I try not to buy into the hype surrounding high-end beauty releases. I try to keep my cool and wait for my favourite bloggers to review them instead; with a baby on the way I don’t want to fork out £40 for a product when there’s a £10 dupe out there that’s just as good. As I’ve mentioned before in my Naked Smoky review, I have a soft spot for beautifully packaged eyeshadow palettes and was lucky enough to receive this stunning edition to my collection for Christmas.
Gwen’s iconic blonde bombshell/rock goddess look was always going to make this creative partnership interesting. I love the mix between soft neutrals and bright, popping jewels in this palette. It contains 15 shades (12 new and 3 from the UD shadow collection) with names handpicked by Gwen including Bathwater, Punk & Blonde. Each shadow contains Urban Decay’s signature Pigment Infusion System, a blend of ingredients that delivers a soft, velvet texture, intense colour and impressive staying power.
I have to be honest I’m a boring old smoky/neutral girl heart but I’ve had so much fun experimenting with some of the wilder shades in this collection, particularly Harajuku and Danger. I love how this palette offers something a little bit different than others in my collection.
Since finally trying the Urban Decay eyeshadows I can now see were their cult following comes from. Their shadows are simply superior quality in comparison to a number of their competitors. They are rich, buttery, blendable and their choice of shades is utterly spectacular.
Above (top row): Blonde (pale iridescent beige/pink), Bathwater (pale beige with a slight pearl shimmer), Skimp (pale nude satin), Steady (medium metallic rose gold), Punk (reddish brown matte)
(Middle Row): Baby (cool metallic rose), Anaheim (light brown matte), Stark (light pink matte), Zone (medium brown matte), Serious (smoky gray)
(Bottom Row): Pop (pale pink with sparkle), Harajuku (metallic pink with shimmer), Danger (deep metallic royal blue), 1987 (bright metallic yellow-gold) and Blackout (black matte).
Have you tried the Urban Decay Limited Edition Gwen Stefani Palette?
What are your thoughts?
Don’t forget to check out my Smoky Naked Palette review too!