Alice in Wonderland The Book Of Shadows by Urban Decay. Review and Swatches

Looks like everyone is crazy about Alice now. What do we have so far? Alice in Wonderland collection  by OPI, Paul and Joe Alice collection (probably I should make a post about it for those of who who don’t know the details) and this Book of Shadows by Urban Decay which is probably the most wanted makeup item lately. Let me remind you that I already made posts about Book of Shadow Volume II and about Alice in Wonderland The Book Of Shadows (how it looks like).

And now it’s time for detailed review and swatches of this palette. Lets me say that I was 100% sure that I will be getting this palette when I first heard about it. Do you want to know why?  I absolutely love Urban Decay eye products and it is SUCH a great deal!

The prices of the original products

  • eye shadows 1.5g, $17, £12
  • 24/7 liners 1.2g $17, £11
  • deluxe eye shadows 2.5 g $18, £13
  • primer potion 10ml $18.00, £ 11

And this is what you get for only £28 or $52

  1. 16 eye shadows 0.8 g
  2. 2 24/7 liners 0.08 g
  3. mini primer potion 3.7 ml
  4. plus an amazing package with great design!

What else is there to ask for?

Here is how all the goodies look like

24/7 Liners

Flipside – bright teal, gorgeous colour which is perfect for summer

Zero -black liner which every girl needs

Eye Shadows

The shadows are topsy-turvy in Underland but have real-World names 😉 There are no matte shadows plus  most of them contain glitter and some contain lots of glitter. So here are the details!

Underland (Flash) – highly pigmented electric purple

Alice (Painkiller)– this is my favourite shade that can be described as very pigmented vibrant shimmering turquoise

Oraculum (Baked) rich cooper

Queen (Last Call) plum with burgundy

Chessur (Chopper) coppery fawn with silver microglitter

White Rabbit (Polyester Bride) it is a pale shade with lots of silver glitter

Alice in Wonderland The Book Of Shadows by Urban Decay. Photos

You all know how much I wanted to get  Alice in Wonderland the Book Of Shadows by Urban Decay!  And now look what I’ve got! 🙂 I already have their Book Of Shadows Volume II and some single Deluxe Shadows  and I absolutely love them all! As well as the other UD products that I have! But what about “Alice”?

First of all where you can get this palette? At Debenhams starting 22nd of February and on 28th February in the stores ( the UK) . The price should be £ 28.

Here is how the palette looks like inside. Beautiful…

Check out some more photos

French & Fabulous Palette by Too Faced. Review and Swatches

French & Fabulous palette ($28.5) was a part of  a  holiday collection by Too Faced but it is still available at their website.  Since I didn’t find anything interesting for myself in their Spring 2010 collection I got this palette and I am very happy  that I did!

Here is what is written about it:

“Become beauty royalty and claim your throne with this majestic Collection of six eye shadows, highlighter and bronzer! This queen’s treasure of Too Faced’s most legendary shades will secure your crown and your place amongst the glamour monarchy!”

Tips and Tricks

1. Intensify your eye color by applying the deeper shades as liner, then smudge color under the eye.

2. Apply the paler shadow shades all over from lash to brow for use as a soft, eye-opening base.

3. Use Shadow Insurance Eye Primer before shadow application to lock in your lid look!

4. Use Pink Leopard Bronzer for a skin-perfecting, illuminated finish.

And this is how the palette looks like inside:

As you can see that there are 2 bronzers and 6 eye shadows. So here is my opinion about them all + swatches.

Bronzers

“Best-Selling Bronzers: Our two most coveted bronzers work with a variety of skin tones to illuminate and bronze.”

Pink Leopard Highlighting Bronzer

Sun Bunny Bronzer

I really love both bronzers, they are amazing! Although Too Faced has a set with 3 bronzers and a brush I wanted to get some of their shadows so this is why I got this set.  Now I understand why these 2 bronzers are bestsellers – they are perfect. The colours are amazing and look they great on the face.  Plus it’s easy to work with them. (sun bunny is darker and pink leopard is lighter)

Single Eyeshadows

Totally Toasted Brown & Totally Toasted Beige

These two are great colours for everyday use and will look nice on everyone.

Poodle Puff Raisin, Poodle Puff Pink, Ooh & Aah

All 3 shades contain

Urban Decay Book Of Shadows Vol 2. Review and Photos

We all are now waiting (ok, I am)  for the Alice palette from Urban Decay but why don’t we take a look at their Book Of  Shadows Volume II? This palette was $48 in the US and £24 in the UK.  I got my palette only last month but I am VERY happy with it. I love the design, the booklet with different looks (the purple one on the photo), the shadows, 24/7 liners  and primer potion. The best thing about it is that you can create so many looks with just a single palette and it’s the best product to get from Urban Decay if you’ve never tried their products before. Speaking of their products – I really love their Deluxe Eye Shadows and Revolution (red) lipstick and I will write about them soon.

This is how BOS 2 looks like inside: the mirror and the booklet.

So what about the products? You get:

Mirror and Booklet

16 Eye Shadows

  1. Perversion
  2. Gunmetal
  3. Ecstasy
  4. AC/DC
  5. Nylon
  6. Sellout
  7. Mushroom
  8. Sphynx
  9. Half Baked
  10. Twice Baked
  11. Midnight Cowboy Rides Again
  12. YDK
  13. Jinx
  14. Flipside
  15. Homegrown
  16. Misdemeanor

Primer Potion

2 24/7 liners

  1. Bourbon
  2. Zero

And this is how the shadows look with flash and without flash

Liquid Metal in Phenomena by Illamasqua. Review and Swatches

As I promised here is the first review of Illamasqua products. This time it’s liquid metal in Phenomena from the latest collection called Dystopia.


What is written @ the official Illamasqua website about this product:

Prepare to dazzle with this gloriously rich and highly pigmented metallic cream. Use to adorn eyes, face and body, and apply with fingers or a brush. Release your inhibitions and illuminate your alter ego.

£16.00 , 1.5g (0.05 OZ)

Available in:

  1. Solstice, Molten gold
  2. Enrapture, Molten bronze
  3. Phenomena, Molten silver

So what do I think:

I was very excited to try this product but I was a bit afraid because of the cold silver colour. I have warm brown eyes and I usually wear warm colours. But I totally loved how Phenomena looked on eyes! I felt in love with this product from the first sight. The design is amazing and stylish the products is very pigmented and you need a small amount so it will last you for a long time.  Plus I really loved how it smells (and it is very important for me).

My recommendations:


You can put it on with brush or just fingers. I’ve tried both ways and it’s very easy to use it with your fingers, so don’t worry.

Be careful when you put it on  and don’t touch anything if you put it on with your fingers because you may end up with glitter all over your face and clothes.

You can use liquid metal on your eyes, lips or somewhere else. I’ve tried it on my lips (on the balm) and it looked great!

A base is essential when you wear liquid metal because it will crease without a base. You can also put it on  a shadow. I would not recommend to put it all over your lid because it doesn’t look very nice at the end of the day.

My conclusion: