*Nothing to disclose: bought with my own money*
Of course I bought the Electric Palette from Urban Decay. I waited until it was available from Sephora and then I used the 15% off VIB Rouge promo to make it mine. This collection of colors is understandably intimidating to many, myself included, but after 4 different Naked palettes, it's good to see a blast of brights from UD. You can find a slew of reviews and swatches online by using the Google. I know because I spent a few hours on a Saturday morning reading them and watching YouTube tutorials to figure out how I could wear some of these shades. I settled on a slightly modified version of a look done by Temptalia featuring Urban (bright metallic purple), Savage (bright hot pink matte) and Slowburn (bright red-orange matte).
1. Urban Decay Primer Potion
2. Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in milk on the lid, blended with my finger up into the crease
3. Urban patted on to most of the lid
4. Savage patted on to the top part of the lid, into the crease
5. Slowburn into the crease and up
6. Urban Decay X (peach shimmer with gold shift) along the brow bone
To finish the eye look:
1. Too Faced 3-Way Lash Lining Tool to tight-line along/underneath the top lash line
2. Stila Stay All Day waterproof liquid liner in black - thin line along top lash line
3. Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil in Perversion along the waterline and smudged out
4. Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil in Scorch on top/smudged with Perversion
5. IT Cosmetics Tightline mascara primer
6. Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes waterproof mascara
7. IT Cosmetics Brow Power
I wish I would have chosen a color other than Scorch, like silver or purple but it was fine smudged with black. The gold left it a bit muddied but less harsh which was what I wanted.
There was zero fall out from these pigments and they were pretty easy to blend. The Nyx eye pencil gave me a sticky base that did make it a bit tricky. I used a flat brush with tightly packed bristles to grab and hold the pigment, then patted rather then brushing them. My blender brushes from Stila and Sigma worked well to soften the lines between colors, no special technique there.
Do you need this palette? I'd say yes, but I know not everyone enjoys playing like I do. So I guess the answer is yes if you like playing with awesome colors. We've got hockey playoffs and comic con over the next few weeks so I'll put together some more looks for you soon.