I assume you have already read reviews and seen swatches of the most-anticipated eyeshadow from Urban Decay many times or better yet, you already own Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette. Oh how I love to give you the latest scoop by purchasing it the moment it came out but blame the uber-slow shipping of Urban Decay because this beauty only arrived few days ago. But is it a yay as most makeup lovers say or nay? Scroll down for more photos, details and my overall thoughts.


urban decay gwen stefani eyeshadow palette, review, swatch

Packaging-wise, the-pop-rock-glam vibe truly bespeaks Gwen (yeah we’re first name basis like that, haha!). You can tell she did an excellent job collaborating down to the minutest detail. The gold and white criss-cross pattern on the box is as ravishing as the black polka-dot and gold in the actual casing. The burnished embossed name on the lower right is a nifty addition. The whole palette itself has heft, magnetic closure and ginormous mirror.

urban decay gwen stefani eyeshadow palette, review, swatch

This palette is cool-toned which is definitely made for Gwen or women bearing the same pale to fair skin color. There are 15 eyeshadows: 5 mattes, 6 satins, 4 metallics. A quick glance shows you that the eyeshadows are predominantly neutral, which for the most part are dupe-able or strikingly similar to Urban Decay’s other naked’s. With the exception of Harajuku, Danger and 1987, I’m wild-guessing you already own ’em. But see, it is Gwen. Don’t Speak. Hollaback Girl. Baby Don’t Lie. You still want this because it is from The Great Gwen. 

urban decay gwen stefani eyeshadow palette, review, swatch

Blonde is is satin pale pink with iridescence shift

Bathwater is satin pale beige

Skimp is satin nude

Steady is satin peachy rose

Punk is matte maroon brown

Baby is cool satin rose

Anaheim is matte taupe-brown

Stark is matte nude

Zone is matte medium brown

Serious is satin gray

Pop is metallic pale coral (fallout party, the dud)

Harajuku is metallic pink

Danger is metallic royal blue

1987 is metallic burnished gold

Blackout is matte black

urban decay gwen stefani eyeshadow palette, review, swatch

urban decay gwen stefani eyeshadow palette, review, swatch

All the mattes are fairly pigmented and blend effortlessly. The satins are phenomenal. Except for Pop which is complete fallout party, the rest of the metallics are luxurious as Gwen’s hit songs. Worn over eye primer, these eyeshadows didn’t budge or melt all through ten hours of moi rocking ’em. Overall, whether you’re a fan of Gwen or just simply looking for a palette regardless if it’s cool or warm to treat yourself with this Christmas, I say go get it.

urban decay gwen stefani eyeshadow palette, review, swatch

urban decay gwen stefani eyeshadow palette, review, swatch

urban decay gwen stefani eyeshadow palette, review, swatch

For my eye makeup below, I used 1987 on eyelids, Anaheim on crease, Punk on outer eye corner and Blackout on brows. The lipstick is also from Urban Decay Matte Revolution (Carnal).

urban decay gwen stefani eyeshadow palette, review, swatch, gwen stefani makeup

urban decay gwen stefani eyeshadow palette, review, swatch, blue black hair

Oh yeah In case you noticed, I did color my hair blue-back in time for winter. 



  1. December 14, 2015 / 5:53 pm

    Beautiful palette and I love the neutral but shimmery gold look you created with it. The shades pop against your new dark hair!

  2. December 14, 2015 / 6:15 pm

    That packaging is to die for, and I like the pop of blue among the neutrals. I love this EOTD on you!

  3. December 14, 2015 / 6:43 pm

    Such a gorgeous palette! 1987 is so stunning!

  4. December 14, 2015 / 8:07 pm

    A gorgeous makeup look and LOVE your new hair! How do you like it, has it taken some getting used to with a new color?

    • December 14, 2015 / 9:51 pm

      Thanks Tina. Yeah, it took me 2 days to get used to it. I can't wait to grow out the bangs w/c were cut too short by the hairstylist

  5. December 14, 2015 / 11:12 pm

    The shades you picked are really gorgeous on you! I don't think most of those colors would be great for me, because I'm pale, but with yellow undertones. Maybe some of them would surprise me!

  6. December 14, 2015 / 11:35 pm

    This palette is awesome. I like that it has so many neutrals with a few pops of color.

  7. December 15, 2015 / 1:16 am

    You look gorgeous and I love your dark hair

  8. December 15, 2015 / 1:16 am

    You have the best photography. If I hadn't bought this already I'd buy it just from your pictures.

  9. December 15, 2015 / 2:51 am

    I love the look you created! The shade selection is this is really pretty, but I own so many neutrals just like it so I skipped it. I love Gwen though, so I hope to get some of her lippies they are releasing next year!

  10. December 15, 2015 / 3:19 am

    Your eye look is gorgeous. I have this palette lurking in my little to be photographed cabinet. I can't bring myself to touch it, yet. lol

  11. December 15, 2015 / 3:51 am

    Gorgeous palette indeed! I've been playing with mine over the weekend, and love the shades so far.

  12. December 15, 2015 / 4:15 am

    I love the idea palette (that packaging!)but am trying to convince myself I don't need it. The look you put together is perfect!

  13. December 15, 2015 / 5:21 am

    You look gorgeous girl. I really didn't want to have this palette… but man, it's a beaut.

  14. December 15, 2015 / 8:43 am

    I love the shades that are in the palette but the packaging alone makes me want to buy it for sure.

  15. December 15, 2015 / 11:24 pm

    Such a pretty everyday look! What color lippie is that–it goes perfectly! I am still waiting for my palette!!

  16. December 15, 2015 / 11:52 pm

    The palette is gorgeous and your eye look is terrific! I wish it embodied more of Gwen Stefani with the Harajuku and all, but it's still beautiful! <3

  17. December 16, 2015 / 7:01 am

    Kath, I just can't get over your FOTDs!! I swear each is better than the last. The gold in this palette is perfect for you. Your application is sensational. Your blending is exceptional. Your ability is epic.

    • December 17, 2015 / 3:11 am

      OMG I'm smiling ear to ear. You're so sweet Shelley. I try my best to take decent photos. Daylight is my ally, near the window for better pics of FOTD. Thanks so much

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