When I first heard that Urban Decay had teamed up with Gwen Stefani to create a limited edition eyeshadow palette I was really excited. I love Urban Decay and their eyeshadows are some of my all time favourites especially the now cult classic Naked Palettes.
I was so excited when I received the palette for Christmas. The packaging is really unique and complements Gwen’s glamorous yet edgy image. With its gold rimmed case and gold plaque, on a ultra modern white and black circle design,it’s fair to say it is stunning.
If you are a fan of bold and bright shades, you maybe slightly disappointed as it isn’t filled with the wacky shades of the early 90’s Gwen. Although there are a few more fun gem toned shades in the palette you may love, most are neutrals and beautiful nude shades. Even the brighter of the shades are actually really wearable and great for adding a bit of colour to your usual looks.
Gwen was really hands on in the creation of the palette. From the packaging to the shades and picked the colours based on what shades she wished she had in her collection.
Comprised of 15 shades, the palette is a mixture of matte, satin, metallic and glitter finishes there really is something for everyone. 12 of the shades are brand new and can’t be found anywhere else.
So let’s take a closer look at the shades.
Blonde – Described as a pale beige with pink iridescent shift. I’d describe it as a creamy ivory shade with a light pink shimmer.
Bathwater – Is described as a pale beige with gold pearl. I’d describe it as a light creamy yellow with gold frosted shimmer.
Skimp – Described as a pale nude satin. I’d say it’s a really light warm toned ivory shade.
Steady – Described as a medium rose with metallic warm shift. It’s warm coppery pink tone with a metallic finish
Punk – is described as a reddish brown matte. It’s a soft plum to red toned brown with a matte finish.
Baby – Described as a cool metallic rose, it’s a champagne pink shade with a metallic finish.
Anaheim – Described as a light taupe brown matte, it’s a soft medium taupe brown in a matte finish.
Stark – Is described as a nude pink matte. I’d say its a light peachy nude matte.
Zone – Is described as a medium brown matte. I’d describe it as a warm soft medium brown in a matte finish.
Serious – Described as a smoky grey with iridescent floating pearl. It’s a warm greyish brown with a fine glitter and shimmery finish.
Pop – Described as a pale coral with iridescent sparkle, its a light warm toned beige with lots of white glitter. This is the only colour that I noticed significant fall out with.
Harajuku – Is described as a metallic blue – pink with iridescent micro-glitter. Its a cool light pink with a strong shimmer and a dusting of glitter.
Danger – described as a deep metallic royal blue with blue micro-glitter. I’d describe it as rich navy blue with metallic sheen finish.
1987- described as a bright metallic yellow gold. Its a warm medium to light yellow gold shade with a metallic sheen.
Blackout – Described as blackest black matte. Its a deep neutral toned pure black with a matte finish.
The shadows in this palette are all super buttery to the touch and are beautifully pigmented just what you would expect from Urban Decay. If you’re a smoky eye lover like me this palette will be right up your street. I can definitely see this palette getting a lot of use.
Which of the shades do you like best? Will you be adding this palette to your collection? What palettes do you have your eye on at the moment? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.