Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Urban Decay & Gwen Stefani lipsticks, review and swatches of Firebird and Wonderland

The collaboration between Urban Decay and Gwen Stefani got me super excited at first but then I wasn't very tempted by the products from the line, except the lipsticks. For some reason I'm on lipsticks kick as you have probably noticed if you're a regular reader of my blog, (just check my NYX haul) so decided to get couple of colours. There are 8 shades in the range, most of them are different tones of red which you would expect knowing that it's a collaboration with Gwen Stefani. I chose Wonderland (£16) - vibrant red with pink undertones and Firebird (£16) - deep fuchsia with blue shift to it.

Urban Decay & Gwen Stefani lipsticks, Firebird and Wonderland

The casing of lipsticks from the Gwen Stefani range is very different from the regular Revolution range and although I really like the design I can't help but think that the plastic feels a bit cheap comparing to the other Urban Decay lipsticks. Having said that, these lipsticks still look beautiful and a bit edgy, the packaging is sturdy and it closes securely. On the bottom there is a sticker with the name of the lipstick in a corresponding colour which makes it easier to quickly choose the right shade.

Both shades have creamy formula with glossy finish, which wears off quite quickly leaving more satin-like finish. They're very pigmented, although Firebird needs to be built up a bit more for an intense opacity. They apply smoothly on the lips without accentuating any dryness or lines and feel very comfortable for hours. I don't find them drying at all. Because they are creamy they're easy to smudge, especially during the first hour or so before they wear off slightly. Both of these shades tend to feather a bit outside the lip line so using a matching lip liner before applying the lipstick is advisable.

Urban Decay & Gwen Stefani lipsticks, Firebird and Wonderland

Urban Decay & Gwen Stefani lipsticks, Firebird and Wonderland

Wear time
Although these two shades are creamy and I didn't expect them to last more then 2-3 hours on my lips they actually last up to 5 hours even with drinking and light eating involved, so that's quite impressive. As usual with bold shades, I like to line my lips with a matching lip liner, apply a thin layer of lipstick, blot it with a tissue and then apply a second layer on top ensuring the lipstick will stay on for longer.
Both of these shades wear off evenly and leave a stain behind which lasts even longer so you can get away with not re-applying the lipstick for hours.

Overall, I really like these lipsticks, although they're not kiss or burger - proof they last really well on the lips for a creamy, glossy lipstick, feel moisturising and the colours are beautiful. I have to say that I do prefer the Matte Revolution formula from Urban Decay (review) but these are completely different range so no complains here.

Have you been tempted by any of the products from Urban Decay & Gwen Stefani collaboration line?



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