Sunday, 10 January 2016

Get The Look: Gwen Stefani For Urban Decay.


For Christmas, I was lucky enough to receive the beautiful Gwen Stefani palette by Urban Decay from Adam, and I was overjoyed to say the very least. I’ve been lusting over this palette ever since the release and when I finally got my hands on it I simply couldn’t wait to start playing with the gorgeous range of shades it has to offer. To put it simply, this palette is a neutral lovers dream, and I just so happen to be a neutral lover through and through. Keep reading to find out how I put together a look perfect for any kind of occasion using the Gwen Stefani palette.



Before beginning the look I'll make sure to prep and prime my face. I've been using the Clinique Superprimer for dullness correction religiously for the past few months and it's quickly becoming my trusty go-to. It gives such a beautifully smoothing effect to your complexion, making your skin perfectly ready for foundation. I recently re-discovered my old beloved, Nars Sheer Glow, and I honestly questioned why I drifted away from using it for so long. For me, it is everything I look for in a foundation and I simply can’t fault it. From the silky application to the radiant finish, I wholeheartedly love everything about it and am so glad I decided to finally re-purchase. Alongside this base, I covered any blemishes and redness with my NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer.

As always, to sculpt out my cheekbones and give my face a little bit of colour and definition I’ll reach for my Honey Bronze Bronzer from The Body Shop and use it with my NARS blush in the shade Sin. Without forgetting to highlight, I’ll reach for MAC’s Skinfinish in Lightscapade.


And now for the star of the show, the Gwen Stefani palette from Urban Decay. I had very high hopes since the announcement of the palette and have certainly not been disappointed - I am head over heels. Even the very packaging is simply divine. The palette offers fifteen gorgeously pigmented shades, all that are totally wearable - I definitely think I will be able to make full use of this stunning palette. 

To create this particular look, I start off by dusting Skimp under my eyebrows to create a very subtle highlighting effect. I’ll then start into the crease by applying Stark as my transition shade. This is a very light, soft brown shade which creates the perfect base for blending and some slight depth. I’ll then go in the same way with Anaheim, which is a much darker shade and it really starts to add the true depth and subtle smokiness to the look. I’ll then put a little bit of Stark onto a blending brush and just make sure I have those two browns well blended together.

Next, I’ll take the shade Baby which is a gorgeous rose gold colour. I’ll apply that onto the inner corners of my lids, taking it just about halfway across. I’ll then take Punk and apply it to the outer corner of my lid and blend it out into my crease. If I had to choose a favourite shade from the entire palette, it would be Punk without a doubt. I’ll then reach for my blending brush once again to make sure everything is nicely blended.

To complete the eyes, I’ll add some winged liner with my Rimmel Glam Eyes liquid liner. With this kind of look, I tend to always reach for a pair of fake lashes to add some drama. First, I'll prep my own lashes with Benefit's Roller Lash mascara. Following that, I'll reach for my go-to lashes which are the Eylure Lengthening Lashes no. 116. For my brows, my holy grail is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade.


For this look, it’s no question that the eyes are the main focus. I wanted a lip that subtly complimented the eyes, but didn’t take the focus away. So to line my lips I’ll reach for Whirl lip liner from MAC and complete the look with MAC’s Brave.


What are your thoughts on the Gwen Stefani palette?

Katy Belle.

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