Friday, 13 January 2017

Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette | First Impressions and Swatches

So I finally did it! I finally bought my first Urban Decay product! I absolutely love bright eyeshadows and for Christmas my Aunty gave me some money, so I thought I'd take the plunge and finally buy this palette! I loved the look of this product from the get go; so, lets see what I thought of the shadows!

I'm all for bright coloured eyeshadows. I love experimenting with different looks and I'm definitely not afraid to go out with some crazy makeup on so I thought this would be great! I didn't actually know that this was limited edition so I'm glad I got it when I did!


My first impression of this was... 'Wow!' The colours are absolutely beautiful and I just couldn't help but think of all the different looks I could create!

The packaging is beautiful too! I love the raised front and rainbow logo. I think it's a good size too, small enough to store easily, but not too small that all the eyeshadows are squashed together. The magnetic closing adds favour to it as well, because it doesn't feel as though it will open on it's own but doesn't take too much effort to open either!

Even though this is the first high-end palette I own, I found that although most eyeshadows were stunning and felt more luxurious than most other eyeshadows I've used, a couple have been quite sheer and hard to work with.

I found that the bottom row were the hardest to work with, but I think this may also be because they are the lightest shades. 'Bump' is a great colour and really shows on the lids, but 'Goldmine' is a lot harder to work with and does take a few layers to show up even a little bit!
Bottom Row - Paranoia, Jones, Goldmine, Mean, Metamorphosis, Faded, Bump
Because I've had this for a few days I've tried a couple of different looks and I have to say that I really like how the colours work with each other. I'd say that the middle row is the best in terms of opacity but the top row also has a lot to offer!
Middle Row - Gossip, Seize, Calavera, Hatter, Blindsided, Sketch, Iced
The top row is great for adding a bit of smokeyness and depth to makeup looks. The colours are lovely and I especially like 'Hundred' and 'Delirious'.
Top Row - Alchemy, Warning, Midnight Blaze, Hundred, Minx, Delirious, Platonic.
The brush actually worked really nicely and I found that it blended the eyshadow well. I'll be keeping it with the palette but I think it's worth using!

Overall, I'm really happy that I bought this palette and I would recommend getting it if you like colourful eye looks! It's on sale in Selfridges at the moment for £34 so I'd snatch it up while it's on sale, and still available!

Until next time...

TheDarkeowl
xox

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