Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Week Of The Palettes - Day 2 - Urban Decay Electric

Week Of The Palettes - Day 2 - Urban Decay Electri



Hey guys,
Blogging two days in a row! I definitely getting good.  Thanks for the constant nagging (in a good way) Renu, you inspire me  and also all of you. Im feeling pretty determined now. 
 Lets get to todays choice of palette! The infamous Urban Decay Electric Palette. I saw this palette online and told myself, "Shivani you don't need this palette, you have your bright Sugarpill eyeshadows, agreed they are matte but you can always add loose glitter to them" That being said I always had this desire in my heart to have it and my sister surprised me with this beauty. I was jumping up and down and screaming! Thanks Janvi, you win the best sister of the decade award! I love you   It was so kind of you.


What Urban Decay has to say:
Chaos-inducing color—in ten VELVETY shades. Inspired by Chaos (a brilliant matte blue from The Vice Palette), we created the ultimate fix for color addicts—packed with ten of the brightest, most amazing shades you’ve ever laid eyes on, plus a double-ended brush. In addition to Chaos (yes, it’s back!), this palette marks the return of Revolt (a silver standout from our Anarchy Face Case). All the other shades are NEW!
Price: $49 + Tax


Can we all just take yet another moment, put down you coffee mug or whatever you are doing and just look at that packaging!!! It totally goes with the Electric theme! I spent atleast 45 minutes just adoring the packaging. The Palette is sturdy and looks ultra chic, its black all over with just the top all colorful and electric! I am in awe. 
Can we all just take yet another moment, put down you coffee mug or whatever you are doing and just look at that packaging!!! It totally goes with the Electric theme! I spent atleast 45 minutes just adoring the packaging. The Palette is sturdy and looks ultra chic, its black all over with just the top all colorful and electric! I am in awe. 
After having a very popular line with the N*keds, Urban Decay was getting a bit monotonous shadow wise. They salvaged this situation by introducing a totally brights palette and according to me they have proved to the world that they are all rounders palette wise.

After having a very popular line with the N*keds, Urban Decay was getting a bit monotonous shadow wise. They salvaged this situation by introducing a totally brights palette and according to me they have proved to the world that they are all rounders palette wise.


Lets get to the shades:
Revolt: Its a bright metallic silver with fine silver glitter.
Gonzo: A bright matte turquoise with a slight pearl finish
Slowburn: A bright reddish- orange with a pearl finish
Savage: A bright hot pink
Fringe: A bright metallic teal
Chaos: A bright matte blue 
Jilted:  A bright metallic fuchsia with blue undertones
Urban: A bright metallic purple
Freak:  A bright green with gold shimmer
Thrash: A bright lime green matte 

These colors become uber pigmented when you spray the brush with some Mac Fix Plus or Urban Decay setting spray. Basically if you use a wet brush the pigmentation becomes extraordinary. Now I have seen videos where people with blonde hair actually apply a layer of UD setting spray to a bunch of hair and then apply one of the shades from the palette and it looks mind blowing! I mean how multi purpose is this palette, you can use it as a highlighter, a blush, an eyeshadow, a temporary hair color or even face painting. Personally I am impressed. Now I have all the shades from Sugarpill eyeshadows, they are known for their whacky colors. The difference between the two is that Sugarpill has pure matte eyeshadows and these have either shimmery or semi matte shadows. Both function well in their own way. I have an EOTD that I will show below,  I have used the shade revolt with a wet brush. You can see the pressed pigment looks so much nicer. 


