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Friday, June 4, 2010

Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows Re-release

Hello, lovelies!

Urban Decay is re releasing their special edition Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows along with the DVD release of the Disney film. The BOS was originally $52. It includes 16 shadows, 2 24/7 liners, and a mini primer potion. The re-release will be sold as a set which includes Sparkling Edible Body Powder, Razor Sharp Finishing Powder, De-Slick in a Tube, Big Fatty Mascara, Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss in Kirk, Primer potion in Eden, and Heavy Metal glitter liner in Midnight Cowboy. The set is currently priced at $211. I added up all the products included and discovered that there is no discount in buying the set. If you bought all of these items separately, not in the kit, it would still cost $211. The price may be steep for some, but for others it may be a chance to get your hands on this beautiful palette, as well as a few full size favorites.

I received the palette as a gift after the original release (from the boy- thanks, honey!) and have been using it since. It was the first Urban Decay product I ever owned. I was very impressed by the quality and pigmentation of the shadows. This palette inspired me to purchase many other UD items.

The palette contains 16 shadows, which are all available for individual purchase. Many of these colors have been used in previous palettes, so if you already have a palette from UD, chances are you will end up with repeat colors. The colors have been given 'twisted' names to go along with the Alice In Wonderland theme. Here is a list of shadows, AIW name first, followed by real name and description:

Underland = Flash - bright purple with velvety sheen
Alice = Painkiller- bright blue/teal with a hint of shimmer
Oraculum = Baked- metallic gold, very pigmented, very opaque
Queen = Last Call - purpleish cranberry with a frosty shine
Chessur = Chopper- beige with silver glitter
White Rabbit = Polyester Bride- creamy off-white with silver and gold glitter
Wonderland = Maui Wowie- pale olive green with silver glitter
Curiouser = Grifter- vivid lilac with silver glitter
Muchness = X- peachy gold frost
Mushroom = Mushroom- Taupey gray frost
Midnight Tea Party = Midnight Cowboy Rides Again - frosty beige with silver glitter
Vorpal = S&M - frosty gray
Absolem = Homegrown- frosty kelly green
Drink Me, Eat Me = Sin - shimmery beige
Mad Hatter = Twice Baked- dark brown with gold/bronze glitter
Jabberwocky = Oil Slick - black with silver glitter

This palette is probably best for fun or beauty looks. Due to the fact that all 16 shades have either shimmer or glitter, it is probably not work appropriate. While there are some neutrals (Mad Hatter, Drink Me, Eat Me) the color is predominantly bold and colorful shades that are not to be ignored. The color payoff is amazing. I definitely recommend trying out UD shadows, either in the AIW BOS or individually.

I hope this helps in your decision. Have a beautiful day!

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