Whenever Urban Decay release a new palette I am always drawn to it like a child seeing the Fenwick Christmas window for the first time. The Naked 2 and 3 palettes are a staple in my makeup collection because the eyeshadows are so pigmented, blend so easily and can offer a range of looks whether your after something dramatic and outgoing for a night out with your girls or looking for a more neutral look for a date with the hottest guy you know. It’s only right that I was head over heals in love with the Gwen Stefani palette too. Not only did she design the packaging – inspired by her love of black and white graphic prints and antique gold accents but she handpicked twelve shade names that are exclusively in this palette. I was anticipating a lot of outgoing shades however I was surprised to find a lovely array of golds, nudes, shimmers and mattes with only a few colourful shades to work with. Although this isn’t what I expected I quite liked that it was something to experiment with and a palette that I would still get use out of on a daily basis.
I have been addicted to using this palette ever since I got it at the end of December and used it nearly every day since then. I found that the top two rows of shades are perfect for creating a serious smokey, neutral eye look that is suitable for any occasion. My favourites are: Stark, Steady and Pop as I have been using these the most. Blackout is another favourite as it is really good for lining your eyes instead of opting for a black eyeliner. I haven’t got round to using Danger yet however Harajuka has been used a handful of occasions for family meals and other such events. I feel as though those shades, including 1987, will be perfect for Summer festivals too. Overall, I absolutely love the palette and really want to grab my hands on the blush palette that she brought out as well as one of those gorgeous lipsticks too. The palette is priced at £40 but considering that it is a limited edition and the amount of time and effort from Gwen and UD team put into creating the palette; I think it’s definitely worth paying that little bit extra.
Has anyone else got this palette? What’s your thoughts? I’m going to go back to dancing round my bedroom with “Rich Girl” blasting in the background and having done perfectly blended eyeshadow now. Let me know what your favourite shade is in the comments below.
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