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Friday, April 12, 2013

Urban Decay Glinda Palette Review and Swatches

 I'm gonna be honest, when the Oz the Great and Powerful Urban Decay palettes came out they didn't really call my name. After a while, seeing the palette and the swatches everywhere, I started to really want it. I didn't fall for it at first, but it just grew on me and I HAD TO have it! I thought it was gorgeous and it had to be part of my collection!

 So, when the 1 year anniversary with the bf came up(yay!), he said: "order it". Like, he made me order my anniversary present. His reason? He might screw up, I think it's sweet because he doesn't know the first thing about shopping on Sephora and probably wouldn't know how to find the palette, also he wouldn't know how to get me freebies or what freebies I'd like! Anyways, I talk about the "haul" that includes this palette, here



  Doesn't it just look super pretty? I mean, look at those colors! In my opinion, they are all super wearable. Then again- I do like dramatic eyes and I have no problem with color :) 

Urban Decay  Glinda Palette Swatches

Urban Decay  Glinda Palette Swatches
  
 These pictures are swatches from the top row of the palette. Left side is with primer and right side is without. From left to right, the shades are: Magic, Aura(two shades) and Tornado. 

Close ups:

No primer:

Urban Decay  Glinda Palette Swatches
 Primer:

Urban Decay  Glinda Palette Swatches

Urban Decay  Glinda Palette Swatches


Magic: Gorgeous pink shade, with just the right amount of blue and red for my taste. It's hard to appreciate it's subtleties in the picture, but it has the most gorgeous golden shimmer. You can sorta see it on the close up with primer. This one doesn't have much fall out. It can be used in a really soft look on the crease or as an eyelid color for DRAMA! UD calls this one pinkish purple, but it's definitely a pink with a bunch of blue.

Taken from Ohnotheydidn't!

Aura: Both of these shades are iridescent and just to die for! The "white" one has the most gorgeous blue-purpleish iridescence. I've shared my love of purple before, so I just love this one, clearly! I confess, I'm a cat and I'm attracted to shiny objects! I literally was staring at my swatch for like a minute there lol! The "peach/cream" one has a pink iridescence, super super pretty! The "white" one is definitely more shimmery than the "peach/cream" one. Urban Decay says they are both white and that one has blue iridescence and the other one is red. I beg to differ, which is why I called them "white" and "peach/cream". They don't have much fall out either and would work on the brow bone, inner eye corner, or all over the lid. They are not the most pigmented shades in the palette though. But still, they are both just gorgeous!! 

Tornado: I won't disagree with Urban Decay on their description for this one, it is indeed a deep purple with shimmer. Super pretty. It's amazing on the crease! However, out of the top row, this one is the one with most fall out, which is not really a deal breaker for me, I don't care! It's too pretty to care! 

Urban Decay  Glinda Palette Swatches
 Oh so pretty! This is the bottom row of shadows. Same as with the previous picture- left is with primer, right is without. From left to right, the shades are: South, Oz(two shades) and Illusion.


Close ups:

No Primer:

Urban Decay  Glinda Palette Swatches

Urban Decay  Glinda Palette Swatches

Primer:




South: UD describes it as: "warm pale gray shimmer with silver micro glitter" and I don't disagree. It's such a warm gray that it might even look a bit brown. It has a tiny bit of fall out, but not much really. This would work amazingly on the crease for a soft neutral look or even as an all over lid color for a brown smokey.

Oz: Gold shimmer with gold glitter and silver shimmer with silver glitter. The silver is super pigmented, the gold one is not as pigmented. The glitter flakes in the silver one look a bit smaller and really blend in with the shimmer, so it's hard to spot the glitter. The glitter in the gold one however does show up a bit more and the light might make it look silver on occasion. Both of these are the two shades with the most fall out in the palette. Definitely do your eye make up first, if you plan to wear these! They can work as a crease shade or an eyelid shade. 

Illusion: UD calls this a "pale peach satin" and I won't disagree with this one either. That description is dead on, that is exactly what it is and I couldn't call it anything else. This shade is really pretty, this is as well pigmented as Aura. It doesn't have much fall out. This shade could work as an all over shadow shade, on the brow bone or on the inner corner of the eye.
 

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil Rockstar swatch


24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Rockstar: UD calls this beauty a deep eggplant and that's it! It's not just that, UD. It's not just an eggplant color! It's got a fabulous slightly shimmery shade too. This has been my go-to lower lash line liner for a bit now and I even tried it on my upper lash line. On both lids it doesn't move an inch! It's got staying power through sweat and tears, in tropical weather that is humid and hot! And that is pretty good if you ask me. It also looks gorgeous, it's so dark and pretty. I love it, lately I've been reaching for it on a daily basis.

Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color Glinda


Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Glinda: You know how sometimes a product name is not exactly the same as a product color? The name is not 100% accurate on this one. Super-Saturated? Yup. High Gloss? Yup. On my lips, this looks like a "your lips, but better" shade. UD describes it as a "light sheer beige" and this is not a light beige at all. If your lips are not too pigmented, this will look more like a dark beige shade. Also, they don't mention the shimmer that this shade has. It is super pretty and I really like it. Thought I should mention this- this shade is just Naked renamed. It's a nice color, but the name doesn't describe it accurately enough.

Overall review:

 I definitely love this palette, what can I say? Most shades are full size, they work well and I love the colors. Most of the time when I review a product it's something that I actually like. I definitely see myself reaching for this palette a lot. I think the value is great and the colors are really easy to work with. All the products are good, it's a good palette! I regret saying what I said when I saw it come out, I said it was boring, now that I have it- I love it!

 On a dropsey note (the way the bf calls me)- this palette is pretty sturdy! How do I know? Because, I already dropped it, of course! And nothing happened! So it's dropsey proof!




 One thing I might disagree with is the "get the look" card it came with. The "look" isn't Michelle Williams' look in the movie, it's too dark for the character even. I mean, it looks cute, but it's not Glinda. That doesn't really matter, I'm just venting.

 Hope you enjoyed this review as much as I enjoy my palette!
 Disclaimer: I didn't purchase this with my own money, my bf gave it to me as a present and this is my own personal opinion :)

26 comments:

  1. Thanks for reviewing it! I'm definitely going to have to look into getting it for myself, but I may want a more neutral palette.

    Whitney
    thedecorchronicles.blogspot.com

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    1. Welcome :) if you are looking for neutrals, check out the Theodora palette ^^ it has browns and greens, it's gorgeous, I want that one too! ^^

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  2. What a great palette! I love the darker shades because they're so dramatic but the softer ones are pretty too. By the way, I don't think that my husband even knows what Sephora is.

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    1. It is super pretty, isn't it? The dark ones are dramatic, but soft ones are not boring! Lmao my bf has been dragged into Sephora several times, he knows what it is XD

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  3. Nice review, very comprehensive! The palette looks awesome, shadows look well pigmented!

    Following you back!

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/4630665/makeup-demon
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    1. Glad you enjoyed it ^^ It is awesome I'm in love ^^ Thanks for following back and stopping by ^^

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    2. I agree! the review is sooo detailed!
      Follow me maybe? chiccupcake1.blogspot.com
      -Jenna ;)

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    3. Thank you :) will definitely follow you back :)

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  4. I agree too, great review and I love the pictures of the colors with and without primer! Thanks for sharing!

    Holly at Not Done Growing

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    1. Glad you like it :) I took pictures with both to show the difference, but it's not a huge difference XD Thanks for checking it out and stopping by :)

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  5. This palette looks so beautiful! I originally said I wasn't going to buy this, but every review I see is making me want it more!

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    1. Yup that's what I said and look at me raving about it! haha

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  6. I love the colors- so gorg but way too daring for me :) Stopping by from Friday Flash Blog. New follower :)

    Amanda
    TheAccidentalMrs.com

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    1. Yeah not everyone is into bold colors and that's totally fine :) Thanks for stopping by and following back :)

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  7. I love the colors. I'm following you back from the Weekend Blog Hop.
    Linda

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    1. Glad you like em :) Thanks for following back.

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  8. Great review, really comprehensive! :) I have this palette too and I love it. It really represents Glinda well.

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    1. Glad you liked my review :) It's a great palette ^^

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  9. Wow I love your blog so much, I'm super glad that I stumbled upon it :)

    I've recently started a beauty/fashion blog and would it if maybe you could check it out and if you get a chance let me know what your think or participate in my poll (in my right hand sidebar). Thanks in advance if you do.

    Can't wait to hear from you.

    xo Krystal
    captivtingkrystal.blogspot.ca

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    1. I'm glad you like my blog, thank you for stopping by :) Will definitely follow back and check your blog out :)

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  10. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog and for the follow....following you back via GFC and Bloglovin'. The make-up is so pretty. Thanks for the review!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and following back :) Glad you enjoyed the review ^^

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  11. This is not a palette that I would've chosen, I don't think. I am liking the metallic colors and the purple shades, now that I see them on your review, though. =0)
    ~Kim
    www.2justByou.com

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    1. Yup seeing swatches makes a huge difference :) Thanks for stopping by :)

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  12. Linking up with my Friday Flash Blog community. Thanks for joining and sharing in the fun! Have a terrific week and see you this weekend.

    Jennifer
    www.thejennyevolution.com

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    1. Will definitely be there :) Have a great week too

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