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I have been so excited to see the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette. I think it’s such a great match in terms of brand and identity. Gwen is a true makeup icon – she was one of the first women to inspire me to try a red lip and her makeup is always flawless. I love the look, feel and colour range of this palette. Take a look – all the swatches are here.
So the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette is a limited edition one so Gwen fans are going to have to make sure they snag one. Having never really thought too much about what Gwen wears in terms of eyeshadow (it’s always been about the black liner and bold lip for me) I had very little idea about what to expect.
Apparently this has been a true work of collaboration from the gorgeous case to the beautiful range of shades. And they are really beautiful. As I said, I didn’t know what to expect, but I completely love it. Faves are Baby, Pop, Steady, Punk, 1987 and Danger. Big love for those. There’s a lovely range of mattes, shimmers, pearls and sparkles across gorgeous neutrals with jewel toned accents. My idea of perfection.
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette Shades
- Blonde (because Gwen is) – pale beige with pink iridescent shift
- Bathwater (a No Doubt Song) – pale beige with gold pearl
- Skimp (a fave of Gwen’s from UD) – pale nude satin
- Steady (after the No Doubt album “Rock Steady”) – medium rose with metallic gold shift
- Punk (the music genre Gwen got started in) – reddish brown matte
- Baby (an homage to her fashion line L.A.M.B.) – cool metallic rose
- Anaheim (where Gwen grew up) – light taupe brown matte
- Stark (a fave of Gwen’s from UD) – nude pink matte
- Zone (after the song Danger Zone ) – medium brown matte
- Serious (a Gwen song) – smoky grey with iridescent floating pearl
- Pop (like her current music) – pale coral with iridescent sparkle
- Harajuku (one of Gwen’s style influences) – metallic blue-pink with iridescent micro-shimmer
- Danger (because we like a little danger) – deep metallic royal blue with blue micro-sparkle
- 1987 (the year No Doubt formed) – bright metallic yellow-gold
- Blackout (Gwen’s favourite black shade) – blackest black matte
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette Swatches
Blonde, Bathwater, Skimp, Steady, Punk:
Baby, Anaheim, Stark, Zone, Serious:
Pop, Harajuku, Danger, 1987, Blackout:
Aren’t the shades amazing?! I think this is one of the loveliest palettes I have seen in a while. It is right up my street.
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette is £40 and launches 22nd November 2015.
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