Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette

February 9, 2016

Gwen Stefani was someone I really admired in my youth, I loved the music of No Doubt, and of course who can forget Hollaback Girl?!  I love her spunky style, even if a little kitschy at times she manages to pull it off.  When I saw that Urban Decay was releasing an eyeshadow palette inspired by Gwen Stefani, I could not think of a more perfect match.  So I was really excited to be able to give the Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette a go thanks to my babe Alene, and am very pleased to be able to create a couple of looks with it!

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette contains 15 full-sized eyeshadows, 12 of which are brand new.  The eyeshadows are housed in a compact palette that has cool golden metallic accents.

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette

The palette comprises of mainly neutral shades with a few pops of colour, making it a very everyday useable palette with the capacity for some fun as well.  There is also a good mix of matte, satin and shimmer shades in this palette.

There is a good mix of matte, satin and shimmer shades in this palette.

There is also a good range of light and dark shades and plenty in between to suit lots of skin tones.  And swatches of the top row are:

UD x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette top row swatches

Swatches of the 2nd row are:

UD x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette middle row swatches copy

Here is a close up look at Serious:

UD x Gwen Stefani Serious eyeshadow

And swatches of the bottom row:

UD x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette bottom row swatches copy

So, for a date night look, I thought it’d be fun to inject some colour into a smokey eye, and played around with Danger and Blackout.  Here is the resultant look!

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani date night look

Here is a close-up on the eye look:

UD x Gwen Stefani EOTD

For this eye look, I started with Blackout on the outer corner, followed by Danger all over the lid.  Thereafter, I used some Pop to blend out the crease, and added Bathwater to under the brow bone for highlight.  Pop on the inner corner, followed by Danger to line the bottom lash line.

Just in case that was too much blue for you, here is another play on the Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette which is also wearable for work.

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette MOTD

For this look, I used Bathwater as a base all over the lid, followed by Punk on the outer corner.  Steady in the middle of the lid, and Zone to blend out the crease.  To finish, I lined my lower lash line with Danger, and used a black liquid liner on the upper lash line winging out for a bit more definition and drama.  And a closer look at the eye makeup:

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani EOTD2

I’m really pleased with the intensity of the colours in this Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette, and all the shades were incredibly easy to blend. However, I had a lot of problems with creasing and fading, and a good primer was necessary to keep things in place.  I also had some problems with fallout with some of the shimmer shades.  But at SGD85 for 18gm of product, it is incredible value for money.  There is enough here for the nude lovers, and some fun pops of colours for versatility.  And I’m in love with the packaging!  This is limited edition, so do check it out while you can!

xo Linda