So, after a bit of a snafu with the Urban Decay website the other week, I finally have the whole Gwen Stefani collection in my grubby little paws. I wasn’t intending to, I just wanted the Firebird and Wonderland lipsticks initially, but then circumstances intervened, and after a short delay, I now have everything in the collection, including the online exclusive shades. Today I’m going to concentrate on the lip products, because there’s a reason this blog is called Get Lippie, but I’ll show you the rest tomorrow.
There are eight shades in total, and from left to right here we have:
Ex-Girlfriend – a sheer nude
Phonecall – a sheer candy pink (online exclusive shade)
Firebird – a shimmering fuchsia
Wonderland – glorious cherry pink
Spiderweb – glossy blue-red
714 – matte scarlet
Plaid – looks red here, but it’s actually a juicy berry pink (online exclusive shade)
Rocksteady – deep blood red.
All the lipsticks except Spiderweb and Plaid come with matching liners.
The packaging is a little plasticky, but it’s fun and finished in a funky black and gold graphic design. The bullets are firmly attached in the cases, and they’re gorgeous, gorgeous colours in a range of finishes.
So, what are the colours like on skin?
From left to right here we have Ex-Girlfriend liner and lipstick, Phonecall (both), Firebird (both), Wonderland (both), Spiderweb (lipstick only), 714 lipstick + liner, Plaid (lipstick only) and Rocksteady (both). Sadly, I haven’t worn any of the lipsticks yet (cold sores, sorry, and a full diary of LipsNspritz precluded) but I’ll update this post with my thoughts once they’ve been worn.
Initial thoughts are that if you’re a red lipstick fan – and it must be admitted here that I’m a much bigger fan of red lipstick than I am Gwen Stefani! – then you’ll love this collection. There are a couple of shades here for non-red lovers, but this is basically a BRIGHT collection, and I love it for that. Only time will tell if the formulas are as good as the colours appear to be, but I’ll keep you posted.
Coming up tomorrow, pictures of both the cheek palette, and the eyebrow kit.
What are your thoughts on the Gwen Stefani collection?
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