URBAN DECAY MOONDUST PALETTE



 




I've had my eye on this beauty ever since the lovely Really Ree posted about it way back in June,  I saw the sparkle and new I had to have it. I love Urban Decay shadows and I'm forever swatching the Moondust range every time I wander near a counter so when Urban Decay said they were launching a palette with them all in - I freaked. 

Let's start with the packaging; it's absolutely beautiful. It's a gunmetal glitter with  'Moondust' carved out with a mirror finish. The best part? it has a magnetic closure - honestly the most satisfying thing ever. Inside there is a huge mirror and 8 pans of sparkly eye shadow. 





Specter - soft pink with dark pink reflects.
the least pigmented, but great for inner corner highlighting and patting over the centre of the lid for a pop of shimmer. 

Element - Duo chrome warm orange with red reflects.
a fiery shade that looks orange in some lights and a deep red in others. It's completely unique and I've never seen anything like it before.

Magnetic - a frosty purple with blue reflects.
for all of the Queen Elsa vibes. I thought this would be a dupe of Topshop Wax and Wayne but they are completely different, the UD offering is much more of a purple eye shadow than a shadow topper.

Lightyear- A green with green reflects
One of the more pigmented shades however it's probably one of the least wearable for everyday. 

Granite - a deep grey with silver reflects
This would look incredible paired with a dark smokey eye, worn across the lid paired with some fluttery lashes and a nude lip. 

Lithium - a cool bronze with silver and gold reflects.
This is Granites brown sister, although it would also look gorgeous worn alone with a soft matte shade blended through the crease. 

Vega - Navy Blue with light blue reflects
This again is a beautiful shade but not the most wearable. Although I'd imagine this looks amazing paired with the deep blue/gunmetal shades from the Naked Palette.

Galaxy - a dark grey with teal, blue and silver reflects
This is the shadow I was initially drawn to from this palette, it's absolutely stunning and looks amazing against my dark blue eyes. 

These shadows have a lot of fallout, so I would suggest applying your eye make-up before your base when using this. I am also a little gutted that the pigmentation varies so much throughout. However, it goes without saying, this palette is utterly beautiful and will be getting a whole lot of love from me.

Want to see the palette in action? - Moondust Tutorial 

Olivia // DF