I received many requests for Urban Decay Electric Palette Dupes. Some people wanted vegan alternatives, others wanted FDA approved shades, and finally some wanted Sugarpill equivalents. So I went through my makeup collection to dig for similar colors. I put the closest Sugarpill equivalent to the shades, which in some cases are not dupes but just colors in the same color family. All shades I’ve recommended are using FDA approved ingredients, as far as I’m aware. While some of these shades don’t match exactly, these are the colors that I would use in place of the originals in a look if I didn’t have access to the originals.
You can check out my review of the Electric Palette. 4 shades are not recommended for use in the immediate eye area in the USA (Slowburn, Savage, Jilted, Urban). Urban Decay’s official statement about this is listed in my review.
Urban Decay is Leaping Bunny Certified and cruelty free.
You can purchase the Electric Palette at Sephora.
In the center of the swatches I have Urban Decay Thrash. Sugarpill Acidberry, directly on the right of Thrash, is greener. Kryolan Satin Powder 662, on the far right, is deeper and greener, but it rubs up to a lighter / yellower shade which is interesting. Fyrinnae OMGWTF, just to the left of Thrash, looks nearly identical to me, but OMGWTF may have a touch more shimmer. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Wasabi, on the far left is greener, but still catches some yellow depending on the angle. Sadly, OMGWTF has been discontinued, but if you have it in your makeup stash, rejoice!
My pick is OMGWTF, but if you don’t have that in your stash, Wasabi and Acidberry are nice, and 662 is interesting because of how it changes when you blend it.
- Fyrinnae OMGWTF (discontinued) (Vegan)
- OCC Wasabi (Vegan)
- Sugarpill Acidberry (Vegan)
- Kryolan Satin Powder 662
In the center of the swatches I have Urban Decay Gonzo. It is absolutely my favorite color from the Electric palette. To the immediate right, I have Sugarpill Afterparty, which has a pearl finish. To the far right is Meow Office Party, which is similar but has gold iridescence. To the immediate left is Anastasia Hypercolor Electric Blue, which is close but more matte. On the far left is NARS Solomon Islands, which is a cream product and more matte.
I love love love Gonzo! It’s awesome. However, my pick from these shades would be Electric Blue. Solomon Islands is nice and long wearing, especially on the waterline. I love Office Party too, but it’s seasonal and only available at Xmas or Xmas in July from Meow. I do love Afterparty (I’m on my 2nd one at this point), but I think it’s more of an eye brightening shade because of the pearl finish, whereas Gonzo is more matte.
- Anastasia Electric Blue
- NARS Solomon Islands
- Sugarpill Afterparty (Vegan)
- Meow Office Party (seasonal holiday shade)
In the center of the swatches I have Urban Decay Jilted. Jilted is one of the non-FDA approved colors for use around the immediate eye area. To the immediate right I have Sugarpill Smitten, which does not have the violet shift. To the far right I have UD Fishnet, which is less pink. To the immediate left I have Darling Girl Obviously a Wig, which is nearly identical. On the far left I have UD Junkshow (LE from the 15th anniversary set), which doesn’t have the violet shift.
I think Obviously a Wig is nearly identical to my eyes and a great choice for a Jilted dupe. Smitten is nice but since it lacks the violet shift, you would have to apply an iridescent violet shadow on top of it. Fishnet is nice and since it’s been in several palettes, you might already have it in your stash.
For the first set of swatches, Urban is in the center. Urban is another color not approved for use in the immediate eye area in the USA. To the immediate left is Sugarpill Poison Plum, which is more red-toned and matte. To the far left is UD Freakshow, which is lighter and more red-toned. To the immediate right is UD Flash, which is lighter. To the far right is Fyrinnae Lemming, which is lighter. In the second set of swatches Urban is in the center. To the right is Fyrinnae Snowboarding, which is fairly similar, but has less of a purple flash. If you use it with Pixie Epoxy or wet, it’s got a stronger purple flash. To the left is Fyrinnae Cuddlefish, which is similar but lacks the red tone and has multi-colored shimmer.
When I was creating these swatches, I KNEW I had a nearly identical color to Urban and when I went through my stash I realized it was Fyrinnae Snowboarding, if used with a mixing medium. I also had fun swatching several other purples because yes, I love purple. Slight purple obsession. I think Cuddlefish and Freakshow would also be great to use in place of Urban. I love Poison Plum, but it’s definitely too matte to replace Urban.
