Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sephora Mini Haul - Urban Decay Glinda Palette

Limited Edition Palette Inspired by the Disney Movie:
Oz the Great and Powerful

The Good Witch Glinda - Eye Shadow Palette by Urban Decay
Left to Right starting at the top - Tornado, Aura (violet & rose), Magic, purple 24/7 glide-on eye pencil, Illusion, Oz & South

Sephora Haul - 4 free samples plus the Glinda Palette & Sephora Hair Ties, Glinda Lip Color

This is a mini haul that I received in the mail today from Sephora.  I anxiously awaited the sale of the Glinda Palette and purchased it the day it went on sale online, Sunday.  If you prefer to shop at stores rather than online, you will find it at Sephora & Ulta on the 31st, Thursday.  I love shopping at Sephora.com due to the VIB bonuses, free samples and fast shipping.  The following were in my box:
  1. Algenist Overnight Restorative Cream (free sample)
  2. Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme Perfume (free sample)
  3. Pacco Rabanne Lady Million (free sample)
  4. Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-hr Primer SPF 30 Fair (free deluxe sample)
  5. Urban Decay - Glinda Palette 
  6. Sephora Hair Ties
For the free deluxe sample I used coupon code "BBPRIMER".  You can find coupon codes on retailmenot.com and MrRebates.com.  I also received 3% cash back from Mr. Rebates.   

I was surprised at how large the eyeshadow case is.  Each eyeshadow is about the size of a quarter.  The Glinda Palette also comes with an eyeliner and lipstick.  The lipstick is a earth tone, a very natural look.  It says it's a high-gloss lip color, but I'd say it's slightly glossy.  The mirror on the case is huge and you could easily use it to apply your eyeshadows. If you are using their "get the look" instructions, you will want to keep the box it came in because that is the only way you will know what the names of the eyeshadows they refer to are.  The names are unfortunately not on the metal box that holds the eyeshadows, which is disappointing.  I'm a bit confused about the two colors they refer to as Aura, which is the 2nd eyeshadow in the photo above.  One of them in the instructions is referred to as violet iridescent and while on the box's photo it appears slightly purple, the actual eyeshadow is a grey color!    Then it refers to the second Aura color as rose iridescent and it appears as pink on the box and the actual eyeshadow is a yellow color!  Maybe when they are applied to the skin they look as they do on the box?  I am also disappointed to see that the hinge on the eyeshadow box is made of plastic and I can foresee the hinge breaking.  The hinge should have been made of the same metal material the box is made out of.  Do the Naked palettes have the same hinge and has it lasted through many uses?  I didn't buy any of the Naked palettes, since they looks best on a warm skin tones rather than cool.  I find brown eyeshadows just make my skin look dirty, since I have a cool skin tone.  Speaking of skin tones, I recommend the Glinda Palette for cool skin tones and the Theodora Palette for warm skin tones.  Just as you can see the actress that plays Glinda, Michelle Williams has a cool skin tone.  Also, Theodora played by Mila Kunis has a warm skin tone.  I would have liked a matching blush to complete the look, it's a shame it is missing from this collection!  Any recommendations on a blush that would match?  So what do you think of this collection, please comment below!

I look forward to seeing the movie the palettes were inspired by!  Here's a trailer for you to watch:

Oz the Great and Powerful
March 8th 2013

So there you have it, my latest haul from Sephora.  I also have another one to share that I received previously that I haven't had time to share yet.  So drop by soon for an update to this post with my opinion of the Glinda Palette and my other Sephora Haul.  You can follow this blog via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google +, via email by entering your email address in the space over on the right side and/or by blogger.com by clicking on the link over on the right side.

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  1. I was debating on wheter or not to buy the OZ collection via Sephora- BUT after seeing your post and how big the eyeshadows truly are and the fact that the colors are great and a limited edition, I am placing my order. If you like to order items from ULTA - they have 20% off your entire purchase through the end of Feb. 2- and if you enter through Mr. Rebates you will gain that rebate too! I have been using Mr.Rebates for five years now. BTW - do you have an email address? If you do and would not mnd sharing it wiith me please tweet me @ Grace@luvallbeauty. My twitter account is private, but I will gladly delete your tweet with your email address if you are so incline to share. Thank you!

    1. Yes, Grace, I was surprised too that they were so large. Yes, I use Mr. Rebates all the time and have received rebates over $1K!


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