Urban Decay • Theodora Palette • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I bought this and the Glinda palette at the same time and I have been equally impressed with both of them for different reasons. Whereas the Glinda palette creates a perfect, shimmery everyday look, this palette is perfect for a night out. I love anything and everything green, so the green shades in this palette are fabulous and rich. The lip color that comes with it is absolutely beautiful too.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have medium/dark skintone and this is amazing on my skin! The greens work perfect with brown eyes. The gold also gives a nice pop. I have to say this palette will probably work on most people, but looks more natural on darker skintones. The lip color is definitely made for tan skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I was hoping when I bought this that it wouldn't just suit "medium/deep" skin types because I am super fair, and Glinda looked like a bunch of pastels and glitter, which is about as interesting to me as a thirteen year old's birthday party. I picked up Theodora instead and am mostly pleased at what I got.
The shadows are beautiful and soft and show well, even the pale vanilla one. They are easily applied and blended. The eyeliner is Zero which UD always seems to put into most all of their palettes/sets, which means I have 3 of them already, but it's a good strong black, so I guess I shouldn't complain. (I would have liked Glinda's Rockstar since I don't have that one.)
But my favourite part is the lip crayon. Explosive, rich colour, not drying at all, vinyl-shiny and gorgeous. My only complaint is that it bleeds just a wee bit and I'll just use liner next time. I'd actually like to go get another shade just having tried this one. It fades well but does seem to gather in the lip's creases and lines nearing the end of the day when I didn't bother to refresh it (I work in a call centre).
The palette itself is pretty cute and I like that you can put other shadows in to replace the ones you've used. I had exactly zero luck trying to use the little card to "wear Theodora's look" and I'm not sure if it was due to my different colouring or if it was just a terrible walkthrough.
Great value here, as these are full size shadows and I think the lip crayon is full size too. I would buy another palette from UD, just probably not this one specifically.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
My husband bought this for me for Valentines Day, and I love it. I've worn it almost every day since. The colors are richly pigmented and butter smooth and there are a nice mix of shimmers and mattes. The glitter shades have much less fall out than in the Glinda palette. This can be used as an everyday subtle eye, or darkened up for a smoky, intense night look. The tin that it comes in is great, and I appreciate that the shadows can be replaced when they are empty or can be switched out if I want to travel with this. The mirror is large, and the eyeliner is one of Urban Decay's best colors. The lip color is a little bright for me, but I tend to apply lip gloss and just use a touch of this and it works well. I think this is a great value when you consider how much just the empty palette costs. Would definitely buy this again or recommend it to others.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I love this palette! First off, I think it is worth the price because you get 6 full size eye shadows (and 8 colors), an eyeliner and a lip color.
Packaging is just amazing, I love that you can pop the shadows out and put other ones, the metal casing is also amazing and the design is gorgeous!
Color selection is amazing, I was looking for a palette with most of these shades and finally found it. The shadows are pigmented, smooth and very easy to blend. I haven't experienced much fallout.
The eyeliner is amazing just like any other ud glide on pencil and the lip color is beautiful, however I don't find it to be long lasting, especially while eating, drinking and talking a lot.
Would certainly recommend this, it is my favorite eye shadow palette!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Red, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Green
I think this palette is definitely one of my top favourites from urban decay, not quite as brilliant as the Naked range but definitely a close second. I have both Theodora and Glinda but can safely say I'm more a Theodora, purely because I think that Theodora is a more everyday palette compared to Glinda. Anyway onto the review:
Firstly the packaging for this is seriously pretty, which I always fall for stuff that is nicely packaged! It is a tin case which isn't cheap feeling like some of them are and its nice and hygienic clasp case which means if you drop its unlikely to smash everywhere, which is good.
Because Theodora is the bad witch, the colours in the palette reflect this, they are mostly smokey neutrals, apart from 'Broken' (a pale, shimmery cream, perfect highlight colour) & 'Jealous' (this is the half n half shadow, which is two shades of green, a slightly darker jade green and a pale shade of green, presumably to meant to represent green with jealousy). 'Beware' is the only matte shade in the palette, and its a bit like a cork kind of colour, brown but not overly so, with a slight hue of red to it. It makes a really beautiful transition colour in the crease. My two favourite shades are 'Bewitch' & 'West', these are two very versatile shades, 'Bewitch' is like a mix between a brown, a grey and a plum, which makes for a very interesting, deeply pigmented colour. 'West' is more of a deep taupe with purple tones to it. Both are very pigmented and make really beautiful smokey eyes or can be toned down to make a natural everyday look, and you don't have to use them together you can mix them into any look you like. 'Spell' is the final shade, which is another half n half shadow, one half being a shimmery black and the other a shimmery gold. I find UD tend to include a black and a gold in quite a few of their palettes but they are very nice shades and you can incorporate them into certain looks just fine, but they are very glittery, so expect some fallout there.
