Urban Decay Oz The Great and Powerful Glinda Palette Review, Swatches, Photos

As part of a new collaboration with Disney, Urban Decay just released two palettes, inspired by the upcoming film, Oz The Great and Powerful. One of which is the Glinda Palette (featured in this post), and the second is the Theodora Palette (reviewed here). Both palettes are limited edition and have six pans each; featuring eight exclusive, all new eyeshadow shades (two in each palette are duos), a full-size Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color pencil, and a travel size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil.

The Glinda Palette features everything you need to create Michelle Williams‘ look from the film, and the shades are indeed gorgeous!

The Glinda Palette

What’s included:


  • Tornado — vibrant deep purple shimmer
  • Aura (duo) — iridescent white with blue shift/iridescent white with red shift
  • Magic — pinkish purple with golden shimmer
  • Illusion — pale peach satin
  • Oz (duo) — gold with gold glitter/silver with silver glitter
  • South — warm pale grey shimmer with silver micro-glitter

Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color

  • Glinda — light sheer nude

24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (travel size)

  • Rockstar — deep eggplant

‘Get the Look’ how-to card

The Glinda Palette

The eyeshadows and 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil are housed in a special tin with Oz The Great and Powerful artwork. The palette component itself is similar to Urban Decay’s other build-your-own palette components. You are able to remove the full size shadows and place other Urban Decay shades in their place if you desire—or maybe even combine your favorite shades from the Glinda Palette with the Theodora Palette.

In terms of pricing, you are getting a considerable break on the cost of the eyeshadows. Each Urban Decay shadow single retails at $18, so with six full-size pans—the collection in its entirety is less than half of what the regular retail price would be if items were purchased separately. Combine that with the full size lip pencil ($19), and the travel-size eye pencil (unsure of the cost), and the empty build-your-own palette component ($18), and that makes this $49 set a complete STEAL.







Tornado, Aura (duo), Magic, Illusion, Oz (duo), South

24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil — Rockstar

24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil — Rockstar

Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color — Glinda

Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color — Glinda

Glinda ‘Get the Look’ tutorial

The pigmentation in the eyeshadows is fantastic. Each glide on with ease, feel smooth to the touch, and lack powder-y fallout. The only one I experienced an issue with was the Oz duo. The glitter particles in Oz are a little larger, so they tend to migrate which can be a little annoying—but I think it’s a small price to pay.

The Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color pencil in Glinda is a really pretty neutral-rose shade with slight shimmer. I like the way it feels on my lips—it’s actually very creamy for being a gloss pencil (will require a chubby sharpener). It lacks any noticeable fragrance or flavor, so I know that will make a lot of people happy. It’s not a particularly long-wearing formula in this shade on my lips, clocking just over three hours before re-application (still pretty impressive). It’s a semi-opaque shade, and not quite full coverage but it still makes a nice statement.

The 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Rockstar is a core collection shade, which I’ve reviewed previously. I love Urban Decay’s eyeliners because they are a dream to apply; no skipping or tugging, and they last all day with minimal fading or migration.

Bottom Line…

Aside from some glitter fallout in the Oz eyeshadow duo, The Glinda Palette is pure perfection and totally worth $49 in my humble opinion! Exceptional value. I can tell a lot of thought went into creating both palettes.

Price & Availability…

$49—now at urbandecay.com, and coming soon to these retailers: sephora.com, ulta.com, macys.com, and beauty.com. (Release dates are the sole discretion of the retailer.)

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  • Jeanette Starr

    Thanks for the review and the swatches! I impulsively ordered both palettes and am anxiously waiting to play with them!

  • http://twitter.com/hleighj Heather Leigh

    Ordered Theodora. Now I’m wondering if I should get Glinda too.

  • Heather Troynak

    Thank you for the wonderful pictures! Undecided if I’ll purchase this palette or not but I really enjoyed your post while I decide 😀