Urban Decay Electric Palette Review

I feel like the Urban Decay Electric Palette is something everyone was raving about for all of 5 seconds. It released, a few reviews were ...

I feel like the Urban Decay Electric Palette is something everyone was raving about for all of 5 seconds. It released, a few reviews were posted & nothing more was said about it. 

I feel like this palette has been overshadowed by the Naked palettes and that people kind of either forgot about it or overlooked it.

It may not seem so, but this palette is hugely versatile. Yes, it's colorful. Yes, it's bold. No, it's not neutral. And because it's not neutral, it's pushed off to the side.

Let's talk a little about the palette, I'll show some swatches and a couple of bolder looks I've done.
Electric Palette

How cute is the packaging?
It's sturdy, has a nice mirror and snaps shut. It's great for travel.

Electric Palette

This palette includes 10 shades:
  • Revolt : a glittery silver
  • Gonzo : a "matte" turquoise. It has silver micro glitter in it.
  • Slowburn : "matte" red orange. It has a very slight sheen to it, almost totally matte.
  • Savage : matte hot pink
  • Fringe: metallic teal
Electric Palette

  • Chaos : "matte" bright blue. It has a micro glitter in it as well. Appears mostly matte.
  • Jilted : Metallic fuschia with a blue shift
  • Urban : Metallic purple
  • Freak : light green with a gold shift
  • Thrash : 'matte' lime green. It has gold micro glitter.
Electric Palette Swatches
All of the swatches are one swipe, no primer or base.
Electric Palette Swatches


As you can see from the swatches, these are extremely pigmented.

I've used each of these shadows, unfortunately I don't have pictures of most of the looks, but I can redo them if interested. I'll post below the two I have.

Let's talk about these "pressed pigments" a little more.
They are technically NOT eyeshadows, they are pressed pigments. There is a warning on the palette that some may not be safe for the eye area and to use with caution. i.e. Slowburn, Savage, Jilted and Urban.
I've used all of these on my eye area and I've had zero issues, despite having extremely sensitive eyes.

These are super pigmented and blend easily. They last all day.
I do recommend doing your eye makeup first if you're using these all over your lids as they are pressed pigments and have a little fall out.

There are a ton of ways to use this palette. You can go crazy and go all color all over your lid and on the lower lash line. You can use a hint of one of the shades in the crease. You can make beautiful colored smokey eyes. Another option is to use these in the outer corner and into the crease. You can go super neutral on the lid and use these only on the lower lash line. You can use a wet brush to apply these as eyeliner. There's just so many things you can do!

Bright Makeup Look

Electric Palette Makeup

Electric Palette Makeup

The first look is from over the summer.
I used Jilted and Urban all over the lid, then put Chaos in the outer corner and blended into the crease. I used Revolt on the inner corners and Fringe on the lower lash line with Freak blended into the inner part of the lower lash line.

Electric Palette Makeup

Electric Palette

Bright Makeup Look

Electric Palette Makeup

Bright Summer Makeup

The second look is more recent and is very similar.
I used Urban all over the lid and crease with Fringe and Freak blended into the lower lash line.

In case you're curious, I'm wearing MAC lipstick in Vegas Volt and I have UD Venus on the inner corners of my eyes.

If you want to see more looks, let me know. I may actually film one or two. 

In any case, I still totally, 100% recommend this palette. It's beautiful, will last forever and is much more versatile than it's given credit for. And with Halloween coming up, I'm sure you can find plenty of uses for it.

It is permanent and I believe it retails for $50.

Go pick it up! You won't regret it!

More reviews next week so stay tuned. :)

Thanks for reading!
xx

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