I had never owned any Urban Decay products until they released their Alice in Wonderland Book Of Shadows a few months ago. I’m a huge Alice in Wonderland fan, and I’ve heard really good things about Urban Decay, so I had to get this palette. (I found one on eBay last April.)
The top flips open to show an awesome pop-up scene of Alice and a large mirror behind it.
It includes a hidden drawer with 16 eyeshadows in Alice-themed names, 2 travel-size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, and a travel-size Eyeshadow Primer Potion.
Here are some swatches (with UD’s description) of Underland (bright iridescent purple), Alice (turquoise shimmer), Oraculum (rich bronze), Queen (plum punch), Chessur (coppery fawn w/ silver microglitter), White Rabbit (white w/ silver glitter), Wonderland (medium gold w/ silver glitter), and Curiouser (sheer lavender w/ lots of silver microglitter).
Also included are Muchness (gold w/ peach shift), Mushroom (gunmetal w/ taupe shift & iridescent glitter), Midnight Tea Party (golden beige w/ bronze, gold & silver glitter), Vorpal (bright metallic silver), Absolem (grassy green with golden shimmers), Drink Me Eat Me (champagne), Mad Hatter (brownie brown w/ gold glitter), and Jabberwocky (black with silver glitter).
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Flipside (bright teal) and Zero (zealous black). Okay, Zero is not a true black. You have to apply it a few times to get a nice true black. These are very creamy and glide on so easily.
I know a lot of people were disappointed that there were no new shades (just renamed eyeshadows from their permanent collection), but since these are my first UD colors, I have to say I’m impressed. I love all the colors (a great combination of neutral and bright colors). They are all gorgeous, well pigmented, and blend easily.
I’ve always wanted to try UD’s Primer Potion, and now that I have, I can see what all the hype was about. My eyeshadows stay put and remain vibrant all day long without creasing or fading. Yes, the packaging is an odd shape, but I still think it’s a great product, and I will repurchase when my small bottle runs out.
Have you tried Urban Decay yet? What are your favorite products?