Walking through my door was my husband, he had been at work all day but rang me to tell me he was going to grab me a few needed items like foundation and lipsticks I had been asking for . He had a couple of bags in hand with the names Debenhams and MAC Cosmetics so as soon as I saw those I instantly knew he had bought me some precious items.
Inside were two extra surprises '' The naked 3 Palette '' and this....
Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette!
Needless to say I was absolutely gobsmacked. I had never thought my husband would buy me these palettes. After all, I had already said before that there were dupes around for far less cheaper even though I secretly dreamed of owning them.
I was overjoyed, could not quite believe my eyes .
The packaging screamed Excitement to me , the bright colours of the box and the palette itself is an amazing array of electric neons . It is a very hard plastic casing with a magnetic closing and a mirror on the inside lid which I personally love on a palette.
You also get the amazing double ended brush which is not like any of the other brands . Urban Decay ensure a top professional brush is included and it feels amazingly soft and perfect for the application of the shadow on the crease and blending.
Priced at £38.00
It’s the ultimate fix for colour addicts: ten of the brightest, most amazing shades you’ve ever laid eyes on, plus a double-ended brush.
Chaos-inducing colour—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!
From ultra-smooth mattes to highly dimensional shimmers, each VELVETY shade delivers insane color payout. Why do a Pressed Pigment Palette? Using pressed pigments was the only way we could create heavily saturated brights with the intense pigment load we craved. Traditional eyeshadow formulas just wouldn’t cut it. To achieve shades like these, we had to develop an entirely new formula!
We carefully crafted the formula on every shade to make sure each one would apply with a soft and creamy texture and deliver serious color payout. Each shade features our Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.
The case is as cool as the shades inside. Emblazoned with “ELECTRIC,” this slim, sleek palette features a vivid, dimensional, multilayered smoke-screen print reminiscent of the shades inside. And the mirror is huge!
Electric Pressed Pigment Palette also includes a cruelty-free, double-ended pressed pigment brush (an all-black brush with bright purple synthetic brush fibers). On one end: a compact precision brush that’s perfect for applying color with amazing control. On the other end: a small pigment brush.
What You See Is What You Get:
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) and Thrash (bright lime green matte w/floating gold pearl).
Fill Weight: 10 x 1.2g / 10 x 0.04 oz
The first thing I would like to mention is the warning , In the UK our packaging does not display this but other countries have this in small print on the back of the box in small print , so I want to make you aware of this as it may put some of you off and I just want to make sure I have covered all areas for both UK and other countries that Urban Decay sell their products.
Warning , Slowburn, savage, jilted, urban are not intended for use around the immediate eye area.
When asking Urban Decay about this their reply was :-
''A few shades contain a colourant that has not yet been approved for the use around the immediate eye area. However, this restriction only applies in the U.S.; in every other country where Urban Decay is sold, these shades are approved for use around the eyes. Bottom line? We didn’t want to limit the Electric Palette to eye shadow. It’s an artistry palette with unlimited possibilities! How you use these shades is up to you. (And no matter where you use them, you’ll get insane colour payout.).”
So as for a reason as to why , I just want you to know what they actually mean.
There are 4 shades which are Slowburn, savage, jilted, urban which have not been approved safe to use around the immediate eye area but this only applies in USA not other countries. This is very usual especially when it comes to any red or purple pigments as there have been cases that people have had allergic reactions to the ingredients which is included to make these shades but as for me knowing the full extent of the reason I am not fully sure .
However, for me , my skin is usually very well behaved , I am not sensitive around the eyes at all although some mascaras can irritate easily . I can bear these pretty colours in fact all of them without no reaction what so ever. I actually loved using all of these colours on my eyes and no reaction at all neither did it stain with or without primer.
Although my skin is fine with these , I still wanted to let you know that there are SOME CASES, so just be careful if you feel unsure.
So now we have that out of the way lets get down the fun part, lets play with Urban ..................
First up here are the swatches of the palettes amazing shades.
Every colour in this palette is bright neon and I love them all.
Fringe, Jilted, Urban and Freak all have the metallic sheen to them but the others are pretty much plain bold colours although Thrash and Revolt show ultra fine glitter particles .
I think the Revolt is a little let down for pigmentation for me, It is not so great compared to the others but it still shows amazing shimmer.
Although I never thought I could find something to do with this palette that I would be pleased to wear out in public without been stared at because of the ''oh so brightness'' , I was completely shocked to create a look this morning I would be happy to wear this spring especially.
Every shade I used were easily blended .
I am really impressed that for being pigments there is very little fallout. You need the smallest amount possible to get this look so the shadows are going to last me a lifetime.
Although each colour in this palette are true to the shades in the pan I do feel Thrash is less green and more a yellow which does not bother me , in fact I prefer .
I did use the Urban decay eye primer potion samples before use of these shadows for this look which came free with my Naked 3 Palette.
This palette is most definitely a rainbow of colours and some may not like it for been so bright but for me I think its great and also very easy to fall in love with.
Have you tried this palette, will you, what do you think about the Electric palette ?