Urban Decay "Oz The Great & The Powerful" Palettes - Theodora Review&Swatches

Hey everyone. I have another Urban Decay palette review today! This has been on the backburner for a while, ever since last month I reviewed the Glinda palette here but for some reason just didn't get round to reviewing it quicker! (Y'all should see my desk... reviews/make up piling up waiting to be posted about!).





I won't go into detail too much about the packaging as I spoke a lot about it in my original review on the Glinda palette. I do think its sturdy and I really like the design. I really like the fact they are build your own palettes which means the pans inside "pop" out and you can replace with other pans at your own leisure. I think this is great for people travelling who may own a lot of Urban Decay shadows, as they can mix and match for their own individual style. The palettes also have a very large mirror, again making them very travel friendly!



How about some swatches?

Indoor lighting
Window lighting
Flash

The eyeshadows had the same buttery consistency that Urban Decay are known for. I really do love the forumulation of their eyeshadows and will always continue to buy their palettes and new releases because I am never disappointed. If you want good quality, blendable, buttery and pigmented shadows, look no further!

Broken - One of my favourite things about this palette is the inclusion of THE perfect highlight shade. For me this is stunning as a brow highlight. Its subtle yet lifts the brow and gives a nice satiny shine. Definitely not pigmented enough to be anything else but I'm fine with that!
Beware - I really like the fact that the Theodora palette included 2 different browns, both and warm and a cool shade so something for everyone. I really love this shade as a crease colour, just on its own or with Broken on the lid and this in the crease. It has a very 60's feel to it and is perfect for replicating the Katy Perry Grammy make up I did here
Bewitch - I really freaking love the fact they have included this colour for those who cannot use Beware. I find Beware very warm toned so some pale lovelies might not be able to pull it off as well. This is perfect for those who have a cooler skin tone to put in their crease. Another thing I love is this is lovely across the lid just on its own. I'll get a lot of use from this one!
West - I loved this shade and actually found it to be quite unique. It is very very pigmented so I definitely needed to use a light hand. This paired with some of the other shades will create a perfect smokey brown look :)
Spell - One of the eyeshadow duos that Urban Decay have thrown into this palette and my my, that gold! Its simply divine and while it does have a bit of fall out and glittery texture, I don't find it nearly as bad as that in the Glinda palette. I definitely like the gold eyeshadow in this palette more, its more pigmented and less fall out so its a win! The black is nice, pigmented and not too black. I know this could be seen as a bad thing, but I myself like the sheerer black eyeshadows as I find them easier to work with and build up. They both have a slightly gritter texture and I found they worked just a well in terms of pigmentation and blendability. 
Jealous - I really like the name of this one, green always reminds me of jealousy (green with envy maybe?) Anyways. I found both of these a little on the sheer side. The darker green can definitely be built up but the lighter green is quite sheer and I think I'm going to struggle to use it. I'll think of a way though!




Both of the palettes include one of the Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss lip pencils. These are effectively lipsticks but they are much glossier instead of creamy like lipsticks. They sit comfortably on the lips and the Theodora one is actually pretty pigmented. 


The Theodora palette also comes with the highly popular Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Zero - which is basically a creamy pigmented black. I have about 3 of these already as Urban Decay always chucks them into their limited edition palettes but honestly I can't argue as it is my favourite eyeliner pencil. Its creamy and doesn't drag or pull on the lid or waterline. 

So thats everything! Phew, sorry about the picture heavy post! Overall I love the palette and that Urban Decay have given the option to have something a bit more neutral and everyday alongside the Glinda palette which is very girly and bright. I find the quality of this palette better than Glinda, with better eyeshadows and generally a shade selection which just "goes" together better. I love the fact this palette has a cool brown and a warm brown, its very versatile and I know I am going to get a lot of use out of it! 

What do you think? Are you a Glinda or Theodora? 

Comments

  1. The shades are really pretty.

    Kate @ sparkle dust xx

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  2. Great review and swatches. UD never disappoints!

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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    1. Thank you :) You are totally right - I will always buy Urban Decay, they could sell me rubbish and i'd buy it (maybe a step too far... but you know what I mean!)

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  3. i love this pallet i picked it up not to long ago and i love it

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    1. Its nice isn't it :) Its made it into my most used already!

