There aren’t many mainstream palettes out there that offer mainly unconventional colors, and there are even less that do it at an affordable-for-a-college-budget price. I knew of the Urban Decay Electric palette, which still would be a wonderful addition to my collection, but when I saw the countless positive reviews for this palette on Amazon, I had to see for myself. Also, my friend Tia, who is a professional makeup artist, recommended the brand to me.
This is a great palette that offers almost any color I could ever need. The colors are pretty much either a hit or miss. The greens, oranges, yellows, purples, and pinks usually have great pigmentation. The blues (one of the main reasons I got it), browns, and whites aren’t as good as I hoped. To be fair, I have not used every color, nor have I made a lot of looks with it. I always apply primer before eye shadow.
Many of the like colors show the same on my skin. I made a green look for Thanksgiving and many of the bright greens in the green row don’t look different on my eyes.
I love making a sunset themed look with the palette (orange, pink, purple, yellow), so I would definitely recommend it for that.
The browns are no match for my MAC and UD shadows- they’re too chalky and aren’t as blendable.
Some colors, which all happen to be matte, don’t show up at all. As far as I know right now, there are 2 or 3 blues/purples and 1 yellow-brown.
Before this palette, I did not have access to other rainbow colors like these. I had a few cool colors as single eye shadows and the Wet n Wild Maldives Sky palette, but I couldn’t make a 1 color themed look. (Is that considered monochromatic?)
I would recommend this to people who want a basic collection of rainbow colors, children who love color as much as me and want something that lasts, and people on a budget. It is good enough to be used on its own, but I want more vivid blues and blendable colors. These colors are very hard to blend.
Maybe it’s a makeup obsession, but I still want more rainbow colors- 120 (minus some duds and neutrals) is not enough.
By the way, there are many versions of this palette from other brands that look exactly alike. I suspect that they are no different and probably come from the same factory. I cannot confirm this, however.
These are all the colors of the palette. I put a grid system on them to explain which colors to avoid.
L9, L10, and the bottom 3 colors of the G row seem like they’re good highlighters, but they’re nowhere near as nice to apply as my go-to highlights, UD in Verve and MAC in Nylon. If you like subtle brow highlights, then this is perfect for you.
Avoid B4, B8, and B9. I think E2 was also bad. These colors do not show up at all.
Almost all of the glitter shades provide some sort of pigmentation.
The browns are disappointing. I don’t use this palette for the browns, for I prefer the buttery applications of my UD shadows.
I made some swatches of the colors. I forgot which ones they are, but most are from the A and F rows.
Here are some looks I’ve made with this palette.
Note: Some photos have been altered to show the actual intensity of the shadows.