Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Urban Decay Moondust - a sparkly obsession


I must admit when I first saw a visual of the new Urban Decay Moondust palette online my heart started going a hundred miles a minute. Sparkle - yass!
If you're like me you'll be happy to know that I personally think they rock.

Urban Decay Moondust palette contains all-new shades in their Moondust formulation, a silicone-based glitter shadow formula made up of synthetic mica, similar to sparkly shadow overcoats you find from brands like Tom Ford and Shu Uemura.

Urban Decay Moondust palette swatches
The typical way to wear these is to layer them over other shadows as a glittery topcoat for your lids. On their own, they can look like a sheer wash of sparkle, or when they are pale, like gleaming "wet" lids. You apply them with fingers - this is important - not a brush. Because the formula is made to cling to skin, not bristles.

That is - until you wet them.


This is orgasmic.

They look like foiled shadows or stuff you might find from Colourpop. Mucho intensity.

So I decided to apply them all damp for the most intense effect, because I want to do a look using nothing but Moondust shadows. I didn't want to layer them over other shadows or you wouldn't be able to see how they really look.



Can we say BLING?!
If you plan to use them in a more subtle way, just dab on with a finger. These shadows are formulated with silicone in the base, and designed to stick to skin, not brushes, when dry. So don’t complain about there being no pigmentation if you try to dust them on with a dry brush. Damp, these are incredible foiled shades with plenty of duochromatic magic. Every shade has a different color shift when it hits the light. Click each image to expand or right click and “open image in new tab” to see everything in higher res.

Do expect plenty of sparkly fallout though. More than if you rubbed these on with a finger, ironically. So do your foundation AFTER you do your eye makeup. I don't think it's a big deal though.





I STILL think this is a palette made for “accessorizing” other shadows in your collection. Most people won't wear all-sparkly shades all-day everyday. You can pop 1 or 2 shades on when you wear a neutral or matte smoky look. Kapow. 

But if you want to wear it all sparkly, go right ahead!

I would also recommend wearing them solo, wet, if you're feeling lazy. If you look close at the swatches, each shade has multiple colors because the sparkles are duochromatic. Specter has a beige/bronze shift, Galaxy is charcoal with silver and teal specks, etc. So they look very dimensional without you having to blend in 2-3 other shades.


Specter shifts between rose, champagne beige, and a golden bronze.
Shades used:
Vega - inner half of lids
Galaxy - outer half of lids
Lightyear - center of lids
Specter - inner corners
Magnetic - lower lash line
The Moondust palette will be available in Singapore at UD stores and Sephoras, from 1 Sep for SG$80. Here's where I have a small gripe. You get 0.7g per pan, which is less than half a 1.5g regular pan. The palette costs $80, which means $10 for half a shadow. 
That's still cheaper than buying each Moondust shadow on its own, but a Naked palette contains 3 times as much product for about the same price in Singapore, so while I have to say the hard case packaging is gorgeous, I do still feel it could have been priced a bit lower.
Would I still recommend it though? Yes. Some of these shades are frikkin incredible (at least to a sparkle-freak like me) and they can't be purchased on their own in mono sizes. So yes - I would complain and then repurchase another one if I actually feel I am likely to run out of certain shades.

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