Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette Review & Swatches

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Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Palette -- No Primer | Look Details
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Palette -- No Primer | Look Details
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Palette -- No Primer | Look Details
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Palette -- With Primer | Look Details
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Palette -- With Primer | Look Details
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
A comparison of the looks produced using the original Electric palette vs. the new Wired palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette

Wired

Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette ($39.00 for 0.40 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that includes six eyeshadows and four pressed pigments (which are “not for use around the eye”). The pigments are easily identified and split up within the palette, which was a welcome update and something I wish more brands would do. That was the best part of the palette –it only went downhill from there.

The performance of the palette is drastic departure from the original Electric palette, which wasn’t perfect but was significantly more workable. If this palette was the full spectrum of colorful eyeshadows available, I’d give up wearing colorful eyeshadows entirely, but thankfully, that’s not the case. What year is it??

Part of me couldn’t quite believe it, so I dug out my original Electric palette (from 2014!) and recreated the same look, and it really was that different in performance. I spent 10 minutes to create the look using the Electric palette, whereas I had worked over 30 minutes (on one eye) trying to get the similar/same shades in Wired to work.

It is beyond disappointing to see a brand that used to be famous for their brighter colors “revamp” their Electric palette and release such a disaster.  Over half of the shades performed dismally without primer from the get-go: patchy, uneven color application, poor coverage, unable to build up pigmentation, and five to six hour wear.

When a formula is extremely poor without primer, I try hard to test it over an eyeshadow primer–in this case Urban Decay’s Anti-Aging Primer Potion!–just in case that’s the magic trick. By and large, most eyeshadows (in my experience) apply well enough without primer and it tends to be longevity that gets the most improvement by adding a primer (not application, pigmentation, blendability, etc.).

I had nearly as much eyeshadow below my lid as on it when I attempted to use any of these shades without primer: Glitch, Chaos, Shock, Fluorescent, and Switch, and to a lesser degree, Jolt, Switch, and Savage. The mattes lost a lot of color trueness applied, with and without primer.  Savage is a brighter pink but darkens and loses definition when applied, so it ended up running into Slowburn rather than being two, distinctive shades.

The matte shades were also moderately to very powdery with moderate to heavy fallout, uneven application, weaker coverage (that tended to sheer out), and were inconsistent in whether they blended out decently or not.  Shades like Slowburn, Savage, and Switch blended out decently, while Jolt darkened and blended out with some extra effort.  Shades like Chaos, Shock, and to a lesser extent, Slowburn caused lifting and patchiness when applied more heavily and blended out.  Chaos was, in fact, total chaos to use.

Perhaps you had hope for the shimmers (I did), but it would be misplaced–in fact, the phrase “abandon hope all ye who enter here” was where I landed after using the palette five times.  The two shimmers have a firmer, denser, and physically thicker formulation, which played poorly with the thinner, drier, more powdery mattes; they created an uneven surface, which resulted in patchiness, poor color application, and weak pigmentation that looked muted after application.  They pushed away the flimsy matte shades and help erase the look I already spent far too long fussing over.

Savage and Slowburn were the only workable shades in the palette; they were blendable and fairly buildable with only some fallout, and Switch blended out with complementary tones but would be difficult to finesse with more contrasting tones as it definitely wasn’t that blendable.

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Urban Decay Glitch Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Glitch Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Glitch Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Glitch Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Glitch Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Glitch Eyeshadow

Glitch

Glitch is a pale white with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage that did not build up well without a primer due to the more powdery texture that was also a little thin. There was fallout during application, so I’d work with this shade first if it was being applied higher up (like the brow bone) to avoid it turning other shades chalky. It lasted well for six and a half hours before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.05 oz. - $380.00 Per Ounce

The formula is typically described as "high-pigment" that "stays on your lids" and goes on "seamlessly." Their permanent range has a lot of fantastic shades in it, and many of them are pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. Some of their matte are real workhorse kind of shades with soft, smooth, silky, and blendable textures, while their shimmers and pearly shades are very rich in payoff and apply beautifully to the lid. They wear between seven and nine hours on me, depending on the shade and finish.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Lauroyl Lysine, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Alumina, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Silica, Aqua / Water / Eau, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid, Tin Oxide. [+/- (Shades may contain / Couleurs peuvent contenir): CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Mica, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake]. D240211/1.

