Nov 20, 2016

Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette

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

Urban Decay is probably more famous for the many variations of naked and neutral palettes put out every year, but when I first came across this brand, what stood out to me were their brightly colored, superpigmented eyeshadows.  The bright blues and yellows are not colors that I reach for, but I have to admit, there's something so cheerful about all that color.  For those of you who do love a splash of color in your makeup routine, Urban Decay has the perfect holiday palette - the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette.  This limited edition set features 21 eyeshadows organized by color family creating an ombre effect.  The colors range from bright yellows and greens to pure whites and in finishes varying from shimmery to matte.  The palette is housed in a glamorous black case, has a huge mirror inside, and includes a dual-ended brush that can be used to place eyeshadows as well as blend them out.  Scroll on for swatches.

Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches - Alchemy Warning Midnight Blaze Hundred Minx Delirious
Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches
Alchemy - Deep fuchsia satin
Warning - Deep metallic coppper
Midnight Blaze - Matte black with gold pearl
Hundred - Deep metallic forest green
Minx - Deep navy with blue pearl
Delirious - Matte plum with floating pearl (seems plain matte on my skin)
Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches - Platonic Gossip Seize Calavera Hatter Blindsided Sketch Iced
Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches
Platonic - Matte black with iridescent glitter
Gossip - Bright metallic pink with subtle pearl
Seize - Bright metallic coral with subtle pearl
Calavera - Vibrant yellow
Hatter - Vibrant green with micro-sparkle
Blindsided - Matte bright teal blue with floating pearl
Sketch - Metallic medium purple
Iced - Shimmery oyester
Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches - Paranoia Jones Goldmine Mean Metamorphosis Faded Bump
Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches
Paranoia - Metallic lavender pink
Jones - Metallic orange with pearl
Goldmine - Metallic yellow gold
Mean - Bright metallic lime green
Metamorphosis - Vibrant periwinkle blue with microsparkle
Faded  - Lavender with gold shimmer
Bump - Matte white

I am a neutral-eyeshadow/makeup person, and my definition of a bold makeup look would rarely venture beyond a purple or plum eyeshadow.  Needless to say, the Urban Decay Full Spectrum eyeshadow palette is not marketed toward someone like me.  Sure, I could see myself puttting some of the colors in there to good use - the golds, coppers, and definitely the deeper greens, black and navy.  For the most part, though, this is the palette for those who love adding bright colors in their makeup looks.  The eyeshadows themselves are not too bad, reasonably pigmented, though a few do seem a bit soft/powdery.  I never use eyeshadows on their own, without a primer or base of some kind, so this is never an issue for me, and the eyeshadows in the Urban Decay Full Spectrum palette do seem like they should be easy to blend.  The colors could be used for a ton of makeup looks, from softer neutrals, darker smokey eyes, and of course bright pops of color.  It's a very versatile palette, especially for those who love to try out different colors.  For the price point, and going by the quality of the eyeshadows, I think it's a good buy.


  1. HALO from Pune ....

    is this is the new camera setting or what ?? The pics are looking SO ....


    thank you for sharing the swatches Radhika

    1. Hi Rashmi! Thanks..better lighting I guess :D

    2. hmmmm could be ... :)
      keep up the good work :)
      I can relate to your swatches and so is our Gang ...


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