Hey guys!! So if you follow me on social media such as my twitter or Instagram you will know I have ended up with not one but 2 Urban Decay Gwen Stefani eye shadow palettes! How? I hear you ask, well… Around Christmas time I entered a giveaway to win the palette but I have entered many giveaways before and never won anything so I did not think I had much of a chance of winning, I went ahead and ordered my own palette as a treat when it came to pay day! The day on which my eye shadow palette arrived I received an email to say I had won the giveaway! I was super excited, I had to decided whether to return the palette I had ordered, get the money back and spend it on more makeup or to keep both and own 2 of the palettes but instead I have decided to gift one to my best friend! It is also her birthday next month and I am hoping to get her the Naked Smokey palette so she will own 2 Urban Decay palettes thanks to me and I am actually very excited about that!
This eye shadow palette was created from a collaboration between the singer Gwen Stefani and Urban Decay! It contains 15 gorgeous shades with a variety of many neutral shades but also some pretty jewel tones! The palette also comes with samples of 4 soon to come lipsticks that are soon to be released this year as part of the Gwen Stefani collection! I have yet to try these but included is a gorgeous nude shade ‘Ex-Girlfriend‘, a dark purple ‘Rocksteady‘, a gorgeous red ‘714‘ and a plum purple ‘Firebird‘ I am very excited to try these shades they look amazing! The palette has a magnetic seal to keep the palette closed unlike the click close such as on the Naked 3 eye shadow palette. I find this quite convenient as with the Naked 3 palette sometimes I do not seal it properly without noticing whereas with this palette it well definitely seal shut when you close it. I also love the retro style look on the lid, it is such a pretty palette which works in favour for my Instagram feed!
Moving onto the most exciting part, the eye shadows! The pigmentation firstly is absolutely amazing! Using the few that I have so far they lasted all day and didn’t begin to fade even when I had not wore eye shadow primer! The shade ‘black out’ which is the black shade is amazing to blend into the crease when you want a shadowy crease or if you want your eye shadow to fade darker into the crease which is something I love to do, I have actually done it today! I have used pop all over my lid then blended punk into the crease and corner with a small amount of blackout and I really like how it turned out! My other favourite shades so far have to be ‘baby‘ a glittery, light brown/nude shade and ‘Anaheim‘ which is more of a matte brown. Neutrals are my favourite and most used eye shadow shades but I still love the occasional pop of colour every now and then which is what makes this palette perfect for me or anyone who is like me! There is a huge variety of neutral shades both matte and with a hint of glitter but there is also a more rosy pink shade, a dark blue shade and a gold shade which are perfect for when you want to add a bit of colour and they are more likely to be used than if there was a red or green shade. The selection of shades in this palette is so ideal I know I will use every shade! They blend super easily and you can create a large variety of different looks! The palette also has a mirror inside the lid which has “MAGIC’S IN THE MAKEUP” written in the bottom corner which is too accurate!
I have swatched each shade as you can see below but bear in mind I have photographed these on an iPhone 4S which does not give them enough justice! They are far more pigmented than they look in these images!
Overall I absolutely love this eye shadow palette, If you are like me and hesitate a lot due to the price as it is £40 then if you have never made a purchase from feel unique you can order it from there for £34 rather than £40 as you get 15% off your first order and free delivery! It still is a lot for an eye shadow palette but I can ensure you it is of amazing quality and definitely worth the price, this is definitely a current favourite product of mine so hesitate no more and get ordering!
Hope you enjoyed this insight/review on this must have eye shadow palette! If you would like me to do a tutorial using some of the shades then let me know in the comments, on Instagram or tweet me!
Thanks for reading!