Urban Decay Moondust Palette

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette

New Urban Decay Moondust Palette

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.

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette

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.

Moondust Palette Urban Decay

Gorgeous New Moondust Palette

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

Moondust Eyeshadow Palette

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.

UD Moondust Eyeshadow Palette

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.

Urban Decay Celebrate 20th Birthday

Moondust Eyeshadow Swatches

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Swatches

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

Glitter Polish and Nail Care

I already blogged about my Most Worn Nail Polish of 2012 and thought I would just add the 3 glitter colours I have worn the most & share with you my base coat / top coat of choice too. I love Glitter colours they add something extra to your nails and who doesn’t love a little sparkle?!

Glitter Polish 2012Topshop Razzmatazz  – I find myself taking this out of my draw just to look at it. So pretty. It’s jam-packed full holographic glitter of various sizes its has blues, silvers are greens from what I can make out. It’s safe to say it is a firm favourite of mine.

No7  Silver Glitter Top Coat. This was limited edition during the summer. They had a gold option too but I went with silver. It’s a clear polish with large silver glitter. It can be hit and miss with how much glitter come out. But a couple of coats puts enough on as a top coat.

Essence Circus Confetti Rainbow Glitter – this has been described as a dupe for OPI Rainbow Connection. It has lots of different sized glitter in so many pretty colours. It looks amazing over black polish and was only 2 euro from Amsterdam.

Glitter Top Coats

Top Coats

In 2012 these 3 polishes are the only base coat, top coat and nail strengthener I used. The Avon Nail Experts Base Coat is great. It stops your nails getting stained. Esp with those blue and green polishes. They are a pain without a base coat. This also helps my nail polish go on smoother. * At the moment on Avon this is half price!

The Avon Nail Experts 24k Gold Strength. I use this when I don’t want to wear a colour on my nails. It has a tiny hint of gold shimmer in and it does help strengthen your nails. Not that I have a problem with weak nails

Sally Hansen Mega Shine Top Coat. I’ve gone through a few of these and I always find in TK Maxx for £3.99. I love my nail polish with this as the top coat. It makes them look so glossy and it helps my colour POP and i’d say my polish chips a lot less when I use this.



BarryM Festive Nail Polish

This caught my eye at the till in Superdrug & I just had to buy it. Yes I’m one of those shoppers that’s still shopping even at the till. I just get sucked right in. I think there were a few more of these limited edition Christmas polishes but I didn’t have time to look. This typical festive one drew me in & so it left with me.

BarryM Nail Polish


BarryM Nail Polish


This is jam-packed full of green, blue and red hexagonal glitter in a clear nail polish. It is super festive. I have only worn it once so far as on its own but I have heard it looks great on top of black as a glitter top coat. It makes a great Christmas nail look. This called Superdrug Xmas and it is limited edition so not too sure if it is still available.

BarryM Xmas Glitter Polish


Have you picked up any limited edition nail polish this festive season? I am a sucker for a glitter polish I just can’t resist.

A little Glitter goes a long way

I am a complete sucker for a glitter polish. They always look so nice on and they last for ages on your nails. I did pop into Topshop to pick up a highlighter (post on that to come) and I saw the Louise Gray collection. Which is so nice. Lots of fun colours and statement makeup. I almost caved and bought the Mascara too, but I remained focused and just picked up this stunning pink glitter polish ………

Pinch Punch Nail Polish

This pretty polish is called Pinch Punch and it’s as I said a collaboration between British designer Louise Gray and Topshop. It’s a stunning pink coloured polish with gold and sliver hexagonal glitter in. It is just beautiful.

Pinch Punch Topshop Nail Polish

You can get away with wearing one coat of Pinch Punch and it looks lovely and subtle. With two coats the pink polish really coms through and the glitter is far more bold. Either way this polish looks stunning. I like it when the glitter is not uniform on your nails & it’s a little haphazard. It looks quirky and fun & that’s exactly what this polish is for me, it’s just fun to wear. I Love it. Have you tried anything from this collection? What do you think?

Showing one coat of polish

There are 4 nail polishes in this Louise Gray Collection – Junk Yard, Dart, Hat Trick and Pinch Punch. They are limited edition and retail for £6.50 – All are available in Topshop or online at Topshop.com so be quick if you want anything from the Louise Gray collection.