*Urban Decay Moondust Palette Review || Blogtober 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Urban Decay Moondust Palette inner and outer packaging

Hello people of the internet! I think it's a well-established fact that I'm an Urban Decay fan girl. When the *Urban Decay Moondust came in the mail I spent the rest of the day staring at it.  The outer packaging is a nebula covered work of art. The lettering is even holo (Hello to all of my fellow holosexuals)! Once you take the palette out, you reveal a beautiful silver, glittery case. Before I even looked at the eye shadows my head was already spinning. 

Urban Decay Moondust Palette Outer packaging

Urban Decay Moondust palette inner packaging and eight shadows

Top Row

(R to L: Specter, Element, Magnetic, and Lightyear)

Urban Decay Moondust Palette Top Row Dry Swatches (Specter, element, magnetic, and lightyear)

Dry finger swatch

Urban Decay Moondust palette wet swatches of Specter, Element, Magnetic, and Lightyear.

Wet brush swatch

Bottom Row

(R to L: Granite, Lithium, Vega, and Galaxy)

Urban Decay Moondust palette Bottom Row Dry Swatches (Granite, lithium, vega, and galaxy)

Dry finger swatch

Urban Decay Moondust Palette wet swatches of Granite, Lithium, Vega, and Galaxy.

Wet brush swatch

Urban Decay moondust palette close up of Specter, Element, Granite, and Lithium.
Urban Decay moondust Palette close up of Magnetic, Lightyear, Vega, and Galaxy.

The *Urban Decay Moondust palette consists on 8 shadows: Specter (soft pink with tonal sparkle), Element (peach with pink shift and sparkle), Magnetic (purple with blue sparkle), Lightyear (vibrant green with tonal sparkle), Granite (gunmetal with multicolored sparkle), Lithium (brown with iridescent 3-D sparkle), Vega (bright blue with tonal sparkle), and Galaxy (smoky blue-gray with 3-D iridescent sparkle).

As you can see I did two types of swatches for these shadows. The usual dry finger swatches and a wet brush swatch. All 8 of these shadows are amazingly pigmented and buttery. They blend like an actual dream. But, I wouldn't expect anything less from Urban Decay. Although these are glittery/sparkly shadows they aren't the least bit scratchy. When you use the shadows dry, there is a little bit of fall out so just prepare yourself.

I would recommend using these shadows wet. If you're not sure what I mean by that: just dip your eyeshadow brush in a bit of water, wipe off excess on a paper towel and then use the brush on the shadow. I think you definitely get a better and more sparkly look when you use this technique. 

I think my favorite shades are Element and Lithium! Lithium is such a wearable shade. It's such an amazing bronze/ gray color. I love using it for a spotlight eye. It gives a little flare to a boring everyday look. Element is just one of the most amazing shadows. It's red, orange, and pink. Those are three colors I love wearing and it's even better when it's all in one shadow. Also, I like it because the second I saw it I thought of (of my favorite movies) Fifth Element!

As per usual, this palette is €40.00. That's pretty much the same price point of most Urban Decay palettes. This palette was inspired by their range of Moondust shadows. So, if there is a specific shade you like, I'm sure you can find one similar from their Moondust range. That being said, the shadows on their own are €18.00 so if you want to buy two similar shades separately I would recommend justing buying the palette!

* = This product was given to me for review purposes but all opinions are my own

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  1. These colors are gorgeous and I'm definitely checking this palette out!


  2. These are so pretty! Definitely a palette to add to the Christmas wishlist xx

    Erin | beingerin.com


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