I was recently thinking about the plethora of makeup I own and began to ponder about how much of it I have actually used. (I know dangerous territory haha) I specifically remembered how excited I was when I bought the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani palette in Los Angeles last year, and the immediate let down I felt when I first tried it. I basically used it twice (maybe) and then put it to rest in the back of my makeup drawer. When I started school in March I put it in my kit in hopes it would get used. It did here and there but not until TODAY have I given it a second chance on my own face.
I created a fun look using the brown and red shades in the palette and I’m not afraid to say I’m loving it… the look that is.
I am still on the fence about a few shades in the palette (specifically the chunky/glittery shades) but quite a few of them have redeemed them self.
The lighter shades like Stark and Skimp are lovely base and highlight shades. They’re indeed very soft and create a great base for other shadows and the taupe shades like Zone and Anaheim go great in the crease and don’t shift in colour once applied.
Now we move to where I had some trouble…
I tried to add Punk into the crease and things got a little sticky. That shade does not blend well at all. It goes on and stays exactly where you put it. The pigment in the darker colours is almost too much to work with (dare I say something can be too pigmented?). I could feel the yucky disappointment creeping in again but I fought it and spent a few extra seconds (minutes… hours who knows lol) blending it out. I realized that its insane pigmentation could work better perhaps as a liner than a shadow, and I was right!
I used Steady as my shimmer shade and I was pleasantly surprised by its creamy consistency. My faith had been slightly restored, to say the least! The shade is beautiful while still being subtle.
All in all, I am happier this time around with the palette than a year ago. I can say that I really like about 75% of the colours and consistency of the palette. 😛
Did you like this second chance kind of blog posts where I bring back an ‘oldie’ and give it another try? I feel like I get caught up in needing to have the newest and best makeup and forget about just having fun and being creative with my writing.
Anyhoo I’d love to hear some feedback!
Clinique Moisture Surge
Maybelline Fit Me concealer
Sephora Powder Foundation
Rimmel Natural Bronzer
Ciaté London Bamboo Bronzer
MAC lipstick in Rubywoo (with a tiny bit of gloss mixed in)
MAC shadow in Taupe
*A very old* Rimmel Brow Mascara