Review: Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette #UDxGwen
Hello my loves! I know, I know, everyone and their mother has been buying this palette and writing a review. Sorry not sorry, but I had to jump on the review bandwagon and do so too. Why, you ask? Because it’s BEAUTIFUL. I thought it appropriate to pop this post up before Christmas (albeit cutting it VERY slim). Just in case you weren’t sure of what to put on your Christmas list. Because, not that I’m biased or anything… But you all NEED THIS PALETTE IN YOUR LIVES. Okay? Okay!
This palette contains three of Gwen’s favourite Urban Decay shades, as well as twelve new limited edition shades. That fact alone alongside the fact that I think Gwen is God was reason enough for me to need this palette by my side forever.
The palette also comes with samples of Gwen’s Urban Decay lipstick line, which is due to release in February 2016. I haven’t swatched them yet as I want a special occasion to unveil them. ‘714’ and Christmas Day are a match made in Heaven, you heard it here first! But I’m itching to try out ‘Rock Steady’ and ‘Ex-Girlfriend’. Merely having them in my possession makes me too happy/excited for words. All in good time, don’t you worry!
Top row (L – R): Blonde, Bathwater, Skimp, Steady, Punk
Middle Row (L – R): Baby, Anaheim, Stark, Zone, Serious
Bottom Row (L – R): Pop, Harajuku, Danger, 1987, Blackout
This palette is so variable, and it’s set out so that you can easily alternate between day and night looks. All of the shades that compliment each other seem to be in the same rows. Although I wouldn’t wear all of the last row at once… But if that’s what you’re about, you do you, boo! The shadows are stunning and buttery, blending beautifully. Which is one of the first things I look for in any eyeshadow.
The little goth in me comes out every so often, so clearly some of my favourite shades are Punk and Serious. I’ve been looking for the perfect smokey grey for years and I finally think I’ve found it.
My ideal day look would be Skimp all over the lid. Stark as a transition crease colour followed by Anaheim. And Punk in the outer corner, blended along the lower lash line with a pencil brush.
I tried this recently and I think it’s my new go-to! Serious used to create a cut-crease, Bathwater on the remainder of the lid. The tiniest smudge of Blackout in the outer corner for more definition. And Danger blended along the lower lash line. The pop of royal blue changed the whole look, making it so much more daring and brave, and I loved it!
Convinced yet? What are your thoughts on the Urban Day x Gwen Stefani collaboration?