As a makeup maniac, I couldn’t help getting my desirous hands on the Urban Decay Moondust Palette and oinked in delectation at all the glitter! Not so fond of vibrant glitter shadows but something or the other made me step out of my comfort zone. Read on to know if it was totally worth it or not!
Let’s take a look at the packaging,
The palette is in a gunmetal glitter shade, the only glitter that doesn’t shed off. It was actually a 10th Anniversary Palette that was launched by Urban Decay and it includes eight new shades of their Moondust Eyeshadow range. There’s also a mini-sized mirror on the inner side of the lid. However, I felt they could’ve added a little brush but again, everyone has their own way of applying glitter eyeshadows. Overall, the palette is smaller in size compared to their Naked series but the size makes it quite travel-friendly.
What’s all the glitter, the main product:
So, the 8 shades are: Specter, Element, Magnetic, Lightyear, Granite, Lithium, Vega and Galaxy.
There is vast versatility between the shades, from neutrals (silver, gold) to all the vibrant shades. The good news is that these shadows are not at all chunky, in fact, they include refined glitter which adds to the smooth application. There’s minimal fallout, compared to other glittery shadows, much safer option to play with (only if you love glitter). To bring out the color, I first use a similar shade in the matte formula as a base and then top it with a shade from this palette. Hence, I personally feel they work best as toppers.
Plus point no. 1, it gives you that glittery eye look without having to use glitter adhesive or primer. But but, to get the standing-out effect you need to make sure that you’ve primed your lid well with an eyeshadow base.
Plus point no. 2, a damp brush will further intensify the payout of whichever shade you use from this palette.
My favorite colors from the palette are:
- Magnetic: A medium purple shade with warm undertones and glittery finish. It has blue and purple, duo-chrome glitter pigment. A stunning shade to wear with any lilac or mauve colored outfit.
- Granite: A dark grey with neutral to warm undertones. It is that one shade that looks gorgeous with smokey eyes and with all that sparkle, it’s impossible that your makeup doesn’t look on point!
- Lithium: A medium bronze shade with gold sparkles. Being fond of coppers and other earthy colors, this one has to be the closest shade to my liking as it can used along with a lot of other shades.
To cut short, my final verdict is:
There are no lies in this statement, that the Urban Decay Moondust Palette is filled with drama and it ain’t for everyone. It is only for those who love sparkle, (and glitter, just used it over and over) and isn’t a palette for everyday use. Those who love to play with shimmer and create different looks more often, then this one has to be their safest investment. However, a little patience is required as they may not give you a very pigmented look at the very first application, you need to build on to achieve your desired results.