Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette Review + Swatches

IT Girls…I am just going to be honest with you.  I love makeup (duh) and am easily distracted by and attracted to bright vibrant colors.  Neutral eyeshadow palettes have been on trend these last few years with every major makeup brand but Urban Decay, the company behind the holy grail Naked Palette, has decided to do a complete 180° with the Electric Pressed Pigment Palette.

Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette 1

The Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette which retails for $49.00 was released in March 2014 and is an eyeshadow palette filled with 10 brilliant hues all new to the Urban Decay family.  Each shade, sized at 0.04oz each, uses the Urban Decay’s brand new Pigment Infusion System™, and are formulated to ensure blendability and soft even application.

“Chaos-inducing color—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!” — Urban Decay

Included in this palette is a double-ended cruelty-free pressed pigment brush with a precision brush on one end and a small shader brush on the other.

Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette 2

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This palette is housed in a colorful magnetic plastic case reminiscent of the neon colored eyeshadows inside and comes complete with a large mirror bearing the Urban Decay insignia.

Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette 3 .

  • Revolt: Bright metallic silver shimmer with silver glitter
  • Gonzo: Bright matte turquoise
  • Slowburn: Bright matte red-orange
  • Savage: Bright matte hot pink
  • Fringe: Bright metallic teal
  • Chaos: Bright matte blue
  • Jilted: Bright metallic fuchsia
  • Urban: Bright metallic purple
  • Freak: Bright green and gold duo chrome
  • Thrash: Bright matte lime green

Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette 4

Revolt/Gonzo/Slowburn/Savage/Fringe

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Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette 5

Chaos/Jilted/Urban/Freak/Thrash

Urban Decay truly delivered on their promise of highly pigmented neon colors with this palette making the necessity of a white or cream colored eyeshadow base under these pigments  nonexistent. The color payoff is one of the best that I’ve seen amongst colors in this category.  Most of the colors in this pallet applied very smooth and even during swatching.

The biggest drawback with this palette is the fact that Slowburn, Savage, Jilted and Urban contain a colorant that is not approved for the eye area in the US.  I don’t understand why colors that are not FDA approved for usage around the eyes would be included in an eyeshadow palette.

Many of these colors will stain the skin, even when used with a good eyeshadow primer.  This staining can be very noticeable especially on lighter skin tones.

  • Revolt has a very grainy texture with a lot of fallout.
  • Chaos is one of my favorite colors but becomes muddy with a lot of manipulation and blending.

The Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette is available on UrbanDecay.com, Ulta & Sephora.

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