These colors become uber pigmented when you spray the brush with some Mac Fix Plus or Urban Decay setting spray. Basically if you use a wet brush the pigmentation becomes extraordinary. Now I have seen videos where people with blonde hair actually apply a layer of UD setting spray to a bunch of hair and then apply one of the shades from the palette and it looks mind blowing! I mean how multi purpose is this palette, you can use it as a highlighter, a blush, an eyeshadow, a temporary hair color or even face painting. Personally I am impressed. Now I have all the shades from Sugarpill eyeshadows, they are known for their whacky colors. The difference between the two is that Sugarpill has pure matte eyeshadows and these have either shimmery or semi matte shadows. Both function well in their own way. I have an EOTD that I will show below,  I have used the shade revolt with a wet brush. You can see the pressed pigment looks so much nicer. 
These colors become uber pigmented when you spray the brush with some Mac Fix Plus or Urban Decay setting spray. Basically if you use a wet brush the pigmentation becomes extraordinary. Now I have seen videos where people with blonde hair actually apply a layer of UD setting spray to a bunch of hair and then apply one of the shades from the palette and it looks mind blowing! I mean how multi purpose is this palette, you can use it as a highlighter, a blush, an eyeshadow, a temporary hair color or even face painting. Personally I am impressed. Now I have all the shades from Sugarpill eyeshadows, they are known for their whacky colors. The difference between the two is that Sugarpill has pure matte eyeshadows and these have either shimmery or semi matte shadows. Both function well in their own way. I have an EOTD that I will show below,  I have used the shade revolt with a wet brush. You can see the pressed pigment looks so much nicer. 
I did do a look using the bright matte fuchsia but unfortunately the lighting on that one is very dodgy, so I will post a look with some other shades pretty soon. One particular concern you may have is that the colors may be too bright for you, but I think if you know how to work the colors well and blend to perfection there is no reason why you can't rock these colors. Plus you can use them lightly for a subtle pop of color. 

However there is one thing about this palette that I will tell you with caution. On the back of the Palette there is a Warning that says the shades Slowburn, Savage, Jilted and Urban are not intended for the immediate eye area! I have never had any issues with shades like those causing irritation around my eyes, but if you plan on using them please beware of the warning. Now I know they need to post the warning as a liability, as some pigments in the palette are not FDA approved ( simply meaning that FDA hasn't tested them for the eye area yet) Do note that these colors are safe in European countries. And according to me UD is just covering themselves incase someone tries to sue, but I did want to make sure I mentioned the warning here. Companies like Barry M, NYX etc also make glitter neon pigments that have a similar warning, and no case has been reported till now.

































(L-R : Revolt, Gonzo, Slowburn, Savage & Fringe)


(L-R : Revolt, Gonzo, Slowburn, Savage & Fringe)


 (L-R : Revolt, Gonzo, Slowburn, Savage & Fringe)





(L-R : Chaos, Jilted, Urban, Freak & Thrash)

(L-R : Chaos, Jilted, Urban, Freak & Thrash)



















My personal views on this palette are not changed by the warning as to me it seems like a precautionary measure more than anything else. It does not change my opinion on the palette.  Rating the palette out of a 10, I would definitely give it 9. Ive not given it a full mark as the colors are a little similar and I would have liked a bit more variety. 2 blues, 2 pinks & 2 greens if you get my drift. But on the whole, Good Job UD and thanks for yet another amazing palette!


Tell me your favorite shade and which one you want me to do another EOTD with?






9 comments:

  1. I love Jilted and Urban SO much and would love to see EOTDs with them. Remind me to nag you 1,000 times more than I do, so you post regularly!

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  2. Love your eye look! You do a marvelous job at reviewing, and your opinions are always point blank perfection! I do agree that UD has stepped up its game with these colourful beauties. I didn't want it either because of my eyeshadow collection, but after your swatches, I NEED this palette in my life! Thank youu #favouriteblogger <3

    Alisha
    http://thefabulouslydramatic.blogspot.com/

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  3. Omg i never thought the shades ca be so pretty :) eeeeeeeee the pink are so so pretty ...definitely true by its name ......:D and i love your eotd :)

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  4. The shadows look really pignented! Nice swatches xx

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  5. This palette is on my wish list.. Hope to buy it soon. Just love the colors and the pigmentation. Can't wait to have my hands on it.

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  6. Oooooh this palette looks exciting! Even the packaging is amazing!! Yeh I love pigmented eyeshadows, and the colours you chose look really nice....Love the idea of using it as a temporary hair colour too :-)
    xxxxxxx

    segenswunsche.blogspot.co.uk

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    xo Andrea
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  8. Revolt, Jilted and Urban are probably the only colours that I would attempt to wear from this palette. Love the eotd you've done :)

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