Urban Decay Glinda Palette – Oz the Great and Powerful. Six eyeshadows, one lip color, and one eyeliner.
Tornado (a vibrant deep purple shimmer)
Aura – a duo eyeshadow with iridescent violet, which appears as a pale blue in the pan (L)
and iridescent rose, which appears as a pale creamy yellow (R)
Magic (pinkish purple with golden shimmer)
Swatched L to R: Tornado, Aura (iridescent violet, then iridescent rose), Magic
Illusion (pale peach satin)
Oz (gold shimmer with gold glitter and silver shimmer with silver glitter)
South (warm pale gray shimmer with silver micro-glitter)
Swatched L to R: Illusion, Oz (gold and silver – you can see the dark flecks in the gold are the actual glitter pieces), South
The eyeshadows in this palette are gorgeous, impressed me just as much as any other Urban Decay eyeshadow I have purchased, were pigmented, and easy to blend out. Tornado is a gorgeous purple shade that blends out slightly darker, but doesn’t blend out too black, so I find this shade perfect for darkening the crease without making me look like I have a black eye. Magic is a cool pink shade with a bit of warmth from added golden shimmer (not glitter). This is a perfect transition color between Tornado and a highlight shade to add a bit more color to an eye look. Aura, the lightest double eyeshadows, which are the iridescent violet and rose shades, would be best used as highlight shades and can be built up for a more dramatic iridescent sheen on the brow bone or inner corners of the eyes. Of course every good Urban Decay eyeshadow palette must contain some sort of glitter in it, and so Oz definitely has that going for it. The gold side of Oz will be the biggest culprit of “glitter cheeks” so using protection with this one would be a good idea. The silver side of Oz is nearly as glittery, but somehow doesn’t give me as much fallout on the cheeks. South, although it does have some glitter, did not really give me fallout, and probably is my second favorite shade in the palette next to Illusion, which is a gorgeous warm peach shade that is perfect all over the lid to even it out.
Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Glinda
On the lips: Glinda
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Rockstar, described as “darkest eggplant”
Swatched: Rockstar and Glinda
Eye Pencil and Lip Color. I am very happy that Urban Decay included one of their 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in this kit, and Rockstar is a perfect fit with all of the very soft and feminine shades in this palette, it coordinates perfectly and compliments the shadows along the upper lashline as well as in the waterline, giving my eyes definition, but not making me look too dark and ominous (after all, we are after a “good witch” kind of look with this palette, right?! ) The Super-Saturated Lip Color in Glinda is my first experience with one of these products, and I must say I was most impressed with the shine on the lips. It feels more like a light lipstick than a gloss, lasts about two hours on my lips, wearing off fairly evenly, and is not drying. This shade in particular is neutral enough, but I noticed while some say it gives more of a rose tone to the lips, on me it mostly pulls as a warm brown-nude on me. I like it, but wish it had some more pink to it.
An application card is also included to give you ideas.
I love that you can pop out the individual eyeshadows to rearrange, or to add them to other Urban Decay palettes.
Overall I found this palette to have a good variety of shades to choose from, with a couple shades that are dark enough to use in the crease. I like that Urban Decay was able to mix in a little color with Tornado and Magic for some fun. My favorite two shades have to be Illusion and South and I think I will get a lot of use out of both of them. As far as the the glitter in this palette, it is just as I normally expect from Urban Decay, but I do love how it looks on my lids so I am willing to go the extra mile to apply it. I find the iridescence in the highlight shades to be unique, and although I wouldn’t reach for them every day, they will give that extra pop when I am looking for something special. Added to the wonderful shadows, the inclusion of the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil and the Super-Saturated Lip Color, this palette is certainly something worthy of re-creating a perfectly sweet good-witch look! Although this may not necessarily be an all-inclusive palette you could work with every day, adding in a matte eyeshadow or another satin neutral (perhaps a brown tone) to the mix would certainly give you plenty of combinations suitable for daytime and nighttime looks.
What do you think of the limited edition Great and Powerful Oz palettes in Glinda and Theodora? Have you considered purchasing one? Which is your favorite?
- Product – 10/10
- Formula- 9/10
- Pigmentation – 10/10
- Longevity- 9/10
- Application – 9/10