To update my make up game for the new year, I picked up this seriously gorgeous limited edition eyeshadow palette by Gwen Stefani x Urban Decay over the holidays. For those of you that only know Gwen Stefani as a judge on the Voice and her budding romance with Blake Shelton (1), the 46-year old and mother of three is much more than that. As a punk rock princess of the 90's, her music and fashion have influenced many including yours truly. For my entire holiday shoot at the Vancouver Art Gallery, I wore an elegant dark smokey eye which was created by using the shadows from this palette. Whether you want to be a "Harajuku girl" or "Rock Steady" to the beat, this palette offers a little Gwen for everybody.
As the first-ever celebrity collaborator of Urban Decay (3), Gwen was extremely hands-on and stayed very true to her Orange County retro glamour roots. Designed in black, white and gold, the luxurious case opens to a giant mirror with the phrase "magic's in the makeup" which pays tribute to her No Doubt days. Also inspired by her music and life are 12 out of the 15 velvety shadows which ranged from neutrals, shimmers to mattes. Almost perfect, I did find the neutrals a little light for my skin tone but nonetheless still useful and beautiful. I am actually really in love with the feature blue shadow called "danger" which surprised me with its versatility and wearability. Since the "Used to love you" singer knows a thing or two on how to rock a bold lip, she also included samples of her upcoming lipstick launch which was super hydrating, pigmented and creamy. Like a dream, these lipsticks goes on my lips smoothly without drying or caking and provided a great complement to her shadows. Quintessentially Gwen (4), this palette is a must have for beauty aficionados everywhere and will totally "rock" your makeup regimen this year.
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