Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette

So, here it is! One of the most anticipated palettes of the year – the Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette to co-incide with the Alice Through The Looking Glass Disney film. When something is super-hyped it’s often a disappointment but truly this is not so here. In fact, I think it’s rather a brave palette – full of shades that will challenge the consumer but totally in keeping with the fantasy element of the story.

Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette

When I first opened the drawer and pulled out the tray full of shadows, I thought for a second I was looking at a graphic rather than actual product. This is high, high production because it is pristine – completely pristine and the black and white elements trick the eye for a moment.

Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette

You can see how the whole thing folds out – the 3D butterfly is under a set of ‘doors’ with gold lettering that says. “I’m not strange, weird, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours.” Words to live by! There are other written details – on the mirror is says, ‘we’re all mad here’, and on the front of the drawer are the words, “I know who I was when I got up thi morning but I must have changed several times since then.”

Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette

The attention to detail on this palette is incredible – right down to the brush.

Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette

On to the most important thing – the swatches! There are no surprises in the quality – it’s the usual UD standard with creamy, blendable colours that give generously on pigment. I have a favourite shade – in fact, I cannot wait to get it on my lids! It’s Time, a rich, grey-navy sheen.

Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette

There are no filters on these colours. Starting bottom to top: Looking Glass, Hatter, Lily, Heads Will Roll, Time, Reflection, Gone Mad, Duchess, Bandersnatch and Dream On. Dream On is the only one I had a little problem with swatching – it’s more of an over-wash of shimmer than a saturated colour.

Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette

The magic really starts to happen in the bottom two rows if you like colours that you can get very creative with. From bottom to top: Dormouse, Paradox, Kingdom, Salazen Grum, Chronosphere, Metamorphosis, Cake, Chessboard, Royal Flush and Mirror.

All the shades are sheens, other than: Hatter, Reflection, Heads will Roll, Bandersnatch, Dormouse, Metamorphosis, and Chessboard.

The Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette will be £45 from 5th May. I think the internet might break. In case you missed the first Alice palette a few years ago, I have it in my ‘keep forever’ box and have a couple of pictures here – it’s interesting because you can see the evolution and all the similarities.

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Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette 1
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette 1
Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Palette 1

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