Monday, February 8, 2016

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette: Must Have?


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:
Top Row: 
Cherry: Light pink satin/ Easy: Deep rose with gold shimmer/ Angel: Champagne-nude shimmer.
Bottom Row:
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!
Thanks for reading beauties and wishing you all a nice week ahead!

xoxo

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63 comments

  1. This palette is amazing! The shades are stunning. I really need to get one for myself. Have a great week, Pam! xx

    Ale | www.alemint.net

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  2. I would love this, I don't wear a lot of blush but those colours are gorgeous!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  3. OMG the packaging wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely stunning cherry looks really pretty

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  4. the palette is really pretty ^^ the color look so pigmented and pretty ^^

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  5. The selection of the shades is great, love all shades. This is a beautiful palette for blush lovers <3 Nice pick dear <3Such some gorgeous shades dear, I would love to try some of them <3
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  6. This palette los very good I like the colors, have a good day

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  7. I usually go on full when it comes to a blush, I like my pigmentation aha! but this looks so beautiful and the packaging is just perfect, I really need to get my hands on this collection, definitely got my eyes on the lipsticks! beautiful photos <33

    SleepyHeaven
    Bloglovin

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  8. It's actually really funny, because I've just suddenly seen an upsurge of UD x Gwen Stefani and I had no idea she had a line with them. Definitely got to brush up on my beauty knowledge, haha. Anyway, the palette looks and sounds wonderful.

    May | THE MAYDEN | bloglovin'

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  9. That is a very pretty palette! I love all shades :)

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  10. Beautiful palette, lovely shades!

    Have a nice week! xxx
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  11. Looks like a gorgeous palette! I've been looking for one with these sorts of shades x
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  12. Que paleta mais linda! Adorei os tons Angel e Oc, são lindos lindos lindos *-*
    Kisses,
    Messy Hair, Don't Care

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  13. this looks so pretty, I recently got the eyeshadow palette from this collection but I think I'll end up with this palette too!
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  14. This is gorgeous, even the packaging is brilliant but it probably wouldn't suit my skin tone. I'd have to give it a miss. It would be nice just to have because of how pretty it is though lool.

    Xx

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  15. I think this is such a gorgeous palette. I really adore your photos here, it's the prettiest I've seen of this palette! x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

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  16. A lovely palette, perfect for your skin, Pam. I love UD, products work really well :)

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  17. Amazing pics as ever doll, love your style!

    Alice Cerea,
    Alice Cerea blogger

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  18. It´s very nice palette! Have a nice day

    xx LL

    WWW.LALOUUULA.COM

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  19. Very nice. Would love it if you could check out my new hair braiding tutorial!
    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love 

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  20. Very nice. Would love it if you could check out my new hair braiding tutorial!
    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love 

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  21. Por acaso raramente uso blush porque fico muito vermelha facilmente. Basta haver variação de temperatura e pronto!
    xx, Ana

    The Insomniac Owl Blog

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  22. I think this looks so pretty but I totally agree with what you've said at the end, for someone who has loads of blushers like myself this isn't a must have! I don't think I would get a lot of wear at all out of the bottom row! Really want the lipstick in Ex Girlfriend though which I only decided when it went out of stock! Oh and I am LOVING Liar btw :D xx

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  23. It looks amazing!!

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  24. I do like some of the shades, but overall, I don't think I'd buy it, because I usually find my favorite one, and use just that :D so buying 6 is kind of a waste for me. They look pretty warm, too, I think I prefer cool ones, actually. But the palette seems like it's amazing quality :) Great review xx

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  25. This looks amazing, maybe something to add to my birthday list

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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  26. OMG Looks gorgeous! I love all the different shades <3

    Shabna
    <a href="http://www.scheine.co.uk>scheine.co.uk</a>

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  27. I love all this collection :D
    Beijinho ♡
    http://www.style2beauty.com/

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  28. The colors are so girly and quaint, I love it!
    xoxo
    Brooke|LookBrooke

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  29. love the shades!! wanna try it too!!
    x, Ivana | www.ivananatashas.com

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  30. As cores são muito giras!

