Hitting Irish stores on December 3rd, Gwen Stefani’s limited edition palette for Urban Decay will feature heavily on beauty lovers’ wish lists this Christmas. I only got my hands on it yesterday but such is the hype around this piece of beauty booty that I wanted to answer one question for you just as soon as I could. And that question is, of course, is it worth your 46 eurobux when it lands into Debenhams Ireland this week?
And uh-huh, yep, I believe so is the answer – with these collaborators, did we ever really have any doubt? (NO DOUBT, GEDDIT?! I’m so slick.) I only had to look at it, touch it and swatch it just a little bit at the press reveal to pretty much fall in love. Housed in a fantabulous case are 15 shades specifically selected by Gwennie: 3 of her Urban Decay favourites, and 12 which are new and exclusive.
The idea of the kit is that it can create most of Gwennie’s beauty looks, so it follows on that if you have similar colouring or tastes, then this is going to be right up your alley. It’s an excellent pick for warm neutral lovers in particular - which hello, is most of Ireland - and there are also a couple of jewel-tones in there to shake things up a bit, too.
As I’ve said, I haven’t had loads of play-time so will come back with more considered opinions, but right off the bat, my favourites are Punk, a reddish brown matte, the light taupe-brown Anaheim, smoky gray iridescent shadow, Serious, and sparkly Royal Blue, Danger. All four seem to have great pigmentation and swatch and blend out really nicely.
It does strike me that some of the neutral shades are a little on the pale side - but I’m wagering they’ll make beautiful highlight shades on darker skintones. The only one I don’t think I’ll use is the bright pink Harajuku – but it’s been pointed out to me that it makes a fab blusher!
At €46 for the whole kit and caboodle, it’s bound to sell out fast and it’s one I reckon most of the ladies on your list will love to open up this Christmas.