Urban Decay have just recently released a limited edition (£43) pressed eyeshadow palette in connection to the upcoming Alice in Wonderland sequel; Alice Through The Looking Glass movie, which is hitting UK cinemas May 2016. This palette is designed and covered head to toe in quotes from the movie, it has an assortment of patterns and geometric flowers, a gorgeous and elaborate mirror just inside of the lid and to top it all off a 3-dimensional, pop-up emerald blue sapphire coloured butterfly – who is of course inspired by the one and only ‘Absolem’!
Neatly tucked away is an off square draw, which slides out fully to reveal 20, all-new gorgeous pressed eyeshadow shades – ranging from matte and shimmery finishes. There is also a beautiful duo-ended eyeshadow brush which sits comfortably in a small slot just in front of the eyeshadows themselves, which too follows in design of the theme to this palette.
In regards to the eyeshadows, this palette has been designed with each of the following five characters in mind; Alice, Mad Hatter, Mirana, Iracebeth and Time – meaning you can use this palette to recreate different character’s looks or mix & match across the 20 shades to create your own style of looks.
After using this palette I must say that I am very impressed, as there is a good complementary selection of shades allowing you to be able to create a large range of different looks – from everyday to more fancy going out! The majority of the eyeshadows within this palette give a good colour pay off, however it pains me to say that I have found one or two shades to come out and appear much more subtle once put onto the eye than they actually look in the pan. This is therefore a little disappointing, but it just means you have to spend a bit more time in applying that shade. In terms of long-lasting, I would say that with a good eyeshadow primer these eyeshadows can last for the entire day – or at least I haven’t noticed these to rub or away or to look patchy by the end of the day. Overall I am very happy with this palette and I am very glad that I have it within my forever growing make-up collection as it has some really beautiful shades! If I had to think of a negative then it would have to be that not every shade within this palette is to my cup of tea, I mean ‘Metamorphosis’ and ‘Heads Will Roll’ are perhaps a little to vibrant and daring for me personally, but then I have never been one for those types of looks anyway.
What do you think to the Alice in Wonderland palette?