So, by now you got your greedy, sweaty little palms on the Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette! This one is packed with 20 vibrant eyeshadow shades inspired by the upcoming Alice in Wonderland sequel.
I’ve already reviewed it myself but I’ve been using it in daily looks in the hopes that I’ll somehow fall in love with. That hasn’t quite happened yet….! But I’m working on it.
I expressed my dislike of the formula in my review as the eyeshadows don’t quite measure up to what I know from Urban Decay. I felt the palette reminded me a lot like the Sephora Minnie’s World in Color Eyeshadow Palette.
I’m wondering is it a hype or a hit for you?
Personally I think much of it was a hype for me. I just couldn’t get on board with the formula. Typically Urban Decay’s eyeshadow formula are richly pigmented with a creamy, velvety texture. The shadows in the Alice Palette were a bit thinner, difficult to blend without going muddy, and didn’t adhere very well to my lid without primer.
I’m a little meh on it overall! There’s not doubt that Disney fans and Urban Decay ones alike will adore this palette which is completely understandable. I’m glad I own it as it is a great collector’s piece. But the usability just wasn’t there for me. I think one of the nicest things about UD’s shadow formula is they make wearing bright, bold shades very easy. The formula just melts across lids and very little blending is required. The colors just jive together really, really smoothly and application is flawless.
But the Alice palette just didn’t really have the same texture and this isn’t really a new thing as some of the more recent UD palette releases have suffered similarity in my experience!
What do you think of the Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette?
Was it hype for you or a hit?
Do share your thoughts on the palette!