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?!
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.|