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So I recently got my hands on the new Urban Decay ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Collection. It took a while for this collection to launch in Singapore, and trust me, I was trolling the internets almost on a daily basis trying to get some kind of a hint as to when this will finally reach my sunny shores. So imagine my excitement when I logged onto Facebook one morning and saw Sephora Singapore announcing the launch of these palettes! Bearing in mind that these palettes are limited (plus my bursting excitement), I rushed down to my nearest Sephora on the same day and grabbed these 2!
First impression – these palettes are sleek and very beautifully packaged! The wonderful and unique part about this palette is also the fact that they adopt a ‘build-your-own-palette’ concept. When you buy the palette, the shadows inside are pre-packaged, so everyone gets the same colours. However, the individual shadows are removable and replaceable. That means that if any of the colours run out, you can go ahead and purchase individual Urban Decay eyeshadows and pop them in! Best part is, the colours in the palette are all full-sized! The palette also comes with a super saturated high gloss lip colour!
The Theodora palette contains mostly earthy-brown tones. It also contains 2 exclusive duo shadows in Spell and Jealous. This palette also comes with a Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Colour in Theodora, which is a bright red.
As far as swatches go, I am very impressed with the colour payoff. But then again, that comes as no surprise because most Urban Decay eyeshadows offer one of the best colour payoffs. The lip colour is also extremely glossy and does not dry your lips at all.
The Glinda palette is what impressed me the most. As it is, the colours are more light and clean, with a nice pop of purple. This palette also comes with a Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Colour in Glinda, which is a neutral peach colour.
The swatches for this palette are amazing! My favourite is Aura. What may seem like a normal white and pink to the naked eyes swatches entirely different! The colours are almost opalescent, which makes it look different under different lighting! I am extremely amazed by those colours and I think I will be using those the most!
I do think these palettes are worth purchasing, simply because Urban Decay has such high quality products. However, I do admit that these palettes can be a little pricey (SGD$78 each). If you had to choose only one, I would recommend the Glinda palette. The Theodora palette, while nice, isn’t as breathtaking. As a matter of fact, the brown colours can be easily duped and kinda resemble most other browns and such. The Glinda palette, on the other hand, can produce much more interesting and fun looks!
That being said, if you’re someone who’s just starting out in makeup and would prefer to keep to a more natural look, then maybe the Theodora palette would be best!