Any time Urban Decay comes out with a new palette, it's cause for celebration. Because, you know, it's Urban Decay and they rock. But also because the only thing better than a regular UD palette is a big, special, limited-edition palette. And then when they invite you to a party at Disneyland to introduce it... Well, it can hardly get any better than that! (Actually, it can. They could serve all sorts of delicious finger sandwiches and tiny little desserts that make you want to eat as many as possible and shove all the rest into your bag so you could eat them all day, but since none of you guys were there to experience this, I'll just pretend that didn't happen).
The Alice Through The Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette (I'll talk about the lipsticks in another post) is $60 and has twenty different shades of shadow, all exclusive to the palette, all inspired by characters from the new movie. (Side note - there needs to be a Stacey palette someday, inspired by me. Someone get on that!) The palette itself is vintage Urban Decay, in packaging that looks like something right out of the story, covered in colorful butterflies. And something that I LOVE about it - these palettes are awesome, but they're also super bulky, so the fact that the drawer with the shadows in it pulls out to make using it easier is great. (Although it doesn't make traveling with it any easier, which is still the one sticking point). One thing that I really love about this palette is the variety of shades in it. $60 is a lot to pay for something, even if it does have twenty shadows in it, so I really love that the different finishes and shades make creating a ton of different looks worth it. There's shimmers, mattes, bright pinks, blues and greens - and then some neutral shades to create daytime looks. My two favorites shades though are both ones I've used to create a lighter smoky eye. Dream On is a metallic purple silver and soooo pretty - when I opened the palette for the first time, it's the shade that instantly caught my eye. I've been pairing it with Mirror, a gray-taupe satin, and blended together, they just work so well. Perfect for going out at night. (Also, the names of the shades are great. Some others include Heads Will Roll, Royal Flush, and Gone Mad. Genius. I've said it before and I'll say it again - can I get a job naming makeup products? I'd be so good at it!) I've played around with most of the colors so far and they've been easy to blend with good color payoff, lasting most of the day with primer underneath. (Although for the life of me, I cannot get Cake - a blue-pink with silver microshimmer - to look good on me. How do you people who do it make a shade like that work? I just look like I have a bad case of pink eye no matter what I do!)
Alice Through The Looking Glass is only here for a short time and then you'll be paying through the nose for it on eBay or just sitting at home, silently rocking back and forth, regretting your decision not to buy it earlier, so don't let that happen. Pick yours up now before they're just an illusion from the white rabbit!
Note: A sample of this product was sent to me by a PR representative working with Urban Decay