I am going to start off this review by saying this is absolutely gorgeous and totally in my wheelhouse, but it may not be for everyone.
Urban Decay is a very popular brand and makes very high quality makeup. I actually have a couple of their products that I use on a regular basis. I have very dry skin and using their encapsulated water before I put on my primer and foundation has been a game changer for me. I also am a big fan of their mascaras. I have never tried any of their eyeshadows before, so I was really excited about these.
I have very sensitive skin and often products will make my eye lids start to itch and I get excema and that is so not fun! (I am still on the hunt for cream eyeshadows that do not have that effect.) Trying something new is always exciting, but also a little scary since I never know what kind of reaction my skin is going to have.
Not only are the colors gorgeous, but the palette itself is so pretty also! It is glittery on the outside with a rough feel. Everything about this palette is so pretty!
Just looking at the colors, the only thing that came to mind that I have seen that is even close to the same colors is the Younique anniversary palette. However, the younique colors have a black base, so they are much darker. They do have about the same amount of sparkle though.
OK, so lets get to the application. The instructions say to apply with fingers. I HATE applying makeup with fingers. I am sure if that is how it is intended it would look better if that was the way I applied it. I just used my regular eye shadow brushes. These can be applied dry or wet (using the UD setting spray would work great!). I applied them dry because we have church later, so I was looking for a more muted look. I am sure you could really do a great “date night” look by applying wet, which I plan on trying when we go out for our anniversary next weekend!!!! 🙂
FYI, you definitely want to apply these BEFORE you put on your foundation. These are very sparkly and sparkles go everywhere during the application! If you apply before foundation, you can clean up any random “moondust” that may have fallen to your face.
It applies very evenly and smoothly and blends beautifully. The colors are very bright, but you can mute them slightly by blending. I am really excited to play around with some fun looks with all of these different colors.
Like I said at the beginning, sparkly bright eyeshadow is not for everyone, but I definitely recommend this palette. It is gorgeous and so much fun!
It is really difficult to get a good picture of the sparkle, but I promise it is there. (colors I used today are: element, vega, lightyear)
I topped my eye look off with Buxom big tease mascara in violet! 🙂 (yes, i said violet mascara) It is so pretty. I am really hoping my eyes don’t have any weird kind of reaction to these. I will keep you updated on that. Urban decay has a similar mascara that is available here: https://www.ulta.com/double-team-special-effect-colored-mascara?productId=xlsImpprod17971019
Buy the eyeshadow here: https://www.ulta.com/moondust-eyeshadow-palette?productId=xlsImpprod14411011
What is your favorite eyeshadow? Do you think you would wear something like this? Let me know in the comments.
*UPDATE* – about 20 minutes after applying this eyeshadow my eyes started itching very badly. I powered through it hoping it would get better, but it has not. So, bottom line, if you have very sensitive skin and sensitive eye lids like I do, you might want to stay away from this. I am going to look at the ingredients and compare it to what I use to see if I can find the culprit. Off I go to redo my eye makeup because I just can’t take it any more.
*Update #2* I believe the offending ingredient is polyethylene. It is in this urban decay palette, but is not in my Younique shadows or my bare minerals shadows. I will be looking for this ingredient in future products.
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