Friday, July 22, 2016

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow Palette Review

Today’s post will transport you to a galaxy of moondust and glamorous sparkle with a glorious array of vibrant pigment! This palette isn’t for the timid ladies, so get ready to embrace a gorgeous lunar rainbow of glitter!

Since makeup junkies went wild for the single Moondust Shadows, Urban Decay decided to unleash mind-blowing new shades including: dazzling green, vivid blue, bright pinks, purple, and intense silver all in once convenient palette. The 8 shade selection is modest but impressive and each unique shadow is infused with a ton of depth for twinkling, multidimensional movement.

Glitter addicts are going to fall head-over-heels with this glimmering palette and who could resist that beautiful gunmetal case and mirrored cut out!

The most evident sign of a good glitter formula is ease of application and aside from the UD Primer Potion (which I use with all shadows) no special adhesives are necessary. Because the glitter particles are suspended in a smooth, velvety base, the color and shimmer transfers together to create a uniform layer. This balance of sparkle and pigment makes for better application and fabulous buildable color that can go from a sheer wash to bold, highly saturated coverage.

These pretty hues are showstoppers and aren’t really designed to be supporting crease or highlight shades. I layer and pat them onto my lids without blending to avoid dispersing the glitter, fading the color or creating a mess. I did experience some fall-out which was expected but it wasn't substantial. For the most part I was able to contain the sparkle and prevent it from getting stuck in my foundation.

Although the top layer of shadow does contain the highest concentration of glitter, it isn’t an overspray because once you dig in deeper the effect is embedded throughout the pigment albeit with a little more subtlety. Considering the combination of micro-fine and large bits of  sparkle, the texture is still rather soft and smooth with a nice creamy undertone that helps glide everything across the skin. With any glitter you can expect fragments to stray but they seemed to stay put throughout the day and are quite easy to remove with a simple makeup wipe. Getting a bit messy seems to go hand-in-hand with glitter so I always expect to see a light dusting over over my vanity and brushes for a couple days but these shades are totally worth it!

When you layer heavier you may have to smooth out lumps or bumps that may appear but for the most part they don't fade. 

The shadows are highly reflective for a brilliant mirrored effect that glimmers beautifully plus the 3D metallics offer a stunning diamond-like finish. If you don’t own a selection of impressive glittery shades I recommend expanding your collection with these. They look great on their own or paired with a range of matte crease shades to balance the shimmer. The Moondust Palette retails for $70.00 at Sephora, select Shoppers Drug Mart locations and online at


  1. I saw this and was tempted to purchase but I know I won't get much use out of it because it's way too glittery for my liking. The shades are gorgeous though.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  2. The packaging is stunning. I love the names of the eyeshadows. They swatch good in the photo.


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