Urban Decay Full Spectrum Review, Swatches + GIVEAWAY!

Urban Decay Full Spectrum Review, Swatches + GIVEAWAY!

Hiya bellas,

So today I thought I’d turn this blue Monday into a rainbow affair. I was sent the Urban Decay Full Spectrum palette two months ago and I’ve been trying to use it to let you know how it fares. To be honest, it’s not something I’d automatically reach for but let me break it down for you.


Whether you’re a total color junkie or you’re just looking to experiment, our limited-edition Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette is exactly what you need. With 21 mind-blowing shades, this palette provides endless ways to get your fix.


The packaging of the Urban Decay Full Spectrum is sleek yet super cool at the same time. It has raised black tonal matte and shiny bars with a rainbow jewel logo which stands out like a boss. It has a magnetic overlap lid which sometimes can be a pain to get open unless you use both hands. The palette is quite big and comes with a large mirror and dual ended brush. It’s palette itself is neither light nor heavy so some might see it fit for travel.

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Shade Selection

The Urban Decay Full Spectrum palette contains 21 bright and bold shades. Here’s a short description of each.

Alchemy – Deep fuchsia satin
Warning – Deep metallic copper
Midnight Blaze – Black matte w/yellow-gold pearl
Hundred – Deep metallic forest green
Minx – Deep navy matte with floating tonal pearl
Delirious – Deep plum matte with floating pearl
Platonic – Black matte with iridescent glitter
Gossip – Bright metallic pink with subtle floating pearl
Seize – Bright metallic coral with subtle floating pearl
Calavera – Bright metallic coral with floating pearl
Hatter – Vibrant green with tonal micro-sparkle
Blindsided – Bright teal blue matte with floating pearl
Sketch – Metallic medium purple
Iced – Oyster silver with shimmer
Jones – Metallic orange with subtle floating pearl
Goldmine – Metallic yellow-gold
Mean – Bright metallic lime green
Metamorphosis – Vibrant periwinkle blue with micro-sparkle
Faded – Lavender with gold shimmer
Bump – White matte

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There is only one completely matte shade, Bump, while the others have a matte base with glitter in them. These can be used for transition and crease colours because with enough blending you can tone down the shimmer.


Most of the shades are pigmented and easy to blend but there were some terrible ones. Midnight Blaze, Minx, Iced and Faded were the most difficult to work with. They are so hard pressed I practically had to scrape them out of the pan. My favourite shades are Gossip, Seize, Delirious, Blindsided and Goldmine.


The shadows lasted around 6-7 hours (I always wear a primer). I found Platonic and Hundred did smudge a bit and lose it’s vibrancy over time.


The Urban Decay Full Spectrum palette retails for R999 here in South Africa and $55 in the USA. Considering the amount of shadows and product you receive, makes this one of the most affordable palettes Urban Decay has created. You can check a full comparison breakdown here.

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Where to Buy

If you’re in SA you can purchase the Urban Decay Full Spectrum palette from the freestanding store in Sandton or Eastgate (Foschini). It was available on the Foschini for Beauty online store but it is since sold out. If you are out of SA you can purchase the palette directly from the Urban Decay website or from Sephora.com.

Overall Thoughts

Whilst I think this is a really funky and unique palette, it’s definitely not for the faint at heart. This is for the fun-loving, young and bold eccentrics that want to make a statement when they go out. It’s not something you need in your collection but it contains certain shades I sometimes miss in other palettes. This along with the Urban Decay Ultimate Basics, which is an all matte palette, is a dangerous duo. If you had those two in your stash, you wouldn’t have a need for anything more.

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So as I mentioned last week, I’m tired of having nightmares when Monday pulls around. So to celebrate I’m giving away the Urban Decay Full Spectrum palette to one lucky winner. Just use the widget below and good luck.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rules to Enter:

  • The giveaway is open internationally.
  • There will only be one winner chosen.
  • The competition ends on the 13th April 2017 at 11:59pm CAT.
  • The winner will be announced on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter thereafter so make sure you follow me on those platforms so you don’t miss out.
  • The winner will have 36 hours to claim their prize after which a new winner will be chosen.
  • All entries will be checked and false entries will be removed.
  • Unfollowers, spam and giveaway accounts will be disqualified from the giveaway.
  • VERY IMPORTANT – I will carry the shipping costs to have the prize sent to the winner but any customs charges applicable to your specific country must be paid by you for release.
  • When I look at this palette I think the colours are so loud. …and not for me. But when you swatch it, the colours seem more wearable. I think it’s lovely as an extra palette if you have spare cash lying around, but not as a must have.

    There are definitely colours in there that I sometime think….I need a purple shadow or a blue shade that my other palettes won’t have.

  • stylewithmepretty

    Excited to try warning or jone❤

    Awesome giveaway. 🤗

  • Savera Singh

    I thought this pallette had extremely bold colours but after seeing your swatches, they can obviously be layered to be dramatic or used lightly (as highly pigmented) for a subtle yet colourful look. Sketch, Blindsided, Gossip are colours that look interesting! Thank you for another amazing opportunity 🙂

  • sharleen deacon

    Love Platonic, Minx and Warning

  • Lynn Nolan

    Sketch oh heavens! But then again all of them are gorgeous!

