Monday, August 8, 2016

Urban Decay Moondust palette review, swatches, makeup looks!

I love a bit of sparkle, especially when it comes to eyeshadow and Urban Decay's new Moondust palette has enough of it that you'll be able to see me from space, maybe further if the sun catches my eyelids.  Now that autumn is around the corner, for me that means being able to wear more dramatic eye makeup and I don't think I'll be able to get any more dramatic than this beaut!

Urban Decay Moondust Palette

The Moondust palette houses eight new shades of the Moondust range and even the packaging itself is glitter-tastic!  There's a nice big mirror and no wasted space on a brush that you'll probably lose in 2.4 seconds.

Urban Decay Moondust Palette

Each of the shades can be used wet or dry and it's advised if you're applying them dry, to use your finger.  That's how I did the swatches on the back of my hand below.  When applying them wet, I spray my flat eyeshadow brush with a setting spray, you can use water too, and then get cracking.  Packing the wet shadow onto the lid and then using a dry brush to blend the edges will leave the eyes looking seamless and gorgeous.  Don't even attempt to get to work with a dry fluffy brush directly into the eyeshadows or you'll have glitter everywhere.  You will Moondust-ify your whole face!

Urban Decay Moondust Palette

The swatches speak for themselves... My immediate favourite was Lithium with it's brown base and olive green shimmer, followed swiftly by Element, a divine pinky peach.  I want to use Granite in a smokey eye soon followed by Galaxy... That just speaks to me!  With the exception of Specter, each shade is buttery soft, super pigmented and is packed full of glitter.  There's no chunkiness, just smooth, blendable beauty!

Urban Decay Moondust Palette

When it comes to wearing glitter or sparkles on the eyes, I always like to take a matte transition shade into the crease, to bring the look all together and not make it look really harsh, going from sparkles to bare skin.  For the photos below, I used one of my all time favourite shades from Urban Decay - Riff.  I've spoken about it loads and it's a solid transition shade for dramatic eye looks.

Urban Decay Moondust Palette

Now while you mightn't be into wearing eyeshadows like this to work, for night time, they are perfect if you want to bedazzle your eyeballs at night.  Dabbing one of the shades over your daytime eye makeup look

The Urban Decay Moondust eyeshadow palette is on counters and online now and is €40.  That's a fiver a shadow for anyone trying to justify if they need another palette.  Sure that's for nothing!  Also, let's say you were to buy a full sized Moondust shadow for €18, are you actually going to finish a whole eyeshadow?  Probably not.  So it might be better to have smaller shadows, and more of them, and then you'll have options!  Listen, if you ever need someone to justify a purchase, I'm here!

I can definitely see myself getting loads of wear out of this between now and Christmas!
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