Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette: Review+Swatches

Hey guys!
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Man oh man, it has been a while hasn’t it? Can you believe we’re more than half way through April?! These past couple of weeks have flown by at the speed of light. I still always want to try to make time for my blog because this is one of my favorite things.

So here I am to share with you the beautiful Urban Decay x Gwen stefani Eyeshadow palette.

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First of all, the packaging! So beautiful, simple and elegant, but fun and playful. It set’s the tone for the shadows inside. It feels metallic, expensive and closes magnetically which gives it a luxurious vibe which I’m so into. On the inside it has a full sized mirror which is always nice. Plus it comes with some Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani lipstick samples. Yes please!

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Looking at the palette as a whole the one thing I wish was different is that I wish there was a more variety of shades. However this has some great neutrals, as well as a couple of more out there shades, so if you’re looking for a great beginners palette this is a great choice.

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In the first row we have these 5 shades.

Blonde and Bathwater are great, soft and blendable, icy, highlighty shades which I love to use for inner corner highlights. Bathwater has chunkier glitter in though, so it does apply a little bit less pigmented, but it’s still very pigmented and pretty. Skimp is a little bit less glittery, more of a satin finish, but super pretty and has a good sheen. Great for a more natural highlight, I use it a lot on my brow bone.
Steady is probably one of my favorite shades. It’s such a pretty coppery, golden rose shade and so pigmented, soft and buttery. So amazing and so beautiful.
Punk is another favorite, if only for the color. It’s such a pretty plum, a sort of purply-brown, and it’s matte. It’s a little bit more powdery than some of the others, but it blends beautifully and has a pigmentation that’s both great but not difficult to use. Love.

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Baby is a gorgeous metallic rose. It’s pretty soft and blendable, though maybe not the most of the lot but it’s pigmented and applies beautifully.
Anaheim is a great blending shade for me. It’s a matte, soft, light brown, with slightly taupe and grey undertones. Basic but great.
As you can see Stark is my exact (pale ass) skin color. I can’t say much about the color or pigmentation because it disappears on my skin, but it’s soft and feels pretty blendable.
Zone is a great warm brown, a bit darker than Anaheim. It’s another favorite, because it’s so blendable and soft. Very nice.
Serious is a sort of dark gray with a bit of subtle shimmer running through it. It’s very pretty, and surprisingly soft and blendable, while still nicely pigmented.

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Pop is probably the most difficult shade in the palette. The glitter is chunkier than in the rest of the shimmery shades and it applies a little bit patchily and had some fallout. It’s a shame because it’s a really beautiful peachy shimmer. It would probably work well with a good tacky base.
Harajuku ended up being more everyday wearable than it looks in the pan, which can be both a good and a bad thing. It applies a bit more sheer and doesn’t have crazy pigmentation, and the color isn’t that buildable as it sheers out with blending. But it makes it a very pretty everyday wash of color without being to in your face.
Danger is another one of my favorites. It’s so pretty and pigmented, but still super blendable and soft and buttery. Get on my face please. Same goes for 1987. A yellow gold. Pigmented, soft, blendable, buttery, all the good adjectives. Can I eat this? Another fave.
Blackout is your basic black. A great addition to the palette. It’s a good pigmentation, can be built to be blackest black and is fairly blendable.

All in all this palette is a great one for both neutral lovers and beginners, though if you have a lot of neutrals already or aren’t that interested in them, maybe pass on this one. Even though the colorful one’s are some of my favorites, I don’t think the palette is worth it just for those. However, it’s a wonderful palette, great value (58$ on the Sephora website for 15 shadows), for amazing quality shadows which I’ve been using for every day and night out alike.

What do you think? Do you have it? Would you get it? Let me know in the comments!

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Hæ vinir!

Það er komið allt of langt síðan ég setti inn færslu síðast, en trúið þið því að apríl sé meira en hálfnaður?! Ekki ég.

En til að bæta upp fyrir löngu pásunni er ég hér með djúsí færslu um Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani augnskugga palettuna.

Hún er gullfalleg bæði að innan og utan, en hún er full af náttúrulegum og fallegum litum ásamt nokkrum djarfari litum. Að utan er hún einnig mjög falleg og skemmtileg, hún er þung og notast við segul til að lokast sem mér finnst alltaf best. 
Það eina sem ég vildi að væri auðruvísi við palettuna er að ég vildi að það væri aðeins meira lita úrval. Hinsvegar er hún frábær fyrir þá sem að elska náttúrulega og hlutlausa liti, sem og æðisleg fyrir byrjendur. Svo fylgja líka með prufur af fjórum Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani varalitum. Já takk.

 

Hér má sjá alla litina swatchaða, og ég elska þá alla! Allra mestu uppáhöldin mín eru þó Steady, Punk, Baby, Danger og 1987. (já ok ég vildi helst velja þá alla). Ef þið viljið lesa meira um hvern og einn lit þá skrifaði ég meira um þá á ensku hér að ofan. 

Ég er að nota þessa palettu í drasl þessa dagana, bæði dags daglega og í aðeins djarfari kvöldfarðanir, og eins og ég hef marg oft sagt þá elska ég hana.

Until next time,
Margrét!

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Molly says:

    I just got this palette today! I love neutrals and Urban Decay, so this was a must! Great post!

    http://www.molly-alamode.com

    1. Margrét says:

      Exciting! Enjoy it, it really is great! Thanks for stopping by 😀

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