Friday, February 5, 2010

Review: Urban Decay's Alice In Wonderland Book of Shadows

I'm sure you've heard SOO much hype about this product, & if you've had enough, i'm sorry. I just wanted to share with you guys my view on it!
Time to reveal what was in the box! I hope you guessed right, though i did give quite the subtle hint ;)
As you saw from the title, i got Urban Decay's Alice In Wonderland Book of Shadows!!!!

I also recieved some fragrance samples - Ralph by Ralph Lauren, Be Delicious & Red Delicious by DKNY, & Kim Kardashian's new perfume, Kim Kardashian (great name right....).
Oh just a quick note, i sprayed Kim Kardashian & at first i liked it, but after a couple seconds it smell like straight up public restroom o_o

Oh...look!  :D
I have to say, i really don't like the excess packaging Sephora uses.  There were two huge layers of tissue paper surrounding the Book of Shadows.  I know that they don't want any of the products broken, but it just kinda bothered me.

A close up!  The packaging is soo gorgeous.
I can't believe i forgot to take a picture of the 3-D display on the top :O.
Here's a LINK to a picture - it's soo cute!

Here's an overall view, all 16 sparkling shadows (names below), two mini eyeliners (Zero & Flipside), & a micro bottle of the famous UDPP :)

And here are the shadows, they are all either frosty, or glittery.  I'm not going to be posting the swatches because every post seems to have them!  If you want the swatches, i would Google it :)
Here are the names & they're original names (from left to right)

Row 1:
Underland = Flash
Alice = Painkiller
Oracculum = Baked
Queen = Last Call

Row 2:
Chessur = Chopper
White Rabbit = Polyester Bride
Wonderland = Maui Wowie
Curiouser = Grifter

Row 3:
Muchness = X
Mushroom = Mushroom
Midnight Tea Party = Midnight Cowboy Rides Again
Vorpal = S&M

Row 4:
Absolem = Homegrown
Drink Me Eat Me = Sin
Mad Hatter = Twice Baked
Jabberwocky = Oil Slick


The Packaging
Okay, you have to admit the packaging is, well...AMAZING!  A 3-D pop-up display on top of a magical drawer of Urban Decay products?!  In the words of Rachel Zoe, BA-NA-NAS.
It's not only visually awesome, it's also functional.  The drawer is easy to open & close, & i don't really use the mirror that's on top, but it's soo cute anyway!

Review On the Shadows
First off, pigmentation.  The pigmentation is amazing, what you see is really what you get, & it's also buildable.  They are very easy to blend & last all day, without fallout, as long as you tap off the excess on your brush before applying.
You get such a big range of colors, making the possibilities endless.  You can create smokey, neutral, colorful, & more looks with this one palette alone.  I hate to sound like a salesperson, but what i say is the truth! :)
Although if you aren't a shimmery/frosty/glittery type of person (which i honestly wasn't until i got this) then you probably won't like this, but who knows, you may change your mind, like me!

Review On the Liners
In the palette, you get 2 of Urban Decay's famous liners, Zero, which is black, & Flipside, which is a bright turquoise.  I've only used Zero so far, & i absolutely love it.  It goes on soo smoothly & it's the only black liner i've ever used on my waterline that stayed all day.  When i run out of this, i'll most likely be purchasing the full size.  Flipside goes on smoothly as well & probably has the same staying power.

Overall thoughts
This palette is $52 & honestly, it's worth every penny.  It's my first Urban Decay purchase ever - besides the Primer Potion - & it definately won't be my last.  (Jeez, i'm really sorry that i sound like such a saleswoman!).
If you own any of the other Urban Decay palettes, you probably won't need to buy this one since all of the shadows are repeats, but if you're just starting to build up your makeup collection, you just want to try out some Urban Decay products, or you just plain love Alice In Wonderland, this should definately be on your list.
I'm soo happy that i have this in my possession, seeing as it will last me a long, long time, & i now have SO many new shades to play with!

Lookout for & Requests
LOTD's using this palette, i already have one lined up!  If you have any requests for looks using any of the colors in this palette, go ahead & leave me a comment or e-mail me, & i'll happy do them :)


  1. hello. :)
    i found this post wonderful.
    it really makes me consider buying this because it just looks so beautiful.


  2. OMG I think I orgasmed hahaha!
    Looks amazing babe I bet you'll have heaps of dun with it.
    Damnn sephora and urban decay don't ship to australia, maybe I'll get my hands on one when I go tithe states this year!
    Definately jealous


  3. i'm so glad that you liked it...i totally forgot to order one...i hope that they still have them in stock!

  4. So jealous, i really want to get my hands on it too!

  5. Ohhhhhhh, wow. What a gorgeous palette. Even this makeup challenged chick is tempted by it!

  6. @Greer thank you doll :) x

    @a tad bit DORKISH ?! - hahhaha. i definately will have LOADS of fun with it, i'm soo excited! aww, that really sucks =/ i hope you get your hands on one of these beauties! xx

    @Hanako66 - i think they do have some in stock yet, hope you find one! :) xx

    @nana - go order one while they're still available! this BOS can't be missed :) xxx

    @Kristin - haha, i consider myself to be makeup challenged too! this palette is definately really helpful though, it gave me soo many colors i wanted & they're all sooo gorgeous :) xx

  7. Wow wow wow, this looks beautiful! I'd better start saving I think :) xxxx

  8. OMG!!!! I cannot wait to this comes out in the UK! :) I posted a sneak peek of it on my blog a couple of weeks ago :)
    LOVE the post hun-well done :)

  9. @Ellie it really is! & you should :) x

    @The Fashion Teller thank you girlie! xx