The Glinda palette is not unique to Urban Decay’s collection by any means and I was disappointed in the number of dupes that exist within this palette. Out of all the eyeshadows, the one I liked most would have to be Magic (the pink shade) – big surprise! I found it to be a much more pigmented version of MAC’s Girlie, which I really like also. I may not end up keeping this palette, only because I don’t feel it’s super special and unique compared to eyeshadows I already own. And let’s not forget the intense glitter and fallout of the Oz coupling – UGH!
When I first did the swatches of the top row of the palette, I was instantly reminded of another palette: Too Faced Romantic Eye. The purple eyeshadow in the UD palette, Tornado, is VERY similar to Too Faced’s Ever After, yet slightly lighter. I thought UD Magic would be comparable to Too Faced’s ‘Kiss the Bride’ but it isn’t. Magic has more mauve tones compared to Kiss the Bride’s light, true pink. It’s more comparable to MAC’s Girlie. The blue shade in the Aura split shadow is VERY similar, if not identical to MAC’s Vellum and the pink duochrome shade reminds me of washed out (no peach included) version of MAC’s Motif. The gold side of Oz is highly reminiscent of Half Baked but MUCH more pigmented and chunkier glitter while the silver side of Oz is very dupeable with MAC Electra. Finally, South is VERY dupeable with UD Mushroom or MAC’s Moth Brown. Illusion is a shimmery version of MAC’s Orb.
Other Products with the Palette
Also included with the palette is a purple 24/7 glide-on eye pencil, as well as a super saturated high-gloss lip color. I’m never really enamored with these kinds of items (it’s really just the eyeshadows I want – ha!), but they have been included for those who are interested. I will say I was pretty impressed with the lip color, as it’s more of a sheer wash of color in a gloss that doesn’t act as a regular lipstick does.
Look #1 – see the full face here!
UD eyeshadows used:
- Aura – pink side (inner half of lid)
- South (outer half of lid and lower lashline)
- Magic (crease)
- MAC Orb (blend)
- MAC Shroom (highlight brow bone)