Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette Review

If you are a follower of my social media accounts you will know I love bold bright eyeshadows. My all time favourite is the Urban Decay Electic palette, but as this only has 10 shades I was so excited when Urban Decay announced they were bring out the Full Spectrum Palette that has 21 beautiful bright shades.

I was lucky enough to be given this palette as a surprise gift from my husband on its release date! (I may or may not have gone on and on about it for weeks lol). I was very excited to play with this palette but so far have been
disappointed. The packaging is such high quality and really impressed me, especially the embossed logo on the front and the huge mirror inside. It definitely feels and looks higher quality than the recently released Ultimate basics palette.

The shadows themselves are what has disappointed me . As I am a big lover of the Electric palette, I was excited for really pigmented, easy to blend eyeshadows. These shadows aren't as pigmented as they look in the pan or as those in the Electric palette. Saying that, most of them can easily be built up  to get a good colour payoff and blending is so ridiculously easy. The shadows  'Midnight Blaze' and 'Iced' are completely pointless shades and have no colour payoff at all.
  Some shades in this palette especially the yellow shade 'Calavera' has a lot of fallout so I would suggest doing your eye makeup first before your foundation so you can easily wipe away any fall out.   

Overall, this is a pretty palette that I will get use of but I am not overly impressed. If I am doing a look that needs bright colours I will definitely reach for my Electric Palette and/or my Morphe 35B Palette first.

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I found a lot of these shadows to be very similar to shadows in the Electric palette so I have included swatches below to show you the comparisons.

In my opinion if you already own the Electric palette I wouldn't go out and buy the Spectrum. If you wish to purchase one of them I would definitely go for the Electric as the shadows are more pigmented, the packaging is smaller so easier to travel with and hold while you are using it and lastly it is cheaper.
What do you think of this palette? Is it on your Christmas wishlist?

You can buy the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette Here for £43. You can also buy The Urban Decay Electric Palette Here for £38.



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