I realize this has taken forever to get up, but here is my Urban Decay Theodora Oz the Great & Powerful Palette Set Review & Swatches. Definitely more neutral than the Urban Decay Glinda Palette I reviewed here this is an easy palette for day or night wear. With lots of browns, a black, & gold the only colors we really have are greens. Everything feels very natural & I think this is a palette that will look good on pretty much everyone. If you’ve been one of the people reminding me to review the Urban Decay Theodora palette, I thank you. Sometimes I need reminding!
Just like Glinda this is one of the special palettes where you can rearrange eyeshadows & buy singles to put in. All of these shades are limited edition though so if you want them, this palette is a requirement. There are also 2 new kinds of eyeshadows in this palette which are duos. Love them. Need more of these. Check out the Urban Decay Glinda Palette to see my favorite duo & have me explain why I like them so darn much.
Again, like Glinda, this palette is gorgeous. Sturdy metal tin packaging with a big mirror (although it doesn’t stand up on its own…rats!) but I actually prefer this one. I love the mystical & bewitching shades on the cover. Kind of like a subtly evil Aurora Borealis? Love it. Also, all the shadows are moveable so if you want to add some from the permanent line, Glinda palette, or just place them differently you can with ease.
I have to preface this with for some reason, while I was swatching, I didn’t notice how odd the lighting was. We‘ve had lots & lots of snow & it just warped everything in my lighting world. I prefer natural light but didn’t really have a choice. So that’s that. I’ll note any discrepancies bellow.
Broken- Creamy light beige with a bit of a satin finish. Great highlight shade & inner corner shade. It is warm enough that it works with all of the shades in the palette.
Bewitch- Cooler neutral brown with a satin finish. This didn’t photograph as true to color unfortunately. It has a lot more brown to it.
West- Deep brown that lays somewhere between a shimmer & a metallic because it is so pigmented. I absolutely love this shade & so do my blue eyes! This is darker in person.
Spell- On side is a black satin with green shimmer & lime-y golden shimmer. The gold side is a very yellow toned gold with gold glitter. Unfortunately you’ll note some fallout there.
Jealous- One side is a pale iridescent green it has some pearl to it so it can be applied over other shades to give them lots of depth. The darker shade is a medium green with a bit of yellow with a lighter green satin finish.
Left to right: Broken, Beware, Bewitch, & West. Bewitch looks more taupe in the swatch than in real life.
Left to right: Jealous, Spell, Pencil in Zero. The base is Theodora Lip Color.
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero- This is a matte black eyeliner but I wish it had come with Urban Decay Perversion…I love that shade much more!
Urban Decay Theodora Super-Saturated High-Gloss Lip Color- This is a bright glossy red. i love these pencils & although I am a bit surprised it is so bright & not a bit darker to go with the Theodora theme I still like it quite a bit!
In the end, out of the Theodora & the Glinda, this definitely has the day to day feel with a tad of sultry. For only $49 you get 6 full sized, unique shadows, the Build Your Own Palette, eyeliner, & lip color. A steal in comparison to buying things on their own even though everything but the eyeliner is limited edition. I personally prefer Glinda because it looks quite lovely on my blue eyes & fair skin but I’ve heard from a lot of ladies that it is harder for them. I can’t imagine this palette looking bad on anyone or evern being too hard to work with. Great for a full makeup look or a simple day time eye.
You can purchase the Urban Decay Glinda Oz the Great & Powerful Palette Set from both Sephora & Ulta for $49.
Have you tried this palette? Are you a Glinda or Theodora? What are your favorite shades? Which palette do you prefer?