I know what you’re thinking! The Urban Decay Limited Edition Full Spectrum Palette ($55) is too vibrant, way too much color, too clownish, and not at all wearable in the real world, unless it’s Halloween. WRONG!
There are 21 shades in the Full Spectrum Palette. Arranged vertically, and organized by their color family, each row has an ombre effect : pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and a ‘white to black’ row. 18 of the shades have never been seen before, only three are exclusives from past UD palettes. Besides the impressive rainbow effect the palettes colors show off, the shadows are also in a range of finishes: matte , shimmer, metallic and pearl.
I love the case. It is a nice size and the actual pans of color are also a good size. It has a large mirror on the lid. A double-ended brush is also included. One end is a tapered crease brush that is good for laying down shadow, defining your crease, and blending out color. The opposite end has a shadow brush which is good for packing color on the lid, and for shading.
Bobbie Jean and I freaked when we saw the gorgeous multifaceted rainbow U D Jeweled logo on the cover of the case. Just beautiful. Really eye catching!
Alchemy – a deep fuchsia satin
Warning – a deep metallic copper
Midnight Blaze – a black matte with yellow-gold pearl
Minx – a deep navy matte with floating tonal pearl
Delirious – a deep plum matte with floating tonal pearl
Platonic – a black matte with iridescent glitter
Gossip – a bright metallic pink with floating pearl
Seize – a bright metallic coral with subtle floating pearl
Calavera – a matte yellow-mustard
Hatter – a vibrant green with tonal micro-sparkle
Blindsided – a bright teal blue with floating pearl
Sketch – a metallic medium purple
Iced – an oyster silver shimmer
Paranoia – a metallic dusty-pink with subtle pearl
Jones – metallic orange with subtle pearl
Goldmine – a metallic yellow-gold
Mean – a bright metallic lime green
Metamorphosis – a vibrant periwinkle blue with micro-sparkle
Faded – a lavender with gold shimmer
Bump – a white matte
The shadows are formulated with the Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System where ingredients are blended that give each shade a velvety texture, rich color, long wearing staying power, and make them easy to blend.
The colors in this palette are quite beautiful. They are not Halloween at all. They are color, but they are wearable color. The range of color and the range of finishes is what this palette is all about. The shades are pigmented, however, they are not meant to be neon, heavy duty, electric, shocking shades. As you can see in the above swatches, the shades are gorgeous and very wearable. If you want more color-punch, make sure you put on eye primer before you put the shadow on. Also, the shades are buildable, a few layers will give you that punch of wow – more of the color you see in the pan. What makes this palette so great is it’s wearability. These are versatile, sheer colors. You can wear them every day, and then layer them for more umph, more drama, at night. These shadows are meant to be blended, either mono-chromatically, complimentary, or for contrast. If you are a neutral girl who has a million neutral palettes in your makeup drawers, this palette is for you. If you love great colors, and some shimmer, this palette is for you. And if you are like me, and you love to have fun and play with beautiful makeup palettes, then this one is for you! (and me) If you are like Bobbie Jean, wouldn’t dare wear eye shadows, never a color, and would rather wear a bag over her head than put a colored eye shadow on—Forget About It!
You are Awesome! (so are you BJ)
Sookie, Sylvie and Bobbie Jean