As an avid Gwen Stefani fan, I went absolutely crazy when I found out she was coming out with a blush palette. Her days of being a member of the awesome band “No Doubt” and a solo artist in her own right, had led me into slightly becoming obsessed with her… just slightly (who are we kidding, everyone is obsessed with her am I right?) Recently, Urban Decay had teamed up with her to create a 6-pan palette that catered to her needs and luckily enough these colours were right up my ally. I love collecting blushes, so there was no question when it came to purchasing this. I bought it the same day it came out on the Urban Decay website for $60.00 CAN plus tax. I also believe that it’s being sold at Sephora right now for the same price. Now, on to the review…
From Left to Right: CHERRY – EASY – ANGEL – LO-FI – HUSH – OC
Easy – Hush – OC
Cherry – Angel – Lo-fi
Off the bat, this palette (with the exception of the blush “Easy”) is catered to more lighter complexions. I’d say this palette would show up on light-medium skin tones due to the fact that this was Gwen’s creation of the perfect face palette, meaning she picked these colours specifically for her complexion and what would suit her needs and wants. I do love the colour range because it does show up on my skin beautifully, but I do feel that it would have been nice to add colours that suited a variety of skin tones, especially since Gwen has fans from all over that are probably dying to try this!
OVERVIEW OF EACH COLOUR:
CHERRY (BLUSH): A vibrant baby pink with blue undertones and subtle silver shimmer
EASY (BLUSH): Dusty rose-pink shade with gold shimmer running throughout (similar to Nars “Orgasm” but a toned-down version)
ANGEL (HIGHLIGHT): Peach champagne with hints of silvery-gold shimmer
LO-FI (BRONZER): Matte warm peachy-beige
HUSH (HIGHLIGHT/BLUSH TOPPER): Pink champagne with hints of silvery/gold shimmer
OC (HIGHLIGHT/BLUSH): Soft peachy-pink with silver shimmer throughout
Close-Up in Natural Lighting
HOW I APPLY:
I first put the highlight on the areas that I want to bring forward, like my cheekbones, under the brow and lightly on the forehead. I then sweep the blush over the apples of my cheeks so that it will give my face a nice healthy flush of colour.
Isoeicosane, Silica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Polyisobutene, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Laureth-4, Methicone, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77120 (Barium Sulfate), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride)
Overall I absolutely LOVE this palette! I love how easily these colours blend into your skin. It shows up nicely and gives your complexion just the right amount of flush. Definitely use a lighter hand on the darker shades as they are quite pigmented! The colour pay off is just absolutely fabulous and the longevity of these blushes/highlighters are outstanding. I was able to wear this for an 8-hour work day and still have remnants of the blush and highlight on my face! Urban Decay’s formula for this palette was not compromised at the least. Quality was not at loss and I am so impressed with the price point given the fact that palettes in general lack this element. I would definitely recommend these for people with light to medium complexions as I’m not sure if it would truly be worth it for people with deeper complexions especially since maybe about half of the palette would only work out for them. Nonetheless, if you’re looking for a great blush and highlight palette then look no further. This is an awesome gem to add to your collection! Plus, it’s also limited edition, so get it while you still can.
Hope you enjoyed my review!