We asked Gwen to let us in on her best makeup tricks. (Did you know that she’s big on defining and highlighting?) Armed with her secrets, together we created her perfect blush palette. Get Gwen’s glowing, contoured skin with six versatile shades of blush, bronzer and highlighter she can’t live without—all in our 8-hour formula—and go from casual to your version of red carpet.
Gwen Stefani X Urban Decay – Lipstick Must Have’s!
The New Lipstick
Gwen knows how to rock a bold lip. Luckily, she was game to get down and dirty with us to mix her perfect shades and ideal textures. Being the trooper she is, she tested about 50 shades during the epic try-on session! She’s worn every lip color in the book, and these are her must-haves. Our lineup of eight NEW shades includes our first-ever shade in a finish we’ve dubbed Mega Matte—a super-intense matte that lays down a lot of color in one coat. Every shade features our proprietary Pigment Infusion System™—for a super-creamy texture, rich payout and superior color dispersion.
£16 each, available from urbandecay.co.uk
& The liners…
On the stage and in the limelight, Gwen’s lip color needs to last. This creamy, waterproof lip pencil (in six shades that match the Lipsticks) lines and primes to help her lipstick stay put. Our formula applies smoothly, prevents feathering and lasts all day. Draw lines that define, then fill in your lips to help prime them for lipstick or gloss. Vitamin E, jojoba oil and cottonseed oil nourish the skin and ensure a smooth application.
£14 each, available from urbandecay.co.uk
Rocksteady Liner & Lippie is a really beautiful deep burgundy shade with amazing colour pay off! It has a a glossy finish, not something I usually favour but I found myself warming to it throughout the day and really loved the way it transitioned from day to evening. I barely had to top it up…
Following the suggested Urban Decay method. I used the liner to outline and fill in my lips thus giving the actual lipstick more staying power. It worked! My colour stayed put and the underlaying shade of the lip liner gave the illusion of the lipstick not having moved at all so you didn’t get that fading stain. Smooth in application, with a rich creamy texture. The colour is so intense, after just one sweep! Definitely a keeper for your lipstick arsenal!
Ex Girlfriendis a great nude shade, perfect for daytime. I loved the fact that the lip liner is ‘waxy’, meaning it glides on easily and isn’t harsh like a pencil can be sometimes. The lipstick however was quite sheer when I applied it and I had to apply it quite a few times so it blended in with the lip liner. ButI think it would be great if you wanted to give your lips a nice sheer glossy daytime look without the lip liner.
714 is a bold bright and punchy shade of ‘Classic Red’ with amazing staying power through food and drink and everything in between! Perfect to suit a redhead thats daring and bold enough to give it a go! We love it, and even better the liner also goes really well with the satin shade ‘Spiderweb’ as that one doesn’t have a matching liner!
FireBird – I really liked the look of the colour when I swatched it on the back of my hand. I thought it would be a dupe for Heroine by MAC. I was impressed by the lip liner, it was buttery and very easy to apply, but as a matte lover there was too much shine for me. Also as the application was easy it was almost difficult to get the precision i’d like with this liner.
The colour of the lipstick when applied was not what I expected, it was a lot more pinker and resembled a magenta pink rather than the purple undertone I was convinced it would create from looking at it. I was not a fan sadly of this colour, but if you’re a pink lover then you will love this. It is very hydrating too!
Keep your eyes peeled for more of the Gwen x Urban Decay line!