There’s definitely a lot of excitement around the Gwen Stefani Urban Decay palette that’s already got a sign-up form live on the UD site to be notified when in comes into stock.
It’s a good, weighty palette that feels solid and very polished in production and it’s packed with wearable colours. Judging from Instagram comments, people wish it had been a little more daring because aside from Danger, a vibrant blue and 1987, a bright yellow gold, there’s nothing that isn’t every day wearable. I love Urban Decay formulas – they’re always extremely easy to blend and high on pigment.
Above are no filter swatches and starting bottom to top in left hand pic: Blonde, Bathwater, Skimp, Steady, Punk, Baby, and Stark. In the second pic, bottom to top you’ll find: Zone, Serious, Pop, Harajuku, Danger, 1987 and Blackout. As you can see, the Gwen Stefani Urban Decay palette is a mix of shimmer and matte.
A little blister pack of the Gwen Stefani Urban Decay lipsticks came along too – this is the perfect way to receive samples because you get a good dose of colour to swatch and not an entire lipstick to never wear again.
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As you can see, these shades are bold! From top to bottom this time: Firebird (cream formula), Ex-girlfriend (sheer formula) 714 Mega Matte, and Rocksteady (cream). Mega Matte is as described – probably one of the most matte formulas I’ve ever come across. There will be 8 shades in the line-up when they launch (you get a sample pack of these lipsticks with every palette so that’s the strongest ever indication that a full lipsick range will follow), and to be honest, these have my beauty heart beating more than the actual palette. That said, it’s going straight into my keep drawer because of the wearability – I know I’ll use it a lot. I don’t have an exact date for launch yet but the palette is £40 – no price or launch date yet for the lipsticks but I’ll update as soon as I know more. If you want to sign up to hear when the palette goes on sale, you can do so HERE.
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