((Makeup)) Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani

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Another after-work play with makeup (smile). Urban Decay Blush Palette X Gwen Stefani *limited edition* is finally mine (muhaha) At first, I was only attracted to the name “limited release”; in general, girls like scarcity lol. Anything rare and uncommon should be a collection of mine *evil chuckles*. I received the goody thanks to express shipping, so I could try it out almost right away!

Let’s give this baby a try, shall we?

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The packaging is quite rock-and-roll with the ivory white mixed with platinum gold. The case is quite heavy yet it’s a weight I am willing to carry (all the goodness).015

Contained within are:

1 cool pink tone blush (cherry); rose hue blush (easy); contouring/tan blush for the medium skin (angel); matte contouring color (lo-fi); pearly coral tint blush (hush) and silky coral (OC).

With this wonderful mixture, you can create a dolly-face (cheery x hush) or a sultry, sexy beach babe (angel + Lo-fi + OC).

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I do want to give Gwen Stefani glow a try 🙂 it will be my challenge of the night!

After work, my face is usually greasy and shiny. To wipe away the tiredness and exhaustion, I dab the face with a Kleenex and powder it down with a loose powder.

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My face is no longer shiny but now very one-dimensional- very FLAT and pale.

 

Next, to re-create Gwen’s glow, we must add some color to our face ❤

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I mixed Cheery with Hush and brushed it on the apple of my cheek.

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Because I still want to reserve a hint of cuteness, I also mixed in a hint of Cheery and added on top of the prior colors.

 

Below the cheekbones, I used Lo-fi for contouring.

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Remember to always dust the excess color off before you use it on the face. Dark contour is harder to fix after applying.

Brush with a light hand and blend out the color around the entire face, so the entire complexion appear even and healthy.

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The colors should naturally blend together. Then fix up your brows to make the face more definitive.

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Apply Angel as highlight on the circled areas of your face so the face shape will be more supple. I like to use highlight around my ocular bone (below the eye), dab a bit on my chin, and some along the brows. You can adjust the highlighting to areas you’d like to bring attention to- any features you’d like to enhance (higher nose bridge, top of the lip arch, etc).

 

A Gwen look is not complete without the winged liner ~(whoosh). Take out your the blackest liner and start on the bottom of your lashline; with a steady hand, draw a thin line first like a draft. Then thicken the line carefully and make that “swoosh” at the end of your lid. Make it fly.

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If you have a shaky hand (like me), use dots instead of a liner. Simply “dot” along the lash-line and connect them together to create a smooth line. At the outer corner of your lids, remember to lift the pen up so it flies with the wings~

Apply a lengthening mascara and that red lip stick, then we are done. Voila!

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I don’t have a pure red lip color so a bright magenta is the closest I could find lol.

What do you think?

Gosh, I am in love with that beautiful glow on my cheeks (showing off, uh-oh). I feel like a celebrity, almost, with that sun/moon-kissed glow.

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All the colors blend together nicely and naturally. It’s a lovely makeup look suitable for a steamy date (it will be a impressive night, trust me!). I am glad I grabbed this off the shelf before it runs out. Definitely pay a visit to the department store and dig up this babe ❤ then you are half ready for the summer!!

Happy reading, everyone. I will see you soon, ciao XOXO

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