Friday, 29 January 2016

UD X GWEN Eye Palette






Urban Decay are one of my favourite beauty brands, their products are out of this world and I love their ethics so it was only a matter of time before I owned this little beauty. I have all the Naked palettes including the basics so when this was first released I tried to convince myself I didn't need it. That was until my sister received it for her birthday and I fell in love with the design and the shades. Fast forward to my birthday a few weeks later and I unwrapped this palette of fifteen must have shades for myself.

Urban Decay and Gwen Stefani worked closely together on this palette to give us what is essentially my palette of dreams. The quality as always, is out of this world and each shade I genuinely love and will use. I was a little skeptical of Harajuku and Danger at first but these two blended in with the matte nudes truly look incredible. I wish I could've included fabulous swatches but alas the lighting was rubbish but if you head over to Hayley's blog, Tea Party Beauty then you can have a nose at hers which are millions times better than what I would've given you. 

As I said, I was given this for my birthday at the end of December and I can hand on heart say I have not touched another palette since. I have used this every single day, it's 100% love. My most used shades at the moment are Skimp or Stark all over the lid followed by Zone in the outer corner and crease then Baby pressed onto the inner corner, these shades together make my blue eyes pop and I love the end result so much. Reckon I could say love anymore in this review?

The packaging is also something to shout about. I like a sturdy eyeshadow palette and this does not let me down. The palette was inspired by Gwen's love of black and white graphic prints and antique gold accents and also includes a quote from a No Doubt song in the corner of the mirror. The palette opens out wide which is perfect for me as I hate palettes that stop moving at a certain angle. Most of the shade names were inspired by songs and also hand picked by Gwen. The palette also comes with samples of the Gwen Stefani lipsticks which launched last week. Rock Steady, a dark red has to be my favourite of the samples and one I'll be buying on payday as long as it's still in stock. 

You can buy the UD X Gwen palette online for £40 now. It is 100% worth every single £ and I'm honestly considering buy another for when I run out. It is limited edition after all. 

Have you bought anything from the UD X Gwen range? What is your favourite piece?

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18 comments

  1. Harajuku scares me off a little, it's the main reason I haven't bought it cause I hate wasting colours. I just love how good the packaging is and how big the pans are compared to usual. I'm going to keep debating it, each review tempts me so much!! I really want one of the lipsticks though, they look beaut! xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. I felt exactly the same when I first saw it but I've used it a few times now and love it on the inner crease xx

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  2. I've seen this palette everywhere! All of the shades are gorgeous! And I love the pops of color in-between! xo

    McKenzie | therosynook.com

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    1. It's the only palette I've used recently! I love it so much xx

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  3. I keep seeing this everywhere and it makes me want it so badly. Other than Harajuku I think we'd get along really well! x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

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    1. You need to get it, it's such a fab palette xx

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  4. I love love love this palette! I like that there's a great mix of shimmer shades as well as matte. My favorite shadow is 'baby' it has a nice champagne colour that I can't get enough of!

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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    1. I've used Baby so much! It's such a gorgeous shade xx

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  5. This palette is so pretty!! All the colours are so wearable, i love the mix of brights and neutrals x

    Aliya x | thecatandthegirl.blogspot.co.uk | https://www.bloglovin.com/people/thegirl09-10150959

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    1. It's such a great combination of colours xx

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  6. I actually don't own any UD eyeshadow palettes :( This one looks gorgeous though; both packaging and shadows. I love the mixture of neutral colours yet there's some daring colours in there too xx

    Jasmine || http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. What?! You need to get some, they're so amazing and the formula is incredible xx

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  7. I have only got the Urban Decay Primer and that is amazing! It's best eye primer I have ever used. I have always seen the naked eye palettes but never used the. Can I ask you what makes them so great and what makes them better than MAC or Bobbi Brown (ones that I currently have).

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    1. I've only used samples of the primers, I need to pick up a full size one soon I think xx

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  8. I think this is a really usefull palette. Neutral matte colours and brilliant colours.

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  9. I'm still so undecided about this palette! Like you I have the Naked palettes, so whenever I see another I'm like... is it different ENOUGH? The brighter shades scare me a little so I'm not sure if it would go to waste! At the very least the packaging is absolutely gorgeousssssss! Fab post sweet <3
    hannah x

    www.hannahdelacour.co.uk

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    1. It's different enough, trust me! I would be lost without it now xx

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