Urban Decay are the one brand who have encouraged me to be much more experimental with my make-up looks as they present their products in way that’s suggestive and inspiring, rather than just outright scary. The Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette is a perfect example of the sort of product that’ll give you ideas and get your creative juices flowing.
The Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette contains 21 bright and beautiful shades (18 of which are brand new – how do they do it?!) presented in perfectly matched packaging of a simple black pop-up case with the “UD” letters in vivid multi-colour. Inside you get the usual generously sized mirror and a double-ended brush that’s soft and ‘blendy’ at both ends, making this an ideal introduction into colour shadows.
The shades themselves are lined-up in three rows with the vertical shades corresponding with each other in an almost ombre-like effect. There are mostly brights (pinks, purples, blues, reds, greens and oranges) but there are also black, grey and white shades to add balance. Whilst the colours are strong, there are some easy to wear shades too, such as Warning, Seize, Goldmine, Midnight Blaze and Faded, all of which are muted takes on brighter colours that could work on their own or as a pop of colour in more neutral looks.
There is just something so joyful about an Urban Decay palette – they’re always so pretty to look at whilst also being functional and easy to use; they really do add excitement to the experience of applying make-up, so it makes sense that so many sell out so quickly and cause such furore. The Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette is definitely not one of my favourites as there are just too much vying for the top spot already (Gwen Stefani, Naked2 Basics, UD XX Vice…the list goes on!) but this is a solid offering that’ll definitely add more colour to your life and give you ideas on how to experiment with colour whilst still staying comfortable. It’s £43 here – link.