Those who have followed my blog for quite some time, you may know that I am a sucker for Urban Decay Cosmetics. So, by default, I had to get the Moondust eyeshadow palette. I know they have come up with many new palettes recently, but hey! It’s better late than never to talk about an eyeshadow palette! (As long as it’s not limited edition!)
Okay… so here is the in-depth review and swatches of Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette! Keep on reading….
WHAT THE BRAND HAS TO SAY:
Sexy, twinkling sparkle with a ton of depth and movement. Get ready to send your glitter addiction into overdrive with eight otherworldly NEW shades of planet Earth’s sparkliest shadow in our first-ever Moondust Eyeshadow Palette.
Each shadow is dazzlingly sparkly, but with a super-refined, incredibly sophisticated feel (and not a single speck of chunky glitter). We lace every shade of Moondust Eyeshadow with microfine bits of sparkle and lush 3-D metallics—for a luxurious, diamond-like effect.
PRICE & AVAILABILITY:
At first glance, I thought this palette has a metal case. But it’s not. The palette comes in a silver-black shimmery plastic case which is lightweight and feels sturdy. It has 8 eyeshadows and 1 large mirror. But no brush, as the previous Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes.
It’s described as “soft pink w/tonal sparkle”. It swatches as a pale pink with silver shimmers.
Described as “peach w/pink shift and sparkle” and the description is perfect. As you can see from the pictures below, it truly is peach-pink with lots of sparkles.
Described truly as “purple w/blue sparkle”.
Described as “vibrant green w/tonal sparkle”. I felt it looks more like a dark mint with silver sparkles.
Described as “black w/multicolored sparkle”. It’s more like a dark cool brown or grey with gold and silver sparkles.
Described as “brown w/iridescent 3-D sparkle”. It’s warm toned bronze with light gold sparkles.
Described as “bright blue w/tonal sparkle”. This is a medium blue with blue and silver sparkles.
Described as “smoky blue-gray w/iridescent 3-D sparkle”. This shade is quite difficult to explain. When swatched, it looks like a black based shadow with dark teal/ navy blue sparkles.
HOW TO USE:
- These shadows are meant to use both dry and wet.
- You can either use a flat synthetic brush or your fingers. I prefer fingers as they offer better color payoff.
- You can use a regular primer as a base or a glitter primer/adhesive.
- A dark or solid colored base (black or white or other colors) will make the shadows stand out more.
- Here you can see how these shadows look DRY, swatched ONCE and WITHOUT PRIMER.
Excellent range of sparkly colors.
Buildable color intensity, specially if you use it “wet” it will give a vibrant result.
The shadows have great color consistency.
Glitter fall out….but it can be easily rectified after eye makeup.
The colors are not for everyday use.
IN A NUTSHELL:
Though the sparkly colors are not for neutral color lovers, you need a good palette once in a while for festive makeup. And this palette will serve as your festive (or non-festive?) eyeshadow palette. I liked it.
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