Urban Decay Theodora Palette.

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I’ve finally set out to do this review and it took me forever to get all the images sorted, so thank you for your patience.

It took me longer than usual to get my hands on these beautiful palettes, because firstly: I only heard about them late and secondly: we don’t have Urban Decay cosmetics in Korea. So it’s August and I’ve only recently received then in the mail, even though they were released January already.

For reasons that will be clear at the end of this post, I’ve depotted all the shadows, so the pictures don’t show them exactly as you get them in the palette. I apologize for not taking the time to take pictures before I depotted them.

The palette is a sturdy metal case that holds 6 Urban Decay eyeshadows and a half size 24/7 glide in eye pencil. It also comes with a Super Saturated high gloss chubby pencil.

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The cardboard box it comes in is beautifully decorated with the same image on the palette itself. In my opinion, way cooler than the Glinda palette. The box also has a holographic shine to it, which is really pretty and on the back of the box is a display of all the contents of the palette.

The palette is a sturdy metal, very similar to the naked palette 2. It reminds me of those metal
pencil boxes that we used to get in the 90s.

Inside the palette are 6 eye shadows (2 of which have two different colours in one pan), so technically there are 8 colours. The shadows can be removed, rearranged or even replaced by regular Urban Decay single eyshadows.

The first shadow is called: Broken

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Broken is a light egg shell neutral. It looks matte in the pan, but it has quite a bit of Satin sheen once it’s applied. It’s good for a highlight or brow bone colour.

Colour pay off: great
Texture: buttery soft with sheen. No chunky glitter
Fall out: none

The second colour is called: Broken

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Beware is a matte caramel brown neutral. Perfect for a highlighter or brow bone for darker skin tones. It’s also beautiful for a smokey eye or crease colour for lighter complexions.

Colour pay off: great
Texture: buttery smooth matte. No sheen whatsoever
Fallout: none

The last colour in the top row is called:
Bewitch

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Bewitch is a taupe chocolate brown with tiny silver glitter. It’s really a satin sheen. It can’t really be called glitter. It’s similar to Mac Satin Taupe, but without the the pink undertones.

Colour pay off: great
Texture. Satin. Buttery soft application. No chunky monkey glitter.
Fall out: none

The 4th shadow is called: West

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West is similar to Bewitch in texture, but it is a darker more rich chocolate brown with copper and red undertones in the glitter. It has a sheen and it would probably be best to describe it as a satin

Colour pay off: great
Texture: buttery soft satin with sheen. No chunky glitter
Fallout: none

The next colour is a duo colour. (2 different colours in one pan) and it is called: Spell

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Spell is a lovely gold and black pair of shadows. The black is similar to Oil Slick in the Urban Decay permanent line. It’s got colourful/ rainbow glitter. The gold is a yellow gold similar to Mac’s Goldmine in colour, but it’s very metallic with large glitter flecks in gold. It’s similar to the famous UD glittery shadows.

Colour pay off: great for both colours
Texture: soft with lots of glitter
Fallout: yes, quite a bit.

The last eyeshadow in this pallet is called: Jealous ( and significantly so)

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Jealous is the colour that attracted me the most to this palette. It’s a duo colour of greens that to me will be really hard to replace. They are just such different colours. The dark colour is a metallic bottle green. Perfect for hazel or brown eyes. The lighter colour is a light metallic apple green.

Colour pay off: for the dark green it’s great, but for the light green not as great, but not bad.
Texture: it’s frosty and with a metallic sheen. Very soft to the touch and with no chunky glitter
Fallout: none

The last item in the palette is a black 24/7 eye liner pencil in Zero. It’s said to be great for on the lid, on the lash line and in the water line. You can find this in the permanent 24/7 line, but it will be twice as long, as this one is just a half jack.

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In a separate compartment in the box is a lovely little item that I am quite excited about. It’s a super saturated lip pencil chubby stick in Theodora. There is a Super Saturated Glide on Pencil line by Urban Decay, but this one is a limited edition.

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It’s a lovely bright red, similar to Russian Red by Mac, but in a pearl sheen and very moisturizing, unlike the matte lippies by Mac. This is great for a snowy Christmas or winter season, as it won’t dry out your lips.

A few last thoughts on this palette: I adore all the items in the box and I think the casing is lovely, although I decided to depot my shadows and place them in a Mac Pro palette, because as a traveller, I need all the space I can get. I feel like the palette is too big, heavy and bulky, although it is very pretty. Here’s why: My Mac large duo pallete can contain 48 shadows without inserts and 30 with inserts and it is just are bit longer than the Theodora palette which only contains 6 colours. I am not hating the palettes, but I do like saving space, so I depotted mine.

I hope you found this post informative.

Till next time

Amanda

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