Price: $55 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 21 x 0.04 oz
The Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette is a 21 shadow palette full of color. Each shade has a dark, bright and pastel version as you go down each column.
The packaging of the Full Spectrum Palette is so pretty; I love the rainbow faceted UD on the front. Functionality wise, the palette is annoying to open because it doesn't open right in the center since the lid folds down over the entire palette. The shadows appear to be the same size as pans in the Naked palettes, but they each are 0.04oz, versus the 0.05oz of the Naked shadows. The price of the Full Spectrum Palette is a bit difficult to justify for me, since not all of the shadows are quite up to par. The top row, with the dark shadows all perform great and are nicely pigmented. The middle row is pretty nice, but the bottom row is a dud for me. The first three shades on the bottom row (Paranoia, Jones and Goldmine) all need a lot of layering to get decent color payoff, which is not something I want in a $55 palette. So while I like the top row and I think the colors are unique, they are not worth the other two iffy rows. I could maybe justify the pigmentation if this was a drugstore palette, but it's Urban Decay. I would definitely recommend the Nyx Ultimate Palette in Brights ($18) if you are looking for a fun, bright array of colors. I own many Urban Decay eye shadow palettes, so this one was really just a letdown in comparison.