It’s no secret that I’m addicted to Urban Decay eyeshadowpalettes – they have great colours and they’re beautifully soft and easy to blend – and for fans like me their new Oz creations are an absolute treat.
They have two limited edition palettes* that give you all the colours you need (and a couple more) to create either good witch Glinda or bad witch Theodora look. It all ties in with the new Disney film, Oz The Great and Powerful which is released at the end of March.
I’ve tried both the looks and am super excited to share and see what you think of them.
First up I love the tutorial cards. They’re a one-look version of the booklet that came with the Smokey palette and promises to help you magic into Michelle Williams (Glinda) or Mila Kunis (Theodora).
But the most exciting bit is yet to come... I’ll start with Theodora.
|Swatched L-R: Broken, Beware, Bewitch, West, Spell (gold & black), Jealous (pale & dark green).|
The bad witch smoulders with a dark brown smokey eye and a bold red lip and after following the instructions, this is how it turned out for me.
I wore this on an evening out and I loved it. I would never have thought of putting a paler shade in the middle of my upper lid as a highlight but it looks really different, and the colours worked beautifully together. I’m embracing red lips and this kit comes with a Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Theodora (a bright red cream) which I layered over my MAC lipliner in Cherry.
Glinda coming up after the jump!
Next up is the more muted Glinda.
|Swatched L-R: Tornado, Aura (blue & red iridescent) Magic, Illusion, Oz (gold & silver), South,|
Glinda lip pencil.
It’s much more of a day-friendly look and I loved the baby pink running along the lower lid. The lip pencil in Glinda is a perfect nude shade, although I prefer something with a bit more colour to it.
How easy are the Oz palettes to use?
The directions for each look are easily followed and pretty much foolproof. I used a blending brush and a regular shadow brush and that was pretty much all I needed to create these smokey eyes. If you’re not a shadow whiz kid these Urban Decay tutorials will teach you a few more skills and make you more confident.
The pans themselves are absolutely beautiful and a collector’s dream. They’re limited edition and contain eight all-new shadows - that means you cannot buy them on their own, outside of these palettes.
Instead of the standard gunmetal grey casing, the shadows are in a beautiful bronze case and they do pop out so you can stick in your favourite UD shadows and take a capsule shadow set with you to wherever.
One of my favourite things is the fact that there are shadows in the palettes that are not used in either look, so you don’t feel cemented onto doing a Glinda or Theodora eye. The mossy greens in Theodora and the beautiful glitter-shot gold in Glinda are really floating my boat and will look great used as colourful liners or as part of a different eye look.
So down to the nitty gritty.
These palettes are £35 each and you can pick them up at Debenhams online or instore.
For your money you get six full size shadows (usually £14 each but you can’t buy these shades elsewhere), a travel size 24/7 liner (full size is £14) and the Super-Saturated High Gloss pencil (on their own £14 each).
That’s £98 worth of Urban Decay loveliness (plus say a tenner for the eyeliner) in a limited edition palette. You do the maths. (Or not, I just did.)
I have to say, I love the Theodora with the beautiful dark smokey eye. The Glinda is so pretty too and extremely girly... Oh decisions! Which is your favourite look?