Review: Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette

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Cover

You Gotta Know It, It’s Electric…..

….Boogie woogie, woogie!
I went back and forth about this palette, but I couldn’t resist it. When the picture was leaked, it was very exciting for me. I love bright colors and I love Urban Decay. This pretty much had my name on it!!

I’m in love with the packaging, its sleek, black, bright, with a sturdy case and secure magnet closure. The mirror also stands up on its own at many angles, which is amazing! It comes with a dual sided synthetic brush, with a flat shader head on one side, and a small detail head on the other. The brush is really nice, and works very well for packing the color. I’ve even used the small shader side to apply these colors as eyeliner, it did a great job!

casebrush

One thing about this palette I want to address, mainly because it’s incredibly annoying. The 4 colors that “are not meant for use in the immediate eye area”, people are going crazy over this. Everyone wants to be so quick to judge something based on information they don’t even bother to check themselves.

“Keep in mind that 4 of these colors can’t be used on the eye area.”
“Who thought it would be a good idea to make a palette with 4 colors that can’t be used on your eye, how would you use them?”
” 4 of the shades aren’t meant for the eye area, what are they for?”
“Not for eye area, wtf?”
“NOT FOR THE IMMEDIATE EYE AREA!!!!”
“Come on UD! Selling eyeshadow not for eyes!!”

Neon pigments are not FDA approved in America. This doesn’t mean that you can’t, by pain of death use these on your eyes, this is a use at your own discretion situation. Urban Decay has to provide these warnings and call it  a “pressed pigment” palette, to cover their asses legally. These pigments have been approved for use in Europe and Canada. The colors in question are Slowburn, Savage, Jilted, and Urban. I personally, have had minimal staining, and no irritation with any of those colors, and I have used them all on my eyes.

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Swatches
Now to the good part…
How pretty are these colors?

Revolt: Silver (also in Anarchy Face Case) Pretty boring compared to the rest of this palette

Gonzo: Blue, not too much to say, its just blue.

Slowburn: Red-ish Orange (LOVE, a very interesting color)

Savage: Hot Pink Matte

Fringe:Teal-ish green

Chaos: Blue (also in Vice 1)

Jilted: Purple, Fuchsia with Blue Shift

Urban: Gorgeous Purple, Purpleness.

Freak: Green, with Gold Shift (I have the matching 24/7 liner)

Thrash: Chartreuse, yellow=green (Exorcist throw up anyone?)

These colors are super smooth, extremely pigmented, and blend together effortlessly. The above swatch is on my forearm with no primer, just applied with my finger. It is amazing how bright these shadows are with no base, and they feel and apply like velvet. Some of the colors are matte, but most have micro shimmer in them for blending purposes, which shows very little or not at all after application. Some of them are more metallic, but nothing that is super reflective, It’s a very subtle shine and looks more duochrome than metallic. No worries, you won’t look like a neon disco ball. 😀

Of course Freak is one of my favorite colors, because I love green. I also really love Slowburn, there is just something about orange that strikes me. The big surprise in this palette for me is Thrash, I didn’t think I was going to like this one. So much bright, yellow, green-ness… but I love it!

This is a wonderful palette for experimenting, and having fun. Yes, you can incorporate some of these bright colors into everyday wear with a lighter hand a more blending. Blue eyed girls, trying blending orange into your crease. Wear them stacked with black for a bright double liner, or pat them over black liner for a subtle hint of something fun.

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This palette is a permanent item, and is available at Sephora now.

$49
(About $5 per shadow).

So, what do you think? Will you be giving this one a try?
Comment below or hit me up on Facebook and Twitter
xoxo
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Ingredients:
REVOLT:
Talc, Mica, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyurethane-11, Isobutylphenoxy Epoxy Resin, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.
May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77000 (Aluminum Powder)].

GONZO:
Talc, Mica, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Dimethicone,Polyethylene, Diisostearyl Malate, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.
May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake)].

SLOWBURN:
Talc, Mica, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.
May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake)].

SAVAGE:
Mica, Boron Nitride, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Silica, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.
May Contain: CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake].

FRINGE:
Mica, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.
May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake)].

CHAOS:
Talc, Boron Nitride, Mica, Polyethylene, Silica, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.
May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake)].

JILTED:
Mica, Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.
May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake)].

URBAN:
Mica, Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.
May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491(Iron Oxides), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake)].

FREAK:
Mica, Talc, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, PEG-4 Diheptanoate, Polyethylene, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.
May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake)].

THRASH:
Talc, Mica, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Silica,Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.
May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake)].

18 thoughts on “Review: Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette

  1. Beautiful review and swatches! I know you mentioned having textured skin in another post but I think you have gorgeous skin!! I don’t know why people are freaking out about the colors not being “safe” for use on the eyes. The Makeup Forever flash palette has fine print on the back that states which colors shouldn’t be used on the eyes/lips. Some people will always complain!! 🙂

  2. I love your reviews. Very thorough. Amazing colours in this palette and you used them beautifully. I want one now!!

  3. Holy cow! This looks amazeballs!! My favourites would have to be slowburn, chaos & urban. But freak looks gorgeous too! 😍

  4. Amazing review! See I told you I was catching up on your blog. 🙂 I really wanted to see this review. Yes, people need to calm down about the warning. Sleek from the UK doesn’t sell some palettes to the USA because it isn’t FDA approved over here. Your swatch pictures are amazing! 🙂 You really really make me want to buy this palette now. I love that pop of color with the purple liner. I’m glad that it is a permanent item because then I don’t feel like I need to rush out and buy it.

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