The Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Palette + Swatches

I'm sure you're all super bored and completely over seeing this palette by now but I've only just got around to talking about it so I really don't care. I actually picked this little beauty up a few days before it came out but I'm super lazy/ ridiculously busy with uni work so I've hardly been able to blog about anything at all. I'm sure you're bored of hearing that excuse too. Anyway this isn't so much a review, just my thoughts about the palette and the shades I've used so far.

The first thing I want to talk about is this incredible packaging! Seriously, who ever designed this needs some major £££. The whole concept has been really thought about and it's just gorgeous. Yes there might be a lot of unnecessary things, like the butterfly and a few crazy patterns but thats what you get when you buy high end makeup! The only thing I don't love about the packaging is the fact that its made from cardboard. I have the Gwen Stefani Palette and the quality of that is just amazing compared to this. Also because it is cardboard, the tray that contains the eyeshadows is a little bit loose and I'd worry about it falling out if I took it on my travels.

I haven't had chance to try out all of the shades yet (not even close) but I do have some favourites already. The shade I wear most often is probably 'Duchess'. It's not the most out there shade but it is very pretty. It's also quite pigmented so you don't need a lot of product to get a vivid colour, which can't be said for some of the other shades unfortunately.

Another shade I'm in love with is 'Royal Flush'. This again is quite a simple shade but this makes it super wearable. I usually wear this on the inner corner of my eye, 'Duchess' in the centre and 'Kingdom' on the outer edge to create a sort of warm smokey eye look.

One shade I was really disappointed in is 'Reflection'. I love a good matte eyeshadow, I literally lived in the L'Oreal Nude Rose Palette over the summer so I was happy this palette also contained a couple of none sparkly shades. Unfortunately it just didn't live up to my expectations as it had virtually worn off within an hour of me applying it, even though I had primed my eyelids and I hadn't touched them. 

There are some other really amazing shades in this palette (Cake, Salazen Grum, Dream On) which I literally cannot wait to smother on my eyelids. I do think a lot of the shades in this palette however are a little bit too crazy for me and it will probably take a special event for me to be brave enough to wear them. 

Even though this palette isn't as wearable as I thought it would be I'm still super glad I picked it up and I'm hoping it will encourage me to be a little more creative with my eyeshadow choices. I'm going to be doing some more fun 'face of the day' looks with this palette, maybe I'll even be tempted to use some of the more wild colours!

Have any of you picked this little treasure up? I'd love to hear your thoughts/ see your makeup looks!

Thanks for reading!



  1. The colours are to die for, I'd love to own this palette but it's just so expensive! I wonder if I dropped hints to the boyf if he'd get me it hahaha, probably not he already thinks I own too much makeup!

    Amanda Jayne | beauty, style, life

    1. To be honest I haven't used it all that much so unless you really thought you would use a lot of shades I'd give it a miss xx

  2. Dream On & Salazen Grum look right up my street!!
    I didn't think I'd use the colours from this palette and just ignored the release. Now it's too late and I desperately want to get my hands on this palette *heart eyes emoji*

    Sarah xo // See The Stars

    1. There are some really pretty colours here, unfortunately I'v hardly used the palette since I bought it! xx


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