Dupe Alert! UD Electric Palette, Graphic Liner, and Playing with Color

Hello all! It’s been a few weeks since my last post. Today will be a short one about a look I wore to see Nightwish with my brother last weekend. For those that don’t know, Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Finland, which is exciting for me because concerts call for fun makeup! I’m having this phase where I’m drawn to vivid colors and bright neons and graphic eyeliner.

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I’m wearing Makeup Forever eye shadow in Lime Green in my crease and Blue Cedar on my eyelid. These colors are extremely pigmented (as you’ll see below) and quite difficult to apply and blend. To make blending easier, I used the lime green from the Morphe 12P palette as a transition shade and the yellow from the same palette all around and under my eye.

I’m not good at graphic liner but I decided to give it a go. I need to invest in a good liquid liner for geometric shapes! I currently use Revlon Colorstay  eyeliner because I have clumsy hands and the felt tip helps me create a sharp cat-eye (or in this case, a double cat-eye).  Below is my final look for the night! It definitely caught a lot of attention.

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On my lips I’m wearing Ciate’s Liquid Velvet in Envy. I saw it randomly when I was walking through Sephora and it’s a really beautiful peacock blue-green. I’m going to post a full review of that brand next week so keep an eye out for it.

I LOVED this look! I know I’m not a professional makeup artist, but everything came out exactly as I had hoped. I felt so confident and excited to express myself  through bright and unusual makeup.

Why does this post title have the Urban Decay Electric Palette in it? I didn’t use any of those colors in my look! That is because I needed to share a really exciting dupe with you guys! Makeup Forever’s Lime Green is an EXACT dupe for UD’s Thrash which is only available in the palette. In the image below, the left swatch is Thrash and the right is Makeup Forever. Both are swatched without primer. I included different lighting so you can really see how similar the colors are.

Clockwise from top left: In the store, in my bathroom lighting, in a dark room with flash, and in indirect sunlight.

Close, right? UD is famous for their highly pigmented eye shadows and bright colors but Makeup Forever’s shade is even MORE pigmented. Blue Cedar is also a dupe for Fringe which is also in the Electric Palette, but I don’t have a photo of that comparison (I can get one if you’d like. Let me know in the comments below).

I was really excited to find a dupe for this because Thrash is such a unique neon yellow with a hint of green. Every yellow I’ve been able to find is kind of an orangey egg-yolk color. Lime Green is definitely more yellow, but has green undertones.

I didn’t want to buy the entire Electric Palette because it’s really expensive and I have most of the other colors. I really just wanted Thrash and I found it elsewhere! It’s always exciting to find dupes.

Do you ever experiment with your makeup? What are some crazy colors or looks you wear or would like to wear? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time!

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  • I love your look! It would be great for a place like a concert 🙂 I wish I were that adventurous with my eyes, but at the same time I guess I don’t have many places to wear that kind of look. Oh well! It does look like a really good dupe, too, I agree!


    • Thank you for your comment! I personally don’t think you need a reason to do your makeup as crazy as you want, just practicing is reason enough. A lot of times when I’m trying out new unusual lipsticks or eye shadows I’m just hanging out at friends houses. You just have to be comfortable being a little eccentric. I realized the only thing holding me back from wearing what I wanted was myself. I think you should try to add color to your makeup if that’s
      something you really want to try. If you feel good in it, it will look great on you (: