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

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

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00 for 0.60 oz.) includes fifteen eyeshadows–twelve that are new, three that are repromotes–housed in a compact palette. It’s a good palette filled with mostly warm-toned neutrals in light and medium shades. The pops of color make it a little less typical, but I’m not sure they were the most suitable shades for this palette. I wish there was more differentiation between some of the shades, particularly in undertone. I personally wish that they had taken more inspiration from the artist’s body of work so that they could create a more versatile palette that would work with more skin tones than such a literal translation of Stefani’s look. If you like the shades and don’t already have a lot of neutral palettes, the quality is there, and the palette is a great value–$228 worth of eyeshadows!

Blonde is described as a “pale beige with pink iridescent shift.” It’s a light, warm ivory with pink iridescence and a frosted finish. It had great pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency that was easy to work with. The color stayed on well for eight hours. NARS Andromeda (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Porcelain (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I514 Pink Ivory (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I414 Yellow Ivory (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm High Tide (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Sweet as Candy #2 (PiP, ) is more muted (95% similar). Tarte It's Snow Time (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Pearl (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Zoeva Liquid Clock (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Runway Worthy (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Treat Yourself (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Joy to the Pearl (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I526 Pearl Beige (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Not a Basic Peach #5 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Dior Jardin #2 (PiP, ) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bribe (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky #2 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Shroom (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sydney Grace Milk and Cookies (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bathwater is described as a “pale beige with gold pearl.” It’s a light, yellow gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. The texture had a really soft, finely-milled feel to it, but it also had looser sparkle/shimmer, so it didn’t apply as richly as anticipated. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Kat Von D Babs (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Dust (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Eggnog Latte (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Trait de Caractere #2 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Éclat Énigmatique #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #1 (PiP, ) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Moon Rock (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Champagne (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Starlight (GPV2 #2) (P, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Fortune (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Ooh La La (Right) (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Free (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Skimp is described as a “pale nude satin.” It’s a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a satin sheen. The texture was very finely-milled and silky, but it was also on the powdery side, which made it prone to sheering out. On me, the color wore well for seven and a half hours. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #4 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). YSL Saharienne #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Inhale (PiP, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Clarins The Essentials #1 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Peche (Sable) (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Navy #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Divergent Serene Vanilla (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Easy Gesture (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte In a Flurry (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Magnate (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay 5050 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Jewelry (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Smokeluxe #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Warm Breeze (PiP, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Clinique Jammin' #1 (PiP, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Jardins de Lumieres #2 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Shroom (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Broken (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Champagne (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Nude (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Steady is described as a “medium rose with metallic gold shift.” It’s a soft, medium copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had a really smooth, dense texture that made it easy to apply to bare skin without losing intensity. This shade stayed on for eight hours before fading. Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Rose Champagne (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Crisp (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold (PiP, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Icon (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Splendid (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #7 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Natasha Denona Shine (218M) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). YSL Onde Sable (04) (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rose Quartz (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora #happydays (DC, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Starry Eyed (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Old Church Street (Left) (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop 20 Something (P, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Fabric (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek In the Spotlight (P, $9.99) is brighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Skin (75S) (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Angelic Cockatiels (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Café au Lait (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Punk is described as a “reddish brown matte.” It’s a muted, dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had pretty good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that could have been a little softer, but it wasn’t too firm in the pan that it was hard to use. The color wore well for eight hours. MAC Sugar Plum (PiP, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Little Miss (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Stiletto (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). theBalm Moderato (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Pourpre Profond (810) (P, $36.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Deep Plum (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Beauty Mark (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Double Tap (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Risky Biz (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Charming (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Cocoa What Fun (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Ensemble (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Ashes (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, less pigmented (95% similar). Pat McGrath Dark Paradise (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Cabernet (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Black Plum (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Haute Chocolate (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Editor (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Cuddle Buddy (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Power Plum (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Baby is described as a “cool metallic rose.” It’s a muted, medium rosy copper with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had nice pigmentation with a fairly soft, blendable texture–but it was noticeably sparkly so it wasn’t as smooth–that applied well and lasted for eight hours. MAC Pure Bred #2 (LE, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Rose Golden Rings (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #7 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Starry Eyed (P, $9.99) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Can't Stop (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Bare Skin (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Christmas Blend (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Inglot J409 Cosmic Glow (LE, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). Buxom Champagne Buzz (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Golden Egg (LE, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Shining Star (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora Girl Talk (232) (P, $8.00) is less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Rose Gold (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Outfitted (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Unsupervised (LE, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anaheim is described as a “light taupe-brown matte.” It’s a muted, medium brown with a hint of gray, warm undertones, and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a very soft, cream-like texture that was a tiny bit powdery. The eyeshadow started to fade after eight hours. Sephora Flirt in a Skirt (LE, )(100% similar). LORAC Brown (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #3 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Stila Warm Honey (LE, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Stila Warm Taupe (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #7 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva New Era (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Cobblestone (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Samael (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 2 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Suede (58V) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Fifi (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Fix (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Absinthe #3 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #2 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Wanderer (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Sandstone (PiP, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Jetsetter (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Zone (LE, $19.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stark is described as a “nude-pink matte.” It’s a light, peachy beige with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had nice color coverage with a soft, smooth texture that ran just a smidgen powdery. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Hourglass Atmosphere #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Pirates Chest (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Uninhibited (P, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Truffle (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Fawn (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Magnolia (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Flock Party #1 (LE, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Catch Me (PiP, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Nudie (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Zoeva Here to Stay (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Antidote (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Werk It (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Habit (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Barefoot in the Grass (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Relaxed (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Apricot Nude (GPV1 #2) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Hammamet I (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Freestyle (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Cove (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zone is described as a “medium brown matte.” It’s a muted, medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, finely-milled consistency that blended easily on the skin. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. Natasha Denona Zand (189CM) (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Nude #4 (LE, $19.00) is less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fix (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cork (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Mumu (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Mousse (PiP, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Nest Egg (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Stila Warm Honey (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Dune (LE, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Coloured Raine Hot Cocoa (P, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Anaheim (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M660 Speculous (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Bedrock (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). LORAC Burlap (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Chessboard (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Natasha Denona Safari (187CM) (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Undeniable (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Warm Taupe (LE, $18.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Cashmere #2 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Kat Von D Fawn (Contour) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Serious is described as a “smoky gray with iridescent floating pearl.” It’s a gray-leaning taupe with hints of warm brown in the base with fine shimmer. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture. This shade lasted for eight hours on me. Lancome Purple Pageantry (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Burberry Graphite (No. 28) (DC, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Steel (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cinder (Right) (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Smoke (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Panorama (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Print (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Next Wave (DC, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Sleigh Watch (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Smoke & Mirrors (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Smokeout (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Affresco #3 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Smoky Black Friday #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Bad Influence (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #5 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Graphic Nature (DC, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 20 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Keep Your Cool (DC, $21.00)(85% similar). Viseart Cool Mattes 2 #10 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop 101 (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pop is described as a “pale coral with iridescent sparkle.” It’s a light, peachy-beige with warm undertones and a sparkling finish. You could feel the sparkle/micro-glitter in the texture, as it tended to apply unevenly and had noticeable fall out during application as well as during wear. The color lasted about eight hours, but I would use a tacky base with this one. Tarte Fizz the Season (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Treasure (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Golden Reflections #3 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Nude Awakening #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Diamond Butterfly (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl #1 (PiP, ) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Silk Teddy (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Nude Beach (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Ladybird (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Devotion (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Alchemy (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Enchant (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Silk Road I (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Perfectly Wretched (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Harajuku is described as a “metallic blue-pink with iridescent micro-shimmer.” It’s a light-medium pink with cool undertones and slight sparkle over a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a dense consistency that tended to loosen as it was blended. It was hard to keep it looking intense, as it seemed prone to sheering out. This shade wore well for seven hours before fading.
Anastasia Wild Child (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Dior House of Pinks #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #5 (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Stila Sea Siren (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Nocturnal (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Capricious Nightingale (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Not Playing (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #1 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Celestial (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Coax (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Dominique Cosmetics Pink Lemonade (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Sweet Candy (260) (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Cosmos (GPV2 #30) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Supah-Pink (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Dominique Cosmetics Strawberry (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Stila Sunset Cove (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Sugar Shade #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Danger is described as a “deep metallic royal blue with blue micro-sparkle.” It’s a rich, medium-dark navy blue with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had fantastic color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that was blendable and applied well to the skin. This shade lasted for eight hours. Colour Pop Etiquette (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Stila Sapphire (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Ministry (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Climax (P, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Blue Black (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Sephora Diving in Australia (DC, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Paralyzed (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME224 Navy Blue (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Kimono (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Deep (LE, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Eternity (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Aja (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Luckfully (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D222 Night Blue (DC, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Center Stage (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #8 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Abyss (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Blue Spruce (02M) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Dark Seas (P, $14.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

1987 is described as a “bright metallic yellow-gold.” It’s a light-medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had great pigmentation with a soft, dense, and buttery consistency that was easy to work with. On me, it started to fade after eight hours of wear. Burberry Gold Shimmer #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Burberry Gold Shimmer #2 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Heaven Loves You (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Very Frisky (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). NARS Goldfinger (DC, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Coloured Raine Flashy (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Whenever You Call (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Fun in the Sun (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Let's Rage (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Coque d'Or #2 (DC, ) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm D1 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Rule Breaker (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Legend (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Crown (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #403 (P, $7.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Sun's Out, Buns Out (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Pixel Dust (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME406 Golden (DC, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blackout is described as a “blackest black matte.” It’s a deep, dark black with neutral undertones and a matte finish. The texture felt very soft, smooth, and almost cream-like in the pan. It had good pigmentation and was fairly blendable. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Kat Von D Black Metal (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Huda Beauty Smokey #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Let's Do It (P, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Punk (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Fashionista (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay 13th Floor (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir (P, $5.99) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Lune Noire (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). City Color Black Widow (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Devotion (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Bad Habit Pagan (PiP, ) is less pigmented, lower quality (95% similar). Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $13.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Onyx (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Panther (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S102 Onyx (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Filbuste (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, glossier (95% similar). Kat Von D Oddfellow (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Black Leather (LE, $14.00)(100% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I’m totally getting this for me and my best friend. 😀 I hope she will like this, I’m also excited for the Tartelette 2 in Bloom!

This is so good for those who are very very fair in complexion and I hope my best friend would love this.

I love Gwen Stefani and the packaging. I love neutrals but I will be skipping this palette. There is nog enough variety of colors and the colors are too light. As an NC30 I think many of the shades will be ashy on me. This is really only suitable for people with fair to light skin.

This looks so lovely although I’m not sure I need it! Sadly most of the shades I’m drawn to are ones that I can already dupe with my naked 3 palette. I really REALLY love urban decay eyeshadows so I may end up picking this up when its available in the UK! 🙂 Ps I’m loving the eye looks as usual Christine <3 xxx

I agree with everything you said in your synopsis, Christine. This is a high-quality palette with mostly well-performing, nicely pigmented shades. But the range of shades leaves something to be desired if one wants something more contrasting instead of mostly these light to medium variations of BEIGE! Gwen did do purples and turquoise pops way back in the earlier part of her career! I do not recall seeing her wear navy blue, however! This palette is just…Idk? Leaving me tangled in the Spiderwebs.

Haha! When I think about a celebrity releasing something, a large part of me thinks they release it for fans, and to that end, I think that palette doesn’t really consider the full spectrum of fans that I’m sure her fan base has. It will work for some and be really great for some, I am sure, but it just seems like it will miss even more folks than your average palette does.

Well, glad this got a decent score for those who like these colors, but this is a skip for me. There are way too many skintone shades that are going to all look the same on my lid, and while I like Danger (blue), I have 3 of the dupes already (CP Kimono, UD Evidence, MAC Moon is Blue)

I wish they’d gone with a cooler light shade, neutral light shade, and then maybe a more overtly shimmery warm shade – but at least mixed it up a bit more. You could layer or mix in the pan to adjust/add shimmer.

I completely agree with your comments about a palette inspired by her work. I grew up on No Doubt and Gwen Stefani when she went solo and remember how bright and vibrant her videos were and a palette that would’ve reflected that would have been awesome. Its a beautiful palette but it won’t work on my NC 45 skintone.

Glad I’m not alone! Especially when it’s just one palette being released, then a shade range that is more inclusive makes more sense to me. If she had released two or three smaller palettes, then you could break it down into her literal look, maybe a smoky version of it, and a brighter take on her/her style.

Agree with you.. I don’t see this palette working on my NC 40 skin either… I thought like you it would have been inspired more on her work than her literall look… not many of us are that pale… ?

This is disappointingly geared toward her exact coloring (even someone pale but cool toned would have a hard time getting much use out of this as all of the highlights and most of the shadows are conspicuously warm). That being said, the only ones I really like are Punk, Serious, and Dangerous so this was never going to be my type of palette.

At least it wasn’t going to be on your list either way! I was surprised there wasn’t more nuance in undertone in the very light shades. Similarly, I was surprised at how close the browns were.

I think everybody needs to remember that Gwen created a palette that she would use herself. This wasn’t meant to be a representation of her career or her overall style. This was meant to be something that she would wear herself, the perfect palette for her, and considering she typically goes neutral on the eyes, this makes sense.

I’ve been incredibly excited for this palette. Not because I’m a particularly big Gwen Stefani fan but because she’s a fairly pale gal with a taste for neutral eye looks. I knew that whatever she created would be suitable for me, being a pale gal myself. After seeing these swatches, I can tell you this is a palette I would reach for every single day. I’m excited to finally see a neutral palette that won’t be too dark or too muddy on me. I only wish that this was a permanent fixture in their collection because I’m already worried I’ll run out and be upset.

I’m glad you’re excited for it, Kelsey! It was only my personal opinion (as stated above) that there was a way to achieve both: something she could wear and something that a greater portion of her fans could wear when there were 15 shades in the palette. I would have rather seen two or three smaller palettes, because I’m sure there are many skin tones who would love to create her look, in a way that works for their particular skin tone 🙂

That’s precisely it, Christine, not ALL of Gwen Stefani fans are pale, I’m a huge fan, and I’m an NC40! Therefore, nowhere near pale enough for this to work well for me and other fans who are, say, NC20 or NW15 or above .

Maybe what they should have done was take out of some of those pops of color and just made it a full-on neutral palette–but with deeper neutrals; the idea of creating the concept of her look but with additional shades for darker skin tones.

However, without the pops of color, there would be the gripes of “It looks too much like the Naked palettes… Why can’t UD make colorful palettes…? There are too many neutral palettes already, and it just looks like another Naked palette…” Not every product will suit every skintone/coloring. There are tons of products out there that won’t work for me, including the original Naked palette, so I just spend that money on products that do work. As much as I want to love this palette, it seems too warm for me, and will possibly be a skip; I definitely won’t be stressing about being able to procure it, but there are a few shades I really do like. The thing about palettes, particularly UD, is that the pans are a generally a good size, so even if I can’t wear 1/2 the shades, I’m still getting a better deal than when I buy singles.

I totally respect your opinion, Christine. Didn’t mean to sound rude or as though I didn’t. 🙂

It’s just that, while I totally get what you’re saying, I feel as though there are already SO many options out there in the neutral department for people with darker skin tones than myself (I mean, when I say I’m pale, I mean I’m REALLY pale — lighter than an NC15). I do feel sorry for those that feel they’re not going to get much out of this palette, and I do understand why, but I selfishly feel that it’s about time Urban Decay released something more friendly for us pale gals.

Kelsey, totally on board with what you’re saying. I agree w/Christine that it would’ve been awesome to see a couple of options for palettes that represent different themes or eras of Gwen’s work (e.g., this one vs. a more brightly colored one)–but selfishly-speaking, for my NC15ish skintone, and with that packaging–GAAAHHHH it’s so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! I thought I was done w/my makeup shopping for the year after the Sephora VIB sale, but this palette was totally made for me :-0

Yes, it should work for very fair skin tones with warm complexions. I wish they had at least included a few cooler neutrals in it, since I see far more readers with fair and cool skin tones than fair and warm!

I agree. It could have used a taupe, pewter or silvery purple in place of some of those yellowy or peachy ones. It’s crease shades are bang on (for my NW5 skin tone), but I’m not sure what I would put on the lid bc I tend to wear neutral to cool lids. One can’t wear Danger every day!

Bingo! That would have made the palette work for me. I’m fair neutral and although there are certain cool yellows and creams I can wear, all of the oranges would make my olive undertones look ashy or dirty. So it’s frustrating to see a light toned palette (yay) but with too much warm orange (boo!)

That really is my only gripe with this palette. I do wish it had more cooler toned shades, because I am on the cooler side. But too many neutral palettes are too dark for me on a day-to-day basis, so I’ll deal with the warmer shades. 😉

Bingo! Had they given some thought to the pale/cool market, it’d have made the palette a LOT more versatile. Pale/warm is niche, even by the pale girl market!

And had they done it, I’d probably have picked it up just because I try to pick up palettes that lean this way in an attempt to encourage companies to release more of it – like Kat Von D’s Innerstellar, even though it isn’t the best performing!

Nice try Urban Decay , but I’m sure I have every single eyeshadow in this collaboration in my collection of palettes and single eyeshadows.

I am normally into stuff like Tom Ford, but after I bought my first UD lipstick I got interested in the brand. I don’t use much color on my eyes any,ore since wearing red lipstick, so this is really nice. I just wonder how to figure out which colors I should use since they are somewhat similar. Too many choices…
But I totally dislike Gwen Stefani as a musician. Don’t care so much though if the product is nice, the only color that has a C I wouldn’t use anyway.

Great review! I’m a little ugh about the palette not coming with a brush (or mini primer) for the price of it, but the colors seem so great for fair skin that I’ll wind up buying it.

I’m surprised to find that I like the look of this one. I am in the target shade range, though, as a fair neutral gal. And with that fab dark blue – such a difficult colour for so many brands to nail! – I might grab this after all, when it gets to the UK.

I was a huuuge Gwen fan growing up so I have to get this. I’m happy to hear it performs well! Although I’m a neutral lover, I actually don’t own any Naked palettes, so I won’t feel too bad about buying this one. I’m curious if Gwen and UD will collaborate on more products in the future.

Definite skip for me as an NC45 girl, I’m really bummed out that she went the “stuff suited for me that I wear” route as opposed to the “stuff inspired by my music and band’s general aesthetic” route. I’ve about given up on pre-made neutral palettes in general though and just made my own with MAC, Inglot, UD, etc singles. I was tired of so many useless beige shades.

I do think they could have incorporated a few deeper tones that would give darker skin tones “her look” so-to-speak but in colors that translated on darker skin.

I really want this, I don’t need it, but I think it would be a great no brainer palette for the more stressful days. I think it’s a pity that the very pretty pink wasn’t performing as well as it should have. The blue is gorgeous.

I’m very fair and slightly warm toned. This would actually be a great travel palette for me, but there’s just too much overlap with what I already have to justify purchasing it.

… Also, I’m petty and don’t like the mismatched circles on top v. the inside eyeshadow pans. Sorry, Gwen!

Sadly this will be a pass for me. I am pale enough and have warm undertones, but UD has come out with so many neutral palettes, that I don’t need this one too. I already have so many neutrals from them, that this one seems quite redundant. I was really excited when I first heard about it, but I agree that this was too much of a literal translation her personal make-up style for me to want it. Some of the light colors are just too similar to have needed to include them all in my opinion. I’m glad the quality is there though for the people who are still excited about. I hope they really enjoy it, even if it’s not for me.

That’s true, Catie! Lots of neutral palettes between UD and other brands, so it can easily be redundant in one’s stash. It was nice that it was still a decent/good palette!

Wow – so many of the featured colours are so similar to each other. There is very little contrast between them that when used on your eye they will all look the same. No purples, greens or light greys. Just one or two colours – the pink and the blue. This is disappointing.

Nice review as always Christine. I’m disappointed that UD would drop their quality on such a highly anticipated palette. I mean, they just spit out Vice 4 and Spectrum and they were better. Why can’t they do the same here?. Gwen deserves to be represented with top notch product. Sorry, I’m a big fan of hers. Another UD palette that is in a cool case and needs a primer and possibly a base so you are dependent to buy their other product also. There are better out there and they can do better. I planned to get this. I’m not sure now. I like the case more than the contents!

I think the texture of the shades in this palette were actually a lot more consistent and smoother than past releases, but they weren’t quite as pigmented (well, not all of them) as other UD shades.

I understand. I guess with so many shades looking like light to mid tone neutral, my main concern is if this will be able to show up much on my medium skin tone? I’d even be wiling to use primer.

Unless you tend to like a really natural/sheer application of your colors, I probably wouldn’t rush to get it. Knowing that you have a larger stash, I bet you have dupes or similar shades–or neutral palettes you like more. Speaking for myself only, it’s not a palette I’d get for myself, because there are only a handful of looks to get out of it – they all look the same on me. There’s nothing about the shade range that’s really unique or compelling without more mid-tones!

Thanks for being honest with me Christine. I love that about you! I had planned to buy this from UD this Sun. But, I’m definitely not now. If I get it, I will at least want to see it in person. You are right, I do have a ton of neutral palettes and there is too much on my perpetual wish list to buy things that go unused. Thank you!

This looks like a teenager’s first “real” palette purchase. A bunch of shades that probably look okay swiped over the whole lid, but not enough variety to create very many expert-level looks. The color shades could have been more carefully chosen. I have no idea how someone with a finely tuned eye for makeup could incorporate that blue into the rest of those neutrals without having to grab transition shades from somewhere else.

I think they tried to split the difference between “instagram-blended” worthy and “one shade over the whole lid” and it didn’t work out well for either camp. If Gwen’s idea had been to curate a palette of neutrals plus a few good colors, she really missed the mark here.

Good point, Ray! The blue seems like it could blend into the pink shade decently enough, but it will be a little harder with other shades. It is probably easiest (or most foolproof) as an eyeliner!

I purchased this earlier in the week (when beauty.com accidentally posted it) & I have to say I am not in love with it. I am NC25/30 as well and there isn’t much versatility on my skin tone. I’ll probably end up returning it.

Probably won’t buy this. Far too many neutrals and I already own all the Naked palettes. I am curious though…UD keeps posting that this is a customizable palette. I’m not seeing what is customizable about it though?

I just feel so disappointed with this palette… I understand it’s a palette of her favorites and colors she likes but why release a palette with sooooo many similar colors?! I really wish there would have been a collection, like maybe a few lipsticks, lip liners, eyeliners, a favorites palette and then a palette as colorful as her style has been?? hahaha I daydream too much about what makeup brands COULD have done. =P

Ughh, Gwen Stefani hasn’t been cool for a decade and this proves it. I’m irrationally mad I didn’t like her solo music, or this palette. Gurl bye✌?️#haterzgunnahate

Loved and have most of the palettes. I like the colors and swatches but just bought the new VICE and other new palette. The colors are similar in one palette or another so I may actually pass on this one.

Not much variety, like you said, and the pops of color are not my taste (medium pink and leaning-navy blues are probably my least used colors). But I’m using light neutrals so much rn I know I will get a lot of use out of 13/15 of these shades. Packaging is gorgeous. I’m sold.

I think it depends what you’re trying to get out of it? This is very neutral, and the Self-Made is a lot more versatile/colorful in a way.

Whatever happened to the spectrum palette that was supposed to release on ud.com??? I want that one more than I would want this one but it never became available

Ugh Christine! I did not want this and thought for sure you would average grade it. Now after reading what you gave the palette and it being geared for us pale gals, well, there goes $60.00 lol!

I remember one time you had a question for the readers asking if we would ever buy something because of the celebrity behind it. I think I answered no. I was wrong lol. I forgot about GWEN!!!! Haha I don’t think this would do so well with my skin tone. I only think I would use about half of these colors. So I’m still debating.

When I heard of the Gwen Stefani contribution I really thought it would be more colourful and outgoing like her overall style. It would’ve been more interesting that way, but there would’ve been no chance I’d pick it up since I don’t wear a whole lot of colour and I have just enough in my collection already.
This is much less exciting but way more suitable to me and my personal eye makeup style and I’m not sure I’d resist if I happened to be in a Sephora and saw the palette there. We’ll see!
Thanks for the review!

I am conflicted! because I am pale skinned but it just looks so.. boring! I saw them swatched on pale skin and it just looks so good and then the packaging is beautiful but I don’t want to pay the $59 dollars… 🙁

I see why this palette wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but for me the top two rows are perfect. I have fair skin and wear neutral eyes with a little crease definition and a light, shimmery wash all over the lid pretty much every day. No clue what I would do with the bright pink or blue, but this palette looks like it would work well for me.

I just saw that Wende Zomnir posted a sneak peek of the Gwen lipsticks coming out this Spring. I hope you’ll be doing reviews of those, because they interest me a lot more than this palette!

Slightly related: Do we know what’s up with that Urban Spectrum palette?

Awesome!

UD pulled it from their site; only their store and Sephora. Sephora says it’s coming back, but there’s not much info on that.

Baby and Blonde were my favorite shades with Punk and Danger coming in as an admirable mentions! I have enough similar shades minus Danger. I might have to pick up the MUFE dupe. Wait was that one in the new Holiday palette? I don’t think so but probably close enough for me.

I seem to be the opposite of most people in regards to this: I love the colors but have no interest in Gwen Stefani, so it would be a waste on me. Maybe the poor reception means it’ll go on sale 🙂

Sad to say that I will skip out on this. I really want it…packaging and Gwen Stefani BUT the shades are all way too light for my skintone. Many of them will come off as ashy and that’s not a good look on me.

When I heard there was going to be a UD x Gwen Stefani palette, I thought I was going to have a jammer I was so excited! The colour reveal was quite disappointing, although I do see reflections of Gwen’s looks nowadays. I love Urban Decay and No Doubt & Gwen (Gwen and Courtney Love were my idols), though so I will probably end up purchasing this. The colours I was interested in before were cemented seeing you swatch and describe them, so thank-you!!

Thanks for the great swatches, Christine!
Unfortunately, this palette doesn’t scream “Gwen Stefani” to me; it’s just like yet another Naked palette with a small pop of color thrown in. To me, it’s not worth the $58 except for the collectible packaging. I will use your dupes feature to find dupes for the single colors I like.

I’m so perplexed by this palette! I love Urban Decay, I love Gwen Stefani, and I love, love, love, beautifully designed/packaged palettes BUT the color scheme poses a big problem for me. There are so many versions of the same shades & I’m concerned that they may not show up well enough on my NC25 skin. When I initially heard that UD&Gwen were collaborating on a palette my imagination went crazy with possibilities and although this palette is lovely and no doubt high quality, it does not live up to what I imagined. But it’s so pretty! But it’s not versatile. But it’s UD & Gwen! But it’s too cool toned….See what I mean!!?!? I can’t decide!

I think they’ll show up, but I find that on my skin tone (NC25/NC30) that they run together – not versatile as you mentioned.

I was going to skip this pallette because as everyone is saying, is more geared towards lighter skin tones BUT I’m a UD pro and got pro discount on it so I will gift it for Christmas

pretty pallet…not even one transition shade (warm or cool) for someone over NC30….this is becoming so predictable that its not even funny anymore and on top of that more than 1/2 the shades are light. WOC are just out of luck with this pallet

I think WOC could create a look, but it would be sooo lacking in versatility (so many shades would go unused or they’d look the same) 🙁

Hmmm, I am torn about this palette. I too am a NC25-NC30 and not sure if the colors will show up on me and I already have a ton of neutrals. I have a rough time wearing pinks, and it looks like there are a-plenty pink shifts in this palette. I can’t wear Naked3 for that reason. I may go to Sephora and swatch it, but think I will save my money. I have been thinking about purchasing the MUFE Artist Palette #2 for some color, matter of fact. Thank you for your review! Well done, as always. I always come to Temptalia first before making any makeup purchases. Happy Holidays!

Hi, I live in Belgium. I just bought it but when I opened it, I found one of the eyehsadows scratched like a zigzag which is very unusual for a palette that was on a box, one side was easy to open so I wonder if it was opened out of curiosity. The problem here is that usually if it is open then they cannot refund you, but it is a scratch, for me that is not normal and not sanitary… 🙁 did your palette also had this problem? maybe it was a packaging problem. Hope I can get an answer soon, thanks!

Serious looks kinda nice .. Not impressed by he packaging or any other colour , I probably have already dupes for all of these . I have the Sephora Cinderella palette and I bet all these colours are very close !!
Sorry Gwen !

I’m so drawn to the packaging. The colors are all right, perhaps a bit too many neutral ones but the shades Danger, Zone and Punk are to die for! 🙂

I was so excited to get this palette because I love neutrals and I love the packaging. The palette has some pretty colors, but I’m not crazy about the formula. I have all of the Naked palettes by Urban Decay and love them, so I had high hopes for the Gwen Stefani palette. I kinda felt like I really had to work with the colors to get color payoff and get them blended. It’s just not my favorite but it is pretty to look at!

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