Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Pop

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eye Shadow Palette Pop Shade Shimmer Glitter Champagne

Since I bought the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani palette before Christmas, I have been smitten with it.  It has the perfect mixture of matte and shimmery shadows in a range of neutral shades with a few brighter colours thrown in too.  It is perfect for creating any eye look, and lets face it - it's gorgeous.


Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eye Shadow Palette Pop Shade Shimmer Glitter Champagne


Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eye Shadow Palette Pop Shade Shimmer Glitter Champagne

When I first started playing around with the palette, I was swatching the shadows using a brush and I completely overlooked Pop.  It didn't seem particularly pigmented and just didn't impress me as much as the other shadows so I sort of ignored it.  Big mistake.

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eye Shadow Palette Pop Shade Shimmer Glitter Champagne

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eye Shadow Palette Pop Shade Shimmer Glitter Champagne

A few weeks ago, I wanted a shimmery eye shadow with very little colour to sweep on my lid and pair with a cat-eye liner flick.  I was in a bit of a rush, so applied Pop from the pan using my finger and I fell head-over heels in love with it.  There's something about using my finger instead of a brush which picks up more of the glittery shimmery pigments.  

Since discovering it's beauty, I've used this shade on it's own over my eye lid, paired with a darker shade in the crease, as in inner corner highlight, and just to highlight the center of my lid when everything else is matte to create the illusion of bigger, more open eyes.  In a nutshell, I love it.

30 comments:

  1. Ahh I'm still lusting after this palette - I think I'm going to have to treat myself to it! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  2. Gorgeous shades! I have far too many palettes so I'm trying to cut down haha.

    eleanor
    elleanorwears.com

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    1. This one is worth adding to your collection!
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  3. I have such jealously for everyone who has this! I need it!!
    This colour is such a soft looking shade that it would be great for a basic smokey eye :) Tania xx taniamichele.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I've always liked applying shadows with my fingers instead of a brush much to the dismay of my makeup-savvy friends, but sometimes, it's a great way to find amazing shadows, like in this case, haha. These are absolutely gorgeous, Mel, thank you for the little tip and review!

    MAY | WWW.THEMAYDEN.COM

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    1. I can't believe I never try it! I definitely will in future.

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  5. It's so pretty, I'd use it on my inner corner and brow bone!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. I love it on my inner corner, but it's a bit too glittery for me on the brow bone!

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  6. Fab post lovely,I have been such a big fan of this palette and Pop is such a beautiful shade and one I definitely need to use more as I agree it’s one of those shades I tend to overlook.

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. Thanks sweet :) I was overlooking it too, but not I use it all of the time!
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  7. that is a beautiful shade and the palette is amazing. i have to get my hands on it too.


    loovelle.blogspot.com

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  8. I've been considering taking the plunge and getting this palette for so long - the colours look amazing! Pop definitely looks gorgeous - your post is tempting me!

    Anoushka Probyn - A London Fashion Blog

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  9. I love this palette - the colours look really pigmented and I totally didn't except Gwen Stefani to choose such a diverse range of shades.

    Arianna x

    www.ariannachatz.com

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    1. They're SO pigmented, and the perfect range of shades!
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  10. I have heard no end of talk about this palette all over the blogging, I am really desperate to try it! Gwen Stefani is so amazing, so anything she makes is going to be great! Thanks for sharing! <3

    The Dazzle Guide

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    1. It deserves ALL of the hype in my opinion!
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  11. Urban Decay do such great quality eyeshadows and I love that they come in so many shades and finishes! I loved their collaboration with Gwen Stefani. That whole collection is just absolutely beautiful! xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. I know, I want to get my hands on some of the lip liners

      Lilies and Lipbalm
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  12. I love how you've dedicated a post to one eyeshadow from a palette. That is love! It's a bloody gorgeous shade to be fair! I've had my eye on this palette for a while, gona have to splurge xx

    Kate | kate emma loves.

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    1. Haha it deserves it - I love it!
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  13. Pop is such a beautiful shade! Its one of favourites in the palette. I like dampen my brush with a setting stray to really get some pigment :) xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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    1. Ooh I'll have to try this next!
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  14. I like this palette. So many nude shades.

    www.theglossychic.com

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    1. It's perfect for every occassion!
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  15. That is such a gorgeous shade. I want it!!!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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    1. Its a shame that it isnt sold seperately!
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