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Urban Decay have finally released their collaboration palette with Gwen Stefani. I couldn’t resist, I needed it in my life. The Urban Decay marketing team are geniuses πŸ™‚

I picked my Urban Decay Gwen Stefani in Debenhams. It will set you back €46. They have it on the website with free shipping here, if you like what you see πŸ™‚

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The palette contains a mixture of neutral matte, satin and shimmery shades for the most part, with a couple of more intense colours for good measure. I think it’s a good mixture. As a Urban Decay fan I have alot of their palettes, so I’m used to them having some crazy colour combos within them. I think the Gwen palette gives good practical but still really pretty colour choices. You get 15 shades in total which is pretty decent for the price. They are soft and pigmented as you would expect from the brand. I love all the names she gave them too. If you’re a Gwen fan since her old school No Doubt days (like myself) you will get all the references she makes with them.

 

Now onto the good part, the eye shadows in action πŸ™‚

The top row:

We have ‘Blonde’, the lightest shade in the palette.

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‘Bathwater’ (one of my favourite No Doubt songs :).

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‘Skimp’.

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‘Steady’.

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‘Punk’.

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Then the second line of shadows:

‘Baby’.

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‘Anaheim’.

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‘Stark’.

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‘Zone’.

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‘Serious’.

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And finally the third line of shadow and where most of the crazier colours lie:

‘Pop’.

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‘Harajuku’.

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‘Danger’.

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‘1987’.

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And ‘Blackout’, a matte black is always a welcome addition to a palette for me.

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I struggled to part with the money for the Gwen palette so close to Christmas for myself I have to admit. The guilt has subsided now however and I’m so glad I did. She’s just so darn pretty. I love everything the colour choices, the packaging everything! And there’s also an added bonus with it. You get samples of the lipsticks Gwen will be releasing with Urban Decay too. Score!

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The packaging of the lippies looks amazing in the picture may I add πŸ™‚

 

So we have ‘Rocksteady’.

beauty blog irelandA pinky red lipstick with a cream formula.

 

It wouldn’t be Gwen without a matte red. So this is a mega-matte (according to Urban Decay) and it’s called ‘714’.

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‘Ex-Girlfriend’ is a sheer neutral brown shade.

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Then, finally we have ‘Firebird’ an awesome bright purple hot pink shade with a cream finish.

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I think it’s safe to say the Gwen palette for Urban Decay is a hit with me πŸ™‚

Have you picked it up? Or is it on your Christmas wish list?

Let me know.

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I am on a bit of shopping go slow since I have two holidays lined up for this year. But the summer is nearly at an end already, can you believe it? So I had to make a pitt stop into Penneys, I wouldn’t be Irish if I didn’t would I really? And I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t grab a little bit of makeup while I was having a nosey.

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It’s nothing too crazy, but thought I would share in case you are in the market for some affordable bits πŸ™‚

First up, I got the other two Penneys PS Love lip liners that I don’t own. I have the brow shade 06 already and d’ya know what? They’re bloody good! And for €1.50 they’re even better!!

05 is the red and 07 is the pink

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Here they are swatched on my hand.

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From the Penneys range, I also got one of their Matte Lipstick Crayon’s to try aswell. This was €2.50.

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It’s in the shade 03, which is pretty much a blue toned hot pink.

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I also grabbed two things from the Catrice stand, I think I was very restrained, things could have gone alot worse for my bank balance πŸ™‚

First up is their new (I think) Deluxe Trio Eyeshadow in 030 Rose Vintouch.

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It has three baked shades for creating a purple smoky eye.

Here they are swatched from left to right.

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I got one of their illuminating blushes in 030 ‘Kiss Me Ken’ too. I was eyeing up these blushes online the other day.

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This one is pink but with a darker pink gradient on the top and bottom which I thought looked interesting. It has a gold sparkle running through it too.

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Here it is swatched on the back of my hand.

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I also picked up lots of clothes bits and pieces which I snapped about over the weekend, so if you want to see more about them, come say hello over there. My user-name is Beautynook.

I will show you these shoes though. These are from the Penneys limited edition range, and they are the cutest pair of heels I own!!

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There you have it, a closer inspection of my Penneys and Catrice bits and bobs. I think I was pretty good what do you think?

As always thanks for reading, really appreciate it πŸ™‚

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Orange Lip Products

I have already listed some favourite red lipsticks here, pink lipsticks here and even some bolder darker choices here. So I thought the natural progression would be…some oranges. I pick up an orange number more than you would think on a day to day basis, it can really brighten up a look, and make it fresh and interesting. Like any lippies you can go wild and full on or you can do it under stately. It all depends on your preference, or what mood you are in that day πŸ™‚

I picked 5 from my collection that should cover all bases when it comes to finish, pigment, glossy and matte.

First up is an offering from Shiseido.

Shisedo OR418

This is in the Shade OR418

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Shiseido OR418

This is a glossy but pigmented lippie. I actually got this in one of my Chic Treat Club boxes and I have gotten so much use out of it. It’s a lovely true orange shade, that’s moisturising on the lips and is really easy to wear. Really need to try more Shiseido, it’s so readily available in Irish pharmacies.

Next up is more of a sheer orange gloss in the form of Revlon’s Colorstay Moisture Stain.

Revlon Moisture Stain 025 Cannes Crush

This is in the shade 025 Cannes Crush

revlon cannes crushRevlon ColorStay Moisture Stain 025 Cannes CrushThis is a more subdued peachy orange for those of you who just want a hint of a tint. The great thing about the Revlon Moisture Stains is that when the non sticky gloss wears off they still leave you with a bit of colour on your lips. They are so easy to wear too and the doe foot applicator is small and nifty so the product is really easy to apply.

I picked a peachy shade for my next choice. I know everyone doesn’t want bright shiny or orangey lips.

This is one of the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 04 Peach Club

This is in the shade 04 Peach Club

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The camera makes these come up shiny but I promise they’re matte πŸ™‚ I’ve waffled on about these Rouge Edition Velvet’s before so I won’t bore you with the details. This colour is so wearable for all skin types. It really brightens up a look without looking like you tried too hard, and believe me these last all day too.

I choose probably one of the most infamous shades to talk about next. You cannot talk about orange lip products without having this involved.

Mac Lipstick Lady Danger

This is of course Mac’s Lady Danger

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When you want to make a statement you wear this…simple. It is a vibrant red toned orange lipstick of loveliness. If you like a bold lip, and don’t have Lady Danger, add it to your shopping list, you won’t be disappointed. Just looking at it in the bullet gets me all a flutter πŸ™‚

My last choice here in orange heaven is of the pink toned variety for again the girls who don’t want to go full on orange.

Sleel Matte Me 434 Party Pink

This is one of the Sleek Matte Me Lip Creams in 434 Party Pink

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When they say these are matte, they really really mean it. I had left this one until last to swatch and my lips just shrivelled up, so apologies. You can still see the colour though. It’s a gorge pinky orange shade, that would be perfect for the warmer weather. Some tinted moisturiser, mascara and Party Pink would be the perfect pool party combo. It’s such a fun colour. Just be sure to exfoliate and moisturise the lips before applying πŸ™‚

I picked 5, but I really could have picked 10. You would have been here all night reading about orange lipsticks though and I am sure you don’t want that.

Some food for thought anyway and all of these are readily available in Boots, Brown Thomas (for Mac of course) and pharmacies nationwide.

Cheers,

Gemma

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