Review: Urban Decay Moondust palette


Im baaaaaack! Did you miss me? I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in a while, December was a hectic month. I got the Urban Decay Moondust palette for Christmas and with glitter palettes exploding everywhere in the makeup market recently I decided to review it for you guys!

I must admit I was reluctant to invest in a full-glitter palette, I like to be able to create a full look in one palette, which you need a few mattes to do. However, glitter is a special occasion kind of thing, I think we can forgive it.

Another reason for my reluctance was that I was sceptical. I am an avid user of Stila’s Liquid Magnificent Metals shadows, so I was worried that the pigmentation and glitter pay-off wouldn’t be as good.

The palette contains a good range of colours, you have your warm and coppery tones and your cooler blues and greens, as well as some darker glitter shadows for those smokey night time looks. I think the palette could do with a lighter highlight colour however.

Naturally, the first thing I did was swatch them:


Initially Lightyear, Lithium and Galaxy were the standout shades for me and I worried a little bit about how Specter, Element and Magnetic would perform.

I then tried out the shades on my eyes, watching them with a flat brush and with my fingers. I found the the pigmentation was initially better using my fingers, however with a bit of building the same result can be achieved with a brush. I personally don’t mind taking the time to build up a shade with a brush in favour of neater application, but using your fingers is always a viable option.

On the eyes I found that the majority of shades worked really well, I was impressed. I still think that Specter and Element are the weakest shades in the palette but I was pleasantly surprised by Magnetic.

As a further, more thorough test I decided to create two eye looks with a simple smokey crease:



For the left eye I used Lithium all over the lid with Element near the outer corner and Specter in the inner corner. I found that though I was impress with how Lithium applied on its own, with the smokey matte colours I used in the crease it looked muddy and it wasn’t easy to apply the other shades over the top.

For the right eye I used Lightyear, Galaxy and Vega, which I found applied effectively and easily.

I think a more thought out look for Lithium would work absolutely fine.

Overall I am impressed with this palette, and it has me reconsidering my opinion of glitter palettes, though I don’t think I’ll need to buy another one.

If you are in the market for a full-glitter palette then I don’t you can go too far wrong with the Moodust palette.

Have any of you tried this palette? Let me know how you found it? 

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