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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.

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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.

Packaging

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.

Formula

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.

Longevity

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.

Price

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.
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