Meet the new Urban Decay | Gwen Stefani Lipstick Collection

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipsticks

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Gwen knows how to rock a bold lip. Luckily, she was game to get down and dirty with us to mix her perfect shades and ideal textures. She’s tried every lip color imaginable and these are her must-haves.

When Urban Decay announced they would be collaborating with Gwen Stefani, I was curious. Would the collection be more Harajuku, or more representative of Gwen’s own personal, iconic style? With each release it was clear, the collection was a true embodiment of this iconic and stylish star.

I’ve always loved the way Gwen pairs more neutral makeup with a big bold lip. Nude lips are nice, but give me dark and vampy. The Urban Decay | Gwen Stefani Lipstick Collection, $18, features 8 new shades, including a first-ever Mega Matte super-intense matte designed to apply in one coat. All eight lipsticks feature Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™ for a super-creamy texture, rich payout and superior color dispersion.

I was able to try out five of the eight shades, including one of the two Urbandecay.com exclusives:

Plaid (UD.com exclusive) – sheer deep berry

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipstick in Plaid

Rock Steady – cream deep wine red
714 – mega matte bright red
Ex-Girlfriend – sheer nude rose with pink shimmer
Firebird – cream deep fuchsia

UD Gwen Stefani Lipsticks

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipstick Swatches

Plaid absolutely lives up to its name and description, with the exception of being sheer. The creamy formulation makes application easy, and also feels amazing on the lips. It is very comfortable long wearing lipstick. The deep berry color is very flattering, leaves behind a nice stain, and is a great option to a traditional red.

UD Gwen Stefani Plaid Lip Swatch

Rock Steady is also a nice bright red. I would say it falls into the more traditional red category. For some reason, on me, it looks pretty similar to Plaid, though not as flattering with my skin tone. It’s also creamy, though not as much as Plaid, but it does has a really nice finish. Thought it doesn’t feel heavy on the lips, it is a bit drying.

UD Gwen Stefani Rocksteady Lip Swatch

714, another red in the collection, features Urban Decay’s first-ever Mega Matte formulation. I’m not a matte lipstick kind of girl. I don’t like the look or the feel, but I was extremely impressed with 714. The formulation feels so light on the lips and isn’t drying at all. Although the shade is described as being bright red, it doesn’t look this way on the lips. I would say it’s deeper in tone, which actually does help to brighten the face.

UD Gwen Stefani 714 Lip Swatch

Ex-Girlfriend is strangely the only nude in the collection. It features a very lightweight formula with more slip than the other shades I tried. Ex-Girlfriend is a very flattering nude. The pink shimmer/glitter within the formulation adds a nice bit of depth to the shade, and also serves as a light reflector.

UD Gwen Stefani Ex-Girlfriend Lip Swatch

Firebird is the only fuchsia in the collection. This beautiful bright color looks and feels divine on the lips. The formulation is so creamy, which makes it easy to apply and comfortable to wear. The blue undertone makes Firebird a very flattering and wearable shade. It also has a nice shine and looks more like a traditional lipstick, which is why it ranks at the top for me, along with Plaid.

UD Gwen Stefani Firebird Lip Swatch

Overall: The Urban Decay | Gwen Stefani collaboration has made for an interesting lipstick collection. For me, what makes it so unique is the variations of reds. There are plenty to choose from, which means there is a red shade for everyone. If you’re not into red, you might find shopping the collection a little less intriguing, but the fuschia, nude and pink shades of Firebird, Ex-Girlfriend, and Phonecall (the other urbandecay.com exclusive shade) are absolutely worth checking out.

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Comments

  1. These shades totally scream GWEN. After being disappointed in the eyeshadow, these definitely bring her personality to life!

  2. Allison @neversaydiebeauty says

    I love the 3 red shades. I think Plaid since it’s sheer would be a great everyday red.

  3. I am loving all of those shades. I want to get one of each color.

  4. I love the packaging and the shine of the different shades!

  5. This is a red lovers dream which is no surprise considering it’s Gwen. I like Ex Girlfriend the most though.

  6. Yes I love a vampy lip too! I love the lipstick shades here and although I am normally a matte kinda gal I do like the look of Rock Steady.

  7. These shades are gorgeous! My favorite is definitely Firebird

  8. I love the lipsticks in this line!

  9. I think Ex-Girlfriend is my favorite color of the set!

  10. I want all these shades!!!! The whole collection! I’m slowly working towards more of her products!

  11. My daughter loves Urban Decay. I wonder if she knows about this collection. I’m pretty sure she does but if she doesn’t I’m going to share it with her.

  12. Debra Hawkins says

    I love the nude in the collection! It looks absolutely incredible! What a gorgeous collection!

  13. I love the nude collection, but all the colors are great! I also like how affordable this line is!

  14. I got that little sample pack too!

  15. tiaras and tantrums says

    These colors are so lovely. Such a variety there in this collection. I have never used Urban Decay make up – I will have to check out this line.

  16. I ordered Rock Steady and Firebird. I thought that Rock Steady was a dark red.. Guess I’ll just have to see how it looks on me.

  17. jillconyers says

    I love the colors. I would probably order ex-girlfriend and rock steady to try first.

  18. Those are some pretty colors. I haven’t done the splurge on these yet.

  19. These lipsticks are stunning! Love the look of Ex-Girlfriend and Firebird.

  20. Beautiful colors! I like the 714 a lot. I don’t wear a lot of bright lipstick colors, but that one looks very nice.

  21. Hannah Adkins says

    I didn’t know she had a lipstick line coming out! I love the packaging, so modern, and graphic. I love it!

  22. Laura Londergan says

    I love Urban Decay & love this collection. I am not really into the nude color as I like the bold, lips so those are my faves,

  23. Oh yesssss. That lipstick is so pretty

  24. I have been really interested in checking out the lipsticks from this collaboration. I’m a fan of matte lipsticks and didn’t realize the release included the mega matter lipsticks.

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