REVIEW & SWATCH: Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette

Hello readers!

Those who have followed my blog for quite some time, you may know that I am a sucker for Urban Decay Cosmetics. So, by default, I had to get the Moondust eyeshadow palette. I know they have come up with many new palettes recently, but hey! It’s better late than never to talk about an eyeshadow palette! (As long as it’s not limited edition!)

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Okay… so here is the in-depth review and swatches of Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette! Keep on reading….

WHAT THE BRAND HAS TO SAY:

Sexy, twinkling sparkle with a ton of depth and movement. Get ready to send your glitter addiction into overdrive with eight otherworldly NEW shades of planet Earth’s sparkliest shadow in our first-ever Moondust Eyeshadow Palette.

Each shadow is dazzlingly sparkly, but with a super-refined, incredibly sophisticated feel (and not a single speck of chunky glitter). We lace every shade of Moondust Eyeshadow with microfine bits of sparkle and lush 3-D metallics—for a luxurious, diamond-like effect.

PRICE & AVAILABILITY:

It retails for $49 and can be found on Urban Decay website, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Sephora.

PACKAGING:

At first glance, I thought this palette has a metal case. But it’s not. The palette comes in a silver-black shimmery plastic case which is lightweight and feels sturdy. It has 8 eyeshadows and 1 large mirror. But no brush, as the previous Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes.

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SHADES:

Specter:

It’s described as “soft pink w/tonal sparkle”. It swatches as a pale pink with silver shimmers.

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Element:

Described as “peach w/pink shift and sparkle” and the description is perfect. As you can see from the pictures below, it truly is peach-pink with lots of sparkles.

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It’s peach, it’s pink….. it’s ELEMENT!

Magnetic:

Described truly as “purple w/blue sparkle”.

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Lightyear:

Described as “vibrant green w/tonal sparkle”. I felt it looks more like a dark mint with silver sparkles.

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Granite:

Described as “black w/multicolored sparkle”. It’s more like a dark cool brown or grey with gold and silver sparkles.

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Lithium:

Described as “brown w/iridescent 3-D sparkle”. It’s warm toned bronze with light gold sparkles.

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Vega:

Described as “bright blue w/tonal sparkle”. This is a medium blue with blue and silver sparkles.

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Galaxy:

Described as “smoky blue-gray w/iridescent 3-D sparkle”. This shade is quite difficult to explain. When swatched, it looks like a black based shadow with dark teal/ navy blue sparkles.

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HOW TO USE:

  • These shadows are meant to use both dry and wet.
  • You can either use a flat synthetic brush or your fingers. I prefer fingers as they offer better color payoff.
  • You can use a regular primer as a base or a glitter primer/adhesive.
  • A dark or solid colored base (black or white or other colors) will make the shadows stand out more.
  • Here you can see how these shadows look DRY, swatched ONCE and WITHOUT PRIMER.
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Under studio light

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Under flash & studio light

PROS:

Excellent range of sparkly colors.

Buildable color intensity, specially if you use it “wet” it will give a vibrant result.

The shadows have great color consistency.

Travel friendly.

Large mirror.

CONS:

No brush.

Glitter fall out….but it can be easily rectified after eye makeup.

The colors are not for everyday use.

IN A NUTSHELL:

Though the sparkly colors are not for neutral color lovers, you need a good palette once in a while for festive makeup. And this palette will serve as your festive (or non-festive?) eyeshadow palette. I liked it.

Do you have an eyeshadow palette you are loving recently? Comment below and let us know!


 

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  1. Love this post, it was well informative!

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