Friday, 23 May 2014

Urban Decay Electric Palette Inspired Tutorial - Coastal Scents 88 Palette

UD Electric Palette Inspired Eyeshadow using Coastal Scents 88 Palette
This is my recreation of Casey Holmes makeup tutorial where she is using the Urban Decay Electric Palette (I will link her Getting Ready with Me video down below). I personally do not own this palette but was very inspired by the bright neon colours, so I decided to recreate it using my Coastal Scents 88 Palette. Not only does this palette have 88 different colourful eyeshadows but it is very affordable compared to the Urban Decay Electric Palette so it is a great alternative. The colours I have used as well as all other products mentioned in this video will be listed below.

If you are planning on also using the Coastal Scents 88 palette I would highly recommend you use some sort of eyeshadow base to ensure the colours are vibrant and last all day. My favourites are the Maybelline Colour Tattoos and the Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk which is what I used in this video.

UD Electric Palette Inspired Eyeshadow using Coastal Scents 88 Palette
UD Electric Palette Inspired Eyeshadow using Coastal Scents 88 Palette

Products Used:

Foundation: L'Oreal True Match - Ivory
Setting Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte - Translucent
Eyebrows: Sleek Storm Palette: Matte Dark Brown
Blush: Rimmel Powder Blush – Pink Rose
Highlighter: Elf Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder - Luminance
Eyeshadow Base/Primer: Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil – Milk
Green Eyeshadow: Coastal Scents 88 Palette (3 Right 3 Down)
Pink Eyeshadow: Coastal Scents 88 Palette (7 Right 6 Down)
Blue Eyeshadow: Coastal Scents 88 Palette (5 Right 8 Down)
Eyeliner: Maybelline EyeStudio Gel Eyeliner – Black
Mascara: Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam
Lipgloss: Maybelline ColorSensational Shine Gloss – Pink Shock

Lipstick: Maybelline Long Lasting Kate Lipstick - 101


1. Apply a cream eyeshadow base to the eyelids all the way to the brow bone. For this I used my Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk which I would highly recommend.

2. Apply tape from your lower lash line all the way to the end of your eyebrow. This will give you a sharp edge to your eyeshadow and create a wing type effect.

3. Pat the Green eyeshadow onto your eyelid (3 Right 3 Down in Palette) don't worry if this step is a little messy.

4. Blend the bright pink eyeshadow (7 Right 6 Down in Paletteinto your crease all the way out to the tape that you have applied. Keep packing the colour into the crease and blending it out with a blending brush with no product on it. If the colour is not as vibrant go back in with your eyeshadow and add more colour to the colour you have just blended and again blend away!

5. Pack the cobalt blue eyeshadow (5 Right 8 Down in Palette) onto the outer v. Use a clean blending brush to blend this into the pink and green but try to keep this focused in the outer v. Again keep applying colour back onto the colour you have blended and keep blending away the same we did for the pink.

6. Apply eyeliner, curl your eyelashes and apply some voluminous mascara.

7. Blend the blue and pink colour mixed to the outer part of your bottom lash line. 

8. Blend the green colour to the inner part of your bottom lash line and make sure to blend this into the blue/pink combination we mixed in the step before.

9. Add a matte white colour to the inner corner of your eyes and under your brow bone for a highlight. This will make your eyes look more awake.

10. (Optional) Apply fake lashes to intensify the eyeshadow look.

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  1. Lovely makeup look!

    1. Thank you! I love the new fun vibrant looks people are achieving from the Urban Decay palettes, so I got inspired to recreate it with what I have!

  2. i'm in love with this! great post x

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    1. Loving the fun neon colours for Summer, I think it is a lot easier to get away with wearing bright colours like this in the Summer!

  3. Love the tutorial! Never dared those colours but I will try it!
    Isz. xx from

  4. Great post, I cant believe how many shades you get in that palette! I love the look your created xxx

    1. It is a great palette when you are just first starting out with makeup and wanting to build your collection! The pigmentation is decent on their own but they really stand out if you use a base like the Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk. The sizes of each eyeshadow is probably around the size of a US dime coin. It doesn't seem like a lot but I have used many of these eyeshadows frequently and I still have loads of product left!

  5. Wow such pretty colors and it doesn't look overly done, great Look! Love it.

    1. I think it looks a little more 'wearable' because it is a light shade on the whole eyleid. For example if I was to do a similar look with purple on the eyelid and blue in the crease it would look a lot more dramatic but since a light colour is placed on the lid it tones it down a little even though it is using bright fun colours!

      I love wearing bold eyeshadow looks like this and I would wear them out in the daytime any day :D!

  6. Hey, the eyeshadow looks very pretty!! Love your blog! :)