It's the 5th and final day of the Electric Challenge! Thank you SO MUCH for the nice feedback on the looks I've done throughout the week, and there are now more than 100 #ElectricChallenge pictures on Instagram- how cool! The idea of this challenge is to use the Urban Decay Electric Palette every day for a week, and you have to make sure you work in all of the different shades by the time the 5 days are up! Click here to see all of my Electric Challenge blogs from this week. It's been so much fun to get up each day and map out my eye looks, and I've really enjoyed seeing how these intense shades can transform so easily when you blend them or incorporate other eyeshadows entirely. I think the purple in this palette is one of my favorite shades, so I made that the primary focus of this look, with a blue pop! I think it's a great way to make brown eyes glow!
Today's Electric Palette shades are Chaos and Urban.
Urban is a stunning metallic purple that takes on different tones depending on whether you apply it very concentrated or sheer. Chaos is an intense royal blue with a satin finish- but in application, it seems pretty matte. In addition to these colors, I worked in some classic neutrals from my Urban Decay Naked Basics palette. That's a very handy thing to use alongside Electric!
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- For my base, I applied a matte white cream shadow stick from Jordana all over the lid and around the inner corner. I dabbed over it with my finger to remove any excess product.
- Next I added a few neutrals- from the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, I used Venus (shimmery white) on the lid, Faint (cool matte brown) in the crease, and W.O.S. as my creamy highlight under the brow.
- I patted Urban on the lid, starting at the outer part and working inward halfway. I went more intense on the outside, and then used a lighter touch so the purple would start to fade into the white. I also blended Urban on the outer part of the crease and just above it. So we end up experiencing 3 tones from just one shade... intense purple (outer corner), lilac (center of lid), and a pinkish purple tone as the color fades up.
- Then I lined my upper lashline with black liquid liner (FYI- I'm using black liquid a lot with these looks because it sets to a matte finish & gives me the intense definition I want with these bright colors!), and I used a blue liner from NYX on my lower waterline.
- With an angled liner brush, I applied Chaos along my lower lashline- it's a great match for the blue eyeliner... just get it wedged right in there between all the lashes. Then I used a smudge brush to do a double line with Urban- underneath the blue.
- I finished the look with mascara on my upper and lower lashes, along with a strip of falsies on the upper lashline.
I'm also wearing...
- Estee Lauder Double Wear Face & Body in Creamy Tan
- Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer in Warm Light Medium
- Wet n Wild Color Icon single eyeshadow in Brulee (set undereye concealer)
- Makeup Up For Ever Pro Finish Powder in Neutral Sand
- Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (contour)
- Coastal Scents Forever Blush in Sweet
- Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Tiki (highlight)
- Jordana 12 Hr Made to Last Shadow Stick in Eternal White (base on lid)
- Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette (Venus, Faint, and W.O.S. as noted above)
- Urban Decay Electric Palette
- Jordana Color Envy Liquid Eyeliner in Black Envy (upper lashline)
- NYX Slide On Eyeliner in Sunrise Blue (lower waterline)
- Rimmel ScandalEyes Rockin' Curves Mascara (upper & lower lashes)
- Too Faced Brow Envy Kit
- Red Cherry #415 False Eyelashes
- Too Faced Perfect Lips Lip Liner in Perfect Spice
- Too Faced La Creme Lipstick in Naked Dolly (how cute is this sample size?!)
Thanks again for checking out this post! I really believe that a 5-day challenge is a great way to push your creativity and get out of a makeup rut! :) Whether it's something you're a little scared to use or just a palette that's not getting much use in your collection... deciding that you'll make use of it for 5 straight days really causes you to dig a little deeper for new ideas as opposed to just using the same shades over & over (I'm guilty of that!) Something I realized about the Electric Palette is that it's a great companion to the many basic neutrals I own. I've learned to look at these bright shades not as a palette that I have to be confined to... but rather as individually great shades that can be nice accents to a more muted look. If I can get all my editing done in time, I'll have an Electric Palette review posted on my main channel tomorrow! :)
- Cupcake was extra adorable while we shot Tyler's review this morning. It's like she knows when she's "on" - LOL!
- I have done so much brush cleaning this week... gotta start fresh each day when you're using these bright Electric palette shades!
- I'm trying out a travel hot roller set to review sometime soon... it gave me surprisingly big hair today.
- Yesterday I saved a frog from the pool vacuum. I think the little guy is gonna make it!