Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eye shadow Palette
Welcome to the post which was supposed to be my first post of 2016. Due to tech difficulties it was delayed (while the blog was in limbo for a month or so)
Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eye shadow Palette landed late last year and ended up being my last purchase of the year.
It was highly anticipated due to the fact that it was a make up collab with one of the most fabulous women in the world as well as the sneak peeks we were teased with gave away just how stunning the packaging and design would be.
To say that the Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eye shadow Palette is a pretty palette is an understatement. Its thick and heavy and feels far more expensive than any other palettes Ive owned. The gold detailing gives it such a luxurious look and feel. As usual the beauty really is in the details with an extra large mirror and dark, glossy interior.
All shades bar two are a neutral lovers dream, and its interesting to note that all the shades work well for me except for the odd two.
The Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eye shadow Palette contains a range of mid range, cool and warm toned neutrals perfect for blending into the crease to create depth as well as some lighter shades to transition with and some darker which are perfect for intensifying and smoking out the look.
There is a great range of mattes and shimmers with one shade Harajuku looking more like a glitter than a shimmer. The top two rows are the classic neutral nudes and browns while the third row contains some pops of colour and a few darker shades.
The bottom row, which to the naked eye looks so beautiful and enticing is the row that I think lets the palette down. The shade Harajuku is the least pigmented of the lot, the gorgeous pink colour just doesn’t transfer onto the skin. The blue while so beautiful and shimmery in the pan has a lot of fall out which can be so messy when working with darker colours.
The Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eye shadow Palette is a limited edition piece and still available in limited quantities now from Mecca Maxima and is priced at $95