Urban Decay are one of the most iconic and well loved makeup brands and they’re celebrating their 20th Birthday this year. I think every makeup addict the world over has their introduction to Urban Decay through purchasing one of their Naked Palettes, its almost like a beauty right of passage. Its easy to see why Urban Decay is such a well loved international best selling brand, they never falter on quality, service or the ability to release products that become cult classics.
So to celebrate the big 2-0, Urban Decay have released what I think is one of their most beautiful palettes to date. Moondust* is a party palette & that is for sure. The packaging looks glittery and is slightly textured with Moondust written in a cool mirrored stencil type font. It looks funky and almost inter galactic. The palette feels sturdy and is quite weighty, there is a huge mirror in the lid too.
Inside you are met with 8 of the most intensely sparkly eyeshadows. All eight of the shads included in this palette are brand new and boy do they have the WOW factor.
- Specter – Soft Pink with tonal sparkle
- Element – Peach with pink shift and sparkle
- Magentic – Purple with blue sparkle
- Lightyear – Vibrant green with tonal sparkle
- Granite – Gunmetal with multicoloured sparkle
- Lithium – Brown with irridesant 3D sparkle
- Vega – Bright blue with tonal sparkle
- Galaxy – Smoky blue-grey with iridescent 3D sparkle
These eyeshadows are so vibrant and pigmented, even a light swatch gives you fantastic colour pay off but if you want to go all out and get the ultimate intense colour payoff then you can use these shadows wet! When photographing this palette it was so hard to get the camera to pick up just how intensely packed with sparkle each of these shadows is. I love how iridescent and vibrant these are and how the shades look different, depending on lighting.
These 8 All New shades contain microfine bits of iridescent sparkle & lush 3D metallics which give them a diamond like effect.
Lithium / Magnetic / Galaxy / Element
My favourite shade changes on a daily basis, today I am loving galaxy which looks like a kaleidoscope of colours, beautiful and glittery lots of blues, greens and a hint of gray too. Its not for the faint of heart. What colour makes you most excited? Are you a magpie like me & the more sparkle the better?
These are smooth and buttery, they don’t feel chunky or heavy on the eye. They apply with ease and blend out beautifully. Glitter shadows have come a long way over the years, gone are those horrid gritty feeling hard to work with shadows and now we have these gorgeously pigmented smooth shadows which are packed with shimmer and sparkle.
I think this is pretty obvious but if you are not into sparkle & shimmer this is not the palette for you, if you are then GO GO GO, you need this in your life ASAP. Its beautiful and my photos do not do it justice. I am very impressed with the quality, vibrance and just how long these eyeshadows wear – they do not dull throughout the day. These shadows will take any eye look to that next level – if you don’t want to go all out you can just add a touch of colour to your look of use these wet as more of a liner. I’m obsessed and keep finding every excuse to use them.
So Happy 20th Birthday Urban Decay! What is your favourite Urban Decay product and what product is at the top of your Urban Decay wishlist? Surely it has to be the Moondust Palette.
Urban Decay Moondust Palette £35 from urbandecay.co.uk