This may sound really silly but there are some moments since becoming a blogger that really have left me gobsmacked. I am so thankful for everything I have had the chance to experience, review or try but when this amazing surprise package from Urban Decay was waiting for me after a long day at work I thought I had fallen down the rabbit hole and wonderland was my heaven. As a little girl well for as long as I could remember I adored the Alice in Wonderland stories they are what I grew up on and taught every girl everywhere that they should never loose their muchness. I had a Alice in Wonderland themed 16th too, to top off my love of everything mad! You know sometimes I’ve believed in as many as six impossible things before breakfast and owning all of the limited edition Alice Through the Looking Glass range was one of them.
‘We’re all mad here’ This collection was certainly not mad but another stroke of genius from this collaboration between Urban Decay and Disney. The first thing in the collection is this Alice Through the Looking Glass eyeshadow palette. Inspired by the upcoming release of the new film on May 27th. It’s bold and just like the film a little trippy but that’s what wonderland is. The packaging is a thing of beauty the quotes that adorn the packaging such as “I’m not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours” which opens out to the most amazing pop up 3D butterfly which as you open the doors gives the effect of it flapping it’s wings.
Adorning the draw to the most magical contents is “I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then” very fitting and carefully picked for makeup lovers. Proving that you can be whoever you want to be and you should never judge someone, be bold and be beautiful is what this range really conveys. The embossed gold writing, the mix of matte and gloss and just the sheer attention to detail makes this palette worth the very reasonable £43 … So what’s in it?
I opened it and gasped! When they launched their Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows palette five years ago it almost broke the internet. This however will and has broken the internet no if’s or but’s about it, its just luxury through and through. The shadows housed in the draw are arranged into five columns – each represents one of characters. From left to right there is Alice, Mad Hatter, Mirana (The White Queen), Iracebeth (The Red Queen) & Time (Part Human – Part Clock). They are all so incredibly stunning and pigmented a mix of matte and shimmers I am actually going to create a look using each row and do a follow up post as soon as I can, so watch this space as that will be a first for me and why I haven’t swatched the shadows.
This time to add something else a little special to the launch are five limited edition lipsticks. Created especially for this collection once they are gone they are gone. Again each lipstick accompanies its character.
Alice – A sheer nude with a slight pink shimmer. A beautiful and very subtle shade it glistens in the light and leaves a stunning sheen look to the lips.
Mad Hatter – A bright and vibrant purple shimmer. A colour I have never worn but wow it had some impact it is lovely but I do think it may suit some but not all.
Mirana – Matte berry with slight shimmer. A lovely contrasting shade when you think of the White queen and her ethereal makeup and powerful lip it really adds a statement.
Iracebeth – Bright red matte. The most fitting shade a bright red for the red queen and its a real red its bright bold and packs a punch. I feel empowered to scream ‘off with their heads’
Time – Gunmetal-navy with silver shimmer. It is my least wearable shade from the collection but as he is ham man half clock why go for safe. I am really excited to play with this shade and look to create a real smoky look.
The packaging ties in and has that kaleidoscope pattern it is weighty and feels sturdy and rich. The lovely shades all have great application and apply really softly and are creamy on the lips. providing a rich payout in colour and staying power they really are an amazing buy for £16 each.
I can’t wait to show you the looks I am going to created based on each character from the palette – I may even really go to town on some and show why we are all mad here.
What do you think of this amazing collection from Urban Decay & Disney – Did you manage to snap any of the limited edition collection up?