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Urban Decay Electric Eye Shadow Palette Review

When Urban Decay releases an eye shadow palette, it's never a small, subdued affair. There are often wait lists involved, sneak peaks and lots of buzz. Their Electric palette is no exception! Unlike any they've released before, the Urban Decay Electric Palette is 10 megawatt pressed pigments. It arrives just in time for festival season and the time of year where color reemerges and we're craving something more tropical. Here is my full review of the Urban Decay Electric Palette. Let's start with a rundown of each shade:

Pigmentation
As with all Urban Decay shadows, the pigment is excellent and really leaves nothing to be desired. Some matte, colorful shadows can be chalky, but these are nothing of the sort.

Texture
I am especially impressed with the minimal fallout level of these shadows. I thought for sure these would be too powdery and would deposit shadow below the eye like crazy. These are very blendable and easy to work with. Not one is dry or powdery.

Value
At $49, it breaks down to just $4.90 per shadow compared to the $18 single shadow price. There's an included doubled-ended brush that is surprisingly decent as most of Urban Decay's included brushes are. The mirror is spacious and the packaging itself is durable, hard plastic that wipes clean and travels well.

What I Love
I love the intensity of these. You don't have to build and build to achieve the color you see in the pan; what you see is what you get. I also love that they've brought back Revolt and Chaos from previous palettes.

What I Wish For
I wish there were at least one matte brown shade to serve as a crease color. Or even a deep black. The color Fringe seems a bit misplaced in this palette and I would have preferred a neutral in its place. I also find the silver Revolt to be an out-of-place shade in this palette, though very pretty.

The Look
I created this eye look by placing Urban in the crease, Jilted on the lid and lower lash line, and Chaos blended from the outer corners inward. I used a black liquid liner for contrast. If you like warm colors, you might like this rainbow-sherbet–inspired look better!

So, bottom line: Do you need this palette? Is it a must-have? If you are a neutrals girl who rocks an office-appropriate look on a daily basis and does the occasional smoky eye, I would say no. If you love experimenting, attend music festivals or just want to taste the rainbow, then absolutely. For 10 brightly pigmented shadows, you can find no better value or quality than the Urban Decay Electric Palette.

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