Saturday, 26 July 2014

Urban Decay Electric Palette Review & Drugstore Alternative

After lots of eyeing up and research, I finally indulged in buying the Urban Decay Electric Palette and I have to say it was the best decision EVER. The pigmentation of these bold colours is seriously insane and I am slightly in love with the packaging too.

First things first, we need to talk about the obvious. I know that colour isn't for everyone and the thought of yellow eyeshadow might scare some. For me though, the wacky colours are so fun to work with and introducing colour into your makeup will not only brighten your face and make you feel happier, but you'll be sure to stand out from the crowd. After all, sometimes you just have to dare to be different! If you happen to be a colour lover though, or you're keen to change things up, I would definitely recommend investing in this palette. 

Now I'm not expecting you to model this around your local supermarket or anything like that, but these types of eyeshadows would be ideal for fashion shows and partying in exotic environments or at home for that matter! Here is an example of a look I created using ALL of the eyeshadows - I just couldn't choose one so thought I'd incorporate them all in one look!

 I've already touched upon how great the pigmentation of these eyeshadows are, but it really is something I under-estimated when trying them out for the first time. Usually I'd use a white base underneath to make the colours pop even more, but the colour that these eyeshadows produce on their own is truly amazing. 

I can't lie and say that the palette is cheap because it isn't, but it certainly is value for money. You're getting exactly what you pay for as the quality is outstanding and I can't see myself having to buy another one for a long time yet. They also throw in an Urban Decay double ended brush (a basic eyeshadow brush and a smaller brush for precision detailing) for £38.

If you're looking for something similar but perhaps a bit more affordable though, I have a great drugstore alternative. The Sleek i-Divine Rio Palette isn't exactly a dupe of the Electric palette as there are a different range of colours, but both palettes are pretty similar in the sense that the eyeshadows are bright and funky. 

The pigmentation isn't as good as the Electric Palette but still excellent in it's own right and at a fraction of the price at £8 I can't complain. A couple of coats and you're good to go. I also happen to love the colours in this palette, they're a bit more warm-toned and wearable compared to the Electric Palette but still bright enough to make a statement.

If you are a fan of this palette, it can be found at most drugstores; I got mine from Superdrug. It is a limited edition though so be quick! You can find the Electric Palette at Debenhams, House of Fraser or online. 

"A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear." - Marilyn Monroe

Lots of love,