Friday, 30 January 2015

Makeup Revolution Colour Chaos Palette Vs Urban Decay Electric Palette

I've seen many blog reviews on Makeup Revolution's Colour Chaos Palette and a lot of them are saying how it is a dupe for Urban Decay's Electric Palette. I absolutely love the Electric Palette and it is one of my favorite bright palettes out there. I decided to get the Colour Chaos Palette and compare the two and actually see if if is a dupe.

I reviewed the Electric Palette last year, and you can read my review here

Revolution's Colour Chaos is from their Salvation range of palettes and has 18 eyeshadows. Most of the colors are very bright, although there are some dark shimmery ones as well as a white and cream colored eyeshadow.

Makeup Revolution's Colour Chaos is £6.00
Urban Decay's Electric is £38.00

There is a big price difference, so on this post I am going to compare the two and see if there is any difference in the two.




Top - Gleam, Wkd, Tom Tom, Pink Obsessed, On A Mission, Overbored
Middle - Needed To, Me Three, Do It Now, Toxic Apple Tini, Ammunition, Deliver Me
Bottom - Super Y, My Demons, Tip X, I Said Go, Beyond Real, Calm Me Down


At first glance, the two palettes may look the same. The colors in both are really bright. Although if going by looks alone, Revolution's isn't an exact dupe because there are 18 colors compared to Urban Decay's 10 colors. I also think some colors in Revolution's don't belong in the palette such as Ammunition and Calm Me Down.

As for packaging, both palettes are quite study, although Urban Decay's wins on this one. The packaging is much harder, color names are actually printed in the palette rather than on a plastic insert and the outer packaging has a bright design printed into it. Not to mention Urban Decay gives you quite a good eyeshadow brush and not one of those sponge tipped applicators. 

Colour Chaos and Electric

Packaging

Top - Revolt, Gonzo, Slowburn, Savage, Fringe
Bottom - Chaos, Jilted, Urban, Freak, Thrash


Now for swatches. I'm not going to go into detail about Electric as I did a review of it last year. I did find that most of the Colour Chaos colors did swatch a bit on the powdery side and a number of them lacked pigment, especially the mattes. The top row of Colour Chaos swatched the best.

Colour Chaos Swatches

Gleam, Wkd, Tom Tom, Pink Obsessed, On A Mission, Overbored

Needed To, Me Three, Do It Now, Toxic Apple Tini, Ammunition, Deliver Me

Super Y, My Demons, Tip X, I Said Go, Beyond Real, Calm Me Down


Electric Swatches

Top - Revolt, Gonzo, Slowburn, Savage, Fringe
Bottom - Chaos, Jilted, Urban, Freak, Thrash

I decided to try and create some looks with Colour Chaos. For anyone who loves bright colors, this palette is definatly a must. There are endless looks that can be created with it. I blended the colors together rather than wearing them on their own.

After trying some of the colors and blending them together, I can say this palette is not a dupe for the Electric palette. A lot of the colors in this one were quite powdery and could have done with more pigment. They also seemed to have a dry texture, Electric eyeshadows have a nice soft texture to them when applying and the pigment is fab. 

The best colors in this palette were - Gleam, Wkd, Tom Tom, On A Mission, Do It Now, Ammunition and Deliver Me. These still were a bit on the dry side and could have done with more pigment. They did do a lot better to the rest of the colors in the palette. The silver color - Gleam, actually was a lot better than Urban Decay's Revolt, which is the silver in the Electric Palette.

Colors I thought were halfway. Better than worse, but not as good as the best. These were Pink Obsessed, Toxic Apple Tini and I Said Go.

Most of the mattes had to be the worst colors in this palette. These were very dry and needed a lot more pigment. They were difficult to blend and build up. They were - Overbored, Tip X, Needed To, Me Three, Super Y, My Demons and Calm Me Down. 

The colors I did use did stay on for most of the day and didn't crease. I know there is a big price difference between these two palettes and for those on a budget Colour Chaos is fine, but I just don't see it as being just as good as the Electric palette and no way is it a dupe. I really recommend saving and spending a bit more on the Electric palette as you are getting a far superior product.

Pink Obsessed, Wkd, Needed To and Me Think

I Said Go and Deliver Me


Toxic Apple Tini and Tom Tom

Wkd, Overbored and Gleam

18 comments:

  1. Omg I love love love the last shade. Amazing x

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    1. Thanks, blue always looks good as an eyeshadow x

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  2. Wow they are really bright, they look amazing on you but not something I would dare wear x

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  3. Love the looks you created. I completely agree with you when it comes to almost anything, it really is worth saving up and getting the quality version, because the results are much better!

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    1. The colors in the Electric Palette are so much easier to blend than these ones x

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  4. They do have such similar colours! I'm loving how you are wearing them great :-)

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  5. Love the eye looks. I'm a bit confused about the UD palette as some of the colors are not safe to use on the eye area, it's even stated somewhere on the packaging. I know it's a pigment palette and not an eyeshadow palette but I still think it's a little strange to include colors that are not recommended for the eye area.

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    1. I think it's just to cover themselves. I've used the colors loads of times and haven't had any irritation. As UD is an American brand I can see it only being a US only thing. Some pigments are classified safe by the EU but the same pigments are not in the US. If you look at MAC's Pro line of colors some are not safe for eye or lip area. x

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    2. I've just confirmed the color safe thing by reading about it on X Sparkage. It's only the FDA that have said they are not color safe. The same colors are seen as safe in Europe.

      http://www.xsparkage.com/new-urban-decay-electric-palette-review/

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    3. thanks for clearing that up. :)

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  6. Strange. EU is normally stricter than the US in the cosmetics department. But it makes sense. I'm just a chicken and would not use something on the eyes, if it states that it's not for use on the eyes. That's just me being a scaredy pants.

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    1. I use Electric loads of times and haven't had any eye irritation. Some of the colors in the Color Chaos look the same such as the blue and pink, yet it doesnt have the same warning on the packaging. I'm guessing it's because Revolution is an EU based brand and doesnt put it on there, while UD is US based as has to put it on there for legal reasons x

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  7. The Makeup Revolution palette does initially seems like a great option for someone who doesn't want to spend too much on a brights palette, though it's a shame some of the shadows are powdery. I bought the Electric Palette recently but I haven't used it yet- I just had to have it in my collection as the colours looked so amazing and pigmented! Though reading through the comments I had no idea about the FDA certification!

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    1. It's mainly for legal reasons etc. Like I said i haven't had any eye irritation or anything and I use this palette a lot. America and the EU seem to be different on it. They are both the same pigments, but seem to be color safe in different areas x

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  8. Your eye make up skills are crazy good! x

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