We’re All Mad Here: Urban Decay Through the Looking Glass Palette

We’re All Mad Here: Urban Decay Through the Looking Glass Palette

We’re All Mad Here: Urban Decay Through the Looking Glass Palette

 

WHEN Urban Decay recently paired up with Disney to create the Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass palette, I knew it was the one for me. I had read the Lewis Carroll classic many times in my childhood, watched the animated Disney feature from the 50s and then went to see the first live action adaptation starring Johnny Depp in the cinema. So, why not have it filter through to my makeup collection?

The thing that was most striking to me about the palette was its diverse range of colours. There are all kinds of looks you can create with these colours separately, or you can use them in their columns to create a character specific look.

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I took the five columns and made a look with each character’s colours (L-R columns).  It went a little like this…

Some turned out better than others. The ‘Alice’ shades were perfect for a subtle look, but I decided to use to blue for a pop of colour under the eye (mainly because I didn’t know what else to do with it…) Staying true to the name, the ‘Mad Hatter’ shades were a little mad and so I ended up creating a look I probably wouldn’t wear in public, but was fun to do. The shades separately would work really well, but together it was all too much.

I found that the ‘Mirana’ shades were less pigmented and so, were more iridescent (which was difficult for my camera to pick up) but they had a beautiful blue and pink shimmer to them, which would work alone or over any other shades. My personal favourites were the ‘Iracebeth’ shades. I had to give them a wing to make them extra sassy, like the Red Queen herself. The under eye copper colour, ‘Salazen Grum’ is definitely going to be used a lot when we’re back in autumn again.

The ‘Time’ shades were definitely great if you wanted a smokey eye look, but the fallout was a little off-putting, as I ended up looking as though I had a black eye (never good right?), so I’d be careful with those ones. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Overall though, great palette, great colour selections, great pigment and great concept. It’s great. In case I hadn’t mentioned.

The price point on this palette isn’t bad, in the UK it was £43 for 20 shadows, so if you divide it up it works out at around £2.15 a shadow. Also, if you’re a student like me, Urban Decay will give you 10% off your order if you are signed up to UNiDAYS. The products come nicely packaged (I hit the target for free delivery, yay!) and I also received 2 free samples.

Alice Through the Looking Glass is in cinemas now, so if you have this palette, you’ve seen the new film, or you liked these looks, comment below and let me know what you think!

 

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Emma Louise McCaw

22-year-old English graduate and part-time beauty & lifestyle blogger from Northern Ireland. I spend my time reviewing makeup, thinking about makeup, applying makeup... and drinking more coffee than is probably healthy.
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