If you checked out my What I Got For Christmas post you’ll have seen that I was a little vague about how I got my hands on the gorgeous Urban Decay Moondust Palette, but I felt like I had to include it in that post as it was kind of a Christmas present. In this post, not only am I going to reveal how I got my hands on this beauty, but also review it in case it ever comes back in stock again and you an’t decide whether you need it or not.
Back in November, one of my favourite YouTubers said that if we sent her a Christmas card with a wishlist, she would try her best to get us a product or two on that list. I thought ‘why not’ and sent one over, and put the Moondust Palette at the top of the list because I would never buy it for myself, but I knew I needed. Cue me watching the haul and finding out that I would be receiving it, and it came in the post the following day. I was not expecting to get picked at all so I was so grateful and over the moon!
Now onto the palette review. These shadows are of the usual Urban Decay quality, feeling just as buttery and easy to blend as their well loved shades. Beautifully pigmented when you go to swatch on the arm, this palette is a glitter lover’s dream. I’ve been meaning to try the moondust formula for a long time (especially Solstice and Space Cowboy), but have just never got around to it, making this the perfect opportunity for me to try this formula. There is a beautiful range of shades in this palette, ranging from a classic silver and gold, to bright blues and greens. This palette is not for the fainthearted – you need to love glitter and brights to even consider owning this palette. Or just be a big fan of the brand! It’s a must have for all Urban Decay fans as all of the shades in this palette are exclusive and brand new, all in celebration of their 20th anniversary. Despite the love I’ve found for this palette, there are a couple of negatives around this palette.
As would be expected, there is a lot of fallout. Being full of glitter it makes sense that this would be the case, but you still get great colour payoff rather than just glitter (think of a foiled shadow). When I’m using this palette, I have to do my eye makeup first, when usually I’m a base girl first, to ensure I don’t get glitter on my cheeks. But imagine a smoky eye with winged liner and one of these shades popped on the middle of the lid. Dreamy, right?
Specter is a soft pink with tonal sparkle; Element is a deep coral with pink shift and sparkle; Magnetic is purple in shade with blue sparkle; Lightyear is a vibrant green with tonal sparkle; Granite is a gunmetal shade with multicoloured sparkle; Lithium is a medium bronze with iridescent glitter; Vega is bright blue in shade with tonal sparkle; Galaxy is charcoal based with various blue-green toned sparkle.
The more pigmented shades are the more vibrant shades, with specter being a little bit disappointing as it blends out to very little. The most pigmented shades are definitely Galaxy, Lightyear and Lithium, with Vega and Magnetic being a little patchy which I’m a bit gutted about as they look beautiful in the pan but these can easily be worked with with a bit of dampening of the brush.
This palette is definitely going to be a firm favourite for nights out, especially with the addition of a spritz of the Mario Badescu Facial Spray to dampen the brush and really make the shades pop.