Hi Ladies, Sorry for the picture heavy post, today i'm sharing with you one of the new limited edition palettes from Urban Decay. The new palette is from the Wizard of Oz Palette range which has launched due to the new movie release 'Oz The Great and Powerful' from Disney.
What it is?
Urban Decay have collaborated with Disney to create two limited edition palettes, one is the Glinda Palette which i'm showing you and one is the Theodora palette, the Glinda Palette is the palette based around the 'Good Witch' in the movie - Michelle Williams and the Theodora Palette is the palette based around the 'Bad Witch' in the movie which in this case is Mila Kunis. The reason I decided to pick up this version of the palette was because the colors just stood out to me much more and I thought they were much more wearable but unique compared to the browns and neutral shades within the Theodora Palette. These were actually released in the UK (exclusively to Debenhams) last Monday and I received mine on Saturday and couldn't wait to share it with you. The palette is gorgeous and I know I've been a bit snap happy with this post but I just wanted to try and show you just how beautiful it really is.
What do you get?
I'm really impressed with this palette so far and actually think it's really good value for money. All in all you get 6 full size eye shadow pans but 2 of the 6 are actually dual eye shadows, meaning that you actually get the chance to try 8 new shades. Every single eye-shadow is completely brand new and exclusive to the palette and it's actually the first Urban Decay offering that includes the duo-shades. You get the eye shadows, the custom 'build your own palette', the purple or rock star 24/7 glide-on eye pencil and a Glinda supersaturated high-gloss lip color. So you pretty much have everything to create a really lovely look. Something else that is really nice about this palette is the fact you get a 'get the look' card with Michelle Williams finished looked on one side and then a step by step guide on the other side which I think is a really nice touch.
The first thing that's cool about this palette is the packaging, Urban Decay always come up with interesting packaging and this is no exception. The palette is one of their custom 'build your own' palettes, which means all of the eyeshadows can be popped in and out and you can choose the colours you want to include and move them around. The packaging is therefore very sturdy and in terms of material I would say it's the same sort of thing as the Naked 2 palette, which means that it's perfect for travelling. It also comes with a huge mirror which is always a really nice feature. The next amazing thing about the packaging is the design, it's been created so it looks very 'Good witch' like and I love that it looks like a fantasy or fairytale palette, I definately think Urban Decay got it right with the design of this palette.
The eye shadows in this palette are pretty good, I am personally a massive fan of Urban Decay, I think their eye shadows are second to none and they are extremely creamy and pigmented. They are so easy to work with and even if you're a complete eye shadow novice like me you can work with them and create a really pretty look. All of the eye shadows within this palette are actually really pigmented and good and I wouldn't actually say that any of the shades really let you down or aren't very good. The only problem I have had is with the gold shade of Oz just because it has a lot of fall out but apart from that I think all the shades are pretty damn good. Also another cute feature of the palette is the names of each eye shadow has a name that really fits in with the Oz palette theme, we have names such as Tornado, Aura, Magic, Illusion, Oz and South and I think little details like that really make Urban Decay palettes so well thought out and special
Tornado - The first shade you get within this palette is a bright purple, it's a gorgeous bright purple that has a really nice sheen to it but is without sparkle and big chunks of glitter. This is one of my favourite shades, it's the only really bright or overpowering shade and I think it's gorgeous. When swatched it just gives this amazing pigmentation straight away, it's a strong color but very flattering too. It's a very creamy shade and very easy to use and blend. It does remind me a little of the shade 'Vice' from the Urban Decay Vice Palette but I think 'Vice' is a little brighter and a little bit lighter too.
Aura - Aura is the first of the duo-shades included in this palette and at first I didn't know how i'd feel about it. If you look at this shade in the pan it looks quite boring and looks like it wouldn't be very highly pigmented. But I was completely wrong with that ausumption. One side of Aura is a bluey-white shade, it's so unusual but makes the most gorgeous inner-corner highlight shade, it's a shade that is definately a duo-chrome. The second shade in Aura is a white shade that almost has a peachy pink duo-chrome to it, again it would make a lovely highlight color and these shades are so nice and individual. They aren't the most pigmented but I think they are better off this way and just look really gorgeous especially when they catch the light.
Magic - Magic is a really nice neutral pink color that has subtle gold shimmer that allows it to be more flattering on the eyes that some other pinks I've tried. It's again a really creamy shade but I would say that it can be a little bit powdery to work with when you're trying to blend it out. This shade doesn't have a super shimmery finish but doesn't have a completely matte finish either so is somewhere in between. This is such an individual shade, I normally find pinks to be really frosty and light or really fuschia and bright so this is a lovely in between shade that I haven't really seen a lot before.
Illusion - Illusion wasn't really one of the shades I was excited about in the palette, I'd seen a few reviews online and it didn't stand out for me or make me really want to try out the palette but this shade really surprised me. It's a peachy, champagne color, it has really nice warm undertones running through it and also has a lovely sheen running through it especially when the light catches it. I think this is one of the most wearable colors within this palette and I quite like applying this to the lid with a bit of something in the crease, it looks really pretty but super natural. This shade also pairs gorgeously with magic.
Oz - The next shade is Oz, this is the second duo-shade in the palette and probably my favourite of the two you get. It is so cool and I would probably say the true star of the palette. Within Oz you get a bright silver shade that is just gorgeous, it's amazingly pigmented, the most gorgeous silver i've probably ever seen and so creamy. This is a colour that is going to work so well on nights out because it just stays but opens the eye ridiculously, it is perfect and everything i've ever wanted from a silver shade. The second half of Oz is a gold shade, this isn't as pigmented and a little harder to work with. It's a yellowy gold with big chunks of silver glitter running through it and sometimes it's quite hard to work with this. The reason being is the massive fall out problems, this just ends up half way down your face and you couldn't really use this all over the lid because it just wouldn't stay even if you did use a primer. I really love the colour though and the first half of Oz really does make up for it.
South - The last shade in this palette is my favourite, I really didn't think I would love this shade as much as I do but I just can't get enough of it, I think this will be the shade that gets the most use from me, it's just such a simple shade but works amazingly. It looks really great with my brown eyes too. This is a taupe colour which is a mix of greay and brown, but it's just so flattering, it again has a lovely sheen and is one of the most creamy and pigmented eyeshadows ever. I seriously love it.
Value for money
I think when you're purchasing any palette whether it's from Urban Decay or not you want to know if the palette is worth the money and all I can say is YES for this one! Firstly your getting a build your own palette that retails at £14.00 with a free eye shadow. Then you're getting 5 eye shadows at £14.00 each that equals £84.00 already. You then get a Super Saturated Lip Pencil worth another £14.00, bringing the total too £98.00 and you then get a half sized 24/7 Glide on eyeliner worth another £7.00 making this palette worth £105.00 without even considering the fact it's nicer packaging and is a limited edition palette.
I love this palette, in all fairness I'm a big fan of all of Urban Decay's palette's but I think i'm going to get a huge amount of wear out of this one in particular. All of the shades are so unique but so beautiful and it's such a feminine palette, I just really enjoy it and I think the shades are all so lovely. I would definately recommend this palette and I do think it's really good value for money (with over £100 worth of value) but as with all Urban decay palettes make sure to do your research and see if the shades are really for you before you go out and commit. Let me know if you need any more information in the comments section and i'm really sorry for the ridiculously long review! Just had way too much too say! Also if anybody wants to see some swatches or eye looks let me know and i'll try and get a post up tomorrow with all of the swatches and stuff like that for you! xxx