Is The Gwen Stefani Urban Decay Palette Worth The Hype?

June 29, 2016

When this palette first released it was talked about a lot. I mean if I had it when they first released it then I would've been crazy about it too. The colors that were so beautiful since it is a nice neutral palette with pops of color. Who wouldn't love that? Urban Decay eyeshadows also have great pigmentation but I feel like the hype around this palette didn't last that long. It could explain why there's a big price drop.

This Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette retailed for $58 but then reduced to $39, and it's now $25 which is less than 50% off. There could be many reasons as to why the price has become so low, I mean it is a limited edition product so maybe they're trying to get rid of all the extras. As soon as I saw the price drop you bet that I ran to my local Sephora to pick this up. I was so excited, I can never get enough neutral palettes.

When I swatched some of the shades onto my hand when I was in the store they looked so pigmented, but when I got home and actually started to apply this I was devastated. I'm fairly pale so when the darkest brown shade in this palette 'Zone' didn't show up on my eyelids I was already sensing a problem. I had to try and build it up about four times until it gave a good color payoff. A few of the shades were ok, but I was getting ready to go to a birthday party and when I put the shade 'Pop' on my lids I almost panicked. It caused a glittery mess all over my eyelids and I was already running late to the party. It looked as if I applied a really glittery eyeshadow and now it's faded. It was a disaster and I had to use about 2 other eyeshadows to cover up this mess of an eyeshadow.

The fall out of these shadows were also ridiculous, I'm not sure if the formulation was any different than the Naked palettes but I was expecting much more from an Urban Decay palette.
(Swatch of the shade 'Pop')

If you're someone who doesn't own too many eyeshadows or want to get started with makeup then maybe this would be the perfect palette since you don't have to worry about going overboard with the colors. But would I buy this again? No. I did return it for a reason, I really tried to like it but it wasn't working out for me at all. Could it be possible that I got a bad one? Could be. But still, I wanted this since it first released and then when I got it, I was dissappointed.

Do you have this Gwen Stefani Urban Decay Palette?

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