RAINBOW MAKEUP | Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette

Urban Decay Full Spectrum

The Urban Decay Full Spectrum is a limited-edition eyeshadow set featuring 21 colourful shades (the most ever in any Urban Decay palette!), 18 new shades, three exclusives from past palettes.

Keep reading to find out how the palette performs, and see the colourful look I came up with!

Urban Decay Full Spectrum

Originally released in October 2016, as a Limited Edition palette, it isn’t widely available.The good news for us here in NZ you can buy it from Mecca. I bought my Full Spectrum palette while I was in the UK, and you can still buy it from Debenhams. It is listed on Urban Decay UK,  but not on the US Urban Decay site.

What is really special about this palette, is how versatile the colour selection is. Running horizontally, you have a rainbow of colour; scroll down to see me try out this look. Working vertically, you actually have seven trios of colour… you could literally wear a new colour on your eyes every day of the week.

Urban Decay Full Spectrum

Eyeshadow Swatches

Urban Decay Full Spectrum

Top (L-R): 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 w/floating tonal pearl), Delirious (deep plum matte w/subtle floating pearl) & Platonic (black matte w/iridescent glitter). Middle (L-R): Gossip (bright metallic pink w/subtle floating pearl) Seize (bright metallic coral w/subtle floating pearl), Calavera (bright yellow matte w/subtle floating pearl) Calavera (bright yellow matte w/subtle floating pearl), Hatter (vibrant green w/tonal micro-sparkle), Blindsided (bright teal blue matte w/floating pearl), Sketch (metallic medium purple) & Iced (oyster silver w/shimmer). Bottom (L-R): Paranoia (soft metallic blue-pink) , Jones (metallic orange w/subtle floating pearl), Goldmine (metallic yellow-gold), Mean (bright metallic lime green), Metamorphosis (vibrant periwinkle blue w/micro-sparkle), Faded (lavender w/gold shimmer) & Bump (white matte).

 

Urban Decay Full Spectrum

I am so happy with the way these shadows swatch they all have great pigment and texture. The colour payoff translates the vibrant hues from the pan to your eyes beautifully. The only shade I feel doesn’t perform as well is Iced, the silver shade.

I don’t think I have ever used a brush that comes with a palette more than once. The Full Spectrum brush looks and feels pretty soft. It has a nice fluffy blender end, and a short dense packing end. I was able to use this brush, pretty much exclusively, to do my entire eyeshadow look.

Urban Decay Full Spectrum

Full Spectrum Eye Look

To find out how I came up with this look, and see my first impression, watch this weeks video:

This palette is a great addition to my kit, and I am stocked to have this much colour variety. If you love to play with colour, I highly recommend this palette!

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