Urban Decay • Glinda Palette • Palettes
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
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!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Other
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I have not really been a huge fan of most Urban Decay eyeshadows, but I really love this Glinda Palette! I had to order it online shortly after I picked up my Theodora palette from my local Sephora. The colors are perfect for creating a sweet and romantic, yet very subtle and natural look. (That is if you use a light hand. ) It would be very easy to create a dramatic, sexy look from this palette as well. It is very versatile.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Red, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Green
Originally I had never planned to buy this palette, purely because I had always had my heart set on Theodora, as the shades in that palette seemed more my thing. My instincts were right, I do prefer Theodora over this palette, however Glinda is still good and I don't regret buying it.
First of all, I like the packaging possibly a little more than Theodora's, I think its pretty and feminine and I just like it a little bit better. Onto the eyeshadows:
The shades in this palette are far more pastel than the ones included in Theodora, and normally this would not be my cup of tea at all but I actually found once I'd got them on they aren't so bad. 'Tornado' is my favourite shade of this palette, its a deep, rich purple with loads of pigmentation and compliments my skin tone, hair colour and eye colour really well. The next shade is what I like to call the highlight shades, it is 'Aura', which is a half n half shadow with one half being a iridescent pale blue (it doesn't go on really blue though, it looks far more cream coloured when actually applied) & the other half is an iridescent pink (again, not a bright pink when applied). Both make a really good brown bone/inner corner highlight and I really do like them. 'Magic' is one of the shades I least enjoy. It is like the perfect meeting between a dark pink and pale purple with a gold shimmer. It is very pastel, and I don't like pink shadows much because I think it makes me look like I have sore eyes, but thats just me. 'Illusion' is a peachy cream colour with a slight shimmer. It is another one of my favourite shades from this palette, it goes on really nicely and is super blendable and lovely. 'Oz' I find is quite a pointless shade to the palette, I don't think it brings much to the table, it is another gold identical to the one in Theodora (UD love their gold) & a silver. 'South' is like a taupe and a silver mixed together, but it looks far more silver when applied to the face compared to how it looks in the pan. A very nice shade though, and incredibly good for doing smokey looks.
Overall I think the shades in this palette lack imagination a little bit, whilst I love Tornado, Illusion & Aura I don't see myself using the other three much, plus they are quite similar in terms of colour.
The 24/7 pencil in this one is 'Rockstar' which is a very deep plum colour, it is really nice and compliments the shades in this palette well. Not much more to say on that one really!
The lip pencil in this palette is in the shade 'Glinda', I definitely prefer over Theodora's, I've always been a fan of the neutral lip and this is a very nude shade which I usually mix with a little bit of pink gloss just for a little pop of shimmer, but very nice alone too.
Overall, I have to say I wouldn't buy this palette again purely because I don't think you could use it everyday like I do with Theodora, like I wouldn't wear pink shadow to work or anything like that. But it is definitely a pallette worth buying because its good quality, and you can create pretty nice looks with it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Bought this for my daughter but had to try it out. Not a fan at all. The colors don't seem to be as highly pigmented as other shadows that I have gotten from them, and don't show up well on fair skin. Tornado is horrible to blend, and the glitter shadows have an insane amount of fall out. The iridescent colors are interesting, but not so much that I would wear them often. Eyeliner is a dupe of one I already have and like, and the lip pencil, while pretty, is rather dry and does not last for longer than 30 minutes. However, my young teenage daughter does love this, so perhaps this is better for younger users. Do like the packaging and mirror.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I purchased both oz palettes and i prefer theodora over glinda, first for the packaging, i love the packaging of theodora more. Second for the quality of the shadows. Both have great quality shadows, both have that one eyeshadow with crazy glitter but the glitter in the glinda palette is chunkier, some fell into my eye and it hurt like crazy. Third, i'm nc30, asian skin tone, i find the shades in the glinda palette doesnt compliment my skin tone. Too many pastels. I like tornado(purple), south (grey) and illusion(champagne). Other than that, i still think this is a great value and if you suit the colors, i would recommend purchasing the palette.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I've always been impressed with UD eyeshadows and this palette is no exception. The shadows all have a shimmer to them, some more the others. I really like South, which turns a taupey gray shimmer on me and makes a nice neutral. I'm not a big fan of Magic, the pink eyeshadow shade, though...mainly because I'm pale and pinks don't work well with my skin tone (makes me look like I'm ill!) I've never used a highlighting color beneath the brow bone before, but I loved the violet white shimmer side of Aura. I feel ethereal wearing it. Tornado is a great outer crease color, a dark purple. All the shadows go on evenly and are easy to blend.
