Okay, I know I’m showing my age when I reference viral videos from a few months ago as if they’re still topical ?. I just couldn’t pass up that title!
It puts me in a good mood to get a great deal on makeup. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fan of BOGO 50% off drugstore lipsticks, but it still gives me a thrill to find luxury beauty on a Maybelline budget.
With the fast-approaching arrival of Urban Decay’s new Alice in Wonderland launch (coming May 2nd), some of the Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani products went on sale to clear shelf space for all the newness headed our way. Amongst the clearance were the lipsticks, liners, blush palette, and brow powder duo. As far as I’m aware, the eyeshadow palette will remain on shelves, at least for a while.
Since I had already purchased a couple of the products, I picked up the two lipsticks that I’d been eyeing since the second part of the Gwen Stefani collab launched.
The packaging is pretty consistent with the rest of the collection in appearance: gold and black, and emblazoned with Gwen’s name. The thing I didn’t like was how light and flimsy the casing felt in comparison to everything else. Both palettes were substantial in weight, and the regular lipsticks come in metal tubes, so I wasn’t expecting the cheapness of the plastic used here.
Color-wise, I was totally satisfied! Firebird, swatched on top, is a creamy bright purple. It was smooth and semi-opaque with a satin finish. I’m a sucker for purples, and at this $12 price point, the quality is unbeatable.
Wonderland is just magnificent ?! I would pay full price for this baby, and I may even get a backup soon. It’s a very pigmented, opaque poppy-red. These kinds of pinky-reds brighten up a complexion beautifully, without looking like you’re trying too hard. This color had a satin finish as well, but was overall much richer in coverage and color impact than Firebird.
What do you think? Will you be stalking Sephora’s sale end caps to see if you can pick up anything for yourself?