Stephanie Louise- All Things Beautiful: Urban Decay Glinda Oz the Great & Powerful Palette Set Review & Swatches

Monday, February 25, 2013

Urban Decay Glinda Oz the Great & Powerful Palette Set Review & Swatches

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Let's start off with You need to buy this palette. Now that we're off to a good start, let's talk about why! This palette is from the Urban Decay Oz the Great & Powerful collection & there is also a Theodora set available which I'll feature soon as well. I knew I needed both palettes & pre-ordered them. I've now had sufficient time to play with all of the shades & am excited to bring you my final thoughts. I also created an eyeshadow look on A Girl's Gotta Spa featuring this palette so I urge you to check that out!
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Let's start with the fabulous packaging. This is a hard metal case with a big mirror. Although this mirror doesn't stand upright on its own (like my beloved Urban Decay Vice palette) it is a nice sturdy packaging & convenient. This is the palette I've been waiting for now that Urban Decay has moveable eyeshadows. I didn't want to pay for the empty palette so I'm really happy they offered this as an option instead of their average Build Your Own Palette.
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This kit contains 6 single eyeshadows & 2 of them are duos. I adore these duos & I definitely hope this is a preview of Urban Decay collections to come because I'd rather have this type of variety. This palette also comes with a small Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Rockstar which comes inside the palette instead of an applicator or brush. The final piece of the kit is an Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Glinda.

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Tornado- Deep purple with shimmer. Has a satin like application. Wonderful pigmentation.

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Aura- One side is iridescent with a pink shift while the other has a blue/violet shift. I absolutely love both of these & they can transform any shade into something more exciting. Applied over black or a dark shade, they change the shade into something fabulous. & boy are these packed with the pigment. Worn alone, they give a sheer flashy color.

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Magic- A soft orchid pink with cool undertones & gold shimmer. I love this shade & I'm not big into pinks.

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Illusion- Pale satin peach. A perfect base shade, highlight, or inner corner shade.

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Oz- A gold & silver duo. The gold side is a cool toned gold with lots of silver & gold chunk glitter. Lots of fallout & much like the old Urban Decay shades before they were reformulated. The silver side is super metallic & pigmented with a bit of silver glitter. Much less fallout but there is still a touch of it. The gold side is the only flaw in this palette for me & that would have easily been a favorite had it not contained the glitter.

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South- Shimmering warm grey with a touch of taupe. Love this & it pulls a bit more taupe on my lid.

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Left to right is Illusion, Magic, South, & Tornado. At the base is the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner in Rockstar.

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The Urban decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Rockstar is just alright. It is a blackened purple with works well with this palette but it isn't as pigmented as some of my other eyeliners. I love their eyeliner in Perversion & which they'd reformulate them all to match that fantastic pigment & formula.

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On the left is the Aura duo & on the right is the Oz duo. Below is a swatch of the Urban Decay Super-Saturated High-Gloss Lip Color in Glinda.

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Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Glinda is gorgeous. I love the formulation on this & I haven't tried a lip product from Urban Decay in ages. Shame on me. This is a lovely neutral light pink. Swatching it was tough so check out my lip swatch on my tutorial for A Girl's Gotta Spa.

Everything about this set is delicate, feminine, & beautiful. While I feel like the Urban Decay Theodora Palette is probably a bit more wearbale for me personally, but these colors really do compliment my hair complexion. I want to see like a billion more shadows like Aura as well....they remind me of a Naked Cosmetics stack I slapped myself for not buying at IMATs this year. It also reminds a bit of this palette from Starlooks I absolutely love.

All in all, go buy this while you still can if it even gives you a twinge of want. For only $49 you get 6 full sized, unique shadows, the Build Your Own Palette, eyeliner, & lip color. A steal in comparison to buying things on their own even though everything but the eyeliner is limited edition. I love it which is rare for a palette only containing a few shades. Normally I prefer bigger palettes. They did this one right.

You can purchase the Urban Decay Glinda Oz the Great & Powerful Palette Set from both Sephora & Ulta for $49.

Have you tried this palette? Are you a Glinda or Theodora? What are your favorite shades?
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