  • melody marilyn

    I’m most excited to try Sketch

  • Asma Moosa

    I would love the combo of warning and jones… So amazing…

  • Riette

    Definitely Sketch! (And Blindsided!)

  • Shabana Anverali

    I would love to try out Goldmine!

  • Salmaa

    Goldmine is stunning!! ❤️❤️

  • Raeesa Kikia

    When I first saw the swatches I was really into Midnight Blaze but then you said it’s hard to work with… So my next options are Alchemy, Seized and Hundred! It was so hard to choose though coz all the colours are so pretty man <3
    The colours in the palette look so bright and intimidating but your swatches make it look amazing! When I saw this palette I thought this is something I definitely wouldn't use, but now I know I can pull this off. Love your posts, I refer to them when I'm Makeup shopping sometimes 😛

  • Aisha Salasa

    So hard to choose just one but I REALLY like Jones 😍

  • inkchick

    Calavera and Hatter are the colours I find the most intriguing… super fab!

  • Dineo Mokwena

    Agreed. This isn’t for the faint hearted, probably needs a lot of focus and control too. My make up inspiration is Linda Hallberg, she uses colour so well it’s insane. Would love to attempt, and I’ve never used urban decay 🙁

  • Rajeeva Jayaratne

    i like the goldmine.

  • Irina Dubinskaya-Gnatiuk

    Hundred looks awesome!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Gadis Permatasari

    I’m excited to use all of the color, But Warning, Jones, Midnight Blaze, Hundred and Hatter are the ones which make me curious!

  • Katie Skeoch

    Midnight Blaze looks really fab!

  • Jyothi Laldas

    What a cool giveaway, as always =) I am so torn between Jones and Goldmine but gun to my head I think the uniqueness of Jones will win over Goldmine.

  • KK


  • Megan Hartwig

    Midnight Blaze is AMESOME and I love it!!!!

  • Dani Cateley

    OHHH 😍 Thank you for this giveaway!!! 😄 – Sketch, Faded, Metamorphosis, Hatter, Mean, Goldmine, Warning, Sieze, Jones, Paranoia, Alchemy and Iced!!! 😍😍😍

  • Chantal Esterhuizen

    I love platonic, minx and midnight blaze! Also hundred looks gorgeous!

  • Tracy Jacobs

    Midnight Blaze 🙂

  • Melanie Pretorius

    Such an awesome give away, love the vivid colours.

  • Waseela Patel

    love the palette

  • Helouise Visser

    The purple and orange colours would be so amazing to experiment with!

  • Jacqueline Katzen

    Platonic looks stunning

  • Marie du Plooy

    So, I am also tired of having nightmares when Monday pulls around, and to celebrate with you I started following you. Beautifully colourful!

  • Nicole Wasserfall

    The colours are absolutely beautiful, especially Jones!! it reminds me of sunsets <3

  • Joles

    Definitely Platonic 🙂

  • Roxanne Chutthergoon

    Midnight Blaze

  • GJordan

    Midnight Blaze is beautiful

  • Simran Juglal

    Such a beautiful palette! Warning is definitely my fave 🙂

  • Jenna Holder

    The colour Hatter is absolutely amazing! Would absolutely love to try this palette out and be a bit more adventurous with my makeup 🙂

  • Farzanah Chupty

    Would love to try platonic and midnight blaze. Love the colours

  • Spa Mm

    I really love Hatter and Midnight Blaze!! But all are so much fun 🙂

  • Luminous Angel

    They are all brilliant! But I really love Hundred 😉

  • did i mention I’m in love with these colors 🙂 so need this in my life!

  • Glodmine screams my name

  • Maria Anna

    Oh my!!! Such a beautiful giveaway!!! This palette is simply breathless!!! I would love so much to try Blindsided and Faded! Both are very stunning!!!

  • Pooja Ramsundar

    I am most excited about Midnight Blaze. Love it 😍

  • Nistasha Pather

    Jones and Alchemy are beautiful but in all honesty I’d use all lol they are gorgeous

  • RehanaSeedat.5


  • Wits Student

    So excited for this ! Fingers crossed
    🙌 I’m most excited to use gossip

  • Alona Young

    Warning, seize and jones are all so pretty, like a summer sunset – I’d love to make some looks with those! Also, hatter looks beautiful.

  • Most excited to try delirious, think this palette will really take me out of my confort zone!

  • Tanya

    Midnight Blaze looks amazing! I would have so much fun with these colours. This palette is a beauty!

  • Ashley Auerbach

    I love plums and purples so I’m most excited to try Delirious!!

  • mpotter01

    Oh I love Minxed!

  • rajee

    Love Midnight Blaze

  • Ndapewa Laudika Iithete

    I love bright colours, so this is deifintely on my wishlist. I love that they’ve included some of the colours from the Alice in Wonderland palette. <3

  • Jacqueline Katzen

    oh wow… I won… thank you 🙂 so excited