Review: Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette

Review: Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette



Hello world!

I’ve decided to make a separate blog post doing a review on the Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette from my previous “Huge Makeup Haul” blog post. I was hesitant at first to purchase this palette, due to the idea of not having much use for such bright and loud colors in my day-to-day life, but as soon as I swatched this palette at the store I immediately decided, “this is happening.”

First Impressions: My first impression was literally me staring at this palette googly eyed like it was a piece of candy, a $49 piece of candy to be exact. How can one not be attracted to such colorful things? Not only is this palette an awesome step up for Urban Decay and a very pleasant change from their neutral palette scheme, a.k.a all three Naked Palettes, but it’s just an overall amazingly pigmented palette. It comes with a double ended eyeshadow brush as well, which is great for packing on color, not to mention it’s a nice durable, quality brush. Each color is so rich and so soft in texture and in pigmentation. The color ‘Revolt’, which is the shimmery silver color, is probably the only pigment in the palette that isn’t as concentrated as the rest, but still can create a beautiful sheen and highlight!

My personal favorite colors in this whole palette has to be Chaos (bright, matte royal blue), Fringe (Metallic Teal), Slowburn (matte reddish-orange shade) & Thrash (super cool bright lime green). Of course I love all the colors in their own special ways but since my favorite colors are blues greens and oranges, naturally, you know, I chose those shades.

It’s been said as a “warning” that the shades Jilted, Slowburn, Savage, and Urban (all the pinks, reds, purples) are not FDA safe for the immediate eye area, but like all kinds of makeup and glitters, it’s not always FDA approved but is still used at the owners risk. So it’s up to you how you decide to use them but I guess it’s just for warning and safety for people’s pupils (hehe that sounds funny).


  • Amazing pigmentation
  • Really nice array of colors
  • Good quality shadows, velvety and rich
  • Comes with a double ended brush (always a plus)
  • Makes you think outside the box, and personally inspires me to create.
  • Everything is just awesome!


  • Pricey for some, but totally worth it as well.
  • The fact that four of the colors aren’t FDA safe, but just use at your risk. (not a deal breaker to me!)

These swatches on my arm were swatched without any type of primer, just my lovely finger. So you can imagine how amazing they will look with a primer or base. All in all I’m super impressed with this palette, and I can’t wait to do some awesome looks and tutorials for you guys, so stay tuned for that! I hope you guys enjoyed my little review and if you’re someone who usually wears neutrals but wants to come out of your comfort zone and try something new, this is a really color palette to have, because you have all the bright funky colors in one palette, you’d ever need to buy separate colorful shadows over time, you know what I mean? Just makes sense 🙂



Swatch with flash



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