Monday, December 21, 2015

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette

What it is:
A limited-edition eye shadow palette created and developed with Gwen Stefani and loaded with her 15 must-have shades.

What it does:
In a true creative partnership, Gwen Stefani and Urban Decay created the UD | Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette. Wende Zomnir—co-founder of Urban Decay—and her product development team spent countless hours at Gwen’s house, talking makeup and working closely with her on every detail of this palette—from the case to the amazing shades. These eye shadows were carefully created with Gwen Stefani, filling a void by creating the exact shades she always wished she had in her collection. This palette features her 15 must-have shades of eye shadow, including 12 never-seen-before colors and three that are from the Urban Decay shadow collection. With the ultimate range of neutrals and a few jewel tones to mix things up, this is Gwen Stefani’s go-to kit to create her most iconic looks. With these shades in your beauty wardrobe, you’ll have everything you need to recreate these signature looks for yourself. Each eye shadow in this palette is formulated with Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power, and blendability.

This palette contains the following colors:
Blonde (pale beige/pink iridescent shift)
Bathwater (pale beige with gold pearl)
Skimp (pale nude satin)
Steady (medium rose/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 gray with iridescent floating pearl)
Pop (pale coral with iridescent sparkle)
Harajuku (metallic blue-pink/iridescent micro-shimmer)
Danger (deep metallic royal blue/blue micro-sparkle)
1987 (bright metallic yellow-gold)
Blackout (blackest black matte)

Verdict: I'm on the fence about this collaboration. The colors in this palette are pretty neutral but its obvious that the shades will not work well on every skin tone. The best way to describe this palette is if Gwen Stefani and the Naked Palette had a baby. I wish there was a little bit more variation but then again Gwen's go to look is a simple eye and bold lip. If you are a UD collector or do not own a UD Naked palette I would recommend this palette since it is limited edition but other then that it's pretty passable.

*If you would like to pick up your own UD x Gwen Stefani Palette it is available for $58.00 at Sephora, ULTA, Macy's and Nordstrom. Click the links for more details: SEPHORA, ULTA, Macys, Nordstrom