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Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

In a true creative partnership, Gwen Stefani and Urban Decay created the UD | Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette. Wende Zomnir—co-founder of Urban Decay—and her product development team spent countless hours at Gwen’s house, talking makeup and working closely with her on every detail of this palette—from the case to the amazing shades. These eye shadows were carefully created with Gwen Stefani, filling a void by creating the exact shades she always wished she had in her collection. This palette features her 15 must-have shades of eye shadow, including 12 never-seen-before colors and three that are from the Urban Decay shadow collection. With the ultimate range of neutrals and a few jewel tones to mix things up, this is Gwen Stefani’s go-to kit to create her most iconic looks. With these shades in your beauty wardrobe, you’ll have everything you need to recreate these signature looks for yourself. Each eye shadow in this palette is formulated with Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power, and blendability. Continue reading

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Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette

We have a thing for strong, independent women. And if they dig makeup, even better. So it should come as no surprise that: A) we’re big fans of Gwen Stefani and B) we’ve been dying to collaborate with her for years.

Urban Decay introduces the limited-edition UD | Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette—a true creative partnership and design collaboration. We spent countless hours at Gwen’s house, talking makeup and working with her on EVERY detail of this palette—from the case to the amazing shades. We carefully crafted the shadows with Gwen, filling a void by creating the exact shades she always wished she had in her collection. The makeup fanatic in Gwen had a hard time narrowing down her favorites. In the end, we loaded this palette with her 15 must-have shades of Eyeshadow (12 are NEW, and three are from the UD shadow collection). With an insane range of neutrals and a few jewel tones to mix things up, this is Gwen’s go-to kit to achieve her most iconic looks. And with these shades in your arsenal, you’ll have everything you need to recreate those signature looks for yourself.

We’ve been into Gwen’s music ever since she first hit the airwaves—which, coincidentally, was right around the same time that Wende cofounded Urban Decay. (Fun fact: Gwen and Wende actually met back in the early days of No Doubt and UD.) Like us, Gwen has a history of breaking down barriers and hails from Orange County, California. Wende says, “Gwen inspired me so much when I was first beginning Urban Decay. There I was in my little Laguna Beach cottage in Orange County, and here’s this amazing Orange County girl that’s busting out with this ‘I’m Just a Girl’ song and really making me feel like, gosh, I could do this.” Gwen says, “When Urban Decay came to me to collaborate, I immediately thought it was a perfect match. The way they’ve built their company is very similar to my aesthetic and approach. It’s about self-expression, being passionate and being clear about your vision and who you are. I love that they celebrate strong women and creatively go outside of the box.”

When we say Gwen collaborated with us on every detail of this palette, we mean it—right down to the case, which was inspired by her love of black-and-white graphic prints and antique gold accents. Even the pop of hot pink we used (inside the box and the case) was Gwen’s idea. She also handpicked most of the shade names, which were inspired by her songs. There’s also a nod to the No Doubt song “Magic’s in the Makeup” on the palette’s huge mirror. Continue reading

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OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 Collection Video

Here is the video overview of OPI’s Holiday 2014 nail polish Collection. The video includes live swatches of all of the colors and my thoughts about the quality of the formulas. You can also see photos and the colors applied to the nails here. Continue reading

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OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 Collection Photos & Swatches

Here are images and swatches of OPI’s Gwen Stefani Collection for Holiday 2014. This post shows the following 18 shades with 2 coats applied:

  • Just BeClaus: This magnificent maroon came into my life just in the “nick” of time.
  • Kiss Me – or Elf!: There’s no denying the allure of this amorous red violet.
  • I Carol About You: I just fa-la-la-la-love this deep royal purple!
  • Christmas Gone Plaid: I sure am plaid I found this tree-mendous forest green.
  • In a Holidaze: I’m dizzy-in-love with this maroon beauty.
  • Love is Hot and Coal: Turn the heat up with this deep grayish brown.
  • Fashion a Bow: So busy – all tied-up today loving this bright reddish-orange!
  • Cinnamon Sweet: Sugar and spice…this deep, warm red is everything nice.
  • What’s Your Point-settia?: So what if I think this is the one truly perfect holiday red?
  • Red Fingers & Mistletoes: This smooch-worthy red shimmer is holiday-perfect.
  • First Class Desires: This mélange of gold and eggplant shimmer is #1 on my wish list.
  • Sleigh Parking Only: Tell the valet to take good care of this exclusive dark burgundy.
  • Rollin’ in Cashmere: Wooln’t you just love wearing this warm, luxurious gold?
  • Unfrost My Heart: The shimmery cool glamour of this gleaming silver is beyond hot!
  • I’ll Tinsel You In: Black and white confetti and fine glitter adorn this ornamental glitter.
  • Snow Globetrotter: Shake up your world with this glitter swirling with white and rainbow flakes.
  • Comet in the Sky: Iridescent beams and midnight black create cosmic art in this glitter.
  • So Elegant: Black and chrome confetti add sophisticated drama to this glitter.

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OPI Gwen Stefani Collection Photos & Swatches

Here are images and swatches of OPI’s Gwen Stefani Collection! Continue reading

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OPI Gwen Stefani Collection 2014

OPI joins celebrity partner Gwen Stefani in announcing seven new limited edition nail lacquers for 2014, featuring standout color in breakthrough finishes. Highlights from the collection include a bold red lacquer that pays homage to Gwen’s signature lipstick, a new semi-matte satin finish in shades of gold and black, and a mirrored chrome paired with a special base coat. Continue reading

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