Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, is an Indian tradition celebrated at the start of every Spring. When I saw Urban Decay's teaser video on Instagram a few months ago I knew almost immediately where they could've pulled their inspiration from.
Nine pressed pigment shades were paired with its muse, Chaos, to tantalise the rainbow lovers. Personally, I'm a colour admirer -- I know what I like, but I've never been too bold in the makeup realm. Urban Decay's newest palette has given me a chance to taste that rainbow.
Revolt is a shimmery silver. I wouldn't necessarily say its super pigmented, yet it does make for a great colour for highlighting the inner corners of your eyes.
Gonzo is described as a "bright turquoise matte with floating tonal pearl." 'Tis bright, but chalky and patchy.
Slowburn is as orange as the setting summer sun. Matte and pearl collide in the finish.
Savage is the apple of Barbie's eye. It's a matte fuchsia pink that'd make Ken jealous.
Fringe is a metallic teal; just think of a peacock's feather.
Chaos (not the kind in Britney's life) is a vibrant, matte cerulean blue and is probably just as patchy as Gonzo. This is a buildable blue that requires a bit of patience during the application process.
Jilted is a cranberry pink with hints of plum. This shade happens to be one of my personal favourites.
Urban is a punk-y regal purple that Queen Elizabeth could even get behind.
Freak is a moss green with golden undertones. Kermit knows full well it's not easy being green.
Chartreuse is the baby of lemon and lime. Urban Decay classifies Thrash as a matte, but I beg to differ.
I have no real tricks up my sleeve in the makeup skills department, so I watched a tutorial filmed by Leesha of xSparkage for advice -- for me, she is a master at whipping up wearable looks with extraordinary colour palettes.
Just like Leesha I kept things in the family and paired several colours (Gonzo, Jilted, Urban and Revolt) from the Electric Pressed Pigment Palette with the a few colours from the Naked 3 Palette.
Prior to applying the six or seven shades seen above, I first applied NARS Smudge Proof Primer, which was followed by NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk in order to have a proper canvas. This duo (primer and white eyeliner) helped to make the eyeshadow stay put, so much that I didn't fret about colour fallout.
This palette made me super giddy, I felt like a kid in a candy store as I wrangled up my brushes before trotting off to create this look. I can't wait to see how the other six shades perform.
Overall, I'm impressed by this leap of faith purchase. Thanks to Tacita for helping to make this possible!
The Bagful breakdown:
Total amount for Urban Decay's Electric Pressed Pigment Palette:
Value for money spent (performance and quality):
- 9 out of 10 bags — There were more hits than misses.
Would another purchase be on the horizon?:
- Tacita also picked up a couple of tubes of UD's Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss. I just so happen to be wearing Naked in these very pictures :)