Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette
Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette ($45.00 for 0.54 oz.) includes six shades of blushes from a pop of pink to a matte bronze. The Afterglow formula is supposed to last for eight hours, sheer coverage. The funny thing about the Afterglow formula is that I don’t really think it’s sheer; it’s more of a medium, buildable coverage formula, which I imagine is something that a lot of people like about it, but just keep in mind that that is how pigmentation is judged from: sheer coverage. The products performed well overall with the only “flaw” being that pigmentation tended to be semi-opaque to opaque rather than sheer. The palette contains $61.04 worth of Afterglow blush.

Cherry is described as a “light pink satin.” It’s a light, cool-toned pink with a soft, pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage with a blendable consistency that was a smidgen powdery to work with. It seems to darken slightly applied compared to how it appears in the pan. This shade wore for seven hours on me. Burberry London With Love (LE, $68.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lazy Sunday (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC First Waves (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Prism (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Better Together (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pink Buttercream (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Unconventional (LE, $23.00) is cooler (85% similar). NYX Baby Doll (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Bloom (LE, $80.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Robotic (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Head Over Heels (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Easy is described as a “deep rose with gold shimmer.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with cooler undertones paired with warm, gold frost. It had semi-opaque color payoff (it’s not what I’d call sheer!) that blended out nicely on the skin without emphasizing pores. This shade wore well for eight hours. Tarte Embraced (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). CoverGirl Deep Mauve (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Clinique Heather Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Chroma (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Radiant in Rose (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Wrapped Candy (P, $27.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Plum Foolery (P, $23.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Outlaw (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). theBalm Pinstripe (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Ferocious (LE, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Justine Skye (LE, $26.00) is cooler (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Magical in Mauve (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Angel is described as a “champagne-nude shimmer.” It’s a light-medium, golden champagne with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation–not sheer–with a smooth, blendable texture that didn’t emphasize pores when applied. On my skin tone, this is a highlighter and not a blush, for reference, but on very fair skin tones, it may act as a highlighting blush (and add warmth without adding orange tones). It wore well for eight hours before fading. theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Coup de Genie (P, $32.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sun Light (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Golden Flower Crown (P, $4.99) is darker (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Midnight Sun (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Noctum (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Tribulation (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Hot Sand (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (P, $33.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (DC, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lo-Fi is described as a “soft bronze matte.” It’s a soft, medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer coverage, and the texture of this one was firmer and thinner–a little dusty in a way–and didn’t blend out as well on the skin as the Afterglow formula typically does. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours on me. KIKO 100 Cookie (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Skinny Dip (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Contour (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Zoeva ND020 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Bronze #1 (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Sensual (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #5 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Benefit Hoola (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is darker (85% similar). Illamasqua Disobey (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Jawbone (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Hibiscus Kiss Bronzer (LE, $27.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hush is described as a “medium pink with gold shimmer.” It’s a light-medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage with a soft, smooth, and slightly powdery texture as the powder was so soft that it kind of crumbled at the touch of a brush. It tended to sheer out a lot applied, so sustained coverage was difficult unless applied over damp foundation or with a slightly dampened brush. On me, the color lasted for eight hours. Le Metier de Beaute Whisper (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Benefit CORALista (Palette) (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Indiscretion (P, $44.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (LE, $38.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Becca Fig/Opal (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). By Terry Tropical Sunset #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Papa Don't Peach (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

OC is described as a “soft pink with peach shift.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed peach with warm undertones and a pink duochrome shift paired with a satiny sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff that was buildable to medium coverage. This one will be interesting to see how readers enjoy it, as it looks like a green-leaning yellow straight on, but when it catches the light, you get the pink shift, which is lovely, but it doesn’t always look that way. It lasted for eight hours on me. It reminded me a lot of a long-ago MAC Blush, Spaced Out, which was so long ago that I don’t have a regular swatch of it. Anastasia Hard Candy (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Mai Tai (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Fireball (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Fireball (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Motif (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Cherry
Cherry
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Easy
Easy
9
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Angel
Angel
9
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Lo-Fi
Lo-Fi
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total
Hush
Hush
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
OC
OC
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette
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Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette
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Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette
Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette
Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette
Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette
Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette

Urban Decay Cherry Afterglow Blush
Urban Decay Cherry Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay Cherry Afterglow Blush
Urban Decay Cherry Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay Cherry Afterglow Blush
Urban Decay Cherry Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay Easy Afterglow Blush
Urban Decay Easy Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay Easy Afterglow Blush
Urban Decay Easy Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay Easy Afterglow Blush
Urban Decay Easy Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay Angel Afterglow Blush
Urban Decay Angel Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay Angel Afterglow Blush
Urban Decay Angel Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay Angel Afterglow Blush
Urban Decay Angel Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay Lo-Fi Afterglow Blush
Urban Decay Lo-Fi Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay Lo-Fi Afterglow Blush
Urban Decay Lo-Fi Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay Lo-Fi Afterglow Blush
Urban Decay Lo-Fi Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay Hush Afterglow Blush
Urban Decay Hush Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay Hush Afterglow Blush
Urban Decay Hush Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay Hush Afterglow Blush
Urban Decay Hush Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay OC Afterglow Blush
Urban Decay OC Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay OC Afterglow Blush
Urban Decay OC Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay OC Afterglow Blush
Urban Decay OC Afterglow Blush