Sunday, 7 February 2016

Gwen Stefani for Urban Decay

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!

Gwen Stefani makeup for Urban Decay

Gwen Stefani for Urban Decay

Im 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! 

Gwen Stefani 714 Lipstick

Gwen Stefani Brow box

Magic’s in the Makeup

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! 

Gwen Stefani Blush Palette
 
Gwen Stefani Makeup