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Urban Decay: Oz the Great and Powerful Palettes

Disney Oz the Great and Powerful

Well these palettes from Urban Decay are a whole bunch of fun! They’re being released ahead of the Disney movie, Oz The Great and Powerful which is set to be one of the biggest blockbusters of 2013. It’s going to star Michelle Williams as Glinda (good witch, sickeningly sweet, blah) and Mila Kunis as Theodora (sexy, strong, red-lipped witch – yay) and the two Urban Decay palettes are named after their characters.

Disney Oz the Great and Powerful Makeup You can probably tell WITCH IS WITCH (geddit?) by the colour schemes; Theodora’s palette is darker and smokier than Glinda’s and has a fiery red super-saturated lip colour rather than a neutral tone. Each palette comes with six new eyeshadow shades, two of which are duo-shades that are more of a bonus inclusion rather than anything that’s essential for the witchy “look”. Both palettes come with a get-the-look card that’s actually very comprehensive and easy to follow – I’ll be creating one of the looks in a video soon, probably the Theodora (bad witch) one because I love the sultry eyes.

oz the great and powerful makeup review eyeshadow Here’s a closer look at the Glinda palette – the shadows are quite sheeny and pastelly, though there’s also a deep purple (top left) called “Tornado” that packs a punch. I really, really love the peach shade (lower left) for brightening the lids – it’s called “Illusion” – and lovers of frosted shadows will enjoy the duo on the top row, “Aura”. Glinda’s get-the-look actually uses most of these shadows, except the Duo on the bottom row, “Oz”. If you’re into a pretty, springtime eye then you’ll find this palette very useful. It also comes with a purple 24/7 eyeliner pencil (would stay on through a sauna session) and a super-saturated high-gloss pencil in a beautiful pinky-nude.

Disney Oz the Great and Powerful Makeup review The Theodora palette is more interesting to me, though. Probably because I love neutrals and smoky eye colours and so I think I’d get more use out of this, but also because I love the quite retro pairing of a dark eye with a bold lip. It’s a little bit eighties, a bit Addicted to Love, and totally, one-hundred-percent sex-siren.

Oz the great and powerful makeup palette review

There are three incredibly handy matte shades across the top row; “Broken”, “Beware” and “Bewitch”. These are used to create the smouldering eyes and also a touch of deep, shimmering brown from the bottom left – “West”. The get-the-look doesn’t use either of the shadow duos (“Spell” and “Jealous”) but I think that they’re fun additions. You can pop out any of the shadow pans anyway, so you could swap in some of your favourite shades from elsewhere if you wanted to. I love the gold and navy shimmer duo, though, that could be put to great use! Theodora’s palette comes with a 24/7 eye pencil in “Zero” (jet, jet black) and a super-saturated pencil in brightest red.

Both palettes have large mirrors in the lids and, as mentioned, the pans can be popped in and out should you want to mix things up a little. I think that this is a really fun collaboration and pretty good value for money too. Bought individually (which is impossible, as they are new shades for these palettes) the shadows are about £14 each. The lip colour is also £14 and you get that and the half-size eye pencil as well as the six shadows. Cost? £35. I’ll let you know when they’ve dropped into Debenhams at the end of the month but I’ll pop a video up before then and attempt to recreate the Theodora look!

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  1. These are gorgeous Ruth – actually love both palettes, oops! x

  2. JenniferMonforton

    Wow, both of these look absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for piquing my interest, Ruth! :)

  3. I’m a Theodora xo

  4. Can anyone advise how long one should reasonably await delivery from the UK to the States before becoming concerned? There was a long delay the last time I ordered from Beauty Bay, but even after upgrading to premium, it’s now been 12 days since the order was shipped. Discounting Sunday when there’s no mail delivery, 11.

    Gosh Ruth, I **had** to try the Liquid Gold serum along with my 2nd Liquid Gold topical when Beauty Bay held their sale.

    • Oooh, was it on sale?!!!!!
      I wouldn’t get too worried about the package yet… I sent something to someone in the states and it took 14 days altogether to get through,..

    • I hate Beauty Bay and I will NEVER shop there again. I live in Poland, and usually it takes 5 days for me to get packages from the UK. I ordered 1 lipgloss on the 5th of December and I got it on the 8th of January. And I paid extra for the “premium” delivery as well. Awful! Never again.

  5. sandratheblackpearl

    Oh wow, eye candy for Urban Decay addicts :) I am so excited for these!

  6. Wow. These look beautiful.

  7. omg i think i love u lol – been wondering about this for ages :) and £35 – they will be mine

  8. Are you going to swatch the colors? I’m interested in seeing them cuz I have tons of UD already.

  9. can you do both looks? I love both pallete’s and not being willing to part with quite that much money I need to choose one :) they’re so contrasting both videos would be interesting!

  10. Love these!
    On another tack, I know you love your Omorovicza — but have you seen that QVC is now offering a trial set for less than £32?! Item no 203048.

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