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Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette for November 2015

UD x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette
UD x 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.

Availability

November 22nd

The Details

UD x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette | $58.00 | Limited Edition

  • Blonde (Because Gwen is) Pale beige with pink iridescent shift
  • Bathwater (A No Doubt song) Pale beige with gold pearl
  • Skimp (A favorite of Gwen’s from the UD line) Pale nude satin
  • Steady (After the No Doubt album “Rock Steady”) Medium rose with metallic gold shift
  • Punk (Music genre Gwen got started in) Reddish brown matte
  • Baby (An homage to her fashion line L.A.M.B.) Cool metallic rose
  • Ananheim (Where Gwen grew up) Light taupe-brown matte
  • Stark (Another of Gwen’s favorite shades) Nude-pink matte
  • Zone (After the song “Danger Zone”) Medium brown matte
  • Serious (Another of Gwen’s songs) Smoky gray with iridescent floating pearl
  • Pop (Like her current music) Pale coral with iridescent sparkle
  • Harajuku (One of her style influences) Metallic blue-pink with iridescent micro-shimmer
  • Danger (Because we like a little danger) Deep metallic royal blue with blue micro-sparkle
  • 1987 (The year No Doubt formed) Bright metallic yellow-gold
  • Blackout (Gwen’s favorite black shade) Blackest black matte

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Urban Decay Delirious 24/7 Eyeliner Set

Urban Decay Delirious 24/7 Eyeliner Set
Urban Decay Delirious 24/7 Eyeliner Set

Urban Decay Delirious 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set ($29.00 for 0.15 oz.) includes five travel-sized eyeliners. Three of the five shades could be significantly more pigmented and apply better (they just don’t go on very evenly!), and whoever depicted the color of Zodiac on the box made it appear like a teal hue, when it is nothing like that at all.

Zodiac is a blackened brown with lighter forest green and gold shimmer and pearl, so it appears more as a forest green with warm undertones. It had sheer coverage in one stroke, but it was buildable to semi-opaque coverage with three passes. The texture glided well across the skin, but it just didn’t deposit color–almost like it was too waxy. Applied, it wore well for eight hours on me. Urban Decay Zodiac (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Swamped (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Rue de Rivoli (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Dark Green (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Accuse is a medium-dark, slightly brightened, blue with a lighter blue and navy blue sparkle. It had semi-sheer pigmentation in one pass, and it was buildable to mostly opaque coverage with two layers. The texture had a noticeable chunkiness to it due to the amount of sparkle, though it didn’t feel rough on the lash line. It lasted for eight hours with some sparkly pieces that traveled. MAC Hyacinth (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Electric Cobalt (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Glamorous Thief (P, $15.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Delirious is a muted, medium-dark eggplant purple with warm undertones and lighter violet shimmer. It had semi-sheer color coverage in one stroke, and it was buildable to almost solid color after two layers. It wore well for eight hours on my lower lash line, but the texture could have been a little creamier/denser to enable more even coverage. NARS Bourbon Street (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Resort (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Fancy Moves (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Image Conscious (P, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Ultraviolet (P, $15.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals 6AM (LE, $15.00) is warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Plum)age (60) (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Voodoo (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Muse is a dark, chocolate brown with warm undertones and fine gold pearl. It had good pigmentation in one stroke, and it was lightly creamy and glided on with even, smooth coverage. It lasted for eight hours on me. Urban Decay Corrupt (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Zoeva Rock 'n' Roll Bride (P, $7.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Burberry Midnight Brown (P, $27.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Orpheus (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Dark Force (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Lord It Up (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D62 Diamond Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Brown(out) (54) (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Cocoa (P, $10.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Perversion is a deep, rich black with a semi-matte finish. It was richly pigmented and very creamy, while still wearing well (eight and a half hours). Make Up For Ever #1K (P, $17.00)(100% similar). MAC Black Brilliance (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). Estee Lauder Blackened Black (LE, $20.00)(100% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00)(100% similar). MAC Graphblack (P, $16.00)(100% similar). Guerlain Black Jack (01) (P, $30.00) is cooler (95% similar). Stila Stingray (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Via Veneto (P, $24.00)(100% similar). MAC Definitely Black (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Puro Amor (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Jet (LE, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Smooth Manoeuvre (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Zoeva Black to Earth (P, $7.50) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). NARS Black Valley (P, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Engraved (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Skully (P, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Black Ice (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Squid (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Holiday 2015 Set Delirious
Delirious
Delirious
7.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total
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Zodiac

Limited Edition
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Accuse

Limited Edition
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Delirious

Limited Edition
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A-

Muse

Limited Edition
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Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencils

Urban Decay Legend 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil
Urban Decay Legend 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil

Urban Decay Legend 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a new, permanent formula designed to yield “waterproof color” for use on the waterline that is “even creamier” than their original eye pencils. I had so many issues wearing these, and I have tried them over the last few months. These smudge within an hour and have horrific migration (as if I had sobbed for an hour and all my mascara ran!) within four hours. They just don’t stay at all on the waterline or the lash line. The texture is drier, stiffer, and definitely not creamier than their original range (which is waxier to me–they glide better). The pigmentation varied from shade to shade. It was difficult to apply even color on the lower lash line or waterline, and the formula would not last at all.

Legend is a dark black with cool undertones and a matte finish. It was semi-opaque, slightly stiff, and lasted for an hour before it started to breakdown; by the fourth hour, it was a makeup emergency kind of situation! Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is glossier (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Jet (LE, $24.00) is glossier (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, ) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Squid (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Cat's Meow (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Stila Stingray (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). Ardency Inn Black (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Black Velvet (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Graphblack (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Via Veneto (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mood is a medium-dark gray with cool, blue undertones and a mostly matte finish. The pencil dragged and skipped on the waterline (as well as the lash line), which made it difficult to get even, opaque coverage. I had issues with it starting to migrate and smudge within an hour of wear. Make Up For Ever M14 Matte Charcoal Grey (P, $21.00)(100% similar). Colour Pop Timber (DC, $6.00) is more pigmented, cooler, better quality (95% similar). Colour Pop Timber (DC, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Zinc (LE, $26.00)(95% similar). Urban Decay Lure (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Madison Ave. (P, $24.00) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). NARS London (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Push is a slightly muted, navy blue with a matte finish. It was stiff, dry, and applied almost in chunks, as it dragged a lot and didn’t build-up well. Within an hour of applying it, I could see it had started to move and slide around. MAC Waveline (P, $16.00) is glossier (95% similar). Kat Von D Poe (P, $18.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Over(night) (P, $25.00) is glossier (95% similar). Stila Midnight Blue (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Darklight (P, $24.00)(90% similar). Estee Lauder Blackened Sapphire (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #3 (P, $29.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sabbath (P, $20.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Minx (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Push (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rail is a deep, chocolate brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff, and it was the most buildable and creamiest of the five. Unfortunately, the wear was still terrible at less than an hour. NARS Last Frontier (P, $24.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Demolition (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Mahogany (P, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Blackened Cocoa (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Buxom Here's My Number (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Iron)y (P, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Street is a muted, heavily green-leaning teal with cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was drier and applied unevenly with semi-opaque coverage. It started to pull into the outer and inner corners of my lower waterline/lash line within an hour. MAC Shade (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Fast Lane (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Buxom Ring My Bell (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil Legend
Legend
Legend
2
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
1
Longevity
4
Application
48%
Total
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil Mood
Mood
Mood
1.5
Product
4
Pigmentation
6
Texture
1
Longevity
3.5
Application
36%
Total
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil Push
Push
Push
1.5
Product
6
Pigmentation
5
Texture
1
Longevity
2.5
Application
36%
Total
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil Rail
Rail
Rail
2
Product
5.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
1
Longevity
4
Application
42%
Total
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil Street
Street
Street
2
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
1
Longevity
3.5
Application
41%
Total

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Urban Decay Naked Vault Volume II at Sephora

Urban Decay Naked Vault Volume II
Urban Decay Naked Vault Volume II

This complete set of Naked palettes lets you indulge any way you choose. Go bronzy with Naked (the palette that revolutionized neutrals forever). Channel a more taupe vibe with Naked2. Recreate that sultry, golden-hour light with rose-hued Naked3. Or get a sultry, smoky naked look with Naked Smoky. From ultra-smooth mattes to gorgeous pearls and glimmering metallics, it’s all here. Each one of these palettes pairs beautifully with the indispensable matte shades in Naked Basics and Naked2 Basics. Every Eyeshadow shade features Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™ for rich, velvety, blendable color that lasts. $274 value.

Availability

Now online

The Details

Naked Vault Volume II | $165.00 | Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive

  • Naked Palette
  • Naked 2 Palette
  • Naked 3 Palette
  • Naked Smoky Palette
  • Naked Basics Palette
  • Naked2 Basics Palette

Top 10: Luminous Blushes (Cool-Toned Edition)

For those who prefer their cheek colors on the cooler side, today’s edition features cool-toned options for blushes with a more luminous sheen (see yesterday’s warm-toned picks).

  1. Laura Geller Plumberry — A Cool Berry with a Luminous finish.
  2. Becca Gypsy — A Warm Pink with a Luminous finish.
  3. Colour Pop Monster — A Cool Lavender with a Pearl finish.
  4. Urban Decay Bittersweet — A Warm Purple with a Satin finish.
  5. Clinique Pansy Pop — A Cool Lavender with a Satin finish.
  6. MAC I'm a Lover — A Cool Pink with a Satin finish.
  7. Makeup Geek Head Over Heels — A Cool Pink with a Luminous finish.
  8. IT Cosmetics Magical in Mauve — A Cool Plum with a Luminous finish.
  9. Clinique Berry Pop (03) — A Cool Fuchsia with a Satin finish.
  10. MAC Peony Petal — A Cool Pink with a Semi-Matte finish.

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Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette for Holiday 2015 (Preliminary Info)

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani 15 Eyeshadow Palette ($TBA) (Limited Edition)

More information to come as Urban Decay releases official details.

  • Blonde
  • Bathwater
  • Skimp
  • Steady
  • Punk
  • Baby
  • Anaheim
  • Stark
  • Zone
  • Serious
  • Pop
  • Harajuku
  • Danger
  • 1987
  • Blackout

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette

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