I am LOVING the Gwen Stefani palette by Urban Decay. It’s pretty versatile and the eye shadows are like butter. They blend like a dream. There’s a bit of fall out with the darker colors, but that’s to be expected.
I picked it up at Sephora for $58. It includes 15 shadows, some matte, some shimmery. In my opinion it’s the perfect palette to buy if you’re new to makeup and want a variety of colors that will create an endless amount of looks, from neutral looks to dramatic smoky eyes. You can get it all out of this one palette.
If you’re a makeup lover, an Urban Decay lover, a Gwen lover, new to makeup, a makeup artist, this is a must have. Go get it, you won’t regret it. I can’t wait to run to Ulta to buy the eyebrow kit and blush palette from this collection. Check back for a review on those.
A few things I’ve purchased before and just needed to buy again because I was running out.
Starting from the top…
Avocado sheet mask from Ulta
MAC Studio Fix powder (re-purchase)
MAC Pressed pigments in Smoky and Amethyst
Wet and Wild Brush cleansing wipes (Pretty excited to try these out)
NYX Ombre Lip Duo in Poppy/Lily
L’oreal Infallible Super Slim felt tip liner pen (re-purchase)
MAC lip liners in Cherry and Kiss Me Quick
MAC lipstick in MAC Red (re-purchase)
MAC Fluidlines in Ivy and Shade
NYX lip pencil in Beige
Two Real Techniques brushes (shadow and highlighter brush)
Random Ardell Lashes
and not pictured, the #159 MAC Duo Fiber Blush brush
What I’m reviewing in this blog post, is the NYX Ombre Lip Duo. This was a total impulse buy while I was standing in a much too long of a line at Ulta and I am SO glad I decided to pick it up, so much so, that I think I’m going to go back and get the rest of the colors that they have in stock. It cost $11.99 at Ulta and on the NYX website. These Ombre Lip Duos come in a total of 12 color variations but Ulta only had 3 or 4 of the 12 in stock. Boo!
The color pay off is amazing. It’s a gorgeous color. It’s very creamy and not at all drying and best of all, it has an awesome wear-life. Below is a picture of when I first finished my makeup and the picture on the right is 5 hours later, after I had been running errands, eating, stopping at Starbucks for a much needed iced coffee and doing a million other things. I never touched it up. In fact, I purposefully left the NYX duo on my vanity so I wouldn’t even be tempted to touch it up. Next time I will go over the outline a little heavier so there is more of an ombre effect. Overall, I think this product is well worth it and you should definitely check it out. If you’ve tried it let me know what you think!!