if there’s anything I love when it comes to make-up, it’s collaborations that bring out limited edition collections and products that I just have to get my hands on! The latest comes from Urban Decay as they teamed up with the legend that is Gwen Stefani. When I think of Gwen’s makeup looks I think Winged Liner and Red Lips - two of my favourite things! Gwen had a hand in everything when designing her collection, including the cases, which were inspired by her love of black-and-white graphic prints and antique gold accents. She also handpicked most of the shade names in her eyeshadow palette, which were inspired by her songs. There’s even a nod to the No Doubt song “Magic’s in the Makeup” on the palette’s huge mirror and on the brow mirror too!
I’m a sucker for an eyeshadow palette but I thought that I’d go for something different this time round as the palette was sold out on John Lewis when I went to order. I had my eye on the blush palette anyway and a signature Red Lipstick from the choice of the 6 shades. The lipsticks (£16.00) are beautifully coloured, lovely and bright too! 714 is the shade I got which is a gorgeous bright Orangey Red which glides on the lips smoothly but isn’t too glossy. A gorgeous matte lip is the perfect accompaniment to a Gwen inspired makeup look.
Next up is the teeny brow palette which is perfectly designed to hold all your tools in the bottom and the shades in the top with a nifty little mirror too! The packaging is super chic and it makes the Brow Box (£19.50) perfect for travelling - no more smashed shades! The tweezers that come with it are tiny which make things a little fiddly but if you’re in dyer need, they’ll do the job!
Now, for the Blush palette (£35.00). Oh gosh. It’s beautiful. I’ve only really been into blusher for a short while, I was a bronzer kinda girl until last year when I started to dabble in Blushers and this palette has a blusher shade for everyone! There isn’t any bright colours which is something I love as I don’t like TOO much blusher, just something natural. The shades are super buttery and blend perfectly alongside a hint of contour and highlight!
After trying all of these prodcuts, I am tempted to get the Eyeshadow palette and another lipstick but for now, I’m pretty happy with my purchases and I can see them all being very loved and a great addition to my ever-growing makeup collection. If you’d like to get yourself anything from Gwen’s collection, head over to John Lewis where you can click and collect or get it delivered within 2 days!