Just Charlie G

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OMG! This is about as exciting as make up gets for me. Today I’m blogging about the Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass collection. The collection includes five limited edition lipsticks, as well as an eyeshadow palette.

urban decay alice through the looking glassI can’t actually believe that the original Alice in Wonderland palette was five years ago, I blogged about that palette at the time, but appear to have lost the post in my blog move. The original Alice palette was a big deal, it sold out almost immediately and it was beautiful. The Alice Through the Looking Glass products are equally beautiful and are inspired by the film release of Alice Through the Looking Glass which is released next week.

I’m going to start by showing you the eyeshadow palette (£45). It’s truly a thing of beauty. I should say tight now this post is going to be picture heavy. I think for now, I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

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The eyeshadows are in a variety of finishes and shades from smooth buttery matte, to glitter to satin and a few in between. It’s truly gorgeous.

Now for swatches, two photos in two different lights, each swatch has been done over Urban Decay Primer Potion, and in rows, from Left to Right. Looking Glass, Hatter, Lily, Heads Will Roll, Time, Reflection, Gone Mad,  Duchess, Bandersnatch, Dream On, Dormouse, Paradox, Salazen Grum, Chronosphere, Metamorphosis, Cake, Chessboard, Royal Flush and Mirror.

urban decay alice through the looking glass urban decay alice through the looking glassSuch beautiful colours. Three points:

This is one seriously beautiful palette that more than lives up to the hype, grab it if you can!

Moving on to the lipsticks, these are £16 each and amazing, I love them more than the eyeshadow palette if that’s even possible.

urban decay alice through the looking glassFirst a note about the packaging, the same beautiful kaleidoscopic print as the eyeshadow palette. Truly gorgeous.

Left to Right for both of the next pictures. Mirana, Mad Hatter, Alice, Time ad Iracebeth.

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It’s not until you see these on that you really see their beauty so I’ll comment on each shade.

Mirana

urban decay alice through the looking glassMirana is a beautiful matte berry shade with tonal shimmer. The shimmer is totally lost in the swatch and it’s no overpowering when worn, it’s just really lovely.

Mad Hatter

urban decay alice through the looking glassI loooove this shade. Mad Hatter is a bright purple with shimmer. I think the shimmer is slightly blue-y, but it’s truly lovely. I love purple lipsticks anyway, they are great for when you want to be slightly unconventional but aren’t brave enough to go for one of the more unusual shades!

Alice

urban decay alice through the looking glassAlice is one of my favourites and the most wearable. It’s also one of the hardest to photograph. It’s a sheer nude, and really pretty as shown above, but what the swatch and the picture above don’t show is that it has a pink shift. The pink shift is nigh on impossible to photograph but it’s GORGEOUS, and as your nude fades through wear, the pink shift becomes more and more apparent. Truly a gorgeous shade This is the  best photo I managed to get of the shift.

urban decay alice through the looking glass Time

urban decay alice through the looking glassTime is the shade I was most worried about wearing, I never thought I could wear a blue lipstick, but this is really special. It’s a gunmetal navy with silver shimmer, the shimmer is not apparent in my opinion, it wears more as slightly metallic. That’s a good think. This is gorgeous!

Finally we have Iracebeth.

urban decay alice through the looking glass No words, this is just the perfect red. And for a matte formula it’s not at all drying. There’s not much more I can say about this, it’s my favourite, the colour is seriously beautiful.

The lipsticks from this Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass collection are all amazing, I can’t think of a bad word to say about them. What a treat!

So there we have it, a not-so-quick look at the new collection. If you’re tempted by anything you’ve seen, I’d get on and shop really quickly as I predict a sell out!

The Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass collection is available from Urban Decay Online as well as from counters nationwide.

*Products received free of charge for review purposes

2 responses to “Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Collection Review”

  1. Candace says:

    I’ve seen this new range and I quite love it! The only thing is in my 40s there are not many of the eye shadow I would actually wear. However, I am rather in love with the Alice lipstick

    • justcharlieg says:

      I’m in my 40’s too! I think I can make most of the shades work, the dark teal is fab with copper and browns to tone it down. The lighter blue however, I definitely can’t make work for me!

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