Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette Review

18 May 2017

*Features press samples

We all know I'm a sucker for Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes and the Full Spectrum palette is definitely one that stands out from the crowd. Bold and bright, it's a daring palette that has shades for all year round, with some of the funkiest shade selections I've seen from Urban Decay.

Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette Review
Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette Review
Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette Review
Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette Review
The first Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette was released by Urban Decay back in 2015, a limited edition palette which was a huge hit. The new Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette (£43) is a fantastic follow on, featuring 21 powerful shades, 18 of which are new to the Urban Decay range and three are exclusives from previous palettes. Featuring a variety of finishes including iridescent, shimmers, mattes, satins, metallics and micro-sparkles, giving a lovely selection for both day and night looks. The mix of finishes is, for me, a big plus to this palette, as with such a wild selection of colours, the variety of the finishes makes it easier to create softer looks as well as those big pops of colour.

Alchemy is a deep fuchsia with a satin finish
Gossip is a bright metallic pink with a subtle pearl finish
Paranoia is a soft metallic blue
Warning is a deep metallic copper
Seize is a bright metallic coral with a subtle pearl finish
Jones is a metallic orange with a subtle pearl finish
Midnight Blaze is a matte black topped with a golden yellow pearl finish
Calavera is a matte bright yellow with subtle pearl finish
Goldmine is a metallic yellow gold
Hundred is a deep metallic forest green
Hatter is a vibrant green with tonal micro-sparkle finish
Mean is a bright metallic lime green
Minx is a matte deep navy blue with tonal pearl finish
Blindsided is matte bright teal blue topped with a pearl finish
Metamorphosis is a vibrant periwinkle blue with micro-sparkle finish
Delirious is a matte deep plum with subtle pearl finish
Sketch is a metallic medium purple
Faded is a lavender with gold shimmer finish
Platonic is a matte black with iridescent glitter finish
Iced is an oyster silver with shimmer finish
Bump is a matte white

Now, I love a good eyeshadow palette and Full Spectrum certainly stands out in my makeup stash, but the shades are more daring than I tend to go for nowadays. That said I do have a few favourites. Teamed together, Alchemy and Warning make the most perfect autumnal duo and if you really wanted to make your look pop, using Jones in the centre of the lid is absolutely beautiful. Sketch, Mean and Hundred are also favourites, and just stunning to use either alone or teamed with shades from other palettes I have more confidence reaching for.

Is Full Spectrum for everyone? I don't think so, but the same high-quality, beautiful formulas and eye-popping pigmentation is there that you would expect from Urban Decay. The palette itself is fairly chunky in size, so not the best one for travelling with but if you love experimenting with colour and creating unique looks, this could be a palette well worthy of a place in your makeup collection.

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