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gwen stefani urban decay palette

I recently received a preview of the Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani eyeshadow palette, and decided to try it out and give you a little peek. I don’t know why I was expecting more vibrant shadows; Gwen really does more of a natural or smokey eye, leaving the bright colors for her lips. Since she was really hands-on with the entire process (package design, colors and finishes, names), it makes sense that she created a palette she would actually use. Therefore, it’s stocked with different shades and finishes of neutrals, with just a few pops of color (pink, dark and vibrant blue, gold). If you don’t already have the Naked palettes – or even if you do, and are a beauty junkie – you’ll love the range of neutrals and variation of finishes. There’s a good mix of matte and shimmer, with some of the latter being a little smoother than others (“Pop” is a chunkier shimmer and works best when applied wet). A few shades are pre-existing (Skimp, Stark, and Blackout), but most are exclusive to the palette.

Since it’s her palette, I went with a signature Gwen Stefani makeup look: neutral eyes with lots of liner and lashes, and a bold red lip. I used “Bathwater” all over the lid, “Anaheim” in the crease blended outward with “Stark,”  “Zone” in the outer and lower lid, and then “Blonde” as a brow highlight. I finished with “Perversion” liquid liner and some wispy lashes on top, “Demolition” liner on the bottom. Gwen usually goes for a cooler red lipstick, but I went with the warmer, orange-red “Temper” Matte Revolution Lipstick.

If you want to check out the palette for yourself, you can sign up here to be notified when it’s available; it’s scheduled to be launching at Urban Decay, Sephora, and Ulta on November 22nd, just in time for your holiday shopping.

  1. Rena says: November 9, 20153:13 am

    Can’t stop watching your perfect makeup! And the lipstick colour is simply blowing me away <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. glamdevils says: November 9, 20153:16 am

    Beautiful! I love Gwen and the palette looks gorgeous. I’ll buy it when it’s available 🙂

  3. Fay says: November 9, 20154:46 am

    Beautiful make up!
    The palette looks amazinggg. I like the brighter colours, they look awesome.

  4. Melanie says: November 9, 20154:59 am

    This look is gorgeous! You look so pretty 🙂

  5. Valentina says: November 9, 20155:38 am

    Amazing make up. You are simply stunning!

  6. Allison says: November 9, 20157:02 am

    This look is so stunning! I love the bright orangey lip on you! I must say though I almost wish the palette were smaller and included less shades because many of them are realllllllllly similar

    Allison from

    • Keiko Lynn says: November 10, 201511:34 am

      There are a lot of similar shades. The textures are different, though. There are a few that I probably won’t use as much!

  7. sasa says: November 9, 20158:46 am

    Stunning look<3

    Shall We Sasa

  8. ujjaini says: November 9, 201510:20 am

    Gorgeous palette!

  9. laura says: November 9, 201510:29 am

    Now this is a palette I can get behind! I LOOOVE Gwen’s look and love how you’ve used her colors!

  10. Jen says: November 9, 201510:31 am

    I am so excited for this collection! I’m a huge fan of Gwen’s and I love how you channeled her with this makeup look 🙂

  11. Christina says: November 9, 20151:29 pm

    I love a classic smokey eye and brighter lip, so I’m excited to check out the collection. Looking lovely, as always Keiko. 🙂


  12. rach. says: November 9, 20158:31 pm

    so beautiful!!! love the palette!

    have a great week 🙂

    love, rach.

    So, hi.

  13. laura mitbrodt says: November 10, 201511:59 am

    Those colours look great, I love all of the neutral tones

  14. Kathleen says: November 10, 20151:30 pm

    Love this new palette – i need it! Urban Decay is my favorite 🙂

  15. Margarita Rafinad says: November 10, 20154:20 pm

    Oh, you look wonderful! I felt in love with this palette! ♥

    Maggie from

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  18. Yolanda says: November 22, 20158:37 pm

    Okay,so I’m more than a little excited for this palette,I’m a huge fan of Urban Decay!Gwen Stefani?A huge plus!And the colors look fantastic!(: