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Is the Urban Decay Electric Palette Safe To Use on Eyes?


After I posted about Urban Decay’s insanely bright palette, Electric, I was bombarded with lots of enquiries about the safety of using all the shades on the eye area. Read more 2 previous posts HERE and HERE.
Urban Decay Electric Palette
This stems from the fact that in the US the palette is issued with this statement “Warning: Slowburn, Savage, Jilted, and Urban are not intended for the immediate eye area.” and the FDA have not tested and approved the suitability of use of neon pigments around the eye area. We don’t have any warnings or restrictions here in the UK but here’s what the official line is from Urban Decay in the UK:

“We created the Electric Pressed Pigment Palette with artistry in mind. Using pressed pigments was the only way for us to create heavily saturated brights with the intense pigment load we craved. Traditional eyeshadow formulas just wouldn’t cut it. To achieve shades like these, we started with our existing Eyeshadow formula and modified it to create a new Pressed Pigment formula.
Everywhere but the U.S., the Electric Palette is an eyeshadow palette. Because of a technicality, in the U.S. it’s considered a multiuse artistry palette. To get the most out of this palette, experiment and see what works for you. You can use the Electric Palette all over (and that’s where the creativity comes in!).
A few shades contain a colorant that has not yet been approved for the use around the immediate eye area. However, this restriction only applies in the U.S.; in every other country where Urban Decay is sold, these shades are approved for use around the eyes.
Bottom line? We didn’t want to limit the Electric Palette to eyeshadow. It’s an artistry palette with unlimited possibilities! How you use these shades is up to you. (And no matter where you use them, you’ll get insane colour payout.)”.
I hope this helps. I think it is really down to matter of personal choice and preference. I haven’t yet used Slowburn, Savage, Jilted, and Urban around the eyes but have used the first 2 as blushers. I will try them around the eyes and update this post when I have.
Let me know if you have any other questions!

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5 Responses to Is the Urban Decay Electric Palette Safe To Use on Eyes?

  1. Lucy Zelazowski March 17, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    Every time I look at it, I want to more and more. Urban looks awesome. I hope to see some gorgeous shots of it in action.

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  2. daisy walters March 17, 2014 at 7:08 pm #

    ooh, I wouldn’t have even looked at any warnings! I do understand it was made more for artistry.

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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  3. Emily Knott March 17, 2014 at 10:47 pm #

    This palette looks amazing – although I would have no idea what to do with it!

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  4. Jessica November 12, 2016 at 8:28 pm #

    I just bought the electric pallet and seen the warning I was curious if u did use those colors on your eyes? Thank you,,, I’m dying to try them out!!!

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    • Ree November 13, 2016 at 5:08 pm #

      I haven’t used this palette for a while but I did play with all the shades on my eyes with no problems. Fave shade is still Chaos!

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