It’s Makeup Monday! I’ve had a number of requests to do some looks using Urban Decay’s original Naked palette, so before I introduce today’s look, I want you Naked-lovers to know that I am not ignoring you. There will be some lovely, neutral Naked looks coming up soon, so keep checking in!
This week, though, I am super-excited to introduce a new palette from Urban Decay: the Electric palette. It arrived at Ulta just last Friday and as soon as I heard it was there, I rushed down (all three kids in tow) to buy it. And believe me, I was NOT disappointed!
Ta-da! I have to admit, I’ve become a bit of a color addict ever since acquiring the Vice 2 palette. And even though the Electric palette looks a little wild at first glance, I couldn’t wait to try it out.
And there it is! Okay, there’s a chance you might be sitting there thinking, “That looks crazy!” Which is exactly what I thought when I first laid eyes on this on-line. But believe me, you can create some gorgeous looks with these intense colors!
Revolt, Gonzo, Slowburn, Savage, and Fringe
Chaos, Jilted, Urban, Freak, and Thrash
I apologize, I know those aren’t the best swatches ever. But it was the best I could do while supervising my kids taking their baths!
Now, I should note that the palette comes with a warning that states, “Slowburn, Savage, Jilted, and Urban are not intended for immediate eye area.” However, Urban Decay has also mentioned that although these shades are not approved by the FDA for use in the eye area, they are approved in other countries. You can read more information by checking out Phyrra’s review. Obviously, what you choose to do with these shades is up to you, but it is something to be aware of! You might also want to be aware of the fact that some of the shades (particularly the pink/purple ones) can temporarily stain your skin for a bit.
One of the cool things about this palette is that it isn’t just for eyes. You can use it as a cheek stain and I’ve even heard of people using it on their lips and hair. The sky is the limit with this one!
Here is one of the first looks I came up with
In case you haven’t noticed, I like looks that are simple and can be worn in an everyday setting. I love wearing makeup, but my hectic schedule doesn’t allow me a lot of time for it on most days! I’m a lot more likely to delve into my huge makeup bag when I know I can wear a pretty look that is fast and easy.
And here’s how this look is done:
I apply Thrash very lightly to my crease.
Then I pat Freak all over the lid.
Next, Fringe goes in the outer corner, up into the crease, and on the upper eyelid. Blend it to your liking.
Last, a tiny bit of Revolt goes on the inner corner.
I also used Virgin (from the Naked Palette) from my crease to my brow bone. This is optional, but I feel it gives it a more finished look.
And there you have it! It is really easy, and can be worn just about anywhere, but it is also fun and spring-y.
The Electric palette is now in retail stores and one piece of exciting news is that it is a permanent part of Urban Decay’s line, which means if you want to wait to get it for your birthday or other special occasion, you can! But with colors like that, do you really want to wait?!?
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