Hi again Zombies!
Another post! I'm on damn roll. Get it girl!
For those who don't already know, the "Alice Through the Looking Glass" palette is on sale on the Urban Decay website RIGHT NOW for $34.00 (orignally $60.00) and so I snagged it so fast you have no idea!
*as always, please click the images for maximum awesome!
Urban Decay is also offering cyber deals all this week, so make sure you check back every day to see what they are offering. For example, today's deal was the original and anti-aging primer potions for only $8.00 each!
I received my palette earlier this week and decided to crack it open to show all of you wonderful people. To start, here are some photos of the gorgeous packaging! The 20 eyeshdaow are housed in a beautiful box with all kinds of thrills and magic. Once you lift the cardboard lid, you immediately see a nice sized mirror with "We're all mad here" engraved into it.
I felt my Wednesday Addams shirt went well with the theme. ;)
There's a two lovely flaps that can be opened and written on them is "I'm not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours." This palette was seriously made just for me. ;)
Once the flaps are lifted, you're greeted with this gorgeous butterfly.
One last touch is the writing on the drawer where you pull the eyeshadow from. This saying is" I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I must have changed several times since then." *heart eyes*
This is what's hidden inside the drawer!
The packaging is gorgeous, yes, but let's take a look at what REALLY matters where.
Bottom row closeups
You also receive a full sized dual ended eyeshadow brush with this palette rocking the same theme as the outside of the box.
SWATCHES! (I swatched over primer potion in "Eden".)
Can we please take a moment to oogle "Hatter", "Lily", "Heads Will Roll", "Duchess", "Dormouse" "Paradox", "Salazen Grum", "Metamorphosis", and "Cake"?! I mean really. These colors are absolutely, stunningly gorgeous! You can see for yourself that every color in this palette is unique and has a beauty all its own. "Lily" is one of my favorites because it's a lovely ivory with an intense pink shift to it. It is AMAZING as an inner corner/browbone highlight. "Hatter" and "Heads Will Roll" have my heart too because, green. DUH! "Metamorphosis" is another one of my favorites. It's such a beautiful periwinkle blue and the pigment is spot on. (Which is surprising because a lot of reviews I read or saw about this color were not favorable.) "Dormouse" and "Chessboard" are gorgeous transition shades or nice for the outer v or to deeper the crease. "Salazen Grum" is my hands down favorite color in this palette. It's a gorgeous shimmery pink/copper and it's so pigmented which paired with "Paradox" is one of the best combos I've ever experimented with! I also love "Cake" because...pink. Overall, this palette is just stunning.
The only eyeshadow that is actually pretty terrible is "Dream On". It's nothing but glitter and very hard to apply, even over a primer. I will try this with some sort of glitter glue or glitter eye adhesive, but I dislike this shadow and really feel the palette could have done without it completely. The flash of the camera does tend to pick up a lot of the glitter and some of the base color, but in real life it looks nothing like that.
I feel like because the palette is on sale now, you should all go pick it up! I don't know that I would have spent the original $60.00 on it, but for $34.00, I couldn't pass it up.
Now...here's a look for you using this palette. It's been way too long since I've played with makeup and posting the look! We need to make up for lost time.
UDPP in "Eden" for primer
NYX jumbo pencil in "Milk" for sticky base
"Dormouse" from UD "ATTLG" all over lid for transition
"Salazen Grum" from UD "ATTLG" blended into outer v and into crease
"Duchess" UD "ATTLG" patted onto lid
"Lily" UD "ATTLG" patted over "Duchess" and used in inner corner and on brow bone also used on inner lower lash line
"Paradox and Duchess" UD "ATTLG" blended into outer bottom lash line
BH Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner in "black" used on my upper lash line
L'Oreal Color Riche eyeliner in "black" in water line
Blush- Milani "Tea Rose"
Highlight from Colourpop "Flexitarian" on cheeks, tip of nose and cupids bow
"November" Ultra Satin liquid lipstick from Colourpop
Do you see some shades in this palette and you'd love to play with? Do you like the theme?
I'm over the moon!
As always, thank you for reading! Until next time!
*products in this post were purchased by me. All opinions are 100% my own and honest.