On Mother’s Day, I walked into an Ulta to swatch the new Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows. I have had my eye on these for a couple of weeks, but I wanted to swatch them in person first to see which ones I liked best. I instantly knew I loved Zodiac the most because it’s so unique and different. A dark forest green with intense sparkle and glitter, it gives off many different tones from bright green and gold to dark grey and black. It’s a stunning, complex shade that looks just as gorgeous on the eyelid as it does when you swatch it with your finger. I may have gone a little overboard on all the photographs inside, but trust me when I say that Zodiac is major eye candy.
The brand new Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows are all about glitter and sparkle. I just so happen to love glitter and sparkle eyeshadow, but I always dislike the fallout and mess associated with them. Luckily, these seem to have very little fallout and don’t leave behind a huge glitter mess. They actually have a fantastic “3D” metallic effect to them that looks incredibly unique. I applied my eyeshadow both dry and wet, and both times I didn’t experience a massive amount of fallout of glitter everywhere, so I was very impressed.
Zodiac is a stunning dark forest green shade with a darker looking base and bright multi-colored fine shimmer and glitter. The color is complex and hard to describe properly, so it’s best to just look at the swatches and see how different it looks in various lighting and at certain angles. In artificial lighting, it actually can look like a completely different color…switching from a dark green to a duo-chrome looking dark grey. The sparkle in this is super fine, so you won’t experience chunks of glitter in your eyes or underneath them. I don’t own anything quite like this in my collection, and I knew right away that I wanted to apply this over top of a black base on my eyelid.
For my makeup look, I applied MAC’s “Blackground” Paint Pot over my entire eyelid and along my lower lash-line, as well as into my crease, blending it slightly upward. Then, I used a fluffy crease brush to blend a matte dark brown shade into the crease with a matte black shade, as well. Then, I simply applied “Zodiac” on the entire eyelid in a patting motion, and underneath my eyes along the lower lash-line. I added black eyeliner to my lower water-line and added mascara.
The effect is super sparkly, metallic, and fun. It’s edgy, it’s bold, and the green color changes from looking like a dark grey to a dark green depending on the lighting. Prepare for many, many pictures!
In brighter lighting, you really see the green come out. It’s amazing. I honestly feel like I keep using the same adjectives over and over again…beautiful, amazing, stunning, gorgeous. I can’t help myself!
I really think adding this over a dark base helps bring out the sparkle and the metallic color of the green. It also helps the micro-fine shimmer in it stick better to the eyelid, which may be why I experienced such little fallout.
Overall, I’m glad I bought Zodiac. I was mulling over buying one of these Moondust Eyeshadows for a few weeks now, and I’m very pleased with it. I also swatched the other shades and I loved “Diamond Dog,” which is a chocolate brown with tons of sparkle. I may go back for it at some point because the formula on these is quite lovely.
Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows retail for $20.00 USD each and are available in seven shades. You can find these at Sephora and Ulta stores nationwide, as well as online at Urban Decay’s website.
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