My sister came through again! She picked up the Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Ex-Girlfriend to go along with the Lipstick in Ex-Friend I picked up last weekend for her during the Shopper's Beauty Bonus Redemption. And like the great sister she is she let me try them out. The packaging on both the lip liner and lipstick mirror the packaging on both the eyeshadow palette as well as the blush palette.
The Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lipstick in Ex-Girlfriend is described as a sheer nude-rose with pink shimmer. The lipstick retails for $21.00 CAD for 0.11 oz, whereas the Urban Decay Revolution lipsticks retail for $26.00 CAD for 0.09 oz. It's actually a better deal to buy the x Gwen Stefani ones!
One swipe of the lipstick ends up being very sheer and you really can't tell I have anything on, just some shine. But when I build it up with a few swipes you can start to see some colour. I really don't see the pink shimmer that Sephora describes as being there though. This is definietly not a long wearing shade at all on its own, I was only able to get about an hour of wear befoe needing to re-apply on its own. It is also not transfer proof at all, as soon as I took a drink I ended up with the lipstick on the cup. It does feel very moisturizing on the lips though, not drying at all. It just glides on without any tugging.
The Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Ex-Girlfriend is described as nude-rose. The 24/7 Lipliner retails for $24.00 CAD for 0.04 oz, and the regular lineup of 24/7 lip pencils are the same cost and size.
The 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil is a great nude lip pencil that I think would work on a lot of different skin-tones. It's not to light nor to dark, nor to brown, just right. The lip pencil is quite pigmented and was great to apply, no dragging or tugging.
When i used the lip pencil with the lipstick it lasted quite a bit longer and I was able to get about 2-3 hours wear out of it. It still tranferred but the lip pencil gave it a bit more lasting time. It also made the lipstick a better nude shade that showed up better on my lips.
I had thought that I might have a lip pencil similar to the Urban Decay in Ex-Girlfriend and I was right! Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lip Liner Pencil in 3C (Medium Natural Beige) is pretty much identical. If you already have one you really don't need the other at all.
Did you pick up any of the Lipstick shades from the Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani line? Or any of the 24/7 Lipliner shades? What did you think about them?