Urban Decay Sin: Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Highlighter

Urban Decay Sin | Essential Twenty

You know there are those highlighters that just call out to you but you can’t bring yourself to buy them? I’m talking about those slightly pricier ones from the likes of Becca (Opal and Moonstone, I will have you one day), MAC and Anastasia. This was me for a good 9-12 months when it came to Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Highlighter in Sin. Yes, for the length of time it took me to bite the bullet and buy this highlighter I could’ve popped out a baby! I haven’t, and have no plans to, but I could’ve done.

This was a highlighter that made the rounds across a lot of blogs when it was first released and I fell in love. I remember looking at endless swatches, but at this point in my life I couldn’t justify £21 on a highlighter. Anything above £10 seemed a little extortionate. That was until I bought Champagne Pop and the game changed for me. If a highlighter costing three times what I normally pay could be that good, then one twice the price had to still be pretty fantastic. And I was right.

Urban Decay Sin | Essential Twenty

Sin is an ice/gold highlighter that looks particularly flattering on pale skin (bringing it home for us pale gals). It’s finely milled, buttery to apply and is beautifully buildable. The reason I love this so much is that it isn’t too white or too yellow. The best way to describe it is the perfect mix of TheBalm Mary Lou-Manizer and the look of Colour Pop Lunch Money. It’s finely milled so it doesn’t look like chunky glitter on your face – think glow, not glitter. It also has a long wear time, which I find a lot of the cheaper highlighters on the market don’t have.

After falling in love with Sin, I now firmly have my eye on Aura (a more pink toned highlighter) and a few of the blushes from the same range. You know I can’t resist buying a large chunk of a range!

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