- Fyrinnae Snowboarding (Vegan)
- Fyrinnae Cuddlefish (Vegan)
- Fyrinnae Lemming (discontinued) (Vegan)
- UD Freakshow (Fun palette, Deluxe Shadows)
- UD Flash
- Sugarpill Poison Plum
Slowburn is in the center. Slowburn is another color not approved for use in the immediate eye area in the USA. On the immediate left is Makeup Geek Mandarine, which is more orange but has similar shimmer. On the far left is Nyx Extreme Apricot, which is more matte but extremely similar. On the immediate right is Sugarpill Love+ which is redder. On the far right is Sugarpill Flamepoint, which is more orange toned than Slowburn and more matte.
Mandarine is my favorite from this set, followed by Extreme Apricot. I always think of Love+ being a red, so I wouldn’t think to reach for it in place of an orange.
Savage is in the center. Savage is another color not approved for use in the immediate eye area in the USA. On the left, both Anastasia Hypercolor In the Pink and Concrete Minerals Hi-Fi are redder than Savage. Sugarpill Dollipop is slightly deeper. Nyx Red Pink has more shimmer. Savage, Dollipop and Red Pink all three will stain the skin. Between the three Dollipop is my favorite.
- Sugarpill Dollipop
- Nyx Red Pink (discontinued)
- Anastasia In the Pink
- Concrete Minerals Hi-Fi (Vegan)
Chaos is in the center of the swatches. Makeup Geek Neptune to the immediate left is lighter. Concrete Minerals Bulletproof to the far left and it’s slightly less intense and more matte. On the immediate right is Sugarpill Velocity which is slightly darker. On the far right is Sugarpill Royal Sugar, which is super sparkly in comparison.
My favorite from this set is Velocity, but they’re all great shades.
- Sugarpill Velocity (Vegan)
- Sugarpill Royal Sugar (Vegan)
- Makeup Geek Neptune
- Concrete Minerals Bulletproof (Vegan)
In the center of the swatches is Freak. To the immediate right is Sugarpill Tipsy, which is less shimmery than Freak. On the far right, Fyrinnae Dragon’s Wing is deeper and has blue shimmer. To the immediate left is Makeup Geek Appletini, which is slightly darker and has gold flecks. On the far left is Fyrinnae Aye Captain which is lighter and is a ‘glowy’ shade with some golden flecks.
Of these shades I adore Aye Captain and Appletini because of the gold flecks. I really like Dragon’s Wing for the blue flecks.
- Fyrinnae Aye Captain (Vegan)
- Fyrinnae Dragon’s Wing (Vegan)
- Makeup Geek Appletini
- Sugarpill Tipsy (Vegan)
In the center of the swatches is Fringe. UD Deep End is extremely similar, slightly more metallic. Tarina Tarantino Ozma is very similar, slightly less metallic. On the immediate left is Fyrinnae Pteranodon, which is lighter. On the far left is Darling Girl Leviathan which is less metallic and has golden iridescence.
I can’t choose a favorite from this set. These are all awesome colors. Also, I just realized that I should have swatched Sugarpill Darling in this set, though I think it’s lighter than Fringe.
So I wasn’t going to do a dupe for Revolt, because I dislike the fallout, but I decided to pull out a few silver shades that I do like. I realized that Revolt is nearly an exact match to Oz from the UD Wizard of Oz Glinda Palette. Revolt is in the center of the swatches. UD Oz is on the far right. Makeup Geek Mercury is to the immediate right of Revolt and it is a deeper, smoother shade. To the immediate left is Sugarpill Tiara, which is a similar bright silver shade. On the far left is Silk Naturals Spurs, a silver with hints of copper and gold. I’m actually surprised that there’s not a bright silver in the Urban Decay permanent lineup.
- UD Oz (LE)
- Sugarpill Tiara (Vegan)
- Makeup Geek Mercury
- Silk Naturals Spurs (I just found out this was discontinued, Vegan)
- UD Shellshock (Vice 2, similar, less fallout, better texture)
The Urban Decay Electric Palette breaks down to $4.90 per eyeshadow ($49 for 10 eyeshadows .04 each), so it’s hard to beat the value of the UD palette for the price. In fact, I don’t think it’s possible to purchase dupes of all 10 colors for less than what you would pay for the UD palette. But if you only like a few of the individual shades or if you’re looking for vegan alternatives, you’ve now got plenty of options.
The only color I couldn’t find a close vegan dupe for was Slowburn, though Concrete Minerals Ember is a bright orange vegan alternative. I don’t know of any red-toned orange alternatives that are vegan.
Looking for more? Check out
- The Pale Girl’s Guide to Highlighting
- 10 Organization Hacks for Beauty Lovers
- Best Mascaras + Mascara Hacks & Tips
- The Easy Way to go Cruelty Free
What do you think of my dupes? Do you have any color suggestions? Let me know!