The New Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette from Urban Decay will blow your mind!

November 19, 2016

If your a colour junkie with your makeup like me, then this is the palette you need. Urban Decay have given us the limited edition Full Spectrum palette featuring a whooping 21 shades (the most ever in any UD palette). Full Spectrum is filled with UD's iconic eyeshadows all with the trademarked Pigment Infusion System meaning each shade has a velvety texture, amazing staying power, is super blendable and rich in colour.

Urban Decay are known for giving us fans the best in colourful, bright and vivid eyeshadow shades so I think they have really struck gold with the Full Spectrum palette. Back in 2015 UD launched the Spectrum Eyeshadow palette which was limited edition and everyone went crazy trying to get hold of the palette so if you bought that palette or didn't manage to get your hands on it, the Full Spectrum will blow you away either way. Go out now and pick up the Full Spectrum palette, it's filled with vivid shades from bold brights to matte white. Inside the palette the shades are organised with each row containing an ombré of shades grouping each three eyeshadows by colour family including yellows, pinks, oranges, purples, blues, greens and a wildcard row featuring black to white.

With 21 shades to work with, the makeup looks are endless, you can work with the colour grouped trio's to create amazing ombré looks or rock a vivid eye look by mixing the colours which is my personal favourite; I'm not afraid wear the brightest of shades like the two shades featured from the latest Alice palette 'Hatter' and 'Metamorphosis'. Wearing the palettes eyeshadows over the past couple of weeks has given me many new looks and using UD's potion primer they have lasted all day long without any shadow movement. Each shade is as blendable as ever just as I'd expect from UD and is highly pigmented too. 

Along with the two shades from the Alice palette that was released earlier this year, there are 18 new shades and 'Alchemy' a satin finish deep fuchsia shade from the Vice3 palette. In the palette there are 5 different eyeshadow finishes including 9 metallic shades, 7 matte, 2 shimmer, 1 satin and 2 with micro-sparkle finishes; this gives the palette a great mix of finishes to complete any look. The shade I was most excited about was the matte white shade 'Bump' because you don't often see a white eyeshadow in any palette, 'bump' works so well within it's trio of smokey eye ombré with 'Platonic' a matte black with iridescent glitter and 'Iced' an oyster sliver with shimmer. Another shade you don't often see is a bright yellow, 'Calavera' is the brightest pigmented yellow eyeshadow I've ever seen and makes a perfect party eye look which lasts all night. The golden shade within the yellow trio 'Goldmine' adds some metallic glitter to the bright eye look whilst 'Midnight Blaze' adds dimension being a black with yellow-gold pearl tones. 

UD are known for creating beautiful packaging especially with their eyeshadow palettes and this is no different with the Full Spectrum palette. The lid is topped with spectrum-like lines filling the top of the sleek black case and a large multi-coloured jewelled UD featuring on the bottom right hand side of the palettes lid; giving the palette a rainbow of dreams vibe. Inside the lid which is more of a box shape than some of UD's other palettes is a full sized mirror to help you create your makeup looks easily. Of course there is a double ended brush inside the palette with a shadow brush for packing on colour and a tapered crease brush for laying down eyeshadow and working shades into the crease of your eye. The palette itself doesn't feel too big to me even though there are more shades inside than a normal UD palette, I feel comfortable in holding the palette in my hands when applying my makeup and it looks fantastic on my dressing table especially with that rainbow coloured jewel on top. 

This is probably one of my all time favourite palettes from Urban, the colourful shades are right up my street and the case is as creative as ever. I love displaying my UD palettes on my dresser and whenever I'm wearing any makeup from UD I get compliments and questions on where my makeup is from. I'll forever be a colour junkie and I expect UD to continue bringing out colour filled makeup palettes! 

The Full Spectrum eyeshadow palette is available for £43.00 from Urban Decay's website and in UD stores and counters now. 

*PR Sample - All thoughts are my own, see my disclaimer for more information. 

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  1. This looks absolutely beautiful, hello decent sized mirror! I have all of the Naked palettes, but I am nowhere near brave enough to wear colours like this. I'd love to see some pictures of eye looks that you create with this! xx

    mondo divine

    1. I only have the Ultimate Basics palette as I'm such a colour junkie when it comes to my makeup, no need to be brave, just go for it lol. Yes the mirror is huge!
      I'll try to get some photos of my eye looks up on my Instagram, I struggle to get good shots of my eyes but I'll give it a go :/

      Thank you so much for reading lovely!

      Gem x


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