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Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow

Chaos

Chaos is a medium-dark, cobalt blue with strong, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had medium to semi-opaque coverage in a single layer, but it was very powdery and prone to sheering out (you could almost blow away product it was that dry and powdery on my skin). The only way to make this work in any capacity was to apply it over another shade (like a shimmer) or over a white, slightly tacky base. It had a ton of fallout during application, erased away from my skin as I tried to blend it out, and what little I managed to keep on my lid had faded visibly after five hours of wear.

In the blue/green look above, I had originally used Chaos in the deep crease and crease area, but it would not stay as I blended it out–it just disappeared and left bare skin behind. I ended up taking Current and trying to apply it more into the crease so I could layer Chaos on top, which grabbed some of the product but still left a line of bare skin between Chaos/Current and Fluorescent. Unfortunately, even with primer and trying to cheat it with giving it something extra to grip, it was still a failure.

It was a massive downgrade in performance from my past experiences with the shade in adhesion, blendability, and wear.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.05 oz. - $380.00 Per Ounce

The formula is typically described as "high-pigment" that "stays on your lids" and goes on "seamlessly." Their permanent range has a lot of fantastic shades in it, and many of them are pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. Some of their matte are real workhorse kind of shades with soft, smooth, silky, and blendable textures, while their shimmers and pearly shades are very rich in payoff and apply beautifully to the lid. They wear between seven and nine hours on me, depending on the shade and finish.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Boron Nitride, Aluminum Hydroxide, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Diisostearyl Malate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Silica, Polyethylene. [+/- (May contain / Peut contenir): CI 77007 / Ultramarines, Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake]. D240355/1.

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Urban Decay Shock Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Shock Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Shock Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Shock Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Shock Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Shock Eyeshadow

Shock

Shock is a medium-dark lavender with warm, pink undertones and a matte finish. It was very powdery with a lot of fallout and poor adhesion. One layer had semi-opaque coverage, but the issue was maintaining that coverage as the product easily sheered out with the faintest of touches. It was still prone to sheering out and fading from its original color when applied over primer. The color wore decently for six and a half hours before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.05 oz. - $380.00 Per Ounce

The formula is typically described as "high-pigment" that "stays on your lids" and goes on "seamlessly." Their permanent range has a lot of fantastic shades in it, and many of them are pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. Some of their matte are real workhorse kind of shades with soft, smooth, silky, and blendable textures, while their shimmers and pearly shades are very rich in payoff and apply beautifully to the lid. They wear between seven and nine hours on me, depending on the shade and finish.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Aqua / Water / Eau, Tin Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid. [+/- (May contain/Peut contenir): CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, Mica, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens]. D232243/4.

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Urban Decay Fluorescent Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Fluorescent Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Fluorescent Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Fluorescent Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Fluorescent Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Fluorescent Eyeshadow

Fluorescent

Fluorescent is a light-medium, bluish aqua with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer coverage with a very powdery consistency that also felt a bit dry and thin. There was a lot of fallout, even when I tried to tap off excess from my brush, along with a moderate amount of kick up in the pan. It had little coverage, did not build up, and was uneven when applied to bare skin. There was visible fading after four hours of wear.

Over primer, it adhered somewhat better and wasn’t as uneven, but it was still a difficult shade to work with. If I blended it heavily with Jolt, I could get it to look decent but I couldn’t use it as a transition shade (say with Chaos below it) because the edge would not blend enough.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.05 oz. - $380.00 Per Ounce

The formula is typically described as "high-pigment" that "stays on your lids" and goes on "seamlessly." Their permanent range has a lot of fantastic shades in it, and many of them are pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. Some of their matte are real workhorse kind of shades with soft, smooth, silky, and blendable textures, while their shimmers and pearly shades are very rich in payoff and apply beautifully to the lid. They wear between seven and nine hours on me, depending on the shade and finish.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Lauroyl Lysine, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Alumina, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Silica, Aqua / Water / Eau, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid, Tin Oxide. [+/- (Shades may contain / Couleurs peuvent contenir): CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Mica, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake]. D240211/1.

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Urban Decay Current Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Current Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Current Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Current Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Current Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Current Eyeshadow

Current

Current is a brighter, light-medium emerald green with cool undertones and a soft sheen. It was incredibly dense and firmly packed into the pan, which made it difficult to pick up with a brush. A warmer fingertip picked up product more readily but proved challenging in transferring product from fingertip to lid.

