Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Collection for Spring 2016

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Collection for Spring 2016
Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Collection for Spring 2016

We developed everything in the limited-edition UD | Gwen Stefani collection in close collaboration with Gwen. Wende and our product development team spent countless hours at Gwen’s house, talking makeup and working with her on every detail of the collection.

Gwen even directed the packaging design, which was inspired by her love of black-and-white graphic prints and antique gold accents. We created everything with Gwen, filling a void by developing all of the perfect shades she always wished she had in her collection. And with these products in your arsenal, you’ll have all the essentials to recreate her signature looks for yourself.


January 12th at urbandecay.com, at other retailers late January/February

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Gwen Stefani Blush Palette | $45.00 | Limited Edition

Gwen let us in on her best tricks (she’s big on defining and highlighting), and together we created her perfect blush palette. Get her glowing, contoured skin with six shades of blush, bronzer and highlighter that are versatile enough for any skin tone. Our extremely blendable, finely milled Afterglow formula goes on sheer and provides eight long hours of wearable, streak-free color. Luxurious and lightweight, it has a soft, creamy texture that always applies beautifully and feels amazing.

  • Cherry Light pink satin
  • Easy Deep rose with gold shimmer
  • Angel Champagne-nude shimmer
  • Lo-Fi Soft bronze matte
  • Hush Medium pink with gold shimmer
  • OC Soft pink with peach shift

Lipstick | $18.00 | Limited Edition

Gwen knows how to rock a bold lip. Luckily, she was game to get down and dirty with us to mix her perfect shades and ideal textures. She’s worn every lip color in the book, and these are her must-haves. The lineup: eight NEW shades (including two exclusives you can only find here)—from a bright red matte to a shimmering sheer nude and a creamy deep fuchsia. This collection includes our first-ever shade in a finish we’ve dubbed Mega Matte—a super-intense matte that lays down a lot of color in one coat. Every shade features our proprietary Pigment Infusion System™—for a super-creamy texture, rich payout and superior color dispersion.

  • Ex Girlfriend Sheer nude-rose with pink shimmer
  • Firebird Deep fuchsia cream
  • 714 Bright red mega matte
  • Rock Steady Deep wine red cream
  • Spiderweb Satin red cream
  • Wonderland Dark pink-red cream
  • Phone Call Sheer bright pink (UrbanDecay.com Exclusive)
  • Plaid Sheer deep berry (UrbanDecay.com Exclusive)

24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil | $20.00 | Limited Edition

On the stage and in the limelight, Gwen’s lip color needs to last. This creamy, waterproof lip pencil (in a range of shades that match her limited-edition Lipsticks) lines and primes to help her lipstick stay put. Our bestselling 24/7 formula applies smoothly, prevents feathering and lasts all day. Draw lines that define, then fill in your lips to help prime them for lipstick or gloss. Vitamin E, jojoba oil and cottonseed oil nourish the skin and ensure a smooth application.

  • Ex-Girlfriend Nude rose
  • Firebird Deep fuchsia-pink
  • 714 Classic red
  • Rock Steady Blood red
  • Wonderland Dark pink-red
  • Phone Call Bright pink (UrbanDecay.com Exclusive)

Gwen Stefani Brow Box | $30.00 | Limited Edition

With a camera always nearby, Gwen’s brows need to be on point at all times. She curated this Brow Box, which contains all the tools she needs for perfect arches. We packed this palm-size kit with two super-versatile brow powder shades (created just for Gwen), mini tweezers to eradicate strays, two mini angled brushes to shade and sculpt, two mirrors (one magnifies so you won’t miss a single stray), and wax to set. The two ultra-fine, silky powder shades in Bathwater Blonde (dark blonde/light blonde) are versatile enough for a range of blonde and brunette tones. The top tier of the case holds the powders and wax, and the bottom tier holds all the tools (designed in gold and black to match the case).

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6 Red Blushes for Maximum Rouge

We may call it rouge, but there are far less red-hued blushes on the marketplace, though luckily, we have some and many of the permanent ones are fantastic. Here are three warmer and three cooler takes on red blush. When working with deeper or more richly pigmented shades, my best tip is to use a fan brush, which will allow you to build up the color and intensity slowly and easily. Also, it’s nice to have a buffing brush on hand, or if you use liquid foundation, use the residual product left on the brush to tamp down over-applied blush.

  1. Clinique Cola Pop — A Warm Red with a Luminous finish.
  2. NARS Taos — A Warm Red with a Pearl finish.
  3. Kevyn Aucoin Fira — A Warm Red with a Satin finish.
  4. Surratt Beauty Rougeur — A Cool Red with a Satin finish.
  5. MAC Frankly Scarlet — A Warm Red with a Semi-Matte finish.
  6. Urban Decay Quiver — A Cool Red with a Satin finish.

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13 Emerald Greens to Covet

Long-time readers will probably find this no surprise… but I love emerald green when it comes to makeup! Whether it’s for nails, eyes, or lips. Here are 13 favorites — from deeper to brighter, warmer to cooler! :)

  1. Butter London British Racing Green — A Cool Green with a Pearl finish.
  2. Zoya Logan — A Cool Green with a Glitter finish.
  3. Kat Von D Iggy — A Cool Green with a Frost finish.
  4. Sephora Collection Go For a Ride — A Cool Green with a Pearl finish.
  5. Make Up For Ever ME304 Emerald — A Cool Green with a Frost finish.
  6. Milani Green Safari — A Warm Green with a Frost finish.
  7. Buxom Pre-nup — A Neutral Green with a Frost finish.
  8. Giorgio Armani Emeraude (04) — A Cool Green with a Satin finish.
  9. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosplay — A Cool Green with a Satin finish.
  10. Make Up For Ever D306 Bottle Green — A Warm Green with a Metallic finish.
  11. Urban Decay Kush — A Warm Green with a Frost finish.
  12. NYX Risque — A Cool Green with a Metallic finish.
  13. Colour Pop Empire — A Warm Green with a Metallic finish.

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5 Pops of Silver to Rock the New Year

When it comes to thinking of New Year’s Eve looks, I always think gold, silver, and GLITTER! Today’s edition of Five Ways features a few fun shades of silver :)

  1. Kat Von D Static Age — A Cool Silver with a Metallic finish.
  2. Zoya Cosmo — A Warm Silver with a Glitter finish.
  3. Lit Cosmetics Tinsel Town — A Cool Silver with a Glitter finish.
  4. NARS Interstellar — A Cool Silver with a Metallic finish.
  5. Urban Decay S&M — A Neutral Silver with a Metallic finish.

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