URBAN DECAY – Electric Pressed Pigment Palette

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Urban Decay – Electric Pressed Pigment Palette Review & Swatch

Price: $59 CAD *on sale: $24 USD*
Size: 10 x 0.04 oz

I thought it would be a good time to review this palette since October just arrived – so HALLOWEEN season has begun.*just a little plug – but I will be doing Halloween looks on my Instagram so hope over there if you are interested to see that* However – without realizing Sephora actually no longer carries this palette and the only place to find it, is on the Urban Decay website (it’s on sale though!). This probably means the palette is going to be / is already discontinued – so if you were interested I would say purchase it before it is gone!


PACKAGING

The palette comes in a sleek box covered in a colourful smoky design, with the shades clearly displayed on the back. The palette itself comes in a sturdy hard plastic, magnetic closure case that is detailed with the same colourful smoke design as the box. The mirror on the inside is quite large and use-able and it actually does not get covered in powder like many other palettes I have had. The palette also comes with a dual headed brush that features a small and large flat brush great for packing product onto the eyes. Overall, the packaging is a decent size and does what it needs to do, the design is edgy yet classy, and palette does close easily.  Unfortunately, due to its large size and easy opening I would say this palette is not the most travel friendly, but lets be real – you do not really need to take these colours with you on a trip.


PRODUCT

To start off this is a bright coloured palette that features 5 shimmer / metallic shades and 5 matte shades. I will break those down after I go over the overall palette. The palette is not really an eye shadow palette – especially because 4 of the shades (slowburn, savage, jilted, and urban) contain ingredients that are not approved for usage around the eyes. This was a little bit of a disappointment to me as I wanted to use them all on my eyes. The pigment formulas are a little dryer in comparison to their naked palette shadows however the pigmentation is still there for a majority of them. When blending out the products, they do not blend as well and easily as their other eyeshadows however, it is still do-able. Overall, I found that the shimmer colours were more buttery than the matte shades but on a grand scale they are all still not as smooth as their other shadows. However, the pigmentation is decent and does not require a lot of application before a bold tone is achieved, the shades are also all extremely wearable when pair with complimenting shades.

SHADES

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Urban Decay – Electric Pressed Pigment Palette Swatches
  1. Revolt: is a silver shimmer shade which is a little less pigmented than I had hoped, the shade is a lot like a silver glitter than a metallic silver tone.
  2. Gonzo: is a turquoise shade that is a matte finish with glitter particles, this shade is one of the driest in the palette and the pigmentation could be better
  3. Slowburn: is a red-orange shade that is a matte finish with glitter particles, this shade is smooth and is very pigmented
  4. Savage: is a hot pink shade that is a matte finish, this shade is smooth and very pigmented
  5. Fringe: is a metallic teal shade that is a shimmer finish with no glitter particles, the formula is buttery and the pigmentation is great
  6. Chaos: is a cobalt blue shade that is matte, this shade is smooth but the pigmentation could be better
  7. Jilted: is a metallic fushia with a blue undertone shade that is a shimmer with blue glitter particles , the formula is buttery and the pigmentation is good
  8. Urban: is a purple metallic shade that is a shimmer shade, the formula is smooth and the pigmentation is very good
  9. Freak: is a bright green shade that has a shimmer finish, this shade is like a pastel tone which may look chalky on some, the formula is smooth and the pigmentation is great
  10. Thrash: is a lime great shade that has a shimmer finish with glitter particles, the shade is surprisingly wearable on my yellow skin tone and the formula is smooth and pigmented.

Overall, the formula is a little inconsistent throughout the palette; some are smooth and buttery while others are dry and un-pigmented. To be honest, for the original price – I would say the palette is not worth it but besides that I do enjoy having the palette as it is great to work into my everyday looks.

– SL.


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2 thoughts on “URBAN DECAY – Electric Pressed Pigment Palette

    1. Yes- it is definitely not an everyday kind of palette but it is fun to play with for events and Halloween looks! Definitely not a palette for everyone and not a must have!

      -SL.

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