If you’re a fan of sparkle you probably know about the Urban Decay Moondust eyeshadows. They’re super sparkly and add instant glamour to any eye look and the shade selection is amazing. Urban Decay released a palette with brand new Moondust shades for their Fall 2016 collection and the palette is amazing.
First the packaging is super cool and pretty. It feels sturdy and well made so it will be safe to take when you travel. The palette has eight new shades that are exclusive to the palette which contain microfine bits of iridescent sparkle and 3D metallics. The eyeshadows can be used both dry and wet but if you want an intense metallic effect UD recommends applying the eyeshadows wet and blending them with a dry brush.
The shades that come in the Urban Decay Moondust palette are:
Specter (soft pink with tonal sparkle)
Element (peach with pink shift and sparkle)
Magnetic (purple with blue sparkle)
Lightyear (vivid saturated green)
Granite (black with multicolored sparkle)
Lithium (brown with iridescent 3D sparkle)
Vega (bright blue with tonal sparkle)
Galaxy (smoky blue-gray with iridescent 3D sparkle)
I really like the shade selection in the palette. You get some fun pops of color but also get some very nice neutral shades. The formula of the eyeshadows is super nice, to the touch they almost feel like a cream to powder formula. They contain a lot of shimmer but the shimmer feels very smooth to the touch so it will not feel scratchy on your eyelids like a lot of glittery shades do.
The recommended application is to apply them with your fingers if you like ultimate color payoff plus to prevent fallout since the shadows are shimmery. I tried applying them with a brush and you don’t get the same intensity as applying them with your fingers. After application you can use a dry brush to blend the edges and you’re good to go.
Swatches of the Urban Decay Moondust palette done with natural light L to R: Specter, Element, Magnetic, Lightyear, Granite, Lithium, Vega, Galaxy
Swatches of the Urban Decay Moondust Palette in direct sunlight L to R: Specter, Element, Magnetic, Lightyear, Granite, Lithium, Vega, Galaxy
The Urban Decay Moondust Palette is definitely an unique palette. If you prefer a little sparkle for your eye looks or if you’re looking for a palette for special occasion looks this is a good one to try.