Mar 19, 2016

Urban Decay Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches

Urban Decay Spectrum Eyeshadow Makeup Palette - Swatches
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette ($55) - available at Sephora

Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes are some of the most popular ones in the makeup world, and one of the newer launches - Urban Decay Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette - seems to be another winner from the brand.  Unlike the neutral/nude palettes, the Spectrum palette is a mix of brighter, deeper colors with a lot of blues, greens, and pinks and purples.  The eyeshadows are smooth, pigmented, and  seem easy to blend.  Scroll on for a peek at the swatches.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches - Protest Junkie Deep End Madness Evidence Prank
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches
Protest - Golden forest green shimmer
Junkie - Green teal shimmer
Deep End - Bright teal shimmer
Madness - Bright metallic-blue shimmer with micro-glitter
Evidence - Deep navy blue shimmer
Prank - Deep matte navy blue with turquoise pearl
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches - Omen Flashback Voodoo Flatline Bordello Backlash Daybreak
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches
Omen - Bright metallic purple with blue shift
Flashback - Bright deep purple with pink sparkle
Voodoo - Metallic purple shimmer with micro-glitter
Flatline - Metallic pale pink
Bordello - Pale mauve shimmer with micro-glitter
Backlash - Bright pink with orange pearl
Daybreak - Soft bronze with silver glitter
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches - Burn West
Urban Decay Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches
Burn - Medium golden brown shimmer
West - Medium golden brown shimmer

It's been a while since I have been seriously impressed with Urban Decay palettes.  I love the concept of the Naked palettes, but I didn't particularly care for the newer versions (especially the UD Smoky palette).  The Urban Decay Spectrum Eyeshadow palette has fewer browns and beiges (the traditional neutrals) and falls more in the blue-green and pink-purple category, but there is something about the texture and colors in the palette that appeals to even a mostly-brown-eyeshadows girl like me.  The eyeshadows are beautifully pigmented - no chalky texture here - and while there are quite a few shimmery shades in there, nothing is loud or chunky.  The colors are perfect for darker smokey looks, and the blues and pinks are perfect for spring-summer makeup looks when paired with some neutral shades.  It does lack matte transition shades, though, so the palette does have its flaws, but overall it is a great pick for anyone who is looking for a palette that can be used for a broader range of makeup looks (and for UD fans).  This is a limited-edition palette, but it is still available online and in stores, so if you like it - snap it up before it disappears.

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  1. Oh no--you're getting my inner magpie all excited!

  2. This palette is gorgeous! I especially love the purple shades and don't think I have anything like this in my collection. *trying to rationalize why I need another palette in my collection*

    1. Heheheee...well, if you don't have anything like this already....:D :D Thanks for stopping by!


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