There are few make up brands that know how to cause a stir and make people talk, some of the best gossip makers being MAC and Benefit. Another quality make up brand that can stir the pot is Urban Decay. Renowned for their Naked palette series, they have also collaberated with some of the best known celebrities of our time, two being Ruby Rose and Gwen Stefani. Just yesterday, they tweeted a very exciting photo for not only make up lovers, but die hard Disney fans as well.
Coinciding with the late May release of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland sequel, Through the Looking Glass, they have started chatter among not only their Twitter, but also their Facebook and Instagram. Many sites such as Her.ie, The Gloss, and Teen Vogue have released articles discussing the latest make up goss, too.
Since I was a kid, I have loved the story of Alice in Wonderland. Like most people my age, I was introduced to it first through the 1951 Disney animated film, and then, of course, the novel by Lewis Carroll. When I heard that one of my favourite people ever, Tim Burton, was going to direct the 2010 live action feature film , I didn’t even think of the colourful make up that would come from it. The first palette, 2010’s Alice in Wonderland’s Book of Shadows, has sixteen colours, ranging from bright rainbow shadows to typical nudes, also included are two eyeliners and their classic eyelid primer. Not only make up lovers, but cosplayers too would have gotten a lot of use from the first AIW palette! I wish I had this palette when I was working on my old, disgusting avocado love child face for Deadpool. The burgundy (Queen) and green (Absolem) would’ve been perfect for the cartoon-y look I was going for!
The first AIW palette
Whilst not much has been released so far about the palette from UD themselves, beauty insider Instagram account @trendmood1 has posted some sneak peaks of what to expect. Along with the eyeshadow palette, there are also rumours of at least five lipstick shades too. Check out the accounts photos below to see what to expect!
THE PALETTE !!!! #ThroughTheLookingGlass X @urbandecaycosmetics #UDinWonderland #EyeshadowPalette – featuring 20 shades $60 #Lipsticks – 5 shades $18 each #LimitedEdition Shades & Packaging Available online & in stores End of April/May @ultabeauty @sephora Get Excited for something #Magical ✨🐇🎩 Are you ready to join the fairytale? 👻 snapchat: Trendmood XO #Trendmood #urbandecay #urbandecaycosmetics #cosmetics #ilovemakeup #makeup #Eyeshadow #beautyblogger #bbloggers #MakeupNews #beauty #fashion #alicethroughthelookingglass #movie pic: @udwende THANK U for this AMAZING update: @sophieedodzx 😘🙌🏼
Here is the first #SneakPeek inside the palette 👀👀🙀🙀 #AliceThroughTheLookingGlas#EyeshadowPalette From the upcoming Collection #UDinWonderland by @urbandecaycosmetics The Palette – featuring 20 shades $60 Also includes 5 #Lipsticks $18 each All #LimitedEdition Shades & Packaging Available online & in stores End of April/May @ultabeauty @sephora This is gorgeous!!!! Love the everything about the movie, love #makeup – Best combination What are your thoughts?🎩✨🐇 XO #Trendmood #urbandecay #urbandecaycosmetics #cosmetics #ilovemakeup #makeup #Eyeshadow #beautyblogger #bbloggers #MakeupNews #beauty #fashion #alicethroughthelookingglass #movie pic: EBay THANK U to our Fabulous makeup community for the updates! ⭐️✨💜 #LoveU
Here is the first #SneakPeek – The #LIPSTICKS 💄😍🙀😍🙀 From the upcoming Collection #AliceThroughTheLookingGlas by @urbandecaycosmetics Includes 5 shades $18 each: #Alice 💄 Sheer nude with pink shift #MadHatter 💄 Bright Purple, Shimmer #Mirana 💄 Berry, Shimmer #iracebeth 💄 Bright Red, matte #Time 💄 Navy with silver shimmer All #LimitedEdition Shades & Packaging inspired by the characters from the new movie Available online & in stores End of April/May @ultabeauty @sephora @macys I'm super excited for this collection!!! The packaging look and the shades are super colorful…just like the upcoming movie (which I'm definitely going to see!!) Not going to miss this one!!! 💸💸💸 What about you ? XO #Trendmood #urbandecay #urbandecaycosmetics #cosmetics #ilovemakeup #makeup #Eyeshadow #beautyblogger #bbloggers #MakeupNews #beauty #fashion #urbandecay #UDinWonderland #movie THANK U to our Fabulous makeup community for the updates! ⭐️✨💜 #LoveU @canyonwillis @klabove @adriannarosesnow 😘
The photos show off some pretty exciting and electric colours, as you would expect from not only Urban Decay but the mad mix of Tim Burton’s vision and Lewis Carroll’s story. For the time being, it’s said the palette will only be released in Sephora and Ulta stores (which Ireland has neither of, unfortunately) but here’s hoping a our homeland UD counters will receive them!
Update: SUCCESS! Us Irish folk can grab the palette (€49) from the UD counters in both House of Fraser and Debenhams. Still tracking down the lipsticks, so hang tight!