I think the colour I was most dubious about using was 'Jealous' purely because I never really use green shades, I have green eyes and find that when people with blue eyes use blue shadows or green eyes with green shadows it can wash out the eye colour a little. However I have found that I have used it more than once and I am actually finding it quite enjoyable to use.
The palette also includes the wonderful 24/7glide on eye pencil in zero, which I thought was great because I love this particular shade of black because it is a really deep black and is great for doing smokey looks and using along the waterline, because it lasts a long time.
Also included is the super saturated lip pencil in 'Theodora' which I like to say is a 'stripper heels' shade of red, a very deep cherry. I have very pale skin and find that this shade can look a little overwhelming, on the box where Mila Kunis is wearing it her skin tone is a little warmer than mine and looks a lot better, but I do like to wear this colour on days where I feel a little daring. It is very drying though I find, which is a little annoying.
Overall, if you love neutrals and smokey shades then this is definitely a palette for you. It even comes with a handy card (a bit like in the too faced palettes) to show you how to create a look with the palette. I'd definitely recommend and buy this again because you do get a lot for your money.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Love this palette. I got suckered for the packaging. The quality of the eyeshadows are great. I got both palettes and i think theodora has less fall out than glinda. Although both palette have beautiful shades, i think theodora suits medium to dark skin tones simply because it compliments better, glinda has too many pastel shades. And if you have very pigmented lips, theodora's lip color would suit you better. Lip color is a little bit drier than what i'd like, i wear clarin jolie rouges but for a cherry red lipcolor, it might be better drier in order to avoid color from bleeding. Overall, this is a fantastic palette, great colors, great quality and great value. If i ever use it up or lose it. I would def repurchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Green
I was very surprised with this palatte. When I saw the colors online I expected them to be subtle. But wow! These are all intense pigmentation with lovely sheen but not overly frosty. The gold/black has some glitter fall out but Urban Decay's is known for that in their glittery/overly frosty shades. Despite that both shades do have nice pigmentation.
Usually the "experts" say that women of a certain age should not wear frosty shadow but these are creamy satin or shimmer.
The pencil is 24/7 matte black. The lip color is bright cherry red. Both wear well. I did not think the creamy lip pencil would hold up well but it lasts even though it does have a slightly "sticky" feel in the lips.
I would recommend this palette to anyone looking for neutral shades that will compliment most any coloring.
I love the refillable palette, once the shadows are gone I can fill it with my favorite UD singles.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
So, Urban Decay came out with 2 limited edition palettes for Oz the Great and Powerful movie from Disney (which comes out in March). Anyway, the two are Glinda and Theodora. Both palettes came with limited edition eyeshadows that are named for the movie. Each came with a mini eyeliner and a full size super saturated lip color. I chose the Theodora one because Glinda came with really light eyeshadows and I believe is slightly more cool toned. Theodora came with quite a number of browns and greens and was more suited for my cool toned skin.
The price of the palette is quite high... it's $49 prior to tax. However, you get 6 single [limited edition] eyeshadows (which retail for $18 each!), a travel size 24/7 eyeliner in Zero (full size retails for $19... it has been estimated that this size would be appropriate to retail for about $14.50 to about $15), and a full size super saturated lip color in Theodora (bright vibrate red... which could possibly be F-bomb and this retails for $19). You also get a little card that has "Get this look" instructions to get Mila Kunis's Theodora look (which is really pretty). So all in all, you are paying $49 for a set that would cost about $150. I am not justifying the prices (they're all really high), however, from the retail prices... this is a great price. Oh, note that for some reason, you can purchase this right now on Urban Decay's website as well as Sephora's. However, if you want to purchase this at Ulta, you must wait until January 30, 2013.
The packaging is so handy; it's actually the "Build-Your-Own" palette [which sells for $18 (comes with palette, Walk of Shame, and a brush)]. You can actually pop each eyeshadow out and trade it with another single eyeshadow. The outside of the palette is gorgeous. It is mysterious and exotic and dark looking. It is embossed with Urban Decay as well as Oz the Great and Powerful (with Disney's logo superscripted). I believe the outside is hard plastic. It's very sturdy and you can definitely toss this into your bag or kit without worrying it will flip open. You open the palette to a nice size mirror and then 6 eyeshadow slots with a middle horizontal indent which is used for an eyeliner. I am sure you can put something else instead. I found that my travel size Sigma e25 fit into that spot perfectly as well (it is about 4.75 inches long).
