March 6, 2014

Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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I’m doing a round up of swatches today for the Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette. Yeah, you’re pretty excited about Urban Decay Electric aren’t you?

I actually liked the entire Urban Decay Naked thing but let’s face it Urban Decay’s roots lay in their ability to create wild, bold, vibrant shades. Colors that really push the envelope!

Well the Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette pushes the letter kids.

Just a note before we get started on swatches….

Please keep in mind that the back of the palette has a fine print warning that Urban, Slowburn, Savage, and Jilted are not intended for the immediate eye area. There’s been discussion (but I have no confirmation of this information) that these shades are approved in EU and Canada but since we live in the US I thought I’d share this information. Please remember to use this palette or any makeup item with proper care and as always at your own discretion and risk. I’m not a medical professional so I can’t advise that these are safe for eye use nor would I recommend them on your eyes due to the warnings. Just be safe and smart when using any makeup.

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Urban Decay is NOT kidding about the pigmentation packed into these shades. It’s incredibly vibrant to say the least and the texture is just as wonderful. I’ve run across neons like this before but many are dense, dry, and chalky but Urban Decay has successfully created a formula that’s soft and super smooth. I haven’t yet used any on my eyes but merely swatching the shades you can see how beautifully textured the shadows are.

Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette is a long overdue release for many fans who felt like the brand was becoming to tame. Don’t get me wrong as a fan of the brand I love their Naked branding and so do many of you. However, there are fans out there that craved something more intense so Electric brings that to the table in a major way.

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Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow released with the Urban Decay Vice Palette was apparently the inspiration for the Electric Pressed Pigment Palette.

The palette includes ten shades in matte and shimmer finishes eight of which are brand new where as Chaos and Revolt from the Anarchy Face Case are repromoted.

Urban Decay Electric Palette swatches

Thrash, Freak, Jilted, Urban

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Chaos, Savage, Fringe

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Revolt, Gonzo, Slowburn

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The case is a hard plastic shell with a loud, vibrant print and a black lacquer surround. Inside is a generously sized mirror with a new dual sided brush that features synthetic fibers.

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As I mentioned above I haven’t tried these on my eyes yet but during my swatching the shades did stain my arm so I imagine you’ll see some staining on lids too as baby these are some BRIGHT shades.

Just to reiterate my statement above Urban, Slowburn, Savage, and Jilted are NOT eye safe so please use caution with this palette.

The Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette is $49 and will be available at Sephora,, Ulta,, Macys,, and at on March 18th.

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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    • Christina

      She included Urban in the ones that should not be used on the eyes.

      • Denise

        Not initially. It’s been edited to include it.

        I’m sad, because Urban and Jilted are my favorite colors in this palette! 🙁

  • Ruth

    I one wanted to cosplay either Jem and the Holograms or The Misfits, this would be the perfect pallet!

  • amy

    I will most likely pick up this palette at some point, but it’s not high on the list… Besides, I know a lot of people really do want it, so I’ll sit back and wait until the mad rush is over, and I don’t think it’s very fair to grab one right away if I’m lukewarm about it, and someone who’s dying for it has to wait! I know how it feels… When really wanting the Naked palettes, they sold out sooo quickly, then to read comments about it not being “exciting” enough from people wanting “color”. Then why not wait?

    • Isabella Muse

      amy it’s perm so you have plenty of time to decide and you’re too nice for waiting 🙂 and thinking of others!

  • Christina D.

    You’re killing me here! I am so looking forward to getting this and adding it to my ever growing collection of eyeshadow palettes — especially UD! I think I told you that I love a pop of color with all the neutrals and muted colors I use daily. Looks like fun!

    • Isabella Muse

      hehe 😀 sorry sis ;-D I’m kinda all about the muted shades lately!

  • Christina D.

    Absolutely, me too. I am so partial to gray, taupe, mauve, navy, black, that I’ve been throwing in a bright liner to liven things up. And I really love bright pink shadows on me (in the crease).

    • Isabella Muse

      spring/summer is here so I’ll def be embracing color ;D

  • Ashley

    Great palette and the colors are beautiful love every last detail especially the dual ended brush with fun colored bristels. This would be a fun splurge.

  • Cindy

    Want this so bad!!! Happy that it’s permanent so i can wait till it’s available in webshops that do ship international (i’m Dutch so UD is a bit hard to get, is not being sold in the Netherlands)

  • Sammie

    I’m literally just so confused about the shades that are not intended for the eye area. Those are the shades that I want to use most on my eyes! And Savage and Slowburn I could see being used for cheeks, but Jilted and Urban? Where else are we supposed to use those? I really like this palette and will probably wind up picking it up or at least testing it out in-store, but I hope they rerelease the ones that we’re not supposed to use on our eyes in a way that allows us to.

    • Isabella Muse

      I think perhaps they took into consideration those who use makeup for custom/cosplay perhaps etc to use all over your face or perhaps around your face but not on the immediate eye area.

  • Evie

    I appreciate your disclaimer about the product. Those little warnings always make me nervous. Great colors though; fringe is beautiful.

  • Danielle

    With the warning and colors, this reminds me of that neon Sleek palette that came out. Then they stopped shipping it to the US (because of the restrictions) and came out with another one. Muse, do you know what I’m talking about? (Or maybe I’m just going crazy…)

    • Isabella Muse

      nope, I remember 🙂 they actually stopped shipping a good deal of the sleek eyeshadows for a while ;-/

  • kimmyyy

    Whaaat, really, not eye safe?? I wonder why they would have shadows in an eye shadow palette that aren’t?? I mean, I’m pretty curious now, what else would you use them for if not for the eye area?? That’s so funny!

    I wish I could pull bright colors off/be brave enough to do so; some of these are goooorgeous! I’d love to see you create some looks with these! 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      I couldn’t agree more but I think it’s more of a palette they expect people to use for artsy eye looks, cosplay, etc…you can use them around your eyes/face just not on the immediate eye area.

  • Autumn

    The warning may be because red pigments are hard to remove from the eye area. Well, they’re actually hard to remove from anywear, but the delicate skin around the eye has to be treated gently, so you can’t really scrub it. Just something I remember from my stage makeup days. 🙂 So, if that’s the case, you may be able to use it on the eye, but expect it to have to wear off over time. However, I’m not an eye doctor, and I don’t know for sure if that is why the warning is there.

  • Susan Powers

    I’m leery of buying this because of the warnings and at this price point I would want something I could wear more often and not just for special appropriate occasions

  • Imaani Starr

    I have used the 4 shades you mention from the ELECTRIC palette on my eye with a primer potion and TRUST ME when I say that it doesn’t stain. The disclaimer has to be in place in the U.S though as it can stain without a primer so it can be harder to remove from the skin around the eye. The primer acts as a protectant so that the pigment doesnt actually touch the skin around the eyes, thus preventing stainage. I love using EDEN primer with it.

  • Lindsey

    When will it be available in stores? I’ve been calling all the local ultas and sephoras and they don’t know anything about the palette or when they will get it. 🙁