Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadow Review, Swatches, and Photos
It’s today, it’s today! It’s feels right proper like Christmas doesn’t it? Today, the Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows makes it’s special appearance for purchase at www.urbandecay.com.
Some of you already commented and e-mailed telling me you got yours! Damn, you’re quick little devils aren’t you?
Anyone that’s a fan of the story, the upcoming movie (‘ello Johnny Depp), or most important, Urban Decay cosmetics will want to get their greedy, grubby little paws on the Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows!
Have a jump for instant gratification to a world of Alice swatches, babblings from yours truly, and photos! Best hurry or you’ll be late to a very important date.
For the Muse the novelty of first laying my eyes on the Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows would have to be the adorable pop-up scene of Alice in the mushroom forest. A large mirror rests behind the scent creating the illusion of a deep forest of towering mushrooms on the path that leads to a bizarre hookah-smoking caterpillar.
As with the standard book of shadows this is a slide drawer design. The design and scene of Alice’s journey flips up and the drawer of shadows is hidden beneath, pull it forward to reveal 16 shades of Urban Decay Eyeshadow, 2 Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencils, and a Mini Bottle of EyeShadow Primer Potion (I tried drinking it to see if it would make me smaller but nope it obviously doesn’t have the same ingredients as the cocktail Alice downed.)
This version of Book of Shadows is a bit special as you already know since the names of the shadows have been remained to various characters and places in the book (film). Many of you were instantly curious about which shades these were from the general catalog so I’ve taken the liberty (with a little help from Urban Decay who sneakily placed the names of the colors on the packaging) of breaking down which shadows are which.
- Underland (Flash)
- Alice (Painkiller)
- Oraculum (Baked)
- Queen (Last Call)
- Chessur (Chopper)
- White Rabbit (Polyester Bride)
- Wonderland (Maui Wowie)
- Curiouser (Grifter)
- Muchness (X)
- Mushroom (Mushroom)
- Midnight Tea Party (Midnight Cowboy Rides Again)
- Vorpal (S&M)
- Absolem (Homegrown)
- Drink Me, Eat Me (Sin)
- Madhatter (Twice Baked)
- Jabberwocky (Oil Slick)
The palette is made up, for the most part, of some of Urban Decay’s less glittery shadows. White Rabbit, Midnight Tea Party, and Wonderland are probably the most glittery of the bunch. Where as Underland, Alice, Oraculum, Queen, Vorpal, Mad Hatter, Absolem, and most all the other shadows are more of a satiny finish sans a slew of glitter.
It goes without saying the shadows are all intensely pigmented and blend with ease for a flawless finish. Urban Decay also included a mini primer potion to keep your shadows in place all day along with Flipside and Zero 24/7 Eyeliners.
Shades are broken down by as follows:
- Underland-Bright iridescent purple
- Alice-Bright bold aqua (From the Urban Decay Show Pony Shadow Palette)
- Oraculum-Rich Bronze
- Chessur-Coppery fawn with silver shimmer
- White Rabbit-White with silver glitter
- Wonderland-Dirty gold with silver glitter
- Curiouser-Lavender with silver glitter
- Muchness-Golden Peach
- Midnight Tea Party-Champagne pink with silver glitter
- Vorpal-Bright metallic silver
- Absolem-Bright true grass green
- Drink Me, Eat Me-Champagne
- Madhatter-Brown with golden shimmer
- Jabberwocky-Black and with silver sparkle
I only had time to do two looks sadly as I just got my palette two days ago but next week, if you want, I’ll create some other looks.
My first look was created using Alice, White Rabbit, and a bit of the Flipside liner. It quite reminds me of Alice’s lovely blue eyes and the color of her pretty dress!
My second look was created using Chessur and Muchness. The colors reminded me of a calico cat!
Overall, I seriously couldn’t be more excited about the palette. My inner child squealed at how cute it was. The palette is $52 and honestly for such a well made palette with 16 shades of shadow plus the little extras I’d say it was a nice overall deal. Anyone who hasn’t had the pleasure of experiencing Urban Decay will have a wonderful time with this purchase or if you’re a long time fan you’ll happily add this to your collection.
Much to many a fan’s excitement the Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows is available now from www.urbandecay.com
Definitely grab it why you can as Urban Decay has created quite a buzz and I wouldn’t be too surprised to see it sell out fast.
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