The premiere of Game of Thrones (GoT) season eight is just a little over a week away, and to say that we’re excited would be an understatement. And something else that has us equally as amped up is the Urban Decay Game of Thrones makeup collection.
The star piece of the collection (pun intended) is definitely the Urban Decay Game of Thrones Ey shadow Palette ($92). When you first open the kit, you’ll see a mini pop-up replica of the Iron Throne — we have to admit, when we first opened it our inner fan-girl started to squeal. And to the side, you’ll find the pull-out palette that contains 20 eyeshadow shades, grouped into the four major power players in the show.
House Targaryen contains five jewel-toned eyeshadows, House Lannister has a collection of regal gold-inspired metallics, House Stark is made of earthy smoky mattes and neutral shimmers, while the White Walkers showcase a quintet of cool, icy pastel shimmery shades. Two fun facts about the palette: there’s a map of the Seven Kingdoms printed inside of the box and the pop-up Iron Throne was made to be able to hold tiny figurines.
Our personal favourite of the range — you can probably guess who we’re hoping will take the throne — is the Mother of Dragons Highlight Palette ($55). It’s loaded with three new shades of Urban Decay’s Afterglow Highlighter, named after Daenerys Targaryen’s three dragons, which were named after her dead husband and two dead brothers. Yes, if you haven’t already figured it out, death is big in GoT.
Drogon is a frosted pink shimmer, Viserion (AKA the dragon who died and became a White Walker) is a metallic golden nude, while Rhaegal is a wearable metallic bronze. We love how lightweight and finely-milled the formula is. The super soft powder blends seamlessly and lasts up to eight hours, so you don’t have to worry about retouching. You can use them individually or layer to create your own custom shade.
Fans of the series are going to go crazy over the duo of eyeshadow brushes ($40 each) inspired by the two most famous swords in the series: Jon Snow’s Longclaw and Arya Stark’s small yet mighty Needle. The former is great for blending out eyeshadows, while the latter is for precision application and lining. Both brushes are cruelty-free, so no Direwolves were hurt in their production.
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Another must-have product is the Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain ($40). The universally flattering ‘Targaryen red’ shade gives a natural, rosy flush to your lips and cheeks. To bring out your inner Khaleesi, just apply one to two drops to fingertips and blend into lips and cheeks.
The Urban Decay Game of Thrones collaboration will also introduce four new shades of the cult beauty brand’s iconic waterproof 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils ($33 each). Lannister Gold is a metallic gold, Winterfell Snow is an iridescent white, Dragon Smoke is a holographic black, and The Night King is a — we hate to admit it — gorgeous dark teal. The liners start off creamy and ultra-soft, then dries down for colour that won’t budge… unlike the Wall in season seven’s finale.
Last but not least, the range will also include four limited edition Vice Lipstick ($31 each) shades named after the three leading ladies of Westeros and one cold dude. The Cersei Lannister is a bright metallic bronze, Daenerys Targaryen is fiery metallic red, Sansa Stark is a warm peach nude, while White Walker is a deep berry-wine. The intensely-pigmented formula is made to last through even The Long Night.
If you’re a superfan and want to get your hands on the entire collection, you’ll need to drop a cool $523. But you’ve got to be quicker than Littlefinger lies because the collab is already generating amazing buzz on social media and we’re predicting a total wipeout.
The collection will be available on from May 9 at Sephora and the Urban Decay freestanding store at Ngee Ann City. There will also be a 24-hour flash sale on April 29, online.