Ahh Holiday Palettes. There are some monsters out this year eh? Having a hard time deciding which to haul and which to leave? I know I am and what’s equally difficult is not going all out Supermarket Sweep in the aisles of Sephora and just hauling them all!
Which should you buy?
Which is the best formula?
Which has the best options?
Which has the best pigment and formula?
Here’s a break down and a bit of a beauty battle between two popular palettes gracing the shelves of your favorite beauty stores and shops this year and which one I think is worth your buck.
Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol III versus Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland
If you already own Alice or the original Urban Decay Book of Shadows I think it’s safe to say you might want to skip out on Volume III temporarily and haul Enchanted Glamourland. I have a feeling the hype surrounding this third version of UD’s popular palettes has died down and it should be around at least until January or February, don’t quote me here. I don’t think it’ll sell out all that fast during Friends and Family either.
At $54 Book of Shadows also is the considerably more expensive for the amount of product you get. You’ll two eyeliners, 16 shadows, and a mini Primer. However, with Too Faced version for $5 less you’ll get 15 shadows (same size as the shadows in Urban Decay’s palette), a full size primer, a full size lipgloss, blush, and bronzer plus how to get the look cards.
In terms of pigmentation I’d say that Urban Decay holds the winning card. Too Faced has incredible shadows and really great pigmentation however shades included in UD’s palette are considerably more vibrant and win the hand of better color pay off in this case. Both palettes have a healthy dose of shimmery shades to choose from.
Personally I think, in this case, Too Faced Enchanted Glamourland is the way to go if you already own a few volumes of Book of Shadow. You can always grab Volume III at a later date. Glamourland will also likely sell out during the Sephora Friends and Family Event or at the least several weeks before the Holiday if last year is anything to go buy. Where as Book of Shadow Volume III has in most cases been purchased by beauty junkies already giving it a less likely chance of disappearing fast.
Honestly, I adore Urban Decay and I’m was bred, born, and raised in New York but I gotta say I love the packaging of Enchanted Glamourland way better than UD.
I’ll be featuring other palettes and gift sets in this series shortly.
Which will you buy?
Which do you think is the better option?