Urban Decay StarDust Eyeshadow Review, Swatches, Photos, and FOTD
Anyone excited about the Urban Decay Stardust Eyeshadows? Anyone haul any yet?
The brand new Urban Decay Stardust Eyeshadow boast a whopping 40% more glitter than the regular line of shadows offered by UD but the difference is these guys promise to deliver the sparkle minus the fall out.
Does it work?
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If you’re a great lover of sparkle finishes the Urban Decay Stardust Eyeshadows should appeal. These have a beautiful shimmery finish that can be worn subtly or built up in intensity for a popping display of glittery gorgeous.
The glitter used in the shadows is a pricey ingredient called reflex. I haven’t a clue what reflect is but it’s supposed to stay on your lids minus fallout and chunky glitter. Compared to some of Urban Decay’s glittery shadows that is the case indeed however you may experience a little fall out during application but not chunky pieces of glitter as the glitter in these shadows is very tiny and fine. At first view I thought they might sport the same formula as Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow but on close inspection and testing the shadows are vastly different. The Urban Decay formula has a fine glitter content, the formula is silky, not flaky. One of the problems with the regular shadows in the catalog would be some are flaky which in turn causes fall out woes. For me the formula is considerably different and thinner in consistency compared to the normal range which results in 99% less fall out! Yay!
Few notes on pigmentation….
The shadows are buildable but you do have to understand the best way to use them to get good color pay off. In order to achieve the best results with pigmentation and fall out, my suggestion is avoid using brushes. Brushes won’t work well during application with these and you won’t be able to pick up color as well as you would with a sponge applicator. Sponge applicators really pick up color and pack it on the lid. Granted, if you prefer a lighter application by all means use a brush but if you want good color pay off go with a sponge. Also I find fingering it on also works great to pack color on and blend it beautifully well. And finally applying wet will create a foiled effect and make the shadows look incredibly vibrant.
I know a few people weren’t thrilled with the packaging on these but after playing around with them a bit I’m sold. They are surrounded by this funky black frame and a clear plastic to cover the shadow. To open the shadow you press on either side of the black frame and the lid flips up and open. I’m like a big kid and was completely thrilled how they open, so of course I sat around for 20 minutes flipping them open and closed and even made a video so you can see how they work!
The shadows are available in nine shades. Some shades are similar to other UD colors in the general catalog but the formula is different so they may be worthy of a haul regardless.
Overall, they are a home run for me. I adore them. They are very different from anything Urban Decay has out in terms of shadow at the moment. The formula is different, the payoff, just the general feel of the product. If you hate sparkle, shimmer, glitter you might not feel the love but anyone who loves Urban Decay in general and just sparkly shadow should find these very appealing.
Total Muse Approval for purchase!