Sunday, 27 March 2016

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipsticks

I already reviewed two pieces from the UD X Gwen collection, but today I have the final instalment for you - the lippies! I have three out of the eight shades available and they are all stunning! 

The Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipsticks*(£16.00) are of course a collab with Gwen herself and she had a lot of input in the full process. The packaging is stunning, featuring a black and gold geometric pattern.

The six shades range from a bright red matte to a sheer nude, offering something for everyone. 

I have three of the shades to show you:

Ex-Girlfriend - shimmering sheer nude 
714 - a bright matte red with a new 'mega matte formula'
Rock Steady - dark burgundy with a cream finish

 All of the  shades feature Urban Decay’s unique Pigment Infusion System to ensure a creamy texture and a great colour payoff. 

 Out of all of the shades, 714 is the most interesting, as it is mega matte and sooo, soo pigmented! I apply it with a lip brush onto previously moisturised lips and it stays put for 8h+! Amazing! It adheres to the lips like crazy! I wouldn't recommend it for dry lips though.

 My favourite shade out of the three I had a chance to try is Ex Girlfriend, as it is a perfect everyday nude shade. It's more sheer than I expected, but paired with a nude liner, it is stunning! It also feels very moisturising on the lips.

 The dark burgundy shade Rock Steady is super vampy and long lasting, but not as amazing as 714. It lasted on me for 4-5 hours and left a stain for further 2-3 hours.
Above, you can see all of the shades swatched. Left to right: Ex Girlfriend, 714, Rock Steady.

If you want to get your hands on the limited edition UD X GWEN lipsticks, you can buy them from all UD stockists, including and Selfridges.

*pr samples



  1. I love the design of these - and Rock Steady looks like an awesome vampy look! I'm not sure if it'd take over Sin in my heart though

    Steph -

  2. The packaging for these lipsticks are stunning, I love the look of Ex Girlfriend!

    Parie x

  3. I'm a huge fan of Urban Decay in general, but I do feel like I'm the only person who was a little disappointing with the packaging of these lipsticks. The shades and formulas are stunning, but I found the packaging a little on the cheap side unfortunately! Fab post!

    Heather, Porcelain Beauty x

  4. All 3 shades are so pretty I'd also wear all 3 shades they are all very versatile. A true red like that is hard to find one that everyone likes in collection specially a matte red. That berry shade would be more myself thought, you can't go wrong with the lighter shade as well in a collection. Id love to swatch these myself they look so creamy. This was a great post !!

    Katie |

  5. Oh gosh these are all so beautiful. I feel like I need to get 714 just because I also am from Orange County like Gwen! Just so I can rep OC haha. It's the kind of reds I usually am most inclined to get! I also would like to get her blush palette.


  6. These look incredible. I really want to try one... the packaging looks wicked and the colour pay off looks amazing!
    Lucy xoxo

  7. I just loved the whole Gwen Stefani collection! Such great attention to detail! xxx

  8. Love the design of the packaging and Ex Girlfriend is right up my street x

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  9. I love urban decay products and the gwen stefani collection looks so pretty. The lipstick shades look lovely, my personal fave is ex girlfriend as it looks really easy to wear :)

    Thanks for reviewing, Hope you have a lovely day! ♥

    Ying | * Y i n g c b e a u t y *

    X x X x X

  10. i find that it's a bit hard for me to pull off ex girlfriend... i have to pair it with the right lip liner and whatnot because the matching lipliner looks odd on me when i wear the lipstick with it. i also bought firebird and i LOVE it. i love wearing it with the bite beauty opal lipstick on top!!!


Thank you very much for your comment. If you have an important question, you can contact me via Twitter: @TheBlackPearlB

PS. I approve all comments manually, so giveaway links and other spam comments will be removed.

Love xxx Sandra

01 09 10