I am back with ANOTHER product! This one came as a total surprise. It was given to me for my birthday, about two weeks ago. Well, it was pre-ordered through a friend by another friend (oh the joys of connections in the makeup world). I finally received them today and I am super excited to try these out!
I was drooling over these palettes when I saw swatches on xSparkage. And I was super bummed that I was going to miss out on them (due to my no-buy). But I am SO happy that my birthday is in January and that I have friends who love me enough to spend $49/palette on me. *BONUS*: I didn’t have to spend a cent!
Since I’ve been on my no-buy, I’ve been reintroduced to products I had forgotten about. And have been forced to re-evaluate my collection. I have used up three foundations, two face washes, and several lip glosses. And it’s only been a month! I am so proud of myself! The reason why I was able to use these up is because I literally only had about half a tube/bottle left in each and would just purchase something new before I finished it. But they’re gone and I’m working on a new foundation (that I purchased around Thanksgiving & never tried), a new face wash that’s been sitting in my cabinet (for about 3 months), and some lip balms that have been buried in my drawer since IMATS LA 2012!
I could go on and on about the lessons I’m learning about overspending, but that’s not what this post is about! I want to show you yet another birthday present I got — the Urban Decay limited edition Oz palettes in Glinda & Theodora.
First of all, the packaging is AMAZING. I didn’t even want to open the boxes because they were so pretty. But then that would defeat the purpose of the gift, so I got over myself and ripped into these suckers! Well… not “ripped”, more like an enthusiastic unboxing.
This particular post is dedicated to the Glinda palette. Theodora will be in my next post. So let’s get started!
For those of you who don’t know, Glinda is thought to be the “good” witch in the land of Oz. She is more of the princess type. Very light, cheery, whimsical. Fairy-like, if you will. So naturally, you would associate that perception with more of the bubbly pinks, silvers, lighter (almost pastel) shades, they also acknowledge her leadership and authority (since she rules the South of Oz) by placing darker (though not overdone) and still very feminine shades in the palette: a shimmery purple and a frosted brown.
Since Urban Decay introduced their new formula, which was creamier, silkier, easier to apply — almost buttery — we never have to concern ourselves with application or pigmentation. So when I saw these shades, I knew they would be good. But just so you can see for yourself, here are the swatches:
This palette also comes with a purple eye pencil called Rockstar (pictured above, swatched below), a high gloss lip color called Glinda (swatched & pictured below), and a “Get the Look” card (pictured below).
This palette holds a lot of potential for me, as a dark-skinned girl. Originally my eyes gravitated toward the Theodora palette because of the darker colors, but this one is surprisingly the one I am most excited about. Mainly because it presents a challenge of how I am going to wear it.
I constantly see YouTube videos of very fair to medium skinned girls giving tutorials on various looks they came up with. I have yet to see a decent one for medium to dark/deep skin tones. Maybe I’ll be one of the first. Or maybe I’m not looking hard enough. Who knows?
All I do know is that palette is AMAZING. The quality of the six (technically 8) shadows, the lip color, the eye pencil, and the tutorial card — all for the price of $49. I honestly think that is an astoundingly affordable price. It breaks down to about $6 per item (if we’re thinking 6 shadows instead of 8). That is drugstore affordability.
I definitely recommend this palette. Do not sleep on it because it is limited edition. And I am not sure if they’ll bring it back once their stock has been sold.
Let me know what you think about this palette. Do you have it? If not, do you plan on getting it?
Until next time. Stay lovely,
P.S. Here’s the “Get the Look” card: