Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette
Every so often there's a beauty release that makes my heart flutter and that's exactly what we have here. If you haven't seen or experienced the Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette in person yet, I can't urge you enough to go out and check it out, whilst you still can.
Whilst this limited edition seems to be out of stock online, my nearest Debenhams had quite a few left in store when I was last there and they still have some stock online, as do Sephora and Ulta for my American readers. So I'm sure you should still be able to locate this swoon-worthy palette if you so wish.
Today I'll be sharing my thoughts on the palette and the shadows and basically just sitting back to admire and swoon over all of these photographs.
I mean, how out of this world is this packaging? I know we shouldn't necessarily judge a book by it's cover, especially when it comes to makeup but I just can't get over how stunning every single bit of this packaging is and that's before we even get to the main event; the shadows themselves.
For me, the way that this particular palette has been packaged, makes it a real keepsake. One of those pieces that sits pretty on your dressing table for years and years to come. Okay, so it might not be the most practical or portable of palettes but as someone who rarely takes a full palette away with me when travelling, this really isn't an issue.
As you might be able to tell if you've ever seen a photograph of me or watch me on YouTube, I certainly opt for more natural looks when it comes to my makeup but ever since trying and buying the Urban Decay Vice 4 palette at the end of last year, I have been experimenting a bit more with colours that I previously would have thought were too bright or out there for me and my complexion. Surely I can't be the only one who has a play with different makeup looks on days and nights when I'm not leaving the house? Hehe. But basically, Urban Decay will always lure me in when it comes to their shadows, especially when they bring out palettes that include such a brilliant variety of shades and ones as stunning as these.
And the fact that this palette includes 20 brand new shades, ones that are limited edition in nature, certainly swayed me in the direction of adding this to my makeup collection instead of just admiring it from afar.
Some of my personal favourites so far have to be Looking Glass, Reflection, Duchess, Salazen Grum and Royal Flush but I'm already thinking of rocking a real smoky eye with Mirror, Dream On and Time very soon.
One thing to definitely bear in mind when it comes to a palette such as this is the fact that you are completely in control of what shades you pair together. Unlike a palette that's solely made up of neutrals or brights, ones that I would never think of using together, this palette allows you do just that and get a little more experimental and brave with how you pair certain shades and colours together. That's exactly what made me go from just looking at this palette adoringly as it sat on the stand in the store to actually taking the plunge down the rabbit hole with this one.
What do you think of the Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass palette, both in terms of the packaging and the variety of shades? Are you a fan of collaborations like these? Which shades are your favourite? And who or what would make for your dream beauty collaboration?
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