Palette Reviews: Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow and Lipstick

The Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow and Lipsticks were a fun buy for me. I’m slightly obsessed with Alice in Wonderland.  I’ve reread the original book, watched the Disney cartoon, and I adore the distinctive Burton aesthetics of the new movies. So when Urban Decay came out with these gorgeous palettes I couldn’t resist. I mean even the packaging is fun! Its a psychedelic kaleidoscope of glorious imagination.  It’s everything I would want my rabbit hole to look like.

My Alice in Wonderland stuff
My Alice in Wonderland stuff: T-shirt, 2 bracelets, necklace, teapot, mug, and books (not pictured)

But then I suffered buyers remorse. The collection is pretty wacky and at $75 CAD for the eyeshadow palette and $21 CAD each for the lipsticks I felt a little queasy at the possible waste. I have enough make-up items collecting dust. I don’t need to add a reallllly expensive ornament to my make-up trolley. What I didn’t expect was how WEARABLE this collection is. I’m having a blast with it 🙂

Such a fun limited edition line!
Such a fun limited edition line!

Urban Decay: Alice Through The Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette

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Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette

 

This  limited-edition, pop-up palette featuring 20 exclusive shades—all inspired by the characters from Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass. This palette proves to have a good balance of softer shades inspired by Alice’s look in the film to bold, bright shades like those seen on the other characters such as the Mad Hatter.

But even the wackier shades are buildable. I was messing around with some combos and colors and I was surprised that Urban Decay didn’t go for their typical hyper pigmentation for all of the shades. I really think that’s a good thing, especially for such a stylized set. I’m going to recommend that you swatch first before applying it all over your lid but don’t be timid. Even the brighter hues are very wearable and the deeper shades are GORGEOUS for lining your eyes. The lovely double ended brush is simply icing on an already delicious cake!

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This set contains: – 20 x 0.04 oz Eye shadows in Looking Glass (pale pink demi-matte), Reflection (soft peach matte), Dormouse (warm brown matte with floating gold micro-sparkle), Metamorphosis (vibrant periwinkle blue with micro-sparkle), Hatter (vibrant green with tonal micro-sparkle), Gone Mad (aubergine with pink iridescent pearl), Paradox (vibrant orange with gold pearl), Cake (saturated blue-pink with silver micro-shimmer), Lily (opal pink pearl), Duchess (peach with pink shift and micro-sparkle), Kingdom (copper-bronze pearl), Chessboard (medium brown matte), Heads Will Roll (vibrant turquoise with gold micro-sparkle), Bandersnatch (deep teal matte), Salazen Grum (metallic crimson), Royal Flush (pale beige shimmer), Time (black-navy satin with soft iridescent micro-sparkle), Dream On (metallic purple-silver), Chronosphere (metallic deep bronze), Mirror (gray-taupe satin)

 

Urban Decay: Alice Through The Looking Glass Lipstick

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Mirana – matte berry with tonal shimmer

 

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Alice – sheer nude with pink shift

At the time or purchase I rationalized that I needed a lipsticks from the this limited edition line to round out my look. I decide to go for the Alice color (sheer nude with pink shift) due to nude wearability and the Mirana color (matte berry with tonal shimmer) because I don’t really own a lipstick in that color.

At first I HATED these lipsticks. They are unforgiving if you have any sort of chapped lip issues. But I gave them another few chances and they have redeemed themselves suitably. But I will only be able to wear them when my lips are at their best over a primer.

Daydreaming in a soft 'Alice-esque' look
Daydreaming in a soft ‘Alice-esque’ look
Looking more complex 'Mirana-esque'
Looking more complex and ‘Mirana-esque’

 

What do you think Urban Decay’s next limited edition theme should be?

 

— Missy

 

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