Are you a Good Witch or a Bad Witch? The Oz Make-up Roundup
by Angela Dahl (@AngelaDahling)
No need to click your red heels three times to get what you want, my pretties; Oz the Great and Powerful has partnered with some amazing beauty brands to create products you need to go good or bad.
Urban Decay has released two palettes for two of the Oz witches: Glinda and Theodora. Each palette comes with six full-size refillable eyeshadows, a travel-sized eyeliner, and a glossy lip pencil all for $49. This is actually a wicked value. Urban Decay is considered a “prestige cosmetic brand,” so, for example, one eyeshadow by them is $18. And you’re getting six here! Along with two other products! I’m one of those shoppers who always pays attention to the value of a product, and you’re definitely getting a lot for your money with these two palettes.
The purpose of each palette is to duplicate the look of the desired witch. You get a “look card” in the packaging that tells you how to achieve the witch’s look step by step, with a picture of the actress on the other side. The Glinda palette houses more cool-toned colors: a bright pink, a dark purple, a light peach, a smoky gray, an iridescent white, and a duo that has half a gold glitter and half a silver glitter. Though the Glinda colors are certainly inspired by her, if you really pay attention to Glinda’s look in the movie, none of these colors are actually suitable, except maybe the peach. Glinda’s eyeshadow look is much more natural, with maybe a light brown in the crease and highlighting under the browbone and in the corners of the eyes. However, the lip color that comes with the palette is spot on. It’s a spellbinding natural pink that definitely looks like what Glinda’s wearing. I’ve had that color with me at all times since I bought it, as if it were my magic wand. You can’t separate me from it!
The Theodora palette is much more suitable for actually replicating the look from the movie. It has warm-toned colors: a pale vanilla, a medium brown, a charcoal brown, a deep shimmery brown, a duo of greens, and a duo with a half a gold glitter and a half a black glitter. You could do a Glinda and Theodora eyeshadow look with this palette, to be honest. The “Theodora” lip color is magical. I don’t know about you guys, but when I watched the movie, I spent equal parts of time squeeing at Finley and trying to figure out what red lip color Mila Kunis was wearing. This bright red is pretty perfect. On the whole, I would recommend the Theodora palette more than the Glinda palette if you’re looking to replicate their actual looks, but the packaging for both is beautiful and functional. When you’re finished with the limited edition shadows, you can purchase other Urban shadows and pop them in, so you don’t waste all that pretty.
OPI has launched a collection based on Oz as well. I always enjoy purchasing OPI polishes because the quality is good and the names are clever. “What Wizardry is This?” is such an example. It’s basically the question you’ll ask yourself while applying this color: an olive green almost deep brown that dries with a sand texture and glitters gold. Brown is not normally a color you associate with nail polish, but this one is actually quite special. It’s witchcraft is what it is, and the standout color of the collection. The other colors “I Theodora You,” “ Don’t Burst My Bubble,” and “Glints of Glinda” are all soft neutrals that are lovely, but you can probably find or already have dupes for them. Out of all the glittery topcoats, “Lights of Emerald City” is definitely the most special. It has large white squares mixed with smaller iridescent squares, which is something I haven’t seen before. Don’t even bother with “Glints of Glinda” because the large gold hexagons don’t lie flat and have annoyed every nail polish blogger. It was definitely an interesting choice on OPI’s part to have the Oz collection feature so many neutrals when the movie was packed with so many vivid colors and images, but the quality is certainly there. And I suppose if the witches in the movie were to get manicures (maybe another job for the flying monkeys), they’d use these types of colors.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars