UD Jean Michel Basquiat Gallery Blush Palette Review:

If art is a form of self expression, than that makes makeup no exception to the phrase glamour babes. The UD Jean Michel Basquiat Gallery Blush Palette ($34, got on sale for $23.80) is truly a work of art as are the beautiful yet versatile blushes, highlighter and bronzer that are housed in this canvas wrapped palette. It actually has some weight to it. Talk about sturdy, lol. 

FYI: Urban Decay created a little cutout on the back of the palette for hanging. That way you can create your own little art/makeup gallery on your wall! How creatively ingenious is that?!Man, I kinda regret not purchasing the entire collection. Oh well, there’s no use crying over spilled milk now. My heart is content with owning the Gallery Blush Palette.

About the artist: Jean-Michel Basquiat began drawing and painting at the age of four and never stopped. By the time he was in his teens, his graffiti was a fixture around lower Manhattan. After leaving home at 17, he began selling hand-painted postcards and T-shirts. At 20, he landed his first public exhibition and quickly rose to fame on the ’80s art scene in NYC. His iconic work is still exhibited all over the world.

Just reading his mini bio left me feeling inspired, and proves to never give up on your dreams. Set your intentions higher boys and girls. Everyone deserves to have a happy ending. 

What colorful hues encompass this palette? Let me capture your imagination. After all, these four shades are based on Basquiat’s paintings.X-Rated is a light cotton candy pink.

Now’s the time is a nude shimmer with a gold shift

Jawbone is a medium terracotta bronze. This was a wee bit dark for my fair skin, but works lovely as a contour powder. 

NOHO is a radiant berry.

By no means are these shades sheer. They are packed with bold pigment and compliment any skin tone. The finely milled, silky smooth formula is lightweight, buildable, blendable, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, produces no streaking or heavy caking, and sets in a satin matte finish.

I love this palette, and I didn’t think I was going to. I judged too quickly before testing them out, and thought the colors were too dark for my complexion when it arrived. I let my mind’s eye get the best of me. The shades can be manipulated easily. You can apply as little or as much as you like to achieve the desired intensity. Urban Decays long lasting formula is part of the reason why I am such a big fan of their cosmetics. They have it down to a fine art, so to speak. The Gallery blushes/highlighter/bronzer stay intact for 8 to 10 hours without having to retouch. Yaaasss! 

Looks like this Palette is sticking around for awhile, not that I’m complaining. It’s stunning! Good thing I can nail it to the wall. As my saying goes-You can have your makeup and play with it too!

Stay beautiful! Xo.