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  4. This palette is so pretty, I want it now :') x

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    1. Haha sorry Hayley ;) My next milestone (in 2 followers!!) I *might* be giving one away ;)

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  5. Ahhh I love this! I think I need it in my life, but damn this spending ban I'm on ;-)

    Sharon x

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    1. I actually broke the spending ban for these two palettes! Naughty me, but I am making up for it by adding an additional 50 days eeek :(

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  6. OOOH I'm so jealous, the colours are gorgeous and this spending ban of mine may have to break! haha xx

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    1. Its worth it, I have to say. I broke mine for it and have no regrets <3

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  7. I love the shades in this. I wasn't too fussed by the palettes when they first came out by have changed my mind x

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  8. I'm definitely a Theodora type of girl! Love the lip pencil, great swatches lovely.

    www.thumbelinalillie.com
    Megan xxx

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    1. Thanks Megan. I am more of a Theodora too :)

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  9. That looks gorgeous! Urban decay shadows are the best :)

    Jo xx
    www.a-hint-of-glitter.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They really are, I will ALWAYS buy UD!

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  10. Ah this looks so gorgeous! I think I need to get both of these palettes, after seeing the movie over the weekend, I want them even more!!

    xo
    aly
    wonderlandbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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    1. I NEED to see the movie soon, I hear there is some great make up to be seen too!

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  11. I love these colours so much. Such a beautiful palette in general too! Sounds like I may have to try that eye-pencil. xx

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    1. Thank you for reading Claire, def give it a try :) I love the 24/7 pencils, I want them all!

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  12. I love Spell and Jealous so much. I wish they were sold alone (or that I wanted more browns to get the whole palette!).

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  13. Oh my goodness! I feel like you are rubbing salt into a wound! Lol! I want these palettes soo much! I was set on getting the Glinda palette, but know I feel like I NEED to have both.
    I love that some are split pots, because honestly, I don't think I could go through a whole pot before it got too old. And also, more color selection! I wish UD sold individual split pots (I don't know if that made sense, but I dont know how to word that better), if they did, I would buy them all!

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    1. Haha I'm so sorry Melissa! If it makes you feel any better I am doing a cheeky giveaway this weekend to win one of these ;) I totally agree with you on the split pot thing! More eyeshadows is a win in my book! Plus like you, I sometimes think one whole pan can be a bit much! Sorry for making you want them more, if it helps, I'm pretty sure I saw on twitter that these are going to be around for a few more months!

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  14. These colors are so gorgeous and I LOVE the packaging! I also love that you included different types of lighting for your swatches to give a better idea of the colors, so helpful!

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    1. Thanks Crissy, I'm tryna get to grips with the best way to swatch. I'm very grateful for your feedback! The packaging is super cool, I actually couldn't stop looking at the design on the front when I got the palettes because they are kinda trippy - almost 3Dish! :)

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  15. Thank you so much for sharing, the swatches are gorgeous! I cannot believe those colours. So, so pretty!

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  16. Ahh, Beware is a super gorgeous color!! x

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    1. I really like it too, so nice for lightly putting in the crease :)

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  17. Gosh, you've photographed the palette so well! The eye shadow shades are so lovely, but I think the Theodora lip pencil might be my favourite part :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thanks Jen *blushes* The lip pencil has become a favourite of mine. It doesn't look at "WOAH" as red lipstick because it has this sort of sheerness to it without being under pigmented. Its hard to explain!

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  18. These colours are so stunning!! Next on my purchase list for sure!!! Xxx

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    1. I'm glad :) you won't be disappointed!

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  19. At first I wasn't interested in getting my hands on this palettes. But now I really wanna get this one! The shades are perfect and I've always wanted to try the super saturated gloss. I wish they came with a different eyeliner shade though. xo

    moonrivergirl.com

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    1. Yes, I agree. Would have liked to see a brown or something as the palettes always come with a black!

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  20. Such a lovely palette, I think they are all colours you will be able to get a lot of use out of!! :D


    SAMI★SPOON

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  21. As much as I love Glinda I kinda wish I'd picked this one up! West looks gorgeous!

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  22. I agree, I think I like this one more than the Glinda one! The shades in this are more up my street :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. Mine too Evelyn, the Glinda one is absolutely gorgeous to look at, but I find them really hard to put a whole look together. While this one just *goes* :)

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