Today, I am going to introduce you to my new favourite lipstick: Urban Decay Lipstick in Wonderland!
Wonderland lipstick is part of the new limited edition Gwen Stefani collection, which has been launched by Urban Decay. The collection contains a blusher palette, an eyeshadow palette, a range of lipsticks, coordinating lip liners and a brow box. I couldn’t resist taking a look at the products when I was in store and fell in love with one of the lipsticks – Wonderland.
Update: Wonderland is now available as part of the permanent Urban Decay Vice Lipstick collection. The other shades from the Gwen Stefani collection have also been incorporated into the regular Vice range of lipsticks.
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The lipstick comes in a shiny white and gold box. It is embossed with the Urban Decay logo and ‘Gwen Stefani’ as part of the slogan.
The lipstick itself is encased in black and gold packaging. The lipstick packaging feels much lighter than the usual Urban Decay lipstick design. In some ways, I prefer the sturdiness of the regular Urban Decay lipstick containers but I do like the style of the Gwen Stefani tubes.
Wonderland lipstick is a beautiful, pink-red shade in a cream finish. It’s quite an unusual colour, in that it’s not quite pink, it’s not quite red – it’s a mixture of both. I think this would be a really good colour choice for people who like the look of red lipstick but find it a little bit scary. It is still a bold shade, but I think that the pink tones in Wonderland make it that bit more wearable.
The lipstick has a smooth texture and glides on to the lips beautifully. It stays in place well; I found that it still looked good even after several hours. The colour does fade very slightly after eating or drinking but it stays largely intact and wears down evenly to a pretty stain. It doesn’t go patchy like some bold colours can over time or migrate to other parts of the face. You can also re-apply across the day without the existing colour on your lips going patchy.
There are several other lipstick shades in the range, including nudes, other reds and pinks (Firebird is beautiful and I just purchased it yesterday!). There are also matching lip liners to go with the lipsticks, if you want to have the set. I chose not to buy the lip liner, though, as I already have the Urban Decay 14/7 lipliner in Ozone, which is clear and so goes with any shade.
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani lipsticks retail for £16.50 and are available from House of Fraser, Debenhams and various online retailers. Update: the Gwen Stefani lipsticks have since been incorporated into the regular Vice range of lipsticks and now retail for £15.
Have you tried Wonderland lipstick before? Or have you tried other lipsticks in the Urban Decay range? Let me know in the comments section below.