Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Palette of the Week - The Glinda Palette by Urban Decay

Part 1 - Review & Swatches
Urban Decay recently launched two new palettes in conjunction with the upcoming Disney movie, "Oz the Great and Powerful".  Each palette contains 6 full-size shadows (8 colors total), a travel-size eyeliner and a full-size saturated lip color pencil.  The Theodora palette consists of more neutral, earth-tone shades while the Glinda palette is more soft and feminine with pinks and purples.  Since I have plenty of neutral toned shadows, I decided to go for the Glinda palette.  I've been using it over the past week and decided it would be my first "Palette of the Week".  This series will be a two-part blog:  Part 1 will contain pictures, swatches and a thorough review of the palette; part 2 will be pictures of 2-3 of my favorite looks and instructions on how to create these looks.  So, without further adieu, let's get started!

This pretty tin case....

....holds 6 full-size shadows and a travel-size eyeliner.

This case is cool because you can pop out the shadows and replace them with other Urban Decay shadows.

Now, here are the colors and swatches (on my pale skin :-)....
 Tornado
Vibrant deep purple/plum with shimmer

 Aura 
2 Shades in 1 - iridescent white w/ blue reflectors & iridescent white w/ peachy-pink reflectors

Magic
Blue-toned pink with subtle shimmer
 Illusion
Pale peach with very subtle shimmer (a great blending color on light skin tones)

Oz
2 Shades in 1 - gold shimmer with chunky silver glitter (Urban Decay says it's suppose to be gold glitter but mine definitely has silver glitter) & metallic silver with silver glitter

 South 
Warm gray/taupe shimmer with tiny bits of silver glitter

 Rockstar 24/7 Eye Pencil 
Deep eggplant

Glinda Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color 
Medium warm, rosy pink

Where to Buy:  Sephora, Ulta, Urban Decay

Cost:  $49

Favorite Colors:  South, Aura and then Illusion & Tornado tie for 3rd place

Other Things I Love:  The ability to swap out shadows....the super-saturated lip pencil is amazing in texture and color....and the Rockstar eye liner is one of my favorites!

Some Not So Great Things:  Disappointed with "Oz"....even though these are the newly reformulated shadows, there was still a lot of glitter fallout when I applied these colors (more so with the gold color)

Summary:  Overall, I think this is a great set and a good value for your money, when you consider that the Super-Saturated lip color alone is $19 and the full-size eyeshadows (like you get in this palette) are $18 each.  I also think the colors are neutral enough that you can wear them everyday but they are pretty unique so they would be a great addition to anyone's makeup collection.  However, if you were hoping for the "be-all, end-all" palette, this is probably not it.  It's great for adding variety to your makeup collection but not something that would probably be a "staple".

So, now that the analysis is done, let's get to the fun part....the makeup looks you can create using this palette!  Check back tomorrow for Part 2 in this series and you will see three makeup looks I did with this palette :-)




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