Satisfy your colour addiction with Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette: Review, Swatches & Makeup Looks

When color is your drug of choice, you know where to get the good stuff. Satiate your hunger for colours with the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette, a limited-edition palette featuring 21 shades of UD’s iconic eyeshadows (the most ever in any UD palette).


The Full Spectrum palette literally is a rainbow spectrum with the shadows sorted by the colour family. From pinks, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, purples, and even a wildcard row that goes from white to black, the ombré trios of shadows are sure to provide you with the perfect artist palette to rock different looks. Create dimensional ombré looks by working within the colour-coordinated trios or experiment with multiple shade groups at once. With 18 brand NEW shades and three exclusives from past palettes, you’ll never run out of options.

Before we go into the colours, can we just take a minute to admire the intricate packaging? The sleek black case is glamorous with the tonal, spectrum-like lines that alternate from matte to shiny and the best part? A rainbowed-out, faceted “UD” jewel. Just stunning. It’s one of the prettiest “UD” jewel just yet!

Flip open the palette and you’ll be greeted with a huge-ass mirror and a double-ended brush. The Tapered Crease Brush is great for laying down shadow, defining the crease or blending out colour. On the opposite end sits the Shadow Brush which is a great tool for you to pack colour on the lid or to do detailed shading. But of course, the highlight – those beautiful myriad of colours from super-smooth mattes to shimmer-laced shades that will set every colour junkie’s heart on fire.

Each eyeshadow in the Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette features UD’s Pigment Infusion System™, a proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich colour, serious staying power and blendability. Let’s look into the shades row by row, shall we?

The first row (from the bottom) sits the brightest rainbow you can ever find. It has super bright colours and the shades include:

  • Paranoia – soft metallic blue-pink
  • 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

Moving onto the second row, you’ll find some of the classic primary shades in different finishes and textures:

  • Gossip – bright metallic pink with subtle floating pearl
  • Seize – bright metallic coral with subtle floating pearl
  • Calavera – bright yellow matte with subtle 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

And the last row consists of the darker shades to help you define your eye looks. These shades are great to be worn alone, used to smoke out the outer corners or simply to line the lower lash line:

  • Alchemy – deep fuchsia satin
  • Warning – deep metallic copper
  • Midnight Blaze – black matte with yellow-gold pearl
  • Hundred – deep metallic forest green
  • Minx – deep navy matte with floating tonal pearl
  • Delirious – deep plum matte with subtle floating pearl
  • Platonic – black matte with iridescent glitter

Personally, I really enjoy using this palette. Despite having crazy colours, I find that it can still be a pretty everyday wearable palette. Since Valentine’s Day is coming, I have created a sweet eye look for a romantic date night using Paranoia, Jones, Faded, Platonic and Iced.

I love how the purple enhances the pink tint to make the eyes look more defined.

Other than a sweet pink look, I’ve also played with the palette to come up with 2 more makeup looks, one smoky eye and another with the blue tones to show you how wearable the blues are.

With Platonic, Iced and Midnight Blaze, I’ve created a stronger grey smoky eye for a days when you’re feeling a little more grunge and rocker. I love having grey eyeshadows, especially when I’m in a bad mood because it makes me look fiercer and that’ll keep people away from me. Hahaha just kidding!

And yes, the blues with Jones, Platonic, Iced and Metamorphosis.

How do you like the shades in this palette? As a colour makeup junkie, this palette is indeed perfect for me to play around. However, I feel that I still need a matte brown as a crease colour so that I am able to nicely blend the eyeshadows together to create a seamless colour transition. Overall, 2 thumbs up for this palette!

The Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette retails for SGD88 at Sephora Singapore stores and Sephora Online.

Create yourself and be gorgeous! XOXO, Roanna.

Disclaimer: Product was provided by Urban Decay Singapore for consideration. The above review is based on my true and honest opinion and experience, without influence from others or the brand. It contains information from the brand. I am NOT compensated by the brand.

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