First up: Glinda ($49, urbandecay.com). The palette devoted to Michelle Williams’ Good Witch of the South is awash in pink, gold, and peach with a beautiful celestial theme. The colors inside are similarly ethereal, consisting of Tornado (deep plum), Aura (one of the duo-shades in blue and rose iridescent), Magic (a cheery pink), Illusion (pale peach), Oz (the second duo-shade in silver and gold), and South (a warm, shimmery grey). Also included are a travel-size version of Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On pencil in a to-die-for eggplant hue and a Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color stick in the exclusive Glinda shade.
Following the step-by-step how-to card, I was able to reproduce a pretty darn good version of Glinda’s soft, beautiful look from the film—and it’s perfect for daytime wear. It involves using six of the eight shades included, which makes it a little involved for me to want to do every day; it’s easy enough, though, that it only takes a few extra minutes to get down, so you can be sure that I’ll be pulling it out on days that I’ve got a little something special going on. You can also mix and match the shades for a simpler look: pink Magic on the lids with plum Tornado in the crease and the rose half of Aura on the brow bone, for example, gives you a fun, playful look with only three shades instead of six. You could also try using rose Aura on the lid and peach Illusion in the crease for a softer, gentler look. The mauve-colored Glinda lip color stick balances out the eye shadows shades nicely for the perfect finishing touch.