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April 19, 2016

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette Review

I am pretty late to the game on the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush palette but I picked this palette up during the SEPHORA VIB Rouge event when it was on sale for $30 and thought why not review it. I know I can't be the only one who doesn't buy new products right away. The Gwen UD collab has been one of the best makeup collaborations I have seen in a really long time. I have used the Eyeshadow Palette daily for months now!

Get Gwen Stefani’s glowing, contoured skin with this Blush Palette. Inspired by her best defining and highlighting, tricks, Urban Decay and Stefani came together to create her perfect blush palette. Sweep on sculpted, radiant skin with these six shades of blush, bronzer, and highlighter that are versatile enough for any skintone.

Urban Decay’s own easily blendable, finelymilled Afterglow formula goes on sheer and provides eight long hours of wearable, streak-free color. Lightweight and chic, it leaves a soft, creamy texture that always applies beautifully. 

The packaging of this palette is gorgeous and outfitted just like the eyeshadow palette. It's durable and looks and feels luxurious. The little 'Magic's In The Makeup' inscription on the mirror is such a moment for any ND fan. It is a tad bulky when it comes to storage but the packaging is just beautiful to care.

The six shades in the palette are Blush in Cherry (light pink satin), Easy (deep rose with gold shimmer), Angel (champagne-nude shimmer), Hush (medium pink with gold shimmer.  Bronzer in Lo-Fi (soft bronze matte) and Highlighter in OC (soft pink with peach shift). 

The texture of the blushes are buttery smooth and they blend in to the skin beautifully. While pigmented, they are not harsh so it minimizes the chance of getting that obvious hi! I'm wearing blush look. The blush shades are described as being versatile for both cool and warm skintones. That may be true, but I think they work about half and half. Having fair cool toned skin, only about two of these worked for me, and those were Cherry and Easy. The bronzer is quite warm and the highlighters just don't have the wow factor that you get from highlighters like Hourglass or Becca. They too are also on the peachy side.

Overall this palette was set up to be amazing but I just don't find it all that special! Making a palette that suits most skintones was an excellent idea but it leaves you with about half a palette to work with. The only shade I found myself using often was Cherry. If you have a warmer skintone I think this would be a very useful everyday blush palette. I'm glad I got this on sale because for the hype it just turned out to be a bit bland. Great collectible for the ND/Gwen fan, just not the best all around blush palette.