Trying my new Urban Decay x Gwen and Flushed Palettes

I recently bought the new Urban Decay by Gwen Stefani eyeshadow palette and the Naked Flushed palette, and I have to say I’m totally impressed. I am not the most skilled when it comes to putting on makeup and as I don’t often wear much, anything tends to look a little overboard compared to my daily face of no makeup. But, I’m so pleasantly surprised with both the Gwen eyeshadows and the Flushed palette. Both are so easy to apply and can be built up to go from a more natural look to a dramatic, bolder look.

Today’s look featured Blonde eyeshadow as a base, with Baby across the middle of the lids and brow bone, and Punk (my new favourite) is the dark burgundy in the crease and lash line. I tried to create a smokey eye look, but with the beiges and burgundy instead of a dramatic black/silver look. I’ve also fallen in love with my new mascara (Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara) which builds up to a volumous, thick lash effect…not quite the length of false lashes, but certainly some good volume and a more striking look than most mascaras I’ve tried.

The Flushed Palette in Native is amazing, even for me with my limited contouring knowledge. I used bronzer below my cheekbones, jaw and hairline, with the beautiful pinkish blush on my cheeks and the tiniest (seriously, you only need the smallest amount!) dot of highlighter above my cheekbones, along the nose and above the lips.

I am not a great lover of selfies, but I did want to take photos of the look I created with my new makeup haul…it makes me realise how much growing out of the blonde I still have to do! In some light, it doesn’t look so noticeable, but I’m looking forward to having my hair all one colour again…although I will probably miss the blonde once it’s gone!


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