If you’re an Urban Decay fan you probably already know about the new limited edition palette sets recently announced which were inspired by Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful movie. For those of you waiting to see reviews and swatches before deciding to add these to your collection you have found yet another resource to help you make your decision!
As mentioned, both palettes are limited edition and are themed around two major characters: Glinda and Theodora. They both represent the theme shown in the movie: Good witch vs. Evil witch, which is in all of us. Urban Decay opted to release these palettes in a special edition customizable 6-pan Build Your Own Palette tin. This will allow you to continue to use your palette even after you’ve used up the shadows included by simply popping in your favorite UD eye shadows in their place! Each palette includes 8 exclusive eye shadows (2 of which are duo shadows), a travel-sized 24/7 eye pencil, and a full-sized Super Saturated Lip Color. There is also a “get the look” card included to help you recreate Glinda’s and Theodora’s looks. They retail for $49 and are currently available at UrbanDecay.com and Sephora.com. They should also become available at Sephora, Ulta, and other retail stores within the coming days.
The Theodora palette features the following products:
Broken (pale cream satin)
Beware (warm brown matte)
Bewitch (dark charcoal brown satin)
West (deep metallic brown)
Spell (2 shades in 1: black satin w/green and gold shimmer and gold metallic w/tonal glitter)
Jealous (2 shades in 1: pale green pearl and dark green pearl)
24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero
Lip Color in Theodora (bright red cream)
The Glinda palette feature the following products:
Tornado (vibrant deep purple shimmer)
Aura (2 shades in 1: iridescent white w/blue shift and iridescent white w/red shift)
Magic (pinkish purple w/golden shimmer)
Illusion (pale peach satin)
Oz (2 shades in 1: gold shimmer w/gold glitter and silver shimmer w/silver glitter)
South (warm pale gray shimmer w/silver micro-glitter) 24/7 Eye Pencil in Rockstar (deep eggplant)
Lip Color in Glinda (light sheer beige)
Each shadow is created using the Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™ that is currently used in the newly formulated line. Each shadow has the texture that UD fans are accustomed to. They are buttery soft and easy to blend. The glitter based shadows (Spell in Theodora and Oz in Glinda) feel a little less buttery, but still blend easily. There is some fallout associated with these glitter shadows, but the fallout seems to mostly occur during application. I did not experience continuous fallout issues throughout the time frame that I wore them. Below are closer looks and swatches of both palettes.
As mentioned, both palettes come with a travel-sized 24/7 eye pencil and a full-sized Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color. Both lip colors are exclusive to these sets while the eye pencils are from the permanent line. If you’ve been a UD palette collector then you probably have more Zero pencils than you would ever need, but the inclusion of Rockstar in the Glinda palette was a nice surprise. Since the pencils are not new colors I did not swatch them, but if you are interested in seeing my past swatch of Rockstar check out my Ocho Loco 24/7 eye pencil set review.
The lip colors included are shades that I think most people could wear with ease. They feel like a lipstick when applied, but are not heavy or too sticky. I personally preferred the look of Glinda on my lips because it was a very neutral shade. Theodora is a brighter red than I personally prefer and is glossier than I like red lip colors to be, but it is not at all unattractive. Wear time for both colors was about 4 hours. They are not drying to the lips but I wouldn’t say it was necessarily moisturizing. Below are some close-up pics and swatches.
Overall, I feel like Urban Decay has created another set of great palettes for the market. Some people may feel like there is a lack of eye popping colors in this collection, but I absolutely love the choices. The look cards offer detailed, step-by-step instructions to recreate the looks worn by Mila Kunis (Theodora) and Michelle Williams (Glinda) but their are countless looks you can create using one or both of these palettes. At just $49 each you get great value compared to what it would cost you to purchase 6 singles ($19 each), a 6-pan palette ($18), a lip color ($19), and a eye pencil ($19). I’d much rather pay $49 over $170 any day!