Monday, 13 May 2013

Urban Decay Oz Theodora Palette Review

Fly my pretties, fly
I absolutely love the wizard of Oz and everything associated with it. 
So when I saw that Urban Decay had released two limited edition palettes one called Theodora, one called Glinda I knew I had to get my hands on one.
At £35 a palette this was definitely a splurge and after much umming and arhing I opted for the Theodora palette simply because the colours were a lot more wearable for me.
Off to see the wizard

First things first, when it arrived I did do a little jig at how pretty the packaging is. Both the outer box and the tin the make up is contained is features the picture from the film poster. On the back is a picture of Mila Kunis as Theodora looking all lovely and vampy as well as the names of the eye shadows contained which are :

Broken-a creamy white colour (matte)
beware-a toffee coloured brown (matte)
Bewitch-A medium cappuccino brown (matte)
West-A darker brown with a slight aubergine tint (slight sparkle)
Spell-Which is a split pan with a mustard gold yellow and glittery black
Jealous-A split pan with a sparkly light and dark green

As well as the eyeshadow palette you also get a black glide on eye pencil and a super saturated high gloss lip colour.My slight criticism is that the inside packaging looks quite plasticy and a bit "girls world" but the outer tin does compensate for this.
Inside the box there is also a guide for recreating the Theodora eye make up. 
I did follow this slightly but ultimately wanted to put the colours through there paces so created a classic neutral smoke with the browns and a vampy look using the greens and black. I used Too faced lid primer for both of these looks.

The eye shadows are fairly pigmented as you would expect from Urban Decay. I didn't find they quite performed as well as my naked palette which surprised me as I assumed they would be exactly the same. I found particularly with the green shades I had to really build up the colour but I did achieve a nice depth and to be fair the pigment is still so much better than the average shadow.

Look #1-neutral Smoke

The neutral smoke

Here I used shade "broken" on the lid, "beware" on the socket bone "bewitch" and "West" at the outer corners. 

The three neutrals-daylight, no flash

Lovely mix of creams and browns-very wearable for day

Shades used-broken, Bewtich and West
These shadows are not completely matte and have a slight iridescence to them similar to the shadows in the Naked palettes and I really loved them. I used the black glide on pencil on my waterline and underneath my eye and was very impressed by how little it smudged throughout the day. 

Look #2-green Eyed Monster
The ladies a vamp
It was the green shadows which attracted me to this palette in the first place and I loved the tigerish effect achieved using the two colours from the "Jealous" pan as well as the back and yellow from the "Spell" pan. 
the glide on eyeliner is gorgeous

Loving these tigerish shades

I did add some "west" at the outer corners as well to cut the crease a little more dramatically. With this look I also added the high gloss lip colour. I adore this product and am definitely going to invest in some other shades as its amazing. Its the shape of a lip pencil but glides glossy long lasting non sticky gloss lip colour on. This was actually the surprise hit of the whole set for me.
The high gloss lip colour was a surprise hit
In summary I love this palette. Unlike a lot of other limited edition eyeshadow kits the colours in it are wearable, highly pigmented and offer lots of options for day make up and more dramatic night time looks. Its well worth the £35 price tag and it just looks so fabulous on my dressing table.

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