Earlier this year, I thought Urban Decay couldn’t do any better than the Naked on the Run palette, which quickly became my travel essential. Leave it to the cosmetic behomoth to prove me wrong – if you haven’t finished your holiday shopping, you’ll definitely want to pick up the lady on your list (sure, yourself) the Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette. I feel like it’s one of the most successful celebrity collabs we’ve seen in the beauty market in quite some time.
Retailing for $58, it is a limited-edition collection that contains 15 must-have shadows (that calculates to under $4/shade, which is a steal!) 12 of the 15 shades were created specifically to fill voids in Stefani’s personal collection, so you know that they’re unique and flattering and won’t be trumped by other favorites in your vanity. The palette is heavy on the neutrals, which makes it incredibly easy for gift-giving, but has a few jewel tones thrown in the mix to put its personality on full display.
Favorites: 1987, Pop, Punk
Quality: Just as you would expect from Urban Decay – velvety shadows, not prone to creasing, long-lasting pigmentation
Bonus: Signature Black-and-White Packaging, nods to signature Stefani tunes
Surprise: The palette includes a sample sheet of 4 out of 8 UD Gwen Stefani Lipsticks
The Magic’s In the Makeup! Are you dying to buy this for someone on your list this year?