July 11, 2016

So, The Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette Launched Do We Need It?

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urban decay moondust palette

The Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette ($49) for Fall 2016 hit the beauty airways yesterday. This new 8 shade eyeshadow palette contains a selection of new Moondust Eyeshadows for the glitter addicts in us all.

Urban Decay gets back to their roots with this release and gifts us with a sparkly, glittery selection of shades. Let’s face it, UD has been on the naked, nude road for a while now so, this palette definitely brings the Urban Decay universe back into the correct orbit.

The thing with the Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette is the fact it proves a daring release for the brