Hello from sunny Florida! I’m enjoying my last night of this lovely little vacation and I do not want to leave! It has been so fantastic to spend this trip with my family and boyfriend. I will be sharing the highlights of my trip in my next post! Speaking of my wonderful boyfriend, tonight I’m sharing the limited edition palette he gifted me for birthday; the blush palette in Urban Decay’s line with Gwen Stefani. With six blush, highlight and bronzer shades I find myself reaching for it every single day. As far as the packaging goes, with it’s gold accents and circle pattern it’s not only adorable, but also perfectly compact and secure. Each pan in the inside is just slightly smaller than the typical blush compact, for a fraction of the price.
The matte blush shade of the bunch is the ideal blush in my opinion. A tad lighter than Barbie pink it applies with the perfect amount of pigmentation and looks very natural on the skin. Out of the blush shades this is definitely my most used.
The second blush is a much deeper shimmer pink and applies very very bright. I love the way this shade looks in the pan, and even more on my skin, but it absolutely must be applied with a very light hand. A little bit goes a long way with this one.
The third pan holds a sandy highlight with the perfect amount of shimmer. This is my favorite shade out of the whole palette. It adds the perfect amount of brightness to my cheek bones and may be my favorite highlight in my collection.
This very warm toned classic bronze shade is great for adding a bit of warmth to any look. I really like using this for everyday wear, it adds the perfect amount of bronze to my face without making me looking dirty or uneven. It blends very nicely and adds great contrast.
I’m not sure exactly where I would place this shade category wise. As for much of this palette it can be used alternatively depending on skin tone. When I do use this it as a blush as it does have pink undertones, but I do prefer a much brighter pink. Despite this it does have beautiful pigmentation and the perfect amount of shimmer.
I don’t completely hate this bronzer, but I also don’t like it that much either. It’s very orange on my skin and unlike Lo-Fi does make my skin tone look uneven. This may be the perfect shade for someone with a deeper skin tone, as I am quite pale.
Overall I have been very impressed with this palette. It has made it’s way into my daily routine and I rotate between almost every shade. The only shade I rarely touch is OC, but having one shade I dislike out of six isn’t a deal breaker for me.
What were your thoughts on this palette and the Gwen Stefani line?
Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani Blush Palette $45 (limited edition)