"Sometimes carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement."
- Albert Camus
Hello dolls! Today's review is of the new Urban Decay Electric Palette. When I first saw this, I shrugged it off immediately and told myself there was no point in my owning it. And like the makeup junkie I am, would keep watching and reading reviews, tutorials, etc and eventually started considering it.. I pretty much justified my purchasing it as... 'Well, I always want to do looks with fun bright pops of color but never have the shadows I need... This is perfect for that!' haha you fellow makeup hoarders will totally understand the internal battle :O)
I apologize in advance, the pictures aren't as good of quality as I'd have wanted. I had a really hard time getting the camera to focus with the more shimmery shades and the brightness of them seemed to cause an issue as well. (This could just be my OCD talking lol) But hopefully you can see in enough detail <3
The packaging is the same as the box on the front. It's a fairly heavy duty plastic, it feels sturdy and I'd be pretty confident traveling with it. It has a magnetic closure, a large mirror inside and it includes a double sided brush as well.
The shades Revolt and Chaos are repeats. Revolt was in the Anarchy Face Case and Chaos in the 1st Vice Palette!
All other shades are brand new. According to UD, 5 are mattes and 5 are shimmers... However I can't say all of them are. The pink shade, Savage is probably the only one I can say is a total matte. Gonzo, Slowburn, Chaos and Thrash are also considered mattes but they have a slight sparkle to them - but on the eye, they really can't be seen so I suppose that's why they are referred to as mattes!
The pigmentation is incredible, absolutely pressed pigment quality. If you are unsure on owning this, head to your local Sephora or Ulta and just swatch them. Literally the slightest touch gives you insane color payoff.
The only shade I have a little trouble with is Revolt, because it's such a chunky glitter. Using Mac Fix + or even water can make this much easier to work with, it will boost the pigmentation a lot more and lessen the fallout. But it's not at all a deal breaker, it may be one of my favorite shades... Although I could never choose even 3 favorites! I absolutely love them all.
Although many of you have more than likely already seen this, it should be mentioned. The shades Slowburn, Savage, Jilted and Urban are technically "not intended for the immediate eye area."... It's not exactly common knowledge but many red, pink and purple shadows are typically said to not be used near the eyes. I don't know the exact reason offhand, but it has to do with the formulations of these shades.
I've used all shades on my eyes (even some on my lips) and have had absolutely no issues and no irritations. If you are super sensitive, I'd just do a patch test and see how your skin reacts. But really, you should be fine. By law they just have to include this!
I never use these brushes, but it does feel like good quality and I'm sure it works great.
Because this is a pressed pigment palette, you can also use these shades on your cheeks and lips as well! Super fun.
I absolutely adore this palette. It's quickly become one of my favorites and I'm a total neutral girl so I was really surprised I love it as much as I do. The colors are just so incredible and totally come to life once they are applied. The quality is top notch, true to Urban Decay form. They never let me down!
I have some looks coming soon using this palette! Keep your eyes open :)
*This is not a sponsored post, I purchased with my own money. All opinions are – and always will be – my own*
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