Upon hearing I'd get some time to chat with Gwen Stefani, I became a bit nervous. She is, after all, a rock star with amazing style. What should I ask her? And, more importantly, what should I wear? It felt like I was trying to impress the popular girl in school, hoping that she'd like me. After meeting her, I learned that not only is she cool, but she is still that genuine California girl. Even after all her design, music, and TV success, she is humbled at the idea of creating her own makeup collection with Urban Decay.
The first piece in her collection — a mega palette — will be a staple in your upcoming beauty regimen. And if the launch piece is an indication, we can expect that the rest of the line will not only be gorgeous to wear but also to look at thanks to the chic packaging.
In honor of the launch, I sat down one-on-one with Gwen and attended a panel featuring the singer and Urban Decay cofounder Wende Zomnir to learn more about the role makeup has played in her life. Gwen is an interviewer's dream: she's vivacious, loves to talk, and is confident in who she is. She wasn't afraid to be herself — discussing her biggest beauty blunders — and makes you feel like you're talking to your bestie, not a world-famous superstar. Read on to discover 11 of the most interesting things I discovered about Gwen, and don't forget to check out our first look at the UDxGwen palette (swatches included!).