As always another beautiful palette released by Urban Decay, this time they have teamed up with the beautiful Gwen Stefani. I fell in love with this palette before I even looked at the shadows, the packaging is just stunning, I think this is one palette I won’t want to hide away in my storage. The palette has fifteen shades with thirteen brand new shades created by Gwen with the UD team. The palette has three colours from the UD eyeshadow collection which are Blackout, Skimp and Stark. It is a very neutral palette with a couple fun colours and of course a black shadow which in my opinion every palette needs a good black shadow. The palette has five matte shadows, Skimp, Anaheim, Stark, Zone and Blackout.
The pigment in these shadows are amazing, the shadows feel like butter and surprisingly the fallout wasn’t as bad as I expected. The shimmer colours work much better when applied with your finger, by doing this the colour packs on better and you get little fallout by doing it this way. The palette costs €46.00 and can be bought in Debenhams instore at Urban Decay counters or online.
The colour descriptions taken from the Urban Decay website.
What you see is what you get: 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 gray 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) and Blackout (blackest black matte).
As with most of my reviews I have created an eyeshadow look using the palette. When I finished my make-up I decided to show you how I would use the brighter colours, this is a perfect way to change your make-up from day to night also. I have links to all the products I used listed below.
I have a blog post on how I done my base which I will link below also.
- I primed my eyelids using Urban Decay potion primer
- Using a fluffy brush, I applied BLONDE all over my eyelid, on my brow bone and the inner part of my eye to highlight
- I used a smaller brush to create a crease line above my own as I have hooded eyes, I used ANAHEIM to do this and blended with a fluffy brush using STARK. I kept doing this throughout doing my make-up until I got the desired colour
- I applied BATHWATER to the inner corner of my eye using my finger
- Again using my fingers, I applied STEADY to the rest of the eyelid
- Using an angled brush, I applied PUNK to the lash line and lightly winged out, I also brought PUNK on the outer quarter of the lower lash line to connect with the top wing
- I applied ANAHEIM to the lower lash line using a fluffy brush
- I curled my eyelashes and applied mascara
- I done my brows using a brow gel
- To finish my eyes off I applied BLONDE to my brow bone and the inner corner of my eye to add extra highlight
Here’s what I done to jazz my eye look up a little at the end
- I applied a blue eyeliner in my waterline as well as along the lower lash line
- I went over the eyeliner with DANGER and applied 1987 to the inner corner of the lower lash line
- To blend the lower lash line, I used ANAHEIM
LINKS TO ALL THE PRODUCTS I USED FOR THIS LOOK
MAC pro long wear concealer NW20 (mixed with a white foundation to highlight)
MAC Studio Finish concealer NW20 (to cover blemishes)
MAC Studio Fix powder NW20 (NW15 to set under my eyes + NW20 for the rest of my face)
NYX 3c palette light (the darkest colour to contour)
NYX Contour and Highlighter palette (Sculpt to contour + soft light and cream to highlight)
KIKO Blush 02 Guitar Rose (special edition)
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani palette (Blonde, Bathwater, Steady, Punk, Anaheim, Stark, Danger and 1987)
Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘N’ Kohl Bedroom Black (Top waterline)
MeMeMe Dual Ended Eye Wand Midnight Storm (I used the brighter side on my bottom lash line and waterline)