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May 8, 2014

Feeling Electric? A Review of Urban Decay’s New Electric Pressed Pigment Palette

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I was so excited to try Urban Decay’s new Electric Pressed Pigment Palette.  I am a not a neutral fan, so most of these colors really spoke to me.  I’m saying most, as I’ve yet to find a palette where I’ve used all colors, but Urban Decay’s palettes come really close.  Now before you think there is no way I’d sport some rainbow colored eye shadow look, think again.  As the colors in this palette are wearable and that is one of the reasons I wanted to share this review with you.

Urban Decay’s Electric Pressed Pigment Palette, By Barbie's Beauty BitsUrban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette, consists of 10 colorful pigments.  These velvety  colors are amazing.  The colors are not all new, in fact there are two colors, (Revolt & Chaos) that you may have seen before in the Vice palette & the Anarchy Face.  Inspired by Chaos, the pigments consists of neon’s, mattes, and frosts.  All colors are long wearing, very blendable and seriously pigmented, some more so than others. The set also comes with a double-ended makeup brush that like most of the UD palettes, it works pretty well.

Per Urban Decay's website, they've carefully crafted the formula on every shade to make sure each one would apply with a soft and creamy texture and deliver a serious color payout. Each shade features their Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blend ability.

One disappointing thing I did notice after I purchased the palette, was there were some pigments that were not intended for the immediate eye area. WHAT? This seemed like a bizarre warning considering the product is packaged as eye colors and the fact it is very small on the product itself instead of the box, was a bit disappointing.  Nonetheless, I still really liked the palette. I’m just careful as to where I use the colors Slow burn, Savage or Jilted.  I recommend that you test these colors elsewhere prior to using, especially if you are sensitive to red or pink shadows. And neon’s which, had slipped my mine when purchasing, are not approved by the FDA in the US.  So use these colors at your own risk.

Below you will see the different colors in the paletter.  I also, mentioned ways to get away from the really bright neon looks, by making them a smokey look with some blacks and navy blues.  Or combined with some neutrals. 

Top Colors:
  1. Revolt (bright metallic silver shimmer w/silver glitter).  Personally, I didn’t like this color. This pigment has more fallout then some of the rest and the staying power wasn’t as strong.  It was like the glitter aspect disappeared after a few hours.
  2. Gonzo (bright turquoise matte). It is a great matted blue, very pigmented. Great for a 70's look, but can be toned down with some neutrals or combined with a black for the smokey eye look.
  3. Slowburn (bright red-orange matte). Although this is one of the colors they placed a warning on the box about. I really liked this color, I've added it to other color combinations from the naked palettes. This color also has a nice matte finish.
  4. Savage (bright hot pink matte). I haven't use this much on my eye's. I have tried it on my cheeks as a blush.  It's not my color for this, but I do know some who love to use it this way. Nonetheless, it is a fun color.
  5. Fringe (bright metallic teal). This is one of the frosted finishes, very velvety or buttery sheen.  This color works great with greens if you are looking to tone it down a bit.
Bottom Colors:
  1. Chaos (bright blue matte). This is the color from the Vice palette.  It is a great cobalt blue.  LOVE this one! It works great with purples, navy blue and blacks.
  2. Jilted (purple berry color). This has somewhat of a frosted appearance, but like the others apply wonderfully.  For a toned down look, you can combine this with some violets and pinks.
  3. Urban (metallic purple). Has a frosted finish, and works wonders if you have brown eyes. Texture is a smooth buttery feel.
  4. Freak (cool green).  I was surpised with this color as I thought it would really look like an  80's frost, but it seemed to have some gold undertones in it, which was nice.  It is very wearable and looks great with dark greens.
  5. Trash (bright lime).  This was one of my least favorites in application and color.  It was powdery, so I had more fallout with this pigment. 


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8 comments

  1. Your eye looks great. I love the look you did. Mine did not turn out that good, I think I was allergic to one of the pigments, I do love the palette though.
    Marie

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    1. Yes some of the colors can be bothersome. I noticed the some of the colors that were not to be near the immediate eye bothered me. I however, didn't noticed the warning until later as it is not on the box.

      Thanks for stopping by,
      Barbie

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing, your posts are very helpful. I think I'll try to smokey look, the bright is still too much for me!
    Tammi

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    1. Either way, they are both fun. Maybe the naked palettes are better for you?
      Barbie

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  3. This palette looks so bright and fun. You can't go wrong with an Urban Decay palette, they always turn out amazing :D this is a little out of my comfort zone but i would still love to add it to my collection and have a play around with the fun colours

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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    1. Yes they are fun. And you can do so much with them, especially combining it with other UD palettes. Thanks for stopping by, I love the comments.

      Barbie

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  4. What an awesome review! You always are so detailed and this is why I love to read your stuff. I know that there is no iffy stuff with you!
    Tammi

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    1. Thanks Tammi for the kind words. This is my approach to sharing, more is better. I always say: "I'd rather have it and not want it, than want it and not have it!"

      Hope to see you back again,
      Barbie

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