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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Review: Urban Decay’s Glinda and Theodora Palettes from Disney’s “OZ The Great and Powerful”

When I saw that Urban Decay had another tie-in with Disney for their upcoming release of “Oz The Great and Powerful”, I almost keeled over. The Alice in Wonderland palette is one of my all time favorites! Yes, they took existing eye shadows and gave them new names, but still it was adorable and all of the eye shadows went together beautifully.

This time there are two palettes, the Glinda and the Theodora. Guess what? The palettes now have exclusive, never seen before eye shadows! Each palette has 8 eye shadows (one is a split eye shadow), a smaller size of the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil and a full size of the Super Saturated Lip Color. Each palette is $49.00 and currently they are only available on www.urbandecay.com and www.sephora.com but will be available in stores as of February 1, 2013.

The Glinda palette consists of 8 eyeshadows: Tornado (shimmery bright deep purple), Aura (split iridescent blue white and iridescent pink red), Magic (light shimmery lilac with gold), Illusion (satin peach), Oz, (split shimmery gold with glitter and shimmery silver with glitter) and South (shimmery mushroom taupe). There is a travel size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Rockstar (deep purple shimmer). For lips they have included a Super Saturated Lip Color in Glinda (nude pink). Also included is a look card.



As you can see from the swatches, all of the eye shadows have pretty good pigmentation, even the lighter ones. There was not any fallout and the wear is great, as usual with the Urban Decay primer potion. I decided to do a look with these and I adore the colors, I think they chose very well this time when they picked colors to go together.

My look is: South in the crease, then Tornado on the outer edge of the lid and under the eye. I used Magic on the lid (gorgeous color, BTW!). Under the brow was Illusion mixed with Aura for some nice shimmer. I used Retrograde 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Liner (shimmery iridescent purple) on the top lid. I love the Glinda SSLC, beautiful color. It makes a perfect nude lip.








The Theodora palette also contains 8 eye shadows: Broken (satin cream), Beware (matte warm  clay brown), Bewitch (satin dark taupe), West (shimmery dark chocolate brown), Spell (glittery black with green and gold shimmer and gold metallic with glitter) and Jealous (split shimmery ivy green and light shimmery pale leaf green). Also included is a 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Perversion (black) and Super Saturated Lip Color in Theodora (light red) and a look card.

As with the Glinda palette, the eye shadows in the Theodora palette are pigmented. My main gripe is that they put 3 browns in one palette of this size. I think it is a little excessive. Another gripe is that the shadows in this palette have some fallout. I am not as happy with this palette as I am with the Glinda one. It is likely just personal preference though. I did two looks trying to get one that looked good with my eyes. I was pleasantly surprised by the Theodora Super Saturated Lip Color more than anything. It looks great on me! I thought it would look awful and it makes my lips look huge. The Theodora palette is a good palette in general, the only bad thing is a little fallout.

I used Bewitch in the crease. West in the outer edge of the lid, then under the eye. I put the darker shimmery Emerald green shade of Jealous on the lid up into the crease. I used Broken under the brow. Then on the bottom lid and top lid I lined with the black glittery part of spell. I used L’Oreal’s Voluminous 24 hr. Black Smoke mascara in black on my lashes. On my cheeks I used the new Fine One One (love, will do in a separate blogpost) and on my lips I used the Theodora SSLC. Very happy with my lips today. My eyes? Meh.


I am glad that I bought both of the palettes. The Theodora palette will have good use, because I will mix shades with the other UD eye shadows. But I am going to say for this review that the Glinda palette is my winner. Likely because of my coloring. If your coloring is different, say you have black hair and dark eyes like the model they use on the box, it will likely work for you. I am going to try the Theodora again and see if I can get a different look to work. I didn’t try Beware yet. I am always happy with Urban Decay products they have built their name on their eye shadows and their palettes are exemplary. I would love to hear from those have tried these palettes!



  1. love it. It will be in Ulta after 2/1

    1. Darn it, I meant to update that. I got the Ulta book yesterday.

  2. I need these! Thanks, Marie, I rely very heavily on your reviews, especially for palettes.

  3. I bought them both after work tonight! They were just setting up the display and I was the first person to purchase, aside from the employees. I wore Glinda to rehearsal tonight ,and will try Theodora for tomorrow night's performance. The colors should do well on stage. Do you have a recommendation for a good sharpener for the liner and lip crayon? I haven't used a pencil liner since the BB eyeliner brush came out in the 90s :)

    1. UD makes a great sharpener that has a cover on it. Not sure how much it is.

  4. I am seriously dying to buy both of these palettes! I was going to go with just the Theodora palette, but now I want them both! :(
    On a happier note, I love your product reviews!

    I've nominated you for a Liebster award! Visit my blog for the post.

    1. Thank you so much!!! I was sick and out of commission for a few weeks. I appreciate the great feedback.

  5. the second palette looks gorgeous xx

    www.beautyrambles.com x

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