|Winter Holiday Look for 2015|
Since it is the festive month, I thought it would be really great to put up something a little bit different from what was previously done before. Plus since it is nearing Christmas, I wanted to experiment with more blue hues; so hence with the Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani palette in hand, it was decided to go with a simple Winter Holiday Look for 2015.
Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani
|On the palette|
Now obviously this is not going to be a tutorial or a complete focus on swatches but I am going to be showing you what you can achieve with this palette. There was a lot hype on this before its launch and after experimenting with the shades for a few days, I can completely understand why.
You see, if you are the type of person who enjoys subtlety but yet would like a few bright colors for variety in a palette, then this would be it. It's small in size, completely compact and retails for RM235 inclusive of GST. Now there are only 100 palettes available at KLCC and I am not sure on when Sephora will be launching their own units, but I am pretty sure that once this palette is made available, it will be sold out in a matter of days.
|On the shades|
|A closer look at the formulation|
However taking things to a more technical turn such as textures, there is a good mix of matte and shimmer consistencies. The palette has got a few great transitional colors as well, so for all of you who would like to have a good cut crease, then this would be fantastic to have around with you at all times.
On the Look
|Application and shades|
Now for this look above, there were only three colors in the palette that were used to achieve it. It is very simple, straight to the point and there is absolutely no hassle in getting the colors to blend together smoothly as you can see from its results.
I will give you guys hint though. In order to grab more pigment from these shadows, its best to go in with a M.A.C Fix + and spray it all over your eyeshadow brush of choice. I used a variety of four here to create this look which was the Sigma E21, E36, E46 and E47.
|The colors used|
So as you guys know that I am more of a bright pigments and shocking hues kind of girl, it was decided to go of with three shimmer shades out of the lot, which before applying on the lid was of course first primed with the Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer.
|Results up Close|
Honestly there wasn't really much difficulty to get the colors to gel together and I was really taken with how easy these shades were to blend. I should think that even without the M.A.C Fix +, you would get a decent amount of pigment but if you are going for something a little more foiled and slightly stronger, you can still have the option to use that as an alternative as well.
As for the lips (which I am certain you guys are curious about) I decided to go for Jeffree Star's Velour Liquid Lipstick in Blue Velvet which is a beautiful navy blue that surprisingly complimented the eye look really well. I was actually opting in between nude and bright red but since I wanted something a little more unique, this was actually the perfect choice to make the whole look come together beautifully.
Now with regards to the palette, I honestly think that it is stunning. The shades and formulation was well thought out and seeing as to how compact and sturdy the packaging is, it makes a great companion for travel in any make up kit.
However for more details, you guys can head over to Urban Decay's Official Facebook Page but in the meantime, if you guys have any questions, you can always ask me on Snapchat at @shivanibalraj .