Urban Decay Electric Palette
Urban Decay has been known for its “Naked Range” Palettes with natural, smokey eye, and subtle brown shades guaranteed to give you pigmentation along with ease of blending. However, not everyone is a fan of the Naked Palettes depending on various reasons such as either the texture, shades, and the price (ranging from CAD $66-$68) for the amount you get in the palette size. And thats fair enough considering we should respect everyone’s opinion on their choice of preferences.
Urban Decay stepped in to the beauty industry nearly 20 years a go! The brand introduced lipsticks and nail enamels to begin with and aimed to provide bold makeup enthusiast’s the ability to use those crazy shades they wanted to. Before the 90’s, wearing bold shades such as purples, green or blacks was a stereotype in the society and wasn’t easily accepted. Urban Decay worked to reverse that notion and allow bold colours to be embraced. Today, you will find UD’s finest and most vibrant, bold, and colourful palettes, lipstick, and nail enamels on the shelves of top retailers such as Sephora, Macy’s, & Ulta !!
Personally, I never tried out their Naked Palettes; however, I purchased my very first UD Electric Palette as one of my favourite Instagrammer and BFF uses the palette. And, I am proud to say that this palette sits on my vanity with pride ! Although, I do not yet own an “UD Vice” lipstick, they are a must have in your collection of lippies if you love dark & vamp lipstick shades. However, I did try them out as tester in their retail store once. Let’s talk about this palette, shall we beauties?
Did I mention UD has won an award for one of the best packaging of its products? Well, thats definitely a plus point to begin with. Take a moment to admire the colour saturation on this palettes packaging. It is filled with colours, vibrancy, strong and deep colour hues & a strong built for protecting whats inside. Oh, and it includes a huge mirror plus a double-ended shadow brush!!
There are a total of 10 Velvety shades inspired by “Chaos” (another palette known as Vice). Its for those who are colour lovers such as me! Intensely pigmented with crazy saturation consisting of the following:
- Revolt (bright metallic silver shimmer w/silver glitter)
- Gonzo (bright turquoise matte w/ floating tonal pearl)
- Slowburn (bright red-orange matte w/floating pearl)
- Savage (bright hot pink matte), Fringe (bright metallic teal)
- Chaos (bright blue matte w/floating tonal pearl)
- Jilted (bright metallic fuchsia w/blue shift), Urban (bright metallic purple)
- Freak (bright green w/gold shift)
- Thrash (bright lime green matte w/floating gold pearl)
If you are looking for medium to heavy eyeshadow build on to your lids, this palette will help you do that. The texture is not powdery or chalky, rather, you can covert them into foiled shadows by spraying some water or setting spray on to the brushes and dipping right in to the shadow. With just 1-2 applications, you get a gorgeous dark coloured effect and its easily build-able. Remember though that if you apply the shadows wet, you will get even a better result! Enough product to last you a while.
Alright, the fact that this is a well known brand worldwide, I would expect that UD would at least not include ingredients that are harmful to the eye. Four shades known as slowburn, Savage, Jilted and Urban contain a colorant that is not approved for the eye area in the US, Canada and Brazil. This is very disappointing for me !! Keeping that in mind, I have fortunately not had any reactions or irritation up until now. For the future, it will be first priority to be looking in to the ingredients of UD palettes.
It is sold normally at CAD $59.00 but I got it for $40.00 on sale. Whether on sale or not, this palette is worth the price its retailed at! Considering, UD has introduced their colour “FULL Spectrum”, “MoonDust” and “AfterDark” palettes, the price at sale is to add to wish list.
So that’s that lovelies, hope this helps the many of you. Share your experience whether for this palette or any other from UD which you love the most.