Urban Decay used to be all about the colour 5-10 years ago, but ever since the insane popularity of their Naked palettes they've become more subdued. Well colour is back with the new Urban Decay Wired Collection, and it's back in a big way.
Everyone remembers the Urban Decay Electric Palette, which was full of bright and neon eyeshadows, and it launched at a time when nobody else was creating such bold and vibrant shades.
Now colour has become a lot more popular and mainstream, and it's no longer reserved for just editorial makeup. The Urban Decay Wired Collection is set to launch in the US first, but will make it's way to the UK soon after on the 14th of February on the Urban Decay UK website.
Urban Decay Wired Collection – Wired Palette Pressed Pigment Palette
The Wired Pressed Pigment Palette contains ten powders which are clearly set out into two sections within the palette, with six shades that can be used on the eyes, body and face.
Then there's a smaller section of four shades that aren't eye safe, and can only be used on the face and body. In the Electric Palette there were also shades that weren't eye safe, but they were marked as so on the base of the palette, so I think it's great that they're making it very clear in this palette.
The shades that aren't marked as being suitable for the eyes, are shades that are likely to stain, and they've even included asterisks next to the shade names too. Looking at the shade names, there's a few shades that have featured in previous palettes to such as Chaos and Slowburn so hardcore Urban Decay fans may experience a little crossover if you own lots of their palettes.
- Glitch – white matte
- Chaos – royal blue matte
- Shock – lilac matte
- Gravity – deep purple shimmer
- Savage – neon pink matte
- Fluorescent – pastel teal matte
- Current – teal shimmer
- Jolt – deep yellow matte
- Switch – orange matte
- Slowburn – orangey toned red matte
Urban Decay Wired Collection – Wired 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
The Urban Decay Wired Collection features four shades of the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in the shades Jolt, Shock, Amped and Vivid. All four shades appear to be matte, and are very bright colours. All four shades are brand new, never before seen shades and they complement the neon tones in the eyeshadow palette well.
Urban Decay Wired Collection – Wired Vice Lip Chemistry
Considering how bold and vibrant the Urban Decay Wired Collection is, it's surprising how muted the shades are for these lip colours. There are five shades; Gravity, X-Ray, Savage, Switch and Wire.
They're supposed to have the pH technology that can alter the colour when it's warmed up on your lips. They have a doefoot applicator, and they appear to be tinted glosses.
Urban Decay Wired Collection – Wired Transforming Eyeliner & Top Coat
The last product within the Urban Decay Wired Collection are the most intriguing, and are double ended pens. One end of the pen features a satin black liquid liner, and the other features an iridescent transforming powder which you layer over the top of the black liner.
There are five shades to choose from within the Urban Decay Wired Collection; High Voltage, Amped, Charged, Circuit and Fuse. I love how multi-dimensional the shades look in the swatches, they're so beautiful and so different to anything I've seen launched before.
The Urban Decay Wired Collection launched on the 14th of February on the UK Urban Decay website.
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