Two Super-Bright Alternatives to Urban Decay's Electric Palette That You Probably Didn't Know Existed

The Electric eyeshadows awesome, but I love having options.
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The Electric eyeshadows awesome, but I love having options.

My trusty Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette is a well-loved gem in my kit and it has aided me in many a colorful LOTW. However, there have been some other super-bright colors that I've wished would have been included in the palette as well, so I was excited to discover two palettes that provided me with more colorful shades to work with.

L - Viseart Editorial Brights Palette. R - Morphe Picasso Palette 12p

L - Viseart Editorial Brights Palette. R - Morphe Picasso Palette 12p

The Splurge: Viseart Editorial Brights Palette

Meet my new bae, I love that there's a rich red in here!

Meet my new bae, I love that there's a rich red in here!

The Viseart palettes are pricey at $80, and although everyone has raved about their quality I hadn’t really be tempted by them until I saw this one. Initially, I was a little disappointed because I thought the shades weren’t as pigmented as I wanted them to be when I swatched them out; they looked a bit softer than I was expecting despite being super-smooth in texture.

I figured out later that the pigmentation is INSANE when you use a brush and place the shadow on the lid. Where they swatched softly, they pack a powerful punch on the lids.

What I also loved about this palette is that the texture of the powders is so soft that they blend like a dream.

The Bargain: Morphe Picasso Palette

Very similar to the Viseart with a few additions and subtractions.

Very similar to the Viseart with a few additions and subtractions.

For me, Morphe shadows are kind of hit-or-miss, but this particular palette is definitely closer to a hit. It seems pretty apparent that this is their version of the Viseart palette, but what I like more about this one is that they include a white and a black shadow, so you could feasibly create an entire eye look (liner included) with this single palette. These shadows are also super-pigmented, although the texture is a bit uneven and chalky. 

As far as application on the lid goes, I think these perform pretty well. You do have to build the color up a bit as it doesn’t show up evenly with one swipe, and there is some fall-out as well. Overall, though, if you don’t mind spending some extra time building up the color and blending, you can definitely make this work, especially for $14.99.

I used the both palettes for a recent LOTW. I used the darkest purple shade in the Morphe palette near the blue on the middle third of my lid and the black from the Morphe palette to darken up my liner and to add to the lower lash line on the outer third portion. The rest of the shadows are Viseart.

I used the both palettes for a recent LOTW. I used the darkest purple shade in the Morphe palette near the blue on the middle third of my lid and the black from the Morphe palette to darken up my liner and to add to the lower lash line on the outer third portion. The rest of the shadows are Viseart.

  • Have you tried either of these palettes yet? 
  • What are your favorite bright shadows or palettes?