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Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches, Giveaway

Happy Friday! Today I’ve got my Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette review and a giveaway too! I also swatched some of the Moondust singles that I bought for this post too. The Moondust Palette is made in Canada. It’s phthalate and sulfate free. As you know, Urban Decay is cruelty free and Leaping Bunny Certified.

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette

UD Moondust palette & singles purchased by me. Giveaway provided by Urban Decay.

Where to Buy
Urban Decay, Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom

$49 palette (8 eyeshadows, .02 oz each)
$21 singles .05 oz each

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette Review

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Moondust Eyeshadow Singles in my Stackable Pro Palette

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Instagram Video Swatches

I wanted to share proper swatches of @urbandecaycosmetics Moondust eyeshadows. I swatched these on @darlinggirlcosmetics Glitter Glue. First set are singles I bought from UD’s website – Chem Trail – Horizon – Crux – Dark Cloud – Interstellar. Second is the Moondust palette I bought at Ulta. Left side top to bottom – Magnetic – Galaxy – Element – Spectre. Right side top to bottom – Lightyear – Vega – Lithium – Granite. These eyeshadows are really like a pressed glitter. You MUST use a mixing medium or sticky base to get full coverage. They’re better off layered on top of other shades. If you use them dry they are sheer. They are gorgeous, in my opinion. I use them on the lid or lower lid or as liner. I don’t put them on the hood of my eyes. What colors do you like best? #crueltyfree #urbandecay #MyUnicornLife #phyrra #phyrrasfault #wakeupandmakeup #makeupjunkie #cakefaceconfession #makeupaddict #makeuplover #makeuptalk #redditmua #theblogissue #altbeauty #makeupmess #bbloggers #blogger #beautyblogger #instalove

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Moondust Eyeshadow Single Swatches

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Urban Decay Chem Trail swatch
Chem Trail
oyster grey with iridescent sparkle
Grey-toned beige with blue and iridescent sparkle. The base shade reminds  me a bit of Urban Decay Verve. It would be pretty on top of grey eyeshadow.
Urban Decay Horizon swatch

rose-gold with pink and gold sparkle
Complex rose gold with pink and gold sparkle. This is hands down the most beautiful and complex rose gold shade that I own.

Urban Decay Crux swatch

smoky teal with multi-colored sparkle
Smoky complex teal blue with green, blue and gold sparkle. I loooove this one! It’s such a me color.

Urban Decay Dark Cloud swatch

Dark Cloud
smoky grey with pink sparkle
Deep charcoal grey with pink iridescence. The base is almost blue-toned.

Urban Decay Interstellar swatch

antique gold with pink and gold 3D sparkle
Warm slightly bronzed gold with pink and gold sparkle.

Moondust Palette Eyeshadow Swatches

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Urban Decay Moondust Palette Magnetic swatch
purple with blue sparkle
Warm purple with blue sparkles.

Urban Decay Moondust Palette Galaxy swatch

smoky blue-grey with iridescent 3d sparkle
Charcoal base with teal blue, blue grey, and green shift and iridescent sparkle. I am in love with this color. It looks PERFECT when paired with Crux.

Urban Decay Moondust Palette Element swatch

peach with pink shift and sparkle
Coral red with peach base and pink shift and pink sparkles. If you love Fireball, you’ll love this shade.

Urban Decay Moondust Palette Specter swatch

soft pink with tonal sparkle
Glowing light pink with complex pink sparkles. Reminds me of a more pigmented, more complex Jouer Pink Pearl from the LE Mermaid Palette.

Urban Decay Moondust Palette Vega swatch

bright blue with tonal sparkle
Navy blue base with bright blue sparkle. So beautiful.

Urban Decay Moondust Palette Lightyear swatch

vibrant green with tonal sparkle
Insanely gorgeous complex green with a deep base that has hints of yellow, while the top of it seems cooler toned. Grass green sparkle and hints of aqua blue sparks. This one really didn’t excite me until I swatched it. Then it blew me away.

Urban Decay Moondust Palette Granite swatch

black with multi-colored sparkle
Charcoal grey-black with multi-colored sparkle. Perfect to deepen any color.