Now on to the shadows themselves. You get:
1) Broken: a satiny cream color. Comes off light on my skintone, but a great color nonetheless and it blends like a dream.
2) Beware: a warm light matte brown. I find it really hand that a matte brown is in the palette... it's just very versatile. It has great pigmentation. Blends well.
3) Bewitch: a slightly shimmery taupe-esque brown. I see specks of green and/or silver. It is a great neutral color.
4) West: a shimmery purple-y color. Reminds me of a more purple shade of Busted (from the Naked 2 palette). Works well with lots of skintones and eye colors.
5) Spell: a golden-green(ish) and charcoal-ish black duo with quite a lot of glitter. The black part does not have the kind of kick you would expect. It actually comes off a bit sheer. You have to really pack it on if you want the opacity of the eyeshadow from the pot. The golden-green is an interesting color. I am not sure how or when I would use it. I did not have problems with that though.
6) Jealous: I believe this is appropriately named since the duo has 2 forms of green-- 1 is a light green-yellow and the other is a mossy-olive green. I really like the darker green. Out of the 2 duos in the palette, this duo definitely stands out more to me because of that dark green. It's very earthy and it allows a more fun neutral look (instead of mostly browns).
Overall, this palette has a lot of neutrals. Personally, I am someone who prefers to wear the colors from this palette. I thought that Glinda's palette was too pastel and light for me, however, those colors are equally gorgeous.
I do believe that this palette is really nice. Is it a must-have? Not really. However, as I mentioned earlier... the price of it is not terrible since the retail price for each item would make this palette be so much more. And you get a full palette of eyeshadows (Build Your Own comes with only one shadow). For me, I am really excited to use it and am so glad it comes with a palette that came be used over again. Since I bought this palette, I do not think I would buy it again (or even a regular Build Your Own palette) because I could buy shadows I want separately. I think that UD tends to put the 24/7 eyeliner in Zero in a lot of sets, so I would not repurchase Zero separately. I would buy some of the shadows again and the lip color. I have had this palette for only a day and a half. I am please with it and believe it is worth it. I would say, if you can get your hands onto this palette, I would recommend it.
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 Theodora Palette is a limited edition palette that comes with eight brand new eyeshadow shades, a travel-sized 24/7 Glide-On Pencil Liner in Zero, and a travel-sized Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Theodora (new shade). These products and shades were chosen with careful consideration to recreate Mila Kunis (Theodora)'s edgy 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 (*):
-Broken: Satin light peachy beige (good pigmentation)
-Beware: Matte warm brown (excellent pigmentation)
-Bewitch: Satin chocolate brown (excellent pigmentation)
-West: Metallic red-chocolate brown (excellent pigmentation)
-Spell (left side)*: Black with multi-colored glitter (good pigmentation)
-Spell (right side): Glittery dirty gold (excellent pigmentation) (some fall-out occurs, but it's not as bad as the fall-out in the Glinda palette)
-Jealous (left side): Frosted yellow-toned olive green (excellent pigmentation)
-Jealous (right side): Frosted light warm sage green (excellent pigmentation)
-Zero (24/7 Eyeliner): Black (excellent pigmentation)
-Theodora (Super-Saturated Lip Color): Cherry red with barely-there shimmer (excellent pigmentation)
Like all Urban Decay eyeshadows in general, these eyeshadows have a smooth, blendable formulation, good pigmentation, and last all day without creasing or fading. The only eyeshadow I've had issues with wear with is Spell (right side), which has glitter fall-out. To minimize fall-out, I suggest you wear it on top of a primer or a base, such as UDPP, MAC Paint Pots, or Maybelline Color Tattoos, and tapping off the excess product off your eyeshadow brush prior to applcation. This won't guarantee fall-out prevention, but it will minimize it.
Zero is a classic eyeliner that for the most part lasts all day on me without fading. It smudges just a little bit.
Theodora makes for a fantastic glossy red lippie! This one lasts longer than Glinda does (6 hours) and it has a nice creamy, smooth formulation without any stickiness. If you have dry lips, I recommend you wear lip balm underneath as I find that 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 design on the lid is gorgeous and reflects both Oz and Theodora wonderfully.
I must admit, however, that I'm not too pleased with the eyeshadow shades in this palette. It reminds me greatly of my Wet 'n' Wild Comfort Zone palette, and I feel that the shades can be easily duped and that I already own eyeshadows similar to these. They are, however, well-coordinated, and I can imagine that you can create many different looks with it, but I still prefer the Glinda palette over this.
Of course, this is a personal preference, so don't let me stop you purchasing this, if you like it!
The $50 retail price tag might intimidate you, but considering UD eyeshadows cost $18 each, and it comes with a great quality mini eyeliner and lip color, $50 is a steal!
Would I repurchase? No.