I had the some luck taking a flat, firmer brush and jabbing and pushing at the pan’s surface and then patting into place onto the lid. Unfortunately, this worked for getting “pigmentation” out of the product but made it hard to place and blend it out evenly. As I applied it, there was some fallout and the end result was more muted. When I used a dense, larger pencil brush to pack it onto my lower lash line, I saw maximum payoff, but I definitely noticed the pan softened slightly after repeated jabbing/uses.

The color showed signs of fading after seven hours of wear. Worth noting: the thicker consistency made it hard to layer with other shades in the palette, and I would recommend working with shimmers first and layering mattes over them or else this shade will push and erase other shades (it did that with Chaos and Fluorescent for me).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.05 oz. - $380.00 Per Ounce

The formula is typically described as "high-pigment" that "stays on your lids" and goes on "seamlessly." Their permanent range has a lot of fantastic shades in it, and many of them are pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. Some of their matte are real workhorse kind of shades with soft, smooth, silky, and blendable textures, while their shimmers and pearly shades are very rich in payoff and apply beautifully to the lid. They wear between seven and nine hours on me, depending on the shade and finish.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Alumina, Tetrasodium EDTA, Aqua / Water / Eau, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid. [+/- (May contain / Peut contenir): Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake]. D232250/3.

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Urban Decay Jolt (Wired) Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Jolt (Wired) Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Jolt (Wired) Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Jolt (Wired) Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Jolt (Wired) Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Jolt (Wired) Eyeshadow

Jolt (Wired)

Jolt (Wired) is a bright, chartreuse green with strong, warm yellow undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage, but the consistency was on the powdery side with light to moderate fallout and some product that diffused too readily, so the result on bare skin was more medium to semi-opaque coverage. It seemed more reactive to natural skin oils, too, but it blended out fairly well. Over primer, it stayed truer to color and was a bit more pigmented overall. On me, there was visible fading after seven and a half hours of wear.

There was a shade previously released with the same name but was a completely different color.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.05 oz. - $380.00 Per Ounce

The formula is typically described as "high-pigment" that "stays on your lids" and goes on "seamlessly." Their permanent range has a lot of fantastic shades in it, and many of them are pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. Some of their matte are real workhorse kind of shades with soft, smooth, silky, and blendable textures, while their shimmers and pearly shades are very rich in payoff and apply beautifully to the lid. They wear between seven and nine hours on me, depending on the shade and finish.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Alumina, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Silica, Polyethylene. [+/- (May contain / Peut contenir): Mica, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 77491, CI 77492 / Iron Oxides, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake]. D245019/1.

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Urban Decay Gravity (Wired) Pressed Pigment
Urban Decay Gravity (Wired) Pressed Pigment
Urban Decay Gravity (Wired) Pressed Pigment
Urban Decay Gravity (Wired) Pressed Pigment
Urban Decay Gravity (Wired) Pressed Pigment
Urban Decay Gravity (Wired) Pressed Pigment

Gravity (Wired)

Gravity (Wired) is a medium-dark purple with subtle, warm undertones and cooler, bluish shimmer that gave it a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation but appeared several shades lighter applied than it did in the pan and did not build up to a deeper shade either.

The texture was fairly firm and felt denser, though it wasn’t as difficult to pick up as Current; I found that I had similar issues when it came to getting the product to adhere evenly and smoothly to my lid, though. It had a tendency to look like larger shimmer laying over the mattes, so I’d make sure to apply this prior to applying any of the matte shades. There were signs of fading after eight hours of wear.

There was a shade previously released with the same name but was significantly different to the point where it seemed to be a coincidence vs. poor replication.

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Urban Decay Savage Pressed Pigment
Urban Decay Savage Pressed Pigment
Urban Decay Savage Pressed Pigment
Urban Decay Savage Pressed Pigment
Urban Decay Savage Pressed Pigment
Urban Decay Savage Pressed Pigment

Savage

Savage is a brighter, medium-dark pink with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage but did not build up well over bare skin, and it darkened several shades and lost most of its vibrancy as well.

When I tried it over primer, it didn’t deepen as much but was still more faded than the pan would lead one to believe (and definitely less buildable and bright compared to the original shade I have). The consistency was thin, lightly powdery, but it was blendable and sat well on bare skin. This shade lasted well for eight hours on me and left the barest stain.

