So I'm not gonna lie. One of my favorite things to review/swatch are eyeshadow palettes. There's just something about a variety pack of colors that really gets me excited about the makeup possibilities unlike any other type of makeup product. Urban Decay's newest Electric Pressed Pigment Palette falls nicely into that category, with bright neon shades that scream eye candy!
Included in a magnetic case are 10 brilliant shadows ranging from a bright chartreuse to hot red, to some really excellent blues and even a reflective metallic silver. There is a large mirror inside the compact and a slot for the dual-sided eyeshadow brush as well.
Revolt \ Gonzo \ Slowburn \ Savage \ Fringe
Chaos \ Jilted \ Urban \ Freak \ Thrash
Revolt: bright metallic silver
Gonzo: matte cerulean with microglitters
Slowburn: tomato red matte with microglitters
Savage: matte hot pink
Fringe: BRIGHT metallic teal
Chaos: matte ultramarine blue with microglitters
Jilted: satin orchid purple with a slight blue flash
Urban: satin true purple, like the iconic UD brand color
Freak: bright, satiny pale green
Thrash: microglitter matte yellow with chartreuse tint
As you can see, this whole palette is chock full of pigmented brights which actually have great texture and color payoff. A lot of eyeshadows this loud tend to come across as chalky or difficult to blend but I didn't have that problem at all with the Electric Palette. They were all very creamy and smooth, in typical Urban Decay fashion.
Unfortunately, this palette also has a couple of caveats. The four reddish shades (Slowburn, Savage, Jilted, and Urban) are technically not approved as "eye safe" yet in the US. I've heard this about most true red eyeshadows but I'm surprised that both the purple shades also had this disclaimer. Granted, they are good to go in all other countries but it's definitely worth noting in case you happen to run into eye irritation while using these shades. It seems obvious that this palette was created to be used on the eyes, so to me it's an eyeshadow palette even if they can't technically call it one.
The second thing I'd change is that there's no basic green. There are 3 blues so I'd rather switch one of them out for a nice kelly green since that would complete the whole rainbow spectrum. In terms of the product itself though, I really love the colors and can't wait to fully test it out with some bright looks!
The Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette is permanent and available now at UrbanDecay.com for $49.
To see my previous bright looks check out my Turquatic and Rainbow Dash tutorials. Also you can find my review of the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette as well as comparisons to all the Naked Palettes here.
Readers, do you like to experiment with rainbow colors? Are you itching for this bright palette? Let me know in the comments!
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