We tried Gwen Stefani’s makeup line

The Hollaback Girl’s debut makeup line is lastly right here, and it’s “Hella Good.”

Gwen Stefani launched GXVE Beauty final week with eight merchandise priced from $28 to $48, together with eyeshadow palettes, eyeliners, forehead pencils and a priming face oil.

But the true stars of the present are the 52-year-old No Doubt frontwoman’s lipsticks. Finally, followers can snag her signature pink in three totally different formulation: matte, satin and liquid.

Pronounced “give” and impressed by how Stefani’s signed her identify for years — with a “G” and an “X” representing a kiss — GXVE is now obtainable to buy on-line and in-store at Sephora.

Gwen Stefani’s well-known for her pink lip and daring brows.GXVE

And whereas superstar beauty strains are a dime a dozen lately, the Grammy winner’s received actual magnificence expertise to again hers up. Before hitting it large within the music biz, she labored as a mall makeup artist in her hometown of Anaheim, Calif. And to this present day, she continues to do her personal glam for reside performances.

GXVE launched with eight merchandise priced from $28 to $48, together with three totally different lipstick formulation, eyeshadow palettes, eyeliners, forehead pencils and a priming face oil.GXVE

But to paraphrase one among Stefani’s tunes, is the magic actually within the makeup? In our newest episode of “Style Trial,” I share my first impressions of the famous person’s merchandise after testing all of them. Watch the video above for my full ideas, and take a look at my prime takeaways — and store GXVE Beauty’s first drop — under.

It doesn’t get extra, effectively, authentic than this luxe, velvety lippie in Stefani’s iconic scarlet shade. While many matte formulation are inclined to really feel drying and tug at your pout throughout software, I used to be pleasantly stunned by how comfortably this one glided on. Once utilized, it appeared attractive — and barely budged for hours.

Love Gwen’s signature pink, however favor a silky end? Anaheim Shine’s for you. The most snug of GXVE’s three lipsticks in the case of all-day put on, it goes on like butter and feels light-weight. That mentioned, it’s not transfer-proof — so in case you’ll be masking, consuming or ingesting, hold that in thoughts.

A contented medium of types between Original Me and Anaheim Shine, this liquid method goes on moist and dries right down to a matte end in seconds; plus, it presents maybe probably the most intense colour payoff of the bunch. It handed my “kiss take a look at” with flying colours, too — so relaxation assured your crimson lip will keep put all day.

While I sometimes favor liquid eyeliner to pencils — and am considerably stunned that Stefani didn’t launch with a liquid choice, contemplating her love for a pointy wing — I used to be delighted to search out that when I drew on my cat eye, it didn’t smudge or smear for the remainder of my workday (particularly shocking because the method’s fairly creamy). If you’re seeking to mix this out, be sure to accomplish that rapidly earlier than it units!

Available in 4 shade combos — matte neutrals, golden bronzes, rose golds and matte smoky hues — these quads lean extra delicate than daring. The colour payoff was so-so on the 2 matte palettes I tried, however the shimmery shades may provide extra bang on your buck.

My favourite of the 2 forehead merchandise included at launch, Hella On Point’s super-fine tip makes exact strokes a cinch. Stefani neatly included a spoolie brush on the other finish, too — nice for mixing after which brushing your brows into place.

Similarly outfitted with colour on one finish and a brush on the opposite, this chisel-tipped pencil would work effectively for these seeking to fill in bigger areas of their arches.

This aloe- and meadowfoam seed oil-infused method is supposed to be utilized earlier than makeup — and whereas I’d by no means tried a priming oil earlier than, my normal base went on fantastically afterward. Since my pores and skin’s fairly dry, I additionally appreciated the enhance of hydration it provided, although I believe those that favor fragrance-free skincare merchandise is perhaps delay by the (delicate, however undoubtedly current) scent. I can solely hope these things will assist me age as gracefully as Stefani.


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