Urban Decay Moondust Palette Lithium swatch

brown with iridescent 3d sparkle
Midtone brown with gold and greenish gold sparkle. This is the only color in the palette that I don’t care for. Nothing wrong with it, just not to my taste.

Moondust Palette Packaging

The packaging is gorgeous. It’s a little heavier than I expected but it feels solid. I love that it doesn’t show finger prints like some other packaging is prone to do. It feels slightly textured, which I like.

Moondust Eyeshadow Formula

Moondust eyeshadows are basically like pressed glitter eyeshadows. They’re best when layered on top of other colors. If you apply them dry, they will be sheer but sparkly. They are meant to be used with a mixing medium or wet. I prefer using Darling Girl Glitter Glue, so that’s how I swatched all the eyeshadows you see in the post today. You can also use Urban Decay’s All Nighter Spray.

The Urban Decay Moondust palette is meant for layering. It’s a complimentary palette to your other Urban Decay palettes. It’s not really meant to use on its own. I personally use Moondust eyeshadows on my lid or lower lid. Some shades, like Cosmic, work as a highlight at the inner corner or under the eyebrows. I rarely, if ever, use them on the hood of my eyes. They’re just not flattering to me with my eye shape if I use them on the hood. They really make my eyes pop when placed on the mobile lid or lower lid.

I do feel like the Moondust palette formula is slightly different from the singles formula. I think the palette seems to have even more glitter packed into it.

What I don’t like about this palette is that you get very little product per color! You’re getting .02 oz of each color. A typical Moondust eyeshadow single is .05 oz. So I would definitely recommend layering a similar color on your lid first, then applying the Moondust shade on top of it.

How to Apply Moondust Eyeshadow

Here’s the best way that I’ve found to apply Moondust eyeshadows. Apply your primer as normal. Then use Darling Girl Glitter Glue (or a brush damp with Urban Decay All Nighter Spray) and spread that onto your lid in a thin layer with your finger tip. Take a brush like the Moondust eyeshadow brush or a thicker eyeshadow lid brush from one of the UD palettes or something like the Sigma E25. Brush or pat on the Moondust eyeshadow. You can also layer these colors on top of other eyeshadows to add extra dimension. To do that you’d apply your eyeshadow primer all over, your lid color (say a teal blue), then smooth a thin layer of Glitter Glue on top of the lid color, and finally brush a Moondust (such as Crux) on top.

If you love glitter, shimmer and color, you will love this palette. If you are a neutral fan, you need to skip this one, it’s not for you. If you have sensitive eyes, I would try one of the eyeshadow singles first to see if  you can tolerate the formula.

Moondust Palette Giveaway

I’ve teamed up with UD to give away 1 Moondust palette. Giveaway runs from now until August 5, 2015 at midnight EST. You must enter via the rafflecopter widget below. Open to USA and Canada.

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What do you think of the Moondust eyeshadows? How would you wear them?

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  • I’m so torn on whether I want the palette or not! I own all of the original Moondust line and Solstice from the next launch, but the only one that really grabs me in the palette is the bright green (obviously not every Moondust wows me or I would have bought more than Solstice when they released more). I think I would wear all of the brighter shades in the palette though, really only Granite and Lithium wouldn’t get any use. I can’t decide whether I am trying to buy it because it is *new* and *limited edition* or if I really want it because I would use it. I guess I just need to physically swatch it and then decide.

  • This is the PERFECT palette for me. I can never get enough sparkle/glitter in my life. NEVER. Love the details that you always give and the swatches. Thank you. (ps – keeping u in my prayers today)

  • I didn’t think I needed this palette, then I saw your swatches. Damn you Phyrra! <3
    color shifts and space themes are so my jam

  • These are just divine and they would add an extra oomph over your regular UD shadows. Love the teal colour too.

  • Whoa! I am super impressed with Horizon and Crux! The palette has been on and stayed on my wishlist. Although I’m slightly dismayed at the teensy amount of actual product.

  • I’ve used Element as a topper for an orangy-red shadow from one of my Makeup Revolution palettes, and I love it. This weekend, I’ll be experimenting a little more with the palette.

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