Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lipsticks Review and Swatches

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lipsticks Review and Swatches
Can you believe that Gwen Stefani is 46 years old? It’s almost as unbelievable as me being 30 isn’t it? I’d like to think that we both have the same genes somehow, but she’s about a MILLION times better looking than I could ever be. Her skin is completely flawless and there’s not a wrinkle in sight. It wouldn’t be surprising if it was some kind of Death Becomes Her scenario where she’s got a secret tap to some kind of fountain of youth potion would it. Wonder and awe are Gwen’s face aside, did you know she’s recently collaborated with Urban Decay for an equally as wonderful range of make up?

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lipsticks Review and Swatches

I was recently sent three lipsticks from the Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani range: Wonderland, Firebird and Spiderweb. In the swatches above you will see Wonderland at the bottom, Firebird in the middle and Spiderweb at the top. As you can see the two red shades are quite similar in swatches, but Spiderweb is a slightly deeper blue toned red lipstick, whereas Wonderland boarders more on the orange-red side (but still being a lovely bright red). It’s amazing how two red lipsticks can actually be quite different in effect, as Spiderweb suits my skintone much more (and blue toned red lips also make your teeth appear slightly whiter, score) but Wonderland is a little too ‘off’ red for me and washes my complexion out somehow…. The wonders of make up!

My favourite from the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani lipsticks is Firebird. This appears to be a deep purple in the bullet but when applied it’s an almost fuchsia pink with a purple tinge. Despite being a bold and bright shade, it’s totally wearable every day.

The formula itself is a rich, highly pigmented cream consistency, which applies a full sweep of colour in one coat. For the reds it’ll be better to apply them with a lip brush, as the colour can tend to drag around the edges on applicable and I do struggle to get a really crisp line when using straight from the bullet. Saying that though, I don’t seem to have the same issue with Firebird – but that may be simply down to the boldness of the colour itself. The finish is slightly matte, but a little more comfortable to wear than the Urban Decay Matte Revolution lipsticks. 
It’s great to see brands doing collaborations with celebrities who aren’t the regular faces in the media, but I might just be saying that because I have a total soft spot for Gwen anyway. But either way, give me these bad boys over a Kardashian collab any day. Next on the list is ‘Ex Girlfriend’ which is the nude shade in the same range, hollaaaaaa. 
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Alina Bostan

I just got my hands on one of the lipsticks and lip pencils in shade Wonderland and I love the duo, such a beautiful shade and comfortable formula too x

Beauty with charm

Alex Redfearn

The colours in this collection are amazing ! Really need to go try some for myself !

Alex ox