Show and tell was my favorite kindergarten activity, and little did I know our weekly sharing game would prepare me for my future career as a beauty blogger. It did and today I have the upcoming Urban Decay x Game Of Thrones collection to share with you.
All I can say about this collection is that Urban Decay did that! Urban Decay really all the way when it came to creating and designing the entirety of this makeup set that pays homage to the fantasy television show Game Of Thrones. The limited edition products in this set will be released on April 13th.
The Urban Decay x Game Of Thrones collection includes a 20-piece eyeshadow palette ($65), a highlighter trio ($36), Lip and Cheek Stain ($26 – and the first I’ve seen from Urban Decay!), 2 themed eyeshadow brushes ($28 each), 4 eye pencils ($22 each) and 4 lipsticks ($19 each).
I haven’t had a lot of time to play with the products in the Urban Decay x Game Of Thrones collection, so admittedly this is a show and tell/first impressions kind of post. I’ll talk about the eye products today and share the rest of the collection tomorrow. I will also admit I’ve never actually seen Game Of Thrones! Yes, I know, I know! I’m honestly not much of a TV person and my viewing habits tend toward Chef’s Table, The Great British Baking Challenge, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix. Cooking and comedy for the win!
I can definitely appreciate the passion that went into creating the Urban Decay x Game Of Thrones collaboration – it’s more than obvious the Urban Decay team is way into the show! The eyeshadow palette has a very cool design (that I didn’t quite photograph all the way – wait for tomorrow to see!) that reminds me of the Urban Decay x Alice Through The Looking Glass collection.
The Urban Decay x Game Of Thrones Eyeshadow Palette has 20 shades which can be separated into 5 different sections – 4 shadows and 1 holographic transformer shade per palette.
I’m definitely digging the variety of colors in this palette. On first glance I’m a bit disappointed that the texture is similar to the Urban Decay Elements palette. They’re not bad, but they have that silicone feel that is often found in lower priced eyeshadow palettes. There’s one matte, House of Lancaster, that’s a bit iffy and has lot of powdery kickback. On first glance, it seems like Urban Decay put the budget for this palette in the presentation. I’d rather have higher quality shadows and maybe not such a showstopper. The good news? Urban Decay’s limited products are notorious for showing up discounted in just a few months after release.
There are four Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencils, which are Lannister Gold (metallic gold), Winterfell Snow (iridescent white), Dragon Smoke (holographic black) and The Night King (shimmery dark teal). You all know I love my Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencils, so I’m thrilled to have these new ones to play with. The tips of Winterfell Snow and Lannister Gold fell off with barely a nudge, which I’m hoping is just a fluke,
Now, let’s talk about the two eyeshadow brushes, which are designed to look like swords. How cool. HOW. COOL! I’m totally into the design of Jon snow’s Longclaw Large Eeyshadow Brush for blending and Arya Stark’s Needle Flat Eyeshadow Brush for laying down color.
Coming tomorrow, details on the highlighter palette, lip/cheek stain and Vice lipsticks that are part of Urban Decay x Game Of Thrones.
The Urban Decay x Game Of Thrones collection featured in this post was provided for editorial consideration. All opinions are 100% my own.