Stunning..... This palette represents the UD I know and love. I have been let down by the 15th Anniversary palette and Vice 1 so I was skeptical. This was being sold on UD website at 1/2 price so I just caved. I'm happy I did.
All the shadows are more beautiful than pictured and the pigmentation is like no other. I think the shade 'Magic' a pale pink/lavender with a golden shift - is a bit dry and not pigmented as the others. In fact is seems to be the same shade 'Tainted' from the 15th Anniversary palette. The only difference I could detect is the texture. Tainted is more powdery. Pretty color but the texture is off in both cases.
"Oz" the 1/2 silver, 1/2 gold pan has fallout like everyone says but the color pay off is insane. Its like metallic paint and so buttery.
I'm dark and was concerned but I really love this. I did an entire eye look with this palette. I placed "Illusion" (satin cream) on the brow bone, blended "Tornado" (eggplant purple) on the outer crease into the crease and an overlapping of "Oz" (gold) and "Magic" on the inner 2/3 of my eye. I lined my eye with "Rockstar"- a blackened purple eyeliner. It is rich and smooth. It glides effortlessly along the upper and lower lash line.
The "Glinda" saturated lip pencil is a shimmery peachy/nude l/s which did flatter my skintone pleasantly to my surprise. It is a bit sticky and heavy but not uncomfortable. I used it with UD l/l in "Paranoid". The staying power and shine was excellent.
The end result was of using this palette was amazing.
This is a really great palette and the colors work well for a range of skin tones. The quality of the products here are some of the best and this palette helps to restore some the confidence I lost with some previously released palettes. Looking forward to more mixed palettes (eye, lips and cheek palettes) from UD. I can't wait.
I was so excited about this product when I swatched it - I immediately had to have it. I have not been disappointed at all! You would think the lighter colors wouldn't show up well on very pale skin like mine, but they translate beautifully. I really hope they keep some of these shades around - they are unique and gorgeous.
I absolutely love this! Actually, I loved the Aura so much that I bought two more off eBay (singles removed from the palette) and another Tornado. Very beautiful colors, densely pigmented, and fairly long staying power. I very much hope they make some (most!) of these colors permanent. I also just got the Maybelline Color Tattoos for Spring 2013 and I feel like Waves of White is a close dupe for Aura (although WOW is a little green leaning) and MAC Vellum e/s is an EXACT dupe. (both of these dupes are in reference to the violet side of Aura.) Urban Decay Mushroom is a dupe for South. Too Faced Romantic Palette has a dark purple that is a perfect dupe for Tornado. I have yet to find a dupe for Magic, Illusion, and OZ, but when (if) I do, I will edit this post to reflect them.
I've been lusting after this since the day it came out and I purchased it as soon as my finances would allow (or not as the case may be!). The fact that it was limited edition created a sense of urgency for me, I wanted it NOW (a lesson in marketing anyone?!) Now I'm the kinda girl who loves pinks, pastels and anything that glitters so deciding between the Glinda and Theodora palettes was a no-brainer for me. The soft pastel pink and peach, the iridescent aura and the deep purple and silver really fed my shadow addiction. And so far none of the colours disappoint. One thing I will note though, they do not last the full 8 hours on my eyes, in fact now even close to it. I always prep my lids with UD primer potion and they last for a bit but do not have the last power of MAC shadows - sad but true. Having said that I'm glad I purchased this palette, ITS SO PRETTY!!
This is the cotton candy bouquet your father never lets you buy at the carnival. Bright, fun, yummy and oh so bad for your wallet. I was debating on whether I should go with this or the Theodora, but since I am always clutching onto my neutrals, I knew I had to have something fresh and bright for spring.
The packaging is sturdy and absolutely lovely especially sitting by my other flimsy cardboard or faux velvet palettes...ahem naked 1. Easy to clean.
Colors....I was afraid most would not show on my nc30 skin since they are mostly sparkly white/sheer/pastel shades. Wrong!!!! A little NYX milk on my bare lids and they popped out so well without looking like I wanted to be a real life good witch disco ball reincarnate. Absolutely refreshing compared to my boring browns and taupes.
Price...I may never have children because this has wiped out all current and future monies and paltry savings I ever had to begin with. My god, limited edition means I want to buy it, 50 dollars price point for only a few colors means I want to cry about my poor credit.
Usage? I pull this out frequently as highlighter shades to supplement my other looks. I'm not a fan of the deep purple as I am really noobtastic with smokey shades, so I only use it as a outer v shade when I'm not feeling black or brown for the night out.
