Inspired by the new fantasy- adventure film release of Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass, this limited-edition, pop-up palette is a trippy tribute to UD's favorite characters from the film.
This palette is the sequel to their first Alice in wonderland book of shadows, which was one of the most iconic palettes they've created. This palette features colorful, kaleidoscopic artwork woven out of flowers and butterflies and includes several of our favorite quotes from the film.
The funny thing about this palette is the packaging. Many of the new Vice Palettes and even the Oz the great and powerful palettes all have newer more modern packaging that’s either plastic or metal. With this palette, we take a step back into the past because it is cardboard and also fairly larger and bulky.
This includes a mirror, with a pop-up butterfly located at the top of the palette, under a door which says 'Im not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, My reality is just different to yours' ,with a pull out drawer below it that holds 20 all-new Urban Decay Eyeshadows that are 0.04 oz in size.Also it includes a double ended eye shadow brush.
I am absolutely inlove with the design of this palette, it was definitely a display palette. Firstly the box, is a box you have to keep, it so beautiful.
The top of the palette features a kaleidoscope design, with 'Alice in wonderland Inspired by the movie Alice through the looking glass' imprinted into a golden frame. When opened, your faced with a mirror which has 'We're all mad here' in a black font imprinted onto it, With a black background with melting clocks. Also it has pop-up butterfly located on the top portion of the palette which is hidden behind two doors that are imprinted with “I’m not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours” I am inlove with the butterfly and how everything fits together. Underneath, the pull out draw says 'I know who i was when i got up this morning, but i must have changed several times since then.'
When you pull out the draw by the ribbon, The first thing you see is the double-ended eye brush, which has a gorgeous band of colourful psychedelic patterns.
When you pull it out even more, you see a gorgeous range of shadows.
There are 5 columns, and each columns is for a different character for example Alice, Mad Hatter, Mirana (the White Queen), Iracebeth (the Red Queen) and Time (a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock
Mad Hatter's shadows:
My favourite combo and go to look from this palette is Reflection, Dormhouse, Cheeseboard and Chronosphere. Reflection isn't as pigmented as some of the the other shadows, but this is a great all over lid and transition colour. I also love Mirana's shadows, they are all so pigmented and they are gorgeous colours.
Urban Decay is well known for their super-pigmented eyeshadow formula with a creamy, velvety consistency that applies well with or without primer. This palette is filled with a good portion of shades that do require primer or some sort sort of base to adhere to, for getting to smoothest finish and colour intensity.
The Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette is a great purchase, in my opinion, But, one thing that doesn't sit right with it, is that it doesn’t have a lot of rhythm or reason, as you might struggle a little with color placement and what shades will look good together. For example, I’m doubtful I’d combine all of Mad Hatter’s shades And Alice’s colors start off nice enough but the blue shade doesn't exactly go together with the rest of the shades in one look.