When the UD x Gwen Eyeshadow Palette was released I could barely contain my excitement and really wanted to get my hands on it by Christmas. I did, I reviewed it and I've been loving it every day; it is THE palette for me and the one I've been reaching for ever since. The collection, designed by Gwen herself however did not stop at a single palette; lipsticks and liners, a blush palette and a brow kit would shortly be released. Despite not being as much hyped as the pioneer of the collection, all other items do look lovely and one that particularly caught my eye is the Blush Palette.
The Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette (£35 for 0.54oz.) contains 6 versatile shades of blushes, bronzer and highlighter, all designed to give us Gwen’s glowing, contoured skin. The packaging is as sleek and big as the eyeshadow palette, a gorgeous white and gold case that is eye-catching but also extremely prone to dirt and make-up stains, but I can live with that. The shades have an Afterglow formula and it is said to last for 8 hours giving a sheer coverage. Shades are as follows:
From LEFT to RIGHT:
Cherry: Light pink satin/ Easy: Deep rose with gold shimmer/ Angel: Champagne-nude shimmer.
Lo-Fi: Soft Bronze Matte/ Hush: Medium pink with gold shimmer/ OC: Soft pink with peach shift.
Out of the 6, 3 are firm favourites: Easy, Angel and Hush. Easy is a blush shade I've always wanted to have in my collection. It’s a medium-dark rosy plum with both warm and cool undertones. It blends out rather nicely and doesn't leave me looking too flushed, but with the perfect amount of colour. This shade wore well for 8 hours on me and was still there after a heavy gym session at the end of the day.
On my skin, Angel is more of a highlighter than a blush. It is light-medium golden champagne with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. I love its pigmentation which is not too over the top. It has a blendable texture and lasts around 7/8 hours too.
And lastly Hush, a light-medium rose copper with warm undertones. Despite not being so high coverage, I love how soft the powdery texture was. I find this one to be on the sheer side a lot more than the others and it is perfect for use over damp foundation.
Cherry; a cool-toned pink, Lo-Fi; a brown with warm and rather orange undertones and OC; a yellowy-green peach with pink shift aren't ones I usually go for but all apply well and smoothly so I can see them growing on me.
All in all, I find pigmentation to be semi-opaque rather than sheer which is something I like. The formula of the shades is a medium, buildable coverage (apart from Hush) and all shades apply evenly and smoothly giving streak- free colour. Packaging and shade wise, I am quite happy with my purchase but unlike the eyeshadow palette, I don’t believe this will be a product that everyone will be rushing out to buy. I went for it myself because 1. I had a £5 discount on feelunique.com and 2. I am low on blushers so a palette could easily fix that and 3. it's Urban Decay. Having said that, I do not think this is a must-have despite being limited edition and worth more than £45. It works well on my skin but might not show up as well on medium to dark skintones making it a miss for those darker ladies. But what do you think?
Will you be getting this palette? Let me know below!
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