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Monday, January 18, 2016

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette

A few months ago the news broke that Gwen Stefani would be collaborating with Urban Decay not only to create an eyeshadow palette but a collection of matte lipsticks and blushes too (available from January 2016) - well to say I almost burst due to sheer excitement is an understatement. Is there anyone cooler than Gwen Stefani nor a brand more suited than Urban Decay for the lady in question to team up with? The answer is of course no; trust me when I say that the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshaodow Palette is not only a must have but a great investment too.

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette

Forgive me for being a little cynical but celebrity make up collaborations rarely excitement me - more often than not it is a case of said person slapping their name on the product, cashing the cheque and calling it a day. What makes the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette pretty darn special is that Gwen Stefani had input in the total package: from the casing (the mirror features a No Doubt nod) to the eyeshadows inside. The case itself was inspired by Gwen's favourite colours and prints, the shades inside were mostly named by Gwen and the shadows hand selected to create Gwen's dream palette. A little selfish by her own admission but as the palette exceeds expectation, I'll forgive such confession ha!

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette

Much like the majority of Urban Decay Palettes there are 15 large, pans of powder eyeshadow: 12 shades are exclusive to the palette, the others are iconic-must-have Urban Decay staples. Along with an extensive variety of shades to choose from, the formulations also vary: matte, sparkle, pearl, satin and metallic. There is no look, nor taste that this palette does not cater to: from jewel tones, neutral mattes and all that is in-between. I'm willing to bet that for most this will quickly become a-go-to, everyday staple item within their collection...or at least that has been the case for me.

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette

The shades within the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette are as follows and shown above in order (extra bonus points if you spot any No Doubt/Gwen reference's):

Blonde - pale beige w/pink iridescent shift
Bathwater - pale beige w/gold pearl
Skimp - pale nude satin
Steady - medium rose w/metallic gold shift
Punk - reddish brown matte
Baby - cool metallic rose
Anaheim - light taupe-brown matte
Stark - nude-pink matte
Zone - medium brown matte
Serious - smoky grey w/iridescent floating pearl
Pop - pale coral w/iridescent sparkle
Harajuku - metallic blue-pink w/iridescent micro-shimmer
Danger - deep metallic royal blue w/blue micro-sparkle
1987 - bright metallic yellow-gold
Blackout - blackest black matte).

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette

It goes without saying that the eyeshadows within the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani are close to perfection; I've said it before and I'll say it again Urban Decay are King of the eyeshadow world. Each of the fifteen shades are soft, finely milled and offer intense pigmentation yet they can be sheered out with a blending brush. As a side note Urban Decay eyeshadows also work well damp, great if you like a more intense foil-like finish. In terms of wear Urban Decay eyeshadows are one of the few formulations that I would dare to wear minus a primer, not only do they apply in a bold flash of colour but they can withstand my oily lids, and remain crease free for around 6 hours. With a primer, it really is a case of the shadow remains intact until I am ready to remove it, which is never more than 10 hours. Impressive to say the least.

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette £40 via Debenhams - link.

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28 comments:

  1. I didn't think I needed it but I caved and love it! Also got the brand new blush palette and love that even more :)

    www.makeupmusicbooks.com

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  2. Omg stunning shades!

    Kat | http://thebeautycandle.blogspot.com/

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  3. What a great palette, Adrienne! I see a lot of neutrals but Danger has stolen my heart!
    :)

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  4. The shades Punk and Baby look gorgeous! x
    Emma |Emmys Beauty Cave

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  5. This is such an amazing palette and I'm still lusting over it. All the shades and the packaging are just so pretty too.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  6. I bought this as soon as it came out because I walked into Sephora to pick up other products but loved the look of it. I have to say I agree that this is one awesome palette.

    S .xx http://ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com

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  7. I'm dying to get my hands on this palette it looks amazing and the pigment in those last three shades especially Harajuku look insane!

    Shellie Skillen

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  8. I love this! When I first discovered this I thought it would be all bright colours that I wouldn't really wear but these are gorgeous!

    Eloue.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I need this so bad, love Urban Decay eyeshadows! I love the shade 'Harajuku' so pretty! xx

    laura | lauzylouu

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  10. I got this for chrimbo and I use it alot, she has a 6 colour blush palette out in US same packaging design but white I think. I own too many blushes to justify buying it though. X

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  11. I really want this palette, it looks stunning!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  12. I love this palette - one of the best investments I've made in a while. I have used it so much lately.
    I'm so glad Gwen collaborated with Urban Decay!


    -Ashlee Michelle
    www.makeupandmodifieds.com

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  13. I have been picking up this palette for months, but I just don't need it, its so beautiful, but the colours just aren't what I use enough of... or already have enough of them. What a hard life it is to be a makeup hoarder!

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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  14. Ive literally been drooling over this palette for so long now and youre post has made me need it even more

    CharlotteSamantha // www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

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  15. I keep walking past this palette in Debenhams and I think you have now convinced me to get it! :)

    Emily / The Mini Mermaid

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  16. I so want to get this! http://maybemayhemmakeup.blogspot.com.au/

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  17. At first I was underwhelmed with this palette, but the more I look at it, the more intriguing it becomes! Except for the pink, I think I would actually wear every shadow in the palette, which can be rare! XX

    hannah
    http://hannahhappily.blogspot.com/

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  18. Gosh I've been really telling myself that I don't want this palette and I've been avoiding looking at swatches of this palette, but now that I've seen swatches.. I think I'm in trouble haha! I also walked passed it today when I went shopping so I am beyond tempted - eek! x

    Katina | www.katinalindaa.com

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  19. Such a beautiful palette! I need to get my hands on this x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. I cannot wait to get it, love love loveeee Gwen, and I don't really use neutral tones much but your swatches convinced me. UD eyeshadows are such great quality, I am very happy for Gwen that this is such a success!

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  21. I am so obsessed with this eyeshadow palette and I need it in my life!! All the colour's look great are definitely my kind of shades! It's such a great palette :) xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. I keep trying to convince myself that I don't need this, but I so do! Its so gorg x

    www.shayholly.co.uk

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  23. I don't TECHNICALLY need this, but oh my goodness I want this so much!
    sirensandbells.co.uk x

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  24. such a pretty palette, wow!
    www.sparklethiscity.blogspot.com

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  25. This is such a pretty palette! I have the Naked Smoky but I'm loving the look of this for the gorgeous colours in it x

    Aliya x | thecatandthegirl.blogspot.co.uk | https://www.bloglovin.com/people/thegirl09-10150959

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  26. I love this palette so much!

    http://www.bubblycolor.com/

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