My only complaint with the gold/silver combo is the fallout of glitter. I haven't been able to use them effectively yet because of this.
The eyeliner glides on effortlessly, but that's also it's downfall because it smudges easily. I use it to line the top only now.
I love the Glinda lipgloss. It's a perfect my lips but better bronzy rose.
Overall, a very good palette, especially considering the price for individual eyeshadows would far exceed the $50 price tag, and that's not including the eyeliner and lipgloss. It's a steal for UD!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
Im a huge Oz fan and although I don't have high expectations for the movie anything that reminds me of my childhood love for Dorothy Gail I'm all over. Is this pallet special? No not exactly unless your terribly new to cosmetics you prolly have dupes galore for each shade. The shades have good color pay off the compact is nice and heavy feels very high end however my number one gripe is this my pallet doesn't hold the shadows tightly they are always loose. I don't even use that pallet leave it in the box and go to open it up and at least one has popped out. That being said comparing the 2 pallets side by side (Glenda and Theodora) Glinda is lighter more highlight esque Theodora is one of those over done smokey pallet that everybody and their mother have been putting out lately. All and all I recommend to someone who likes shimmer and frost, new to makeup or urban decay, a Dorothy fan or someone who collects pallets.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Green
After trying the Theodora palette I was excited to try the Glinda palette. I was not disappointed. The shadows are pigmented and the shimmer glides over my "older" lids and does not give the "crepe paper" look so many frosty shadows do.
Tornado is a deep eggplant with a nice shimmer that is great for lining and contouring. Magic is the best matte pink I have found that give great color payoff but does not look chalky or dry. All the shadows have excellent wear. The only issue is that the "Oz" combo does have a lot of fall out. But using a very slightly damp brush helped with that.
The pencil is "Rockstar" which is a very good deep plum shade that holds up as all the 24/7 liners do. I have used it to smudge as shadow base as well.
The lip pencil is a pretty sheer peachy pink. There is not enough color for me. I like a vibrant lip but it does wear well over a vibrant lip pencil or lipstick as a nice gloss.
Overall just like the Theodora palette I would say this is a great palette to have. If you are looking for subtle cool makeup look this will work well. The fact that you can refill the compact with your favorite single eye shadows after makes this a lovely palette to have.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I love this palette I got it a day ago and didn't really get to play with it till today and I really like it. Theodora is next on the list but to Glinda.
The colors in my opinion are nice and buttery
~Magic has been reviewed on some blogs as a little chalky but on the eye I did not see that at all. I did a full lid on my sister them blended it out with Tornado and it looked amazing together.
~Tornado is a nice rich purple that goes on very well but I saw a lot of fall out with it. I don't care it's nothing a makeup wipe can't fix at first I thought it was my brushes but then I tried another set and there was still fallout so with that colour look out for that.
It's buttery delicious though and one of my favorite colors in the palette.
~Aura is amazing the duo colours are amazing. The one side that is white that turns to an amazing purple blue is unlike any colour I have seen and I adore it.
The other side has a red pink sheen when applied and looks amazing and ethereal.
~Illusion is awesome but reminds me of ABC Gum with sheen but it applies lighter and is just beautiful this one had no fallout. I really like this one and see myself using it a lot.
~South is freakin amazing crease colour! I added some gold from OZ into it and it was beyond gorgeous this is one of my fav's in this because I can see this colour in a lot of looks and would get it as a single if they ever make it. There was minimal fallout and once again rich and buttery formula that I personally love.
