A couple of months ago, Urban Decay released the Moondust palette, and for the last few months I had been kicking myself that I didn’t own it. I kept seeing beautiful images of the gorgeous looks that people have been creating with these insanely pigmented, heavily glittered shades and I have never wanted to be covered in glitter as much as I did. I finally succumbed and bought myself the palette just as the launch of the liquid Moondust cream shadows hit the shelves. Being the magpie that I am, I was practically drooling at the new colours of the sparkliest shadows I’ve ever seen. Between the Moondust palette and three new shades of the Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Shadows, I think I am all set for the party season. Watch out world, this girl is gonna sparkle.
The Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Shadows are similiar in formulation to the original Moondust shadows, as both contain microfine iridescent sparkle as well as larger 3D metallics for a diamond shine effect. The light catches the particles and makes them sparkle and shine like there’s no tomorrow. The cream liquid Moondust is quite a revelation in the beauty world, and it can be used in all matter of ways. Lightweight and quite sheer, it can be built up from a subtle shimmer to a high shine effect. It can be used all over the lid in various degrees of intensity, or even used as an eye liner with the precise, slim brush. They wear comfortably on the eye and dry really quickly whilst locking the sparkle in place. With the colour selection of the Liquid Moondust shadows, a number of eye combinations can also be made by packing Liquid Moondust over the top of existing shadows, or even to make the powder Moondust eyeshadows really stand out.
I’ve been using the brush to apply my liquid Moondust before blending out the edges. It literally takes 30 seconds before it sets in place. It needs a quick and firm hand to get it blended so quickly but once it’s on, it’s on. In fact, I need an oil based remover to remove at the end of the day because it leaves a lot of super fine glittery particles if it’s not taken off correctly.
I have three shades; Zap, Solstice and Chem Trail which are all very wearable shades but they do have slight inconsistency issues with the sparkle particles. Zap, a medium golden bronze with golden shimmer is probably my favourite of the three and it goes on quite evenly. It’s the only shade of the three that can work with a couple of coats to intensify the sparkle without going clumpy. Solstice, a reddy copper with iridescent shimmer is better as a sheer wash of colour. The iridescence within in the base colour is so pretty and when it catches the light it makes eyes really pop. Chem Trail is a champagne gold with a really sparkly finish. I found this one the hardest to build up so I have been wearing it as a sheer wash of colour, and staying away from my inner corner as it tends to flake off and fall into my eye. That being said, all three work well as eye liner, either on the upper and lower lash line whilst Chem Trail, as it is the sheerest colour looks great over the top of a carbon black eye liner.
Having both the powder and liquid Moondust shadows, I have more sparkle that I could possibly wish for over the festive period. I can’t wait to show you the looks that I have been creating over on my Snapchat and Instagram so don’t forget to follow me over there.
Have you tried either of these? What are your thoughts?
*Contains PR Samples