Gwen Stefani – magic’s in the makeup/Urban Decay

A little bit sparkle for Christmas

First week in December the husband asks me to write a list of idea for him of what I would like for Christmas as he would rather buy me something I would like and use.  After a long think and a few little ideas scribbled down on paper, whilst watching a YouTube video of the fantastic Jaclyn Hill she was at an event with Gwen herself and the launch of her new palette which was a collaboration with Urban Decay.  Well that was it, I quickly wrote it down and put a star next to it which meant if I were only to get one thing from the list this would be it.  The colours looked stunning.  Gwen Stefani herself I have personally admired for a long time especially in the music industry, I have all her albums.

25th December – Christmas Morning at approx 5.30am ( yip I’m a big kid at heart getting up at that time wanting to know if santa had been)

Opening my presents and I see a gift wrapped up and I knew deep down it was the palette by the shape of it (well at least I hoped and that I had everything crossed)…… and hurray it is the Gwen Stefani palette. OMG how fabulous are these colours, I had to swatch them immediately.  The texture of them is so velvet and blendable, they are really pigmented due to the UD pigment Fusion  and when applied they don’t FALL on your cheeks whilst brushing and blending like some shadows can.

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The palette itself consists of 15 of her must have shades, 12 of them are new and the other 3 are in the Urban Decay collection.

Colours in the kit are as follows :

Blonde – Pale Beige with pink iridescent shimmer

Bathwater – Pale Beige with Gold Pearl

Skimp – Pale Nude Satin

Steady – Medium Rose with metallic Gold

Punk – Reddish brown matte

Baby – Cool metallic Rose

Anaheim  – Light Taupe Brown matte

Stark – Nude Pink matte

Zone – Medium Brown matte

Serious – Smokey Grey with iridescent pearl

Pop – Pale Coral with iridescent sparkle

Harajuku – Metallic Blue Pink with shimmer

Danger – Deep metallic royal Blue with micro sparkle

1987 – Bright metallic Yellow/Gold

Blackout – Blackest matte Black

Comes with a mirror and the words Magic’s in the Makeup printed on the side of.  The palette comes in a gorgeous monochrome box with antique gold trimmings.  The colours have a cheeky emphasis of her music.  These colours can be used to create some stunning looks and still to try out properly a lot of them  put together.

Price for this is £40 and can be purchased within Urban Decay in-store and also online

My overall opinion of this, definitely worth the money, will last quite a while and of course will look fantastic on your dressing table or in your makeup kit.

Look forward to any questions or comments.

Next blog post coming very soon, and will be posting more regular to keep you all up to date on whatever I can find.




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