Monday, February 22, 2016

Product Review -- Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette

I've mentioned before that I've been obsessed with blush palettes recently.

I mean, I've always liked blush, but there's something about having several pretty shades all in one convenient place that just really makes me happy these days.

So as much as I told myself that I didn't need the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette (I already have 101 blush shades ... could there really be any unique shade in this one?), I wound up caving. 

Because I absolutely love the UD Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette, and the blush version has the same sturdy plastic packaging with the cool black-and-white cutout design under clear plastic for a polka dot effect and gold accents, including an antiqued metal label with the palette name.

In other words, it's totally the kind of palette that looks fabulous sitting out on your vanity.

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette
There's a decent sized mirror on the inside of the lid, which stays open by itself so it works for doing your makeup in a pinch.

Inside, the palette holds six blush shades: Cherry, a light pink with a satin finish; Easy, a dark rose with gold shimmer; Angel, shimmery champagne nude; Lo-Fi, a matte bronze; Hush, a shimmery medium pink; and OC, a shimmery peachy pink.

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette

From l. to r.: Cherry, Easy, Angel, Lo-Fi, Hush, OC
The blushes are all nicely pigmented and blend easily into the skin. Not all of the shades will work as blushes on every skin tone, though -- Lo-Fi works as a straight up bronzer on my fair skin, while Angel is a pretty golden highlight. If you have darker skin, OC might work well as a highlight too.

My favorite shades are Easy, which is a lovely option for days when you need a little more color in your cheeks, and Hush, which is just a pretty everyday blush shade. 

I feel like there's enough variety among the shades that the palette would be ideal for travel -- it's especially convenient for me because there are bronzer and highlighter shades included as well. 

If you have a large blush collection, you may already have shades that are similar to these, but it is nice to have several shades in one compact so it might still be worth the $45 price tag. 

And the packaging is really lovely to boot. 

I'm definitely happy that I purchased it.

You can pick it up at the Urban Decay website, Sephora, and Ulta.

Have you tried the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette? Which shade is your favorite?

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