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Urban Decay Switch Pressed Pigment
Urban Decay Switch Pressed Pigment
Urban Decay Switch Pressed Pigment
Urban Decay Switch Pressed Pigment
Urban Decay Switch Pressed Pigment
Urban Decay Switch Pressed Pigment

Switch

Switch is a light, yellowed orange with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had medium to semi-opaque pigmentation in one layer, but it was quick to sheer out to more semi-sheer coverage as soon as I started to blend it out. It was a challenge to build it back up without a primer underneath, but at least, primer was useful in minimizing fallout, improving evenness and intensity, along with longevity with this shade (wasn’t always the right solution for the rest!). There were signs of fading after six and a half hours of wear.

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Urban Decay Slowburn Pressed Pigment
Urban Decay Slowburn Pressed Pigment
Urban Decay Slowburn Pressed Pigment
Urban Decay Slowburn Pressed Pigment
Urban Decay Slowburn Pressed Pigment
Urban Decay Slowburn Pressed Pigment

Slowburn

Slowburn is a vivid, coral-orange with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had opaque color payoff that applied fairly evenly and blended out well along the edges, but it wasn’t foolproof. The first time I used it, the product worked just fine (blending into Savage), but the second I used it, there as some faint erasing issues I had (when using it next to Shock). The texture was soft, lightly powdery but wasn’t prone to fallout like other shades. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit.

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Do companies do quality control or test their products before they are released anymore? I am guessing this will be in the clearance sales a month from now, or given away as a gift with purchase 😂.

I feel sad for younger readers who wanted a bright, colorful palette and did not score Electric. Statistically speaking, this has zero reliability and validity. It must have been excruciating to work with. No excuse, when UD’s own dupes got fairly good scores. Abysmal.

Wowsers…that’s so sad. :o( Thank you for the uber-fast review! Sounds like you went above and beyond to try to make them work.

Well, let’s just say I was surprised it was so under-performing that I thought I was doing it wrong and tried, tried, and tried again…

Oh my gosh, this palette is one huge hot mess. Did not Urban Decay TEST this out prior to release? Because it sure doesn’t seem as if they even bothered.
Eh, whatever. I have their OG Electric plus Nyx Brights Palette, so I’m covered for all these shades.

Well I guess that explains why their social media promo posts for this collection are almost entirely eyeliner-based.

“Disappointed” is an understatement.

It’s frankly shameful that a six year old Electric palette out performs a brand new palette. Urban Decay should send this one back to the drawing board.

Awful – just awful. How could UD do this to their customers?
Anyway, these shades are finishes are not me, so it’s an easy pass, but for those liking this one – just like the Norvina shades they are a waste of money.
Thank you for the review Christine.

I counted 3 shades with the same name from Electric. In that palette, they performed so much better. But when I click on their review, it takes me to these reviews. I guess it has to stay current? 🤷‍♀️
I just took out Electric and played with it last night, as a matter of fact. It’s such a beautiful palette – everything about it. Glad I got my paws on it, so this is an easy pass. Thanks for doing the legwork (eyework), Christine!

The “read review” link will go to the most recent review since right now, it is not set up to accommodate multiple reviews (it is something on a very long to-do list but isn’t considered a high priority).

Again, UD releases a palette/product where I question myself “where are your standards? Who had the opinion the world would need this? What is their goal?” 5 years ago I was thrilled by nesrly every product – this brand goes down quickly. Very sad, I had “problems” with severall other products or I don’t even want to purchase them anymore …

So surprised that they would release something that is so sub par. Thank you for your review Christine, so happy we have you to rely on so we don’t waste our time and money.

It’s telling when the brand tutorials even have to use the eyeliners as a base. This is so sad seeing UD’s quality slip this far. They couldn’t pay me to use this. If the eyeliners are good, I’ll just get those.

HOW. How?! When SIX of the shades are from the originall palettee… how did these ALL do so poorly?! I suspect this needed to go now (for Spring) but it wasn’t ready. To their credit, each color has its own unique formula, which is somewhat rare. Here’s the full ingredient list in case anyone is interested and some of the boxes aren’t working for them either. (Slowburn, Switch, Savage, Gravity)

896685 1 CHAOS Ingredients (Ingrédients): Talc, Boron Nitride, Aluminum Hydroxide, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Diisostearyl Malate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Silica, Polyethylene. [+/- (May contain / Peut contenir): CI 77007 / Ultramarines, Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake]. D240355/1.

G953799 CURRENT Ingredients (Ingrédients): Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Alumina, Tetrasodium EDTA, Aqua / Water / Eau, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid. [+/- (May contain / Peut contenir): Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake]. D232250/3.

