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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