I’ve been recuperating from the three back-to-back makeup pictorials that I uploaded last week, which took a lot of work and energy, but hey, when inspiration hits, I have to take advantage of it! I needed a quick little break before diving back into work. I have a ton of new and exciting products to share with you in the next few weeks, but until then, I wanted to get the review for the Urban Decay Cosmetics Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette up before the palette is sold out for good since it is a limited edition. I ordered this palette back in December when it was on sale — it’s still on sale for only $32.00, originally $55.00 — and I couldn’t be more obsessed! I saw this palette floating around on social media, but never had the urge to purchase it until I saw it in person — it is breathtaking in every way possible and is a color lover’s dream!
The Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette (21 x 1.2 g) has a sleek black case with alternating shiny lines over a matte base, and a super cool rainbow faceted Urban Decay jewel on the front that’s equipped with a full-sized mirror on the inside. The palette contains 21 eyeshadows with a mixture of satin, shimmer, and metallic finishes, and are arranged by color family to create a rainbow of ombre trios.
The variety of colors in this palette is impeccable and the pigmentation for majority of the shades are wonderful with two of the shimmery shades (Iced and Goldmine) being a bit faint and requires building up for more intensity. These eyeshadows are true-to-pan and are super easy to work with; I had no difficulties applying or blending these colors and found them to be very build-able. There are certainly more shimmers than mattes, as a matter fact, there is only one true matte shade and that’s the white shade (Bump); however, some of the shimmery colors apply on dry with the shimmers disintegrating upon application, so the effect is similar to that of a matte. This is a very well-rounded palette that contains every shade in the rainbow for endless possibilities; my only wish is that it came with a matte black eyeshadow, but other than that, it’s an incredible palette and one that I will be using frequently from now on when I do colorful makeup looks.
This palette includes the shades:
- Alchemy – shimmery deep fuchsia
- Warning – deep metallic copper
- Midnight Blaze – dark olive green with gold sparkles
- Hundred – metallic forest green
- Minx – intense royal blue with blue shimmers
- Delirious – dark plummy purple with subtle shimmers (dry finish)
- Platonic – charcoal black with iridescent shimmers
- Gossip – bright fuchsia with silver glitters
- Seize – shimmery coral
- Calavera – bright yellow with gold shimmers (dry finish)
- Hatter – vibrant green with fine shimmers (dry finish)
- Blindsided – shimmery teal blue (dry finish)
- Sketch – shimmery medium purple
- Iced – metallic silver
- Paranoia – shimmery cool pink
- Jones – shimmery orange
- Goldmine – metallic yellow gold
- Mean – shimmery lime green with a golden sheen
- Metamorphosis – vibrant periwinkle blue with fine aqua shimmers
- Faded – lavender with gold sparkles
- Bump – matte white
Here is the rainbow cut-crease look that I created with shades from this palette (check out the pictorial here).
I used the colors:
- Calavera, Seize, Alchemy – Crease
- Goldmine, Paranoia, Sketch – Lid
- Hatter, Blindsided, Mean – Lower Lash Line
(Product was purchased with my own money. The opinions expressed in this post were completely genuine.)