I am a huge fan of the Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows and they released 4 brand new shades for Spring 2015. After swatching the 4 new shades in person at Ulta, I left with Scorpio, a gorgeous matte black shade with a 3D gold-green sparkle in it. Besides the fact that this shade happened to be the most pigmented, I am a Scorpio, so I felt this was the perfect match for me.
The Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows are really unique in that they have a really fine, intense micro glitter in them that really stands out when you apply them. I already own several of the original shades including Diamond Dog, Glitter Rock, Zodiac, and Space Cowboy. Scorpio is one of the brand new 4 additions to the collection.
Scorpio is a matte black with 3D holographic glitter in it. The glitter is described as being “gold” by Urban Decay, but it’s really a gorgeous mix of gold, green, and hints of whatever type of light the eyeshadow is reflecting off of. It’s a really unique shade because the base of it is completely matte black, yet it has a lot of finely milled shimmer that is suspended within the matte base. It’s really sophisticated and chic, yet full of glitter and shimmer.
Isn’t Scorpio absolutely breathtaking? It’s such a versatile shade. It can be worn as an eyeliner, as an overall eyelid shade, or to create a smokey eye. I absolutely love how the base is matte but the shimmer is suspended within the product. Both of the swatches above are without any eyeshadow primer. It is very, very pigmented and rich in color.
THE MAKEUP LOOK:
So for this look, I went as simple as possible because I feel like Scorpio really stands out by itself. I used Makeup Geek’s “Peach Smoothie” Eyeshadow in the crease of my eye and blended it upward. I also added some “Creme Brûlée” Eyeshadow by Makeup Geek into the crease of my eye and along my lower lash-line. I used Scorpio on my entire eyelid and lower lash-line, smoking it out and blending it well with “Peach Smoothie.” Any transition or crease shade you use will work well here. I chose to keep the colors all matte and warm-toned.
I really love the way dark grey and black smokey shades look with warm browns and chocolates in the crease. It brings a warmth to the overall look and tones down the harshness of the black.
I have heard some people complain in the past that the Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows have a lot of “fall out” to them. Honestly, most very shimmery or glittery colors will give you some type of “fall out” underneath the eyes on the face. The best way to combat this is to apply your eye makeup first and then use makeup remover to remove any excess shimmer or glitter particles that may have fallen onto your face before moving on to foundation or concealer.
While wearing these out I have absolutely zero fall out on my face from these. If you use a good eyeshadow primer, you should have no problem with these sticking to your eyelids well. Another trick is to apply these with a slightly damp brush, which seems to help with fall out as well.
I kept the rest of my look pretty simple by wearing a matte nude lip shade from Wet n Wild. I used a light peach blush and a subtle highlight on my cheekbones. Since the eyes are smokey and really bring out my eye color, I wanted to keep the rest of the makeup muted.
Overall, I’m a huge fan of the Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows and Scorpio is no different. It’s pigmented and absolutely gorgeous on the eyes. If you’re a fan of shimmer or glitter eyeshadow, you have to check these out. They do not disappoint in pigmentation or glimmer!
The Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows are available at Ulta and Sephora stores nationwide. You can also purchase them online here. There are 4 new shades available to the collection: Scorpio, Ether, Cosmic, and Solstice. Each eyeshadow retails for $20.00USD. I still want to go back for “Ether” myself, which is a stunningly gorgeous shimmering purple. My Ulta was sold out of that shade at the time I was there, but it will be mine next time!
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