Overall, I love this palette because its something shiny at the toy store. Investment? No. Purdy? Yes. The glitter shades are to die for as I've never gotten any fall out from them even when I go crazy with glitta fevah.
I love this palette, its really good value for money aswell, 8 eyeshadows, a lipgloss/stick and an eyeliner all for £35! The colours are all lovely and pigmented my favorite being the 2 aura shades. The lip-colour that comes with the palette is a your lips but better nude brownish/pink and looks really natural on my lips. The eyeliner doesn't budge and I will re-buy it when I use it all up.
I thought this would look chalky on my skin so I swatched it at Ulta first. I loved it! The colors were pastels, perfect for spring. They were very pigmented. You can do so many different looks. Watch out for the gold/silver duo shadow. That one has some serious fallout issues. My favorite aspect of the palette was that you can switch out other UD colors to build your own palette. I won't have to buy another palette. I can just replace other colors as I want to.
I wasn't interested in this when it came out or when I saw the swatches online but changed my mind after seeing it in person. The iridescent shift colors are so gorgeous and I love the purple and gray color. I also wanted a deep purple eyeliner like Rockstar. The eyeliner isn't as purple as I would like - it looks like a soft black. The lip pencil looks great - reminds me of lip junkie in Naked. I would definitely recommend this palette over the Theodora palette for pale people w/ cool tone skin.
I am not an Urban Decay fan. I tried their original eyeshadow formula a few years ago, and my brief review of that was "glitter" and "bomb." I find all of the Naked palettes to be extremely boring, and none of their lip products had ever appealed to me before. I had sort of written UD off after a few other lackluster purchases, save their All Nighter spray.
This palette genuinely turned me back onto Urban Decay in a huge way! The new eyeshadow formula is WONDERFUL: very soft, extremely pigmented, and easy to blend. Yes, there's still some glittery eyeshadows in the line, and in this palette, but I really think the amount of fallout has decreased dramatically.
You get six pans and 8 shades, and every single one is a stunner. I am NW15 with green eyes and I feel the Glinda palette is perfect for my coloring. I also think it could suit a wide variety of other skin tones with cool undertones. There are plenty of reviews on here and elsewhere online, like Temptalia, that go in depth on each shade, so I won't go into full detail about all of them. My favorite shade is, by far, Magic! (And yes, i have to go there and say that Magic is really just that!)It makes a great lid color for a smoky purple eye, and it's also wonderful for a quick pop of "one and done" color on days when you want maximum impact with little effort. Aura is another gem. The duochrome quality for both shades is really unique, and they look beautiful in the inner corner. Honestly, I love every single color in this palette, and I'm just hoping Urban Decay makes all of these shades permanent.
Rockstar was a wonderful choice for the eyeshadows here. It's dark violet that compliments all the shades and smudges like a dream. It's easy to apply overall, and i like it far more than the only other 24/7 pencil I've tried, which was Perversion. Rockstar stays put in the waterline of the eye, and I like using Tornado on top to intensify it further.
A first, I thought the Glinda glossy lip pencil would be too dark for me. I have never been so glad to be wrong! This has become my favorite lip product in my entire stash. In a sea of Chanel and YSL and Dior lippies, I've reached for Glinda the most in the past five weeks. It's actually the color Naked from the permanent line, and I'm already going to get a back-up because I don't want to be without it! It's the perfect neutral, pink, beige, nude color that changes a bit depending on how pigmented your lips are. It goes perfectly with everything I wear to work, and of course it looks awesome with the dramatic, sexy looks you can create with the rest of the products offered here. What I like about this product is that I can line, shape, and fill in my lips super quickly, and I don't need to add gloss on top.
Overall, this is a steal for $49. You will take ages to hit pan on all of these shadows. The lip pencil is full-sized and retails $19. The eyeliner is half-sized of the regular ones that also retail $19, and of course, one single eyeshadow costs $18. Obviously you're getting a ton of product for a great price. I like that the shadows aren't simply repeats of colors from the existing line, and that the packaging is a substantial, mirrored tin with a pretty pattern. I can't recommend this palette enough! Urban Decay knocked Glinda out of the park, and I cannot wait to pick up more colors from their eyeliner, eyeshadow, and glossy stick ranges.
I didn't have any problems choosing this palette over the Theodora one. Glinda has such a beautiful colors and they go really well with my eyes and skin tone.
The packaging is good and neat, but it is a little boring looking from the inside. It's just white between the colors.
Rockstar pencil is nice and soft. Great color also.
I love the lip product! It's not too sticky and thick and the color is perfect!
I think the palette is not too expensive when you look all the products you get in one package.