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Oz inspired palettes packed with great and powerful color
It’s always a wonderful, wonderful time when Urban Decay releases a shiny new eyeshadow palette. That usually means two things: 1) gorgeously packaged eye candy and 2) new, never before seen colors.
As if the world could not make any more sense, Urban Decay released two Limited Edition Palettes for Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful, inspired by Glinda (The Good Witch of the South) and Theodora (The Wicked Witch of the West). I’m sure you can see where they are going here: everyone has a good side and a bad side. With both palettes you can embrace both!
Urban Decay has gone a long way with their eyeshadow palette packaging and I must say, I am in love. These sleek tins with huge mirrors are simply perfect. Each Oz palette includes four brand new eyeshadows and two never before seen “duo-shades” which are two colors split in one pan. If you’ve been following along correctly, that’s EIGHT new shades per palette.
It gets better: each palette also comes with a complimentary 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (a wht favorite) and Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color (…and another wht fave) plus step-by-step instructions on how to achieve the look. Now let’s move onto what’s most important – the colors!
The Glinda Palette ($49) is ethereal, girly, feminine and everything you would imagine it to be. With Michelle Williams as Glinda in Oz, who would not want to get this look? Although this palette is tamer than Theodora, do not underestimate the beauty of these special shades.
Eyeshadows: (left to right, by row)
Tornado – medium grape shimmer
Aura (duo-shade) – opalescent white with a blue/violet shift and a rose shift
Magic – medium pink with a slight gold sheen
Illusion – peach shimmer
Oz (duo-shade) – gold shimmer with chunky gold glitter and silver shimmer with silver glitter
South – taupe shimmer with silver micro-glitter
Rockstar 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil – dark purple
Glinda Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color – shiny medium nude
After swatching each one of these colors, I am completely blown away. Each color can work with each other and that’s what I love about it. Plus the shades are nicely pigmented and wear flawlessly.
How cool is Aura, one of the two duo-shades? I could not believe the blue and red shifts when swatched. That’s some Urban Decay magic right there.
The Rockstar 24/7 Eye Pencil will work perfectly with Tornado. For me, the Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Glinda is a my-lips-but-better shade that didn’t overwhelm the look, but kept it angelic.
Looking for something a bit more wicked? Check out the Theodora Palette ($49).
Eyeshadows: (left to right, by row)
Broken – light nude with a slight shimmer
Beware – medium matte brown with a slight red tone
Bewitch – cocoa brown shimmer
West – dark chocolate shimmer
Spell (duo-shade) – pure gold metallic and charcoal with gold micro glitter
Jealous (duo-shade) – medium and light golden green
Theodora Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color – pure bright red
Zero 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil – black
The best part about these palettes is that when you are done with your Oz colors, you can pop them out and replace them with other Urban Decay eyeshadows. How’s that for reusability?
• Well crafted, limited edition shades that do NOT disappoint in quality and color payoff
• Eight new colors plus an eye pencil and a lip color is a serious super value
• Reusable palette – hooray!
• Limited Edition. Run, don’t walk
Based on their Limited Edition status, you really cannot sleep on these palettes. In fact, a ‘wicked’ witchh is whispering in my ear suggesting you just get both because you will have many eye looks between the two!
we heartsters – is your good side or bad side itching for one (or both) of these palettes?
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