    Isabel Sá
    http://brilhos-da-moda.blogspot.pt

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  31. This looks so beautiful!

    lovely post,
    Daizy from| www.ZyaandDaizy.wordpress.com

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  32. I'm still a newbie when it comes to blushers and highlighters and bronzers, and I know I still have alot to learn but I'm kind of drooling right now. I really think, that maybe, for some reason, I might have to buy this palette. And I didn't think it was possible, but I love you even more for this.

    You always review the best products, and things I want to get my hands on, and things I want to try, or looks I want to attempt, and I look up so much to you - I have alot to thank you for. You were my blogging blessing!

    I have to say that 'easy' and 'angel' are the cutest and my most favourite shades on there.

    Ella Pinto xx

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  33. okay, seriously, this palette is so beautiful :) IU love the highlighting blush shades so much, you always find the best products to review *_* Amazing! I really have to get that palette and I would be so happy to use these beautiful shades :) thank you so much for the lovely and detailed review :)
    http://www.youtube.com/c/MissLovelyAttitude
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  34. Ohhhmmyy the colors are bright and great for day wear.
    Lovin this Gwen Stefani edition

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  35. I'm loving the colors.. so pretty! xo
    Jamie
    www.jamieeverafter.com

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  36. It is such a beautiful palette. I really want it as I have the eye palette, but it's the shimmer shades which are putting me off slightly xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  37. It a beautiful palette, but I'll pass. With only two pink shades it's not for me, tho.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  38. Cool, I love it!! Have a good day!
    Sexy venetian vampire costume by SMIFFYS on my last post HERE!

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  39. Lovely post! I think I will end up getting this, I am obsessed with Gwen's eyeshadow palette and use it all the time.

    Emma | www.fluffandfripperies.com

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  40. Looks so nice! The whole collab with Urban Decay and Gwen Stefani looks incredible!
    - Ambar x
    Her Little Loves

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  41. Que luxo essa paleta arrasou cores linda amei, tenha uma semana abençoada.
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  42. I just reviewed the eyeshadow palette on my blog and I agree it's beautiful, while the blush palette may not be an essential it is very pretty!
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

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  43. Love this pallet, nice colors. Great review

    kisses Adela Acanski

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  44. If it wasn't for the fact that I very recently got a new blush palette containing a selection of very similar shades, I'd be rushing out to by this one, just for the fact that I love Gwen Stefani and after purchasing the eyeshadow palette, I want to own more from her range with Urban Decay... The swatches do look so pretty though. Agh, dilemma (must resist)! Might have to treat myself to one of the lipsticks from the collaboration instead, to make up for it! =D

    Samio x
    www.samio.co.uk

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  45. These shades are so pretty, I love Lo -Fi ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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  46. OMG!!!!! i need this!!! thanks for sharing!

    xx

    isa

    www.un-likely.com

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  47. I feel like the major downside of the palette will be that it works best with fair skin tones, and medium or even dark will have troubles with some of the shades showing up.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  48. Love this review !

    www.susannahzabelle.com

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  49. I am a big fan of blushes! I hope I can get this one soon! Thanks for commenting on Qing's Style. I hope you always keep in touch!
    Check my feed too! @qingsstyle

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  50. This caught my eye first when I saw the sneak peak release, but the more I see it the more unsure I become about it. I do love the shades though so I think it's a matter of just checking it out in store I think x

    Beauty with charm

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  51. This is such a beautiful palette .. Both the packaging and the blushers !! I would absolutely LOVE to purchase ... However I cannot justify paying that much money !!! It is just so so pretty though !! Loved your review Hun!
    Saira
    www.throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com
    Xxxx

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  52. I want this palette so much. It just looks so beautiful. I just need it in my life!
    Alicia :)
    http://bambidreaming.blogspot.co.uk

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  53. Great post that palette looks amazing
    xx
    Pauli
    http://liketowearit.blogspot.com/

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  54. I've been eyeing this for some time now, and I've swatched the shades several times at the UD counter but I'm still not sure haha. The shades are beautiful though!

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