use” tab of the product it does indeed have the same warning. My issue is, how many people looking for an eyeshadow palette actually click on the How to Use tab - after all it is pretty self explanatory, I certainly didn’t, so I feel this warning should be included in the main product description so it not seen as misleading.
So is it safe to use?
Well, Urban Decay say that the four shades contain a colourant that is yet to be FDA approved for use around the eye area, however the restriction only applies to the US as every other country that Urban Decay is sold it is approved for use around the immediate eye area. They say using pressed pigments was the only way to create heavily saturated brights with the intense pigment load. Traditional formulas just wouldn’t cut it. To achieve shades like these, they had to develop an entirely new formula!
In the US the palette is sold as a multiuse artistry palette and as it is considered eye safe pretty much everywhere else in the world I guess it really is down to the individual how they choose to use the palette.
I have pretty sensitive eyes and was a bit wary of using this but as you can see in my product review I did use Urban and Savage in my makeup trial and I did not experience any adverse reaction. So as I said it pretty much is down to you how you use the palette. I love it, so it won't put me off, but if in the future I do find I have any issues, I will of course let you know.