Tuesday, 26 April 2016

First impressions of the Gwen Stefani palette from Urban Decay




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Recently l decided to treat myself to a new palette for my birthday that was a week ago and l had no idea on which one l wanted so l started to look at random palettes and l came across this one which l love .







Its from Urban Decay and they collaborated with Gwen Stefani to create a new range. They have a blush palette, 8 lipsticks and lipliners along with an eyebrow kit with Gwen Stefani's name on it . It's basically a lot of colours that Gwen picked out that she would wear and want in her collection.










There is 15 eyeshadows in this palette , they range from mattes, shimmers and one glittery eyeshadow too. 
On the top we have Blonde,Bathwater,Skimp,Steady and Punk. In the middle there is Baby,Anaheim,Stark,Zone and Serious. The bottom ones are Pop, Harajuku,Danger,1987 and Blackout.



The Swatches 

from left to right 


Blonde would be very good as a highlighter for the brow bone , it is a pale beige and has a lovely pink sheen to it.
Bathwater is a beautiful pale beige with a gold pearl colour , its also very pigmented.
Skimp l would describe as a nude satin eyeshadow , lt has a bit of a shine to it.
Steady is a rose gold eyeshadow , very metallic and pigmented .
Punk is a reddish brown eyeshadow great for putting in the crease for a smoky eye if you don't want to use a black.



Baby is a beautiful shimmery rose coloured eyeshadow ,swatches really well so really pigmented.
Anaheim is a light taupe or brown matte eyeshadow great for a transition shadow in my opinion.
Stark is another matte colour , it is pink/nude great for a base colour.
Zone is a medium brown eyeshadow , lts matte and it would also be great for the crease.
Serious would be a smoky gray with a pearlescent overlay.


Pop is a light coral shimmery eyeshadow with flecks of glitter in it, a little bit of fallout with this.
Harajuku is a gorgeous pink shimmery eyeshadow , would love to use this with the blue.
Danger is a blue metallic eyeshadow very pigmented and powdery so put this on before foundation lots of fallout.
1987 is an olive gold colour swatches so easily so excited to use this. 
Blackout found in another urban decay palette it is a very black matte colour perfect for a smoky look.






 My first impressions of this palette

 

 l love the packaging , lt looks very expensive and of good quality but l wasn't too sure about it when l first ordered it , l thought lt might look a bit tacky and when l got it, lt was the complete opposite when it arrived. lt also looks a lot smaller than it does online which l actually like , lt looks very cute. It also has a weight to it  that when you take it out lt feels expensive. When l ordered it online l also received free samples of the lipsticks so l can't wait to try them too. I thought that was a good idea , hate buying lipsticks without trying them first. 

On to the actual eyeshadows themselves , l thought the majority of them were very pigmented. Some of them were a little powdery like danger and pop so when l put them on l got a little bit of fallout , so put on foundation last I've learn't my lesson....lots of little blue bits on my face isn't very attractive haha. 
I think l have to use it more to give you a review but these are just my first thoughts about the palette . So far a beautiful well balanced palette , l think its perfect for someone who is just getting into make up . 

Okay so thank you so much for reading my first impressions and l hope l didn't bore you , if you would like to follow me l have my social media links above :) 

Lots of Love 

Rose xx