Two new eye shadow palette launches have really got me excited over the past few weeks and they have both been by Urban Decay. The most recent palette to be placed in my hands is the incredible Full Spectrum Palette. Now I don’t know about you but when it comes to eyeshadows I tend to stick to around three colours, brown, beige and the occasional burnt orange and that’s why I love the Ultimate Basics Palette so much! I haven’t been very experimental at all lately but the new Full Spectrum palette has inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and to use a little more colour in my make up routine. With Christmas just around the corner I think it’s the perfect time to experiment with colour and really jazz things up for the party season.
Although the palette can look rather daunting with all of the super bright and bold shades don’t let it put you off, there are 21 fabulous shades and they have been created to deliver tons of options. These shadows are actually very versatile, you can create beautiful ombre looks by using the shades in the same colour family which is what I’ve done to create my look today. I think the palette itself has been laid out perfectly keeping all colour families organised together and I just adore the ombre trios; pinks, oranges, yellows, greens, blues and purples. The wildcard row goes from white to black and includes a beautiful shimmer shade perfect for highlighting and adding that extra impact and dimension.
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ALCHEMY Deep fuchsia satin ♦ GOSSIP Bright metallic pink with subtle floating pearl ♦ PARANOIA Soft metallic blue-pink ♦ WARNING Deep metallic copper ♦ SEIZE Bright metallic coral with subtle floating pearl ♦ JONES Metallic orange with subtle floating pearl ♦ MIDNIGHT BLAZE Black matte with yellow-gold pearl ♦ CALAVERA Bright yellow matte with subtle floating pearl ♦ GOLDMINE Metallic yellow-gold ♦ HUNDRED Deep metallic forest green ♦ HATTER Vibrant green with tonal micro-sparkle ♦ MEAN Bright metallic lime green ♦ MINX Deep navy matte with floating tonal pearl ♦ BLINDSIDED Bright teal blue matte with floating pearl ♦ METAMORPHOSIS Vibrant periwinkle blue with micro-sparkle ♦ DELIRIOUS Deep plum matte with subtle floating pearl ♦ SKETCH Metallic medium purple ♦ FADED Lavender with gold shimmer ♦ PLATONIC Black matte with iridescent glitter ♦ ICED Oyster silver with shimmer ♦ BUMP White matte
You can choose to go bold and experiment with multiple shade groups at once, the combinations are endless or you can keep things simple and stick with similar shades. I think the blues, greens and purples would look gorgeous for an evening look. The colours are all so rich and each shadow features Urban Decays Pigment Infusion System, the blend of ingredients give every shade its velvety texture, rich colour, staying power and blendability. Although all of the shades appear to be very vibrant they aren’t all as they look, for example a couple of the shades such as Midnight Blaze and Goldmine are actually more subtle shades that work beautifully over the other shadows for added sparkle and shimmer.
I can’t wait to create more looks with this palette, it’s certainly got me excited. I’d definitely recommend it if you want to step out of your comfort zone and want a palette you can use all year round. It would work amazingly well with neutral shades too and would be perfect to add a pop of colour to any eye look. If brights aren’t for you though then you definitely need the Ultimate Basics, it’s a palette I’ve used daily ever since I got it! In my opinion if you have these two palettes you don’t really need anything else. Urban Decay have got you covered, bold looks to subtle neutrals!
What do you think of this palette? Will you be popping it on your Chistmas list or are you lusting after the Ultimate Basics instead?
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