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Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Swatches

January 27, 2010 by  
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Hey everyone! Yes, yes, I know it’s been a while since I’ve “graced” the keyboard and done some blogging for you all. But rather than deal with all the sappy welcome back greetings and excuses of where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing, how ’bout we just get right back into the swing of things and pick up where I left off! I promise I will do an update post of where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing though…just not right now. Haha.

Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland PaletteBack to business. While I’ve had my issues with Urban Decay (mainly due to their “iconic” packaging of their primer potion), back in November (or December..it’s been that long), I broke down and purchased UD’s Book of Shadows Volume II. I was so impressed with it, that I decided to go for broke for their Alice in Wonderland palette that just came out. I guess it was so recently “just released” that my Sephora didn’t even have the palette out on display, and from what a few of you tweeted back to me, it sounds like ya’ll have had the same issue. Luckily, when I asked one of the customer representatives about the palette, she informed me that they didn’t have it out yet, but that they did have palettes in the back for sale, along with a tester palette already opened up and ready for me to stick my grubby fingers in (my fingers were clean…it’s just a saying :P).


Of course, when she opened up the tester palette, she had to show me the whole pop-up fancy shmancy scene with the mirror. News flash!!! I don’t buy my makeup because of the packaging, so quite frankly, I really didn’t give a dang about the pop-up crap.

Once she pulled out the little eyeshadow drawer, however, my first thought was “Wow..this looks an awful lot like the Shadows Vol. 2 palette.” Despite my initial thought, I bought the palette anyways since I loved the top row of colors. As soon as I got home, I whipped it out, took some pics, and did some swatches while there was still some sunlight left. Hopefully you guys will find them helpful! Keep in mind, all images are clickable to see a larger view.

Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette

TOP (1st) ROW:
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette - Underland
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette - Alice
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette - Oraculum
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette - Queen

2ND ROW:
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette - Chessur
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette - White Rabbit
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette - Wonderland
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette - Curiouser

3RD ROW:
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette - Muchness
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette - Mushroom
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette - Midnight Tea Party
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette - Vorpal

BOTTOM ROW:
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette - Absolem
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette - Drink Me, Eat Me
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette - Mad Hatter
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette - Jabberwocky

SWATCHES:
Swatches were applied over UDPP with a “No Name” version of a MAC 213 brush.


Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette Swatches

Direct sunlight. From LEFT to RIGHT: Underland; Alice; Oraculum; Queen; Chessur; White Rabbit; Wonderland; Curiouser; Muchness; Mushroom; Midnight Tea Party; Vorpal; Absolem; Drink Me, Eat Me; Mad Hatter; Jabberwocky. Oh no! There's a scary shadow hand creeping up into the picture!


Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette Swatches

In direct sunlight. From LEFT to RIGHT: Underland; Alice; Oraculum; Queen; Chessur; White Rabbit; Wonderland; Curiouser; Muchness; Mushroom; Midnight Tea Party; Vorpal; Absolem; Drink Me, Eat Me; Mad Hatter; Jabberwocky. Scary shadow hand is getting closer!! Eeek!


Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette Swatches

In daylight. From LEFT to RIGHT: Underland; Alice; Oraculum; Queen; Chessur; White Rabbit; Wonderland; Curiouser; Muchness; Mushroom; Midnight Tea Party; Vorpal; Absolem; Drink Me, Eat Me; Mad Hatter; Jabberwocky. Scary shadow hand is gone!


Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette Swatches

Indoors, natural lighting. From LEFT to RIGHT: Underland; Alice; Oraculum; Queen; Chessur; White Rabbit; Wonderland; Curiouser; Muchness; Mushroom; Midnight Tea Party; Vorpal; Absolem; Drink Me, Eat Me; Mad Hatter; Jabberwocky. My dog, Dobbie, jumped in to help out with swatching.


Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette Swatches

Outdoors, in shade. From LEFT to RIGHT: Underland; Alice; Oraculum; Queen; Chessur; White Rabbit; Wonderland; Curiouser; Muchness; Mushroom; Midnight Tea Party; Vorpal; Absolem; Drink Me, Eat Me; Mad Hatter; Jabberwocky. Modeling the auburn fur is Dobbie. No animals were harmed during this swatching session.

INITIAL IMPRESSION:
I’m rather on the fence about this palette. Some of the shadows are creamy in texture and wonderful in color payoff. However, some of the shadows have too much chunky glitter and are lack-luster in the payoff department. I’m not sure what my final outcome will be on this palette as of right now, but I intend on playing with it over the next few days and come back with a formal review and a final decision.

 

 

***Disclaimer:*** Urban Decay Cosmetics has not endorsed or otherwise provided any compensation for this review.

Comments

5 Responses to “Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Swatches”
  1. khymm says:

    very lovely colors!

  2. Dominique says:

    I personally like the packaging of this palette, hehe! I wont be *wasting* (not saying you did) my money on this palette though. All of the colors are just renamed and re-promoted old shades. I got a lot of good ones in my bamboo palette, so I’ll just buy singles of the ones that I want from UD. I love UD, but I really wish they would put more work into their limited edition collections. :(

  3. Amy says:

    I am the same way, I could careless about packaging =)

  4. Erika says:

    Hi! UD put up a post on the FB (if I recall correctly) and listed what all the colors are. For example: Jaberwocky is Oilslick, and Curiouser is Grifter. They are all their colors, just renamed. Half Baked, Twice Baked, YDK, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again are all in there as well. I was going to get the palette, until I realized I have at least 5 of the colors already in another palette.

    All the colors in there are quite gorgeous though. Thanks for the swatches!

  5. Jilian says:

    Hey!!How much that palette??nice colors :D

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