~OZ didn't have the crazy fallout I thought it would I put the silver side into Tornado to add dimension and it looked amazing and the gold is beautiful in this palette as well though the silver is my fav because it's a real awesome silver!
This palette also has the Rockstar eyeliner which I love and the Glinda Super Saturated to me looks just like Naked but maybe it's just me but I find it very similar or dupable.
I love Urban Decay so for me this palette is what I am looking for. It's sturdy has a nice mirror has awesome colors that I wouldn't normally have and getting the lip and eye pencil with 8 shadows really for what you pay is a good deal in my book and I will be getting the other one next.
I do recommend it if you don't have a lot of these colours in your collection. Or you love OZ;) This palette is for you I am very satisfied with this and any one who loves UD shadows I do not think will be let down.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Being a Wizard of Oz fan and knowing that Urban Decay's eyeshadows are phenomenal, when I heard that they coming out with palettes for the new Oz movie (can't wait to see it, by the way), I was psyched!
The Glinda Palette is a limited edition palette that comes with eight brand new eyeshadow shades, a travel-sized 24/7 Glide-On Pencil Liner in Rockstar, and a travel-sized Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Glinda (new shade). These products and shades were chosen with careful consideration to recreate Michelle William (Glinda)'s delicate look from the movie Oz.
Below I listed all the shades with their shade description, pigmentation level, and personal notes, when applicable. I marked my favorites with an asterisk (*):
-Tornado*: Frosted deep plum (excellent pigmentation)
-Aura (left side): Iridescent white with blue shift (good pigmentation)
-Aura (right side): Iridescent white with pink/red shift (good pigmentation)
-Magic: Shimmery cool-toned orchid pink (excellent pigmentation)
-Illusion*: Satin light peach (excellent pigmentation)
-Oz (left side): Glittery metallic gold (good pigmentation) (lots of fall-out; to minimize fall-out, use a base and tap off excess product off eyeshadow brush prior to application)
-Oz (right side): Glittery metallic silver (good pigmentation) (lots of fall-out, but less than the left side. To minimize fall-out, use a base and tap off excess product off eyeshadow brush prior to application)
-South*: Frosted warm taupe with silver shimmer (good pigmentation)
-Rockstar (24/7 Eyeliner): Blackened warm plum (excellent pigmentation)
-Glinda (Super-Saturated Lip Color): Warm peach nude with barely-there shimmer (decent pigmentation)
All the eyeshadows have the same fantastic quality and formulation of typical Urban Decay eyeshadows--that is, they're smooth, finely milled, blendable, pigmented, and don't crease or fade all day. Also, as usual, the frosty shades (Tornado and South, in this case) are very buttery. I personally don't like these shades by themselves (except for Illusion and South), but Urban Decay really did a great job in coordinating these shades, as they look fantastic together.
If you want minimal glitter fall-out in Oz and maximum color pay-off, then I recommend you use a good eyeshadow base or primer, such as UDPP, MAC Paint Pots, or Maybelline Color Tattoos.
Rockstar isn't a new shade, but it is a great classic shade in the 24/7 line and looks great on against my dark brown eyes! It lasted all day without any smudging or fading.
Glinda only lasted 3 hours before it began to fade and lose its luster. Its pigmentation also isn't the best, but it's buildable. If you have dry lips, I suggest you wear lip balm underneath as it's somewhat drying.
The packaging is a sturdy tin case that's similar to Urban Decay's empty Build Your Own eyeshadow palettes. The lid design is gorgeous and reflects both Oz and Glinda wonderfully!
I know that everyone is questioning whether they really need a new Urban Decay palette. I will agree that although the Glinda palette is a great addition to any eyeshadow collection because its shades are fairly unique, I only really recommend it to those who need a bit more color in their neutrals-only collection and will actually wear these eyeshadows.
I mean, this palette is a steal! The $50 retailing price might scare you, but considering UD eyeshadows run for $18 each, $50 is a great deal.
But, again, don't buy unless you're going to wear it.
Would I repurchase? No.