Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Collection - Review & Swatches

For a long time I lost interest in Urban Decay Cosmetics, but that quickly changed when I heard about the new Gwen Stefani Limited Edition collection. UD and Gwen closely collaborated to create a gorgeous makeup range that includes a blush palette, an eyeshadow palette, lip liners and lipsticks. There's even a brow kit. The colour variety is great and the pigmentation is lovely. Today I am reviewing and swatching one of the lipsticks and matching lip liner. 



I was very tempted to buy the red shades but as I'm a nude lover, I picked up the lipstick and matching lip liner in the shade - Ex Girlfriend. 

The packaging is stunning. It was inspired by Gwen's love for black and white graphic prints and antique gold accents. (Reminds me so much of her Sweet Escape video!)
 It's very bold and eye-catching with a hint of glam. You'll definitely look sassy if you pull these out of your bag for a touch up.



GWEN STEFANI LIPSTICK



Price - £16 for 3.4g
Texture - Creamy and smooth
Finish - Opaque colour and smooth application

What they say
Every shade features Urban Decay’s proprietary Pigment Infusion System™—for a super-creamy texture, rich payout color dispersion. 

Key claims
- High pigment
- Creamy formula
- Long lasting with lipliner 

What is it
This is a beautiful nude lipstick that applies evenly and has a good colour pay off. It does not cling to dryness and feels very comfortable. It's a creamy/satin finish. It has no scent. Suitable for all skin types. Best suited for fair/light/medium skin tones.










The shade is a pink nude with some brown tones. 

Pros
- Smooth application
- Non drying
- No scent
- Gorgeous packaging

Cons
- Will get back to you on the lasting power


 GWEN STEFANI 24/7 GLIDE-ON LIP PENCIL



Price - £14 for 1.2g
Texture - Creamy pencil
Finish - Even, smooth coverage

What they say
This creamy, waterproof lip pencil (in a range of shades that match her limited-edition Lipsticks) lines and primes to help her lipstick stay put. 

Key claims
- Helps lipstick stay put
- Waterproof
- Creamy formula

What is it
This is a creamy lip pencil that lines the lips evenly whilst adding good coverage. It does not drag or cling to dryness. It's a nice shape and size. There is no scent and it's suitable for all skin types. Again, this shade is best suited to fair/light/medium skin tones.






The pencil is the same pink nude with brown tones. 

Pros
- Nice packaging
- Mid priced
- Buttery texture
- Smooth application
- Non drying
- No scent

Cons
 - I will report back on how it wears with the lipstick

Summary
I love this collection! Urban Decay have definitely helped me re-discover the amazing quality of their products. If you have been debating wether to try products from the range, I would absolutely go for it! The blush palette is next on my list to buy as the colours are too gorgeous to miss out on. The lip pencil looks like my new replacement for MAC Boldly Bare, which is my go to. Gwen Stefani knows how to make good makeup!
Thank you for reading.

Maiya
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