Urban Decay Full Spectrum palette: Review and Swatches 

As I got this palette for Christmas I thought I’d show you the swatches of every shadow (because they are all so beaaaaautiful) and give you a little review of the colours and palette itself. 

Straight off the bat the packaging is amazing. And I mean, amazing. It has a similar feel and weight to the Naked Smokey palette (which I also have) but it’s a lot bigger and has a HUGE mirror inside. I’m also a fan of the rainbow UD logo. The double-ended brush is also good, however I still find I reach for my Mac 217 and 228 eyeshadow brushes instead. 

So onto the swatches: 

This is the top row, L-R are: Alchemy, Warning, Midnight Blaze, Hundred, Minx, Delirious and Platonic. These shades are more metallic and darker than the rest; I’d probably reach for these for a dark smokey eye. 

The middle row: Gossip, Seize, Calavera, Hatter, Blindsided, Sketch and Iced. These are definitely the ‘classic’ rainbow colours. I love all of these however they are a bit too bright for me as I tend to stick with more classic and less out there looks. But hey, now I’ve got this palette that could change! I also must say that Iced is basically a massive silver glitterfest so be careful for fallout when using this. 

The bottom row: Paranoia, Jones, Goldmine, Mean, Metamorphosis, Faded and Bump. As you can probably see, these colours are more pastel and a lot more wearable especially for spring. However, these colours are less pigmented in my opinion and it took me two finger swatches to get this colour to show up on my arm! 


I love this palette and it’s especially useful if you’re really into makeup and want to experiment with brighter colours. It’s definitely inspired me to try different looks! The only bad thing I would say is that the colour pay off isn’t great in some shades (the bottom row, Seize, Calavera and Hatter) which is slightly disappointing. As well as this, there are no matte shades! Even in the middle row the colours still have a slight shimmer in them, which is great if you like that, but with a pricey palette like this I would have wanted to see more matte shades. Saying that, I’d still give this palette 4/5! 


4 thoughts on “Urban Decay Full Spectrum palette: Review and Swatches 

    1. Yeah I know me neither! I just found that with Seize and Calavera if I wanted to put them on my crease as a transition the colour just wasn’t there. Which is a shame but I love this palette nonetheless, and hey you should try it! Never say never! X

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