Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette

by Sarah

Urban Decay is days away from releasing probably their most vibrant eyeshadow palette to date. The Electric Pressed Pigment Palette contains 10 bright/neon colors to let your creative talents run wild. If you love such colors but don’t quite know how to incorporate them into your makeup routine, I gathered some inspirational photos to help you get started ;)

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Being pressed pigments, this 10-shadow palette offers great color pay-off. There’s a good balance of shimmer vs matte shades so you can definitely add dimension to the looks you create. From a simple liner to a multi color look; here are some ideas…

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A great way to incorporate bright colors into your makeup routine is to wear them as eyeliner – on the top, bottom or both lashlines. This will give you a simple yet effective starting point and you can definitely wear it during the day too. The ever so gorgeous Lupita Nyong’o is a great example of how a simple bright eyeliner can jazz up your whole look.

Bright colors also look amazing on the inner corner of the eyes, or in the center of the eyelids as a pop of color when doing a dark smokey eye. Coupled with neutral shades or even glitter, using them as the intense pigments they are or blending them out to a softer shade, you can definitely find countless ways to utilise such bright palettes.

You can browse through some of my previous makeup tutorials using brighter eyeshadow colors HERE

There are also many other brands which offer such palettes and I’ve included links to some very affordable options if you’d like to get a head start ;)

BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette $14.95 HERE; BH Cosmetics Take Me To Brazil Palette $9.95 HERESleek Acid Palette $11.99 HERE

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What do you think of such bright colors for eye makeup? xx

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Erika March 13, 2016 - 7:19 pm

I have personally both UD’s Electric Palette and BH Cosmetic’s 120 plaette and tried the similar colors on both eyes recreatinf the same look on each eye to see the difference and it was really hard to tell. With primer both had almost identical pigmentation as well. It almost made me reconsider returning the UD palette. My only problem with BH is you get what you pay for…it is absolutely LOADED with parabens. I have been buying paraben free and getting rid of paraben cosmetics I have. I just can’t get rid of BH due to the color range :/ I just keep it in case the occasion arises that I need that one specific color. Speaking of which UD does stain the lids and has nonUSDA approved ingredients. Feels like the fork in the road. Which is worse? Which is better?

Sarah March 14, 2016 - 7:28 am

Hi Erika, thank you for your feedback. I totally agree. With so many products to choose from, comes the gruelling task of trial and error to see what works as a whole. I have a couple of the BH palettes myself and like you mentioned, they’re good to just keep at hand as they offer a wide variety of color choices. I think it’s a matter of weighing the pros and cons of each taking into account quality, price, value for money and what you personally enjoy :) xx

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JEL April 26, 2014 - 12:53 pm

Finally found someone who put the other palettes with similar color range to compare with UD’s new palette; however have you tried the other two brands bhcosmetics & Sleek (and in particular the Brazil & iDivine palettes) with UD’s. I’ve used UD eyeshadows & Sleeks and prefer Smashbox. Haven’t tried bhcosmetics’s, but read good reviews, so I’m leaning towards the Brazin palette, but since I really would like a usable, blendable electric set (with nuances for even everyday blends), I’m wondering which it best. Also quality for the rpice comparison. Thanks!

Sarah April 26, 2014 - 4:29 pm

Hi JEL, I have eyeshadow palettes both from BH Cosmetics and Sleek. BH Cosmetics offers great value for money considering the number of eyeshadows you get. Some colors vary in pigmentation (but that can happen in even high end palettes) but the colors are buildable and they apply and blend easily. As for Sleek palettes, the eyeshadows are slightly more pigmented than BH Cosmetics and they also blend and build quite easily.

Of the alternative palettes I featured above, taking into account color payoff, shade variety and price, I would personally recommend BH Cosmetics Brazil palette. It has a great variation of matte, shimmer and satin finishes but also has larger size white shimmer and matte black in there so you can create and customise many looks from the most subtle to the most dramatic. I hope this helps, please let me know if you need further info ;) xx

JEL April 27, 2014 - 8:20 am

Hi Sarah,

Thanks you very much for replying! That’s exactly what I wanted to confirm. I likes the variations in colros and tones, and the number of matte versus shimmer colors I saw (at least picturewise) in the BH comestics palette. Your article & reply confirmed this for me and so I ordered it, and even made a second palette (based on another of your articles. I also purchased their Malibu palette because it seems quite compact and the color seems scheme practical (useable for even daily wear).

Thanks for the advice and keep up your professional blog and articles!

Sarah April 27, 2014 - 9:32 am

Hi JEL, my pleasure indeed! Great choice with the Malibu palette too, there are some gorgeous warm shades in that palette which would be great for spring/summer; Enjoy them!! :) xx

JEL July 20, 2014 - 5:30 pm

An update: I let my daughter in the US keep the two BH Cosmetics palettes seeing that the price to ship to France is a little high and I didn’t purchase much, so it wouldn’t have been worth it. However, after reading good reviews about their brushes, I may get the Malibu set for myself, as I don’t know if I really need a second “hot” colors set (though I reeeeally like eyeshadow sets). I went ahead and broke the bank ( ;) ) and got the Urban Decay Electric set. and I am quite pleased with it. The pigmentation is WAY to strong and you have to have a very light hand to work with them, but some of the the colors are so very, very nice (like the fuchsia and purple ones). Again, appreciate your help in the decision-making process.

Sarah July 21, 2014 - 4:38 am

Hi JEL, thank you for the update. Yes high pigment shadows can be a little tricky to work with but they also last a lot longer. Price vs quality, I guess it all balances out in the long run :) Enjoy your palette!! xx

Tia Churstain March 21, 2014 - 8:12 am

WOW, I love your page :)) I love the bright bold colours as eyeliner, I would love to be more adventurous and try new looks instead of the same old every day look. Feeling inspired x

Sarah March 24, 2014 - 12:34 am

Thank you Tia. Yes bright colors can seem a bit daunting at first so it’s good to start small and you’ll love it in no time ;) xx

Rositsa Ruseva March 14, 2014 - 2:59 pm

Beautiful colors! Hit for Summer! Thanks for the useful information! Wonderful post!

Sarah March 17, 2014 - 2:52 pm

Yes! it will definitely be a colorful summer :)


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