G2029358 FLUORESCENT / GLITCH Ingredients (Ingrédients): Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Lauroyl Lysine, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Alumina, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Silica, Aqua / Water / Eau, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid, Tin Oxide. [+/- (Shades may contain / Couleurs peuvent contenir): CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Mica, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake]. D240211/1.

896684 1 GRAVITY Ingredients (Ingrédients): Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Palmitic Acid, Hexylene Glycol, Benzoic Acid, Zinc Stearate. [+/- (May contain / Peut contenir): Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides, CI 75470 / Carmine]. D240519/1.

2029361 1 JOLT Ingredients (Ingrédients): Talc, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Alumina, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Silica, Polyethylene. [+/- (May contain / Peut contenir): Mica, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 77491, CI 77492 / Iron Oxides, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake]. D245019/1.

G896681 1 SAVAGE / SWITCH Ingredients (Ingrédients): Boron Nitride, Polyethylene, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol. [+/- (Shades may contain / Couleurs peuvent contenir): Mica, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 15850 / Red 6, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride]. D240504/3.

G953800 SHOCK Ingredients (Ingrédients): Talc, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Aqua / Water / Eau, Tin Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid. [+/- (May contain/Peut contenir): CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, Mica, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens]. D232243/4.

896682 1 SLOWBURN Ingredients (Ingrédients): Talc, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Barium Sulfate, Silica, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Polyethylene. [+/- (May contain/Peut contenir): Mica, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 6, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide]. D240510/1

Really too bad 🙁

I have the original Electric palette and the most used shade for me has definitely been Chaos — it’s a stunning statement color and actually can make somewhat subtle looks. Over the years, I sadly haven’t gotten as much use as I would have hoped from this palette, though I’ve worn all the colors at some point. It’s so great for looks to concerts, or to contrast against all-black clothing styles.

Back when the Electric palette was released, there were few high performing statement neon-type shades. Now there are so many options! This should really be Urban Decay’s wheelhouse.

Electric was my first Urban Decay palette. One of my Twitter mutuals mentioned it and I was hooked. It got me started, and now I have way too many palettes and almost as many individual eyeshadows.

With this release, I’m officially tapping out. Unless there’s some specific product that I can’t replace (and I can’t think of any offhand except perhaps lip products), I’m not buying more Urban Decay.

I have Clionadh, Sydney Grace, Devinah, and many other indie brands that *easily* make up for anything I’d have wanted out of Urban Decay. I don’t need to line the pockets of L’Oreal or Nestlé (especially the latter).

I was pretty sad to see this rated so low . I still have my orginal Electric palette and love it . And I was initially going to pass on this since I still have all three repeat shadows , but to see them this patchy is like wow ! Definitely skipping this . Wonder what is up with Urban Decay ? Also can’t wait to see the swatches for the eyeliners . Hopefully they apply better .

If it may be helpful to you, I’ve never tried the original Electric palette but when I got the Wired palette in, it looks like some of the “missing” tones from Electric (but in Wired) are found in the Sugarpill Fun Size palette. Specifically the purple, orange, red, and neon yellow/green. I had such a better experience with that palette but since I’m quite tan with grey-brown pigmentation around my eyes, it works even better with the NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk. I’m also awaiting the Creepy Cute palette from Shroud Cosmetics and the Fairy Blush palette from Likely Makeup so if you’re looking for some good matte blue-teals, those might be some options!

i got this in and thought it was me and tried again two more times. i left an honest and mediocre review on their website and respected they didn’t take it down. i was relieved someone with much more experience across all brands and with previous releases of the same colors had the same issues i had. i am grateful you are quite specific with this palettes failings. i can afford this but had a read your review first it would have saved me money. you are helping many out. thank you.

I just got my palette in today and I already packed it back up to send it for return. I really had my fingers crossed for this because it was so cool to see Urban Decay make a comeback to their colorful/rock n roll roots. When I applied “Fluorescent” to my lids (even with primer), it kind of just rolled off my skin? It was probably the strangest eyeshadow formula I’ve ever used. Some of the warmer tones applied decently over the NYX “Milk” Jumbo Pencil but not enough to where I would keep this (especially with the Sugarpill Fun Size palette in my collection). I feel like my experience with this palette was a slap on the wrist from the universe for making a poor impulse purchase after doing so well with making smarter and less frequent purchases, ha! I still have faith that UD can bring out some good colorful products but they’ve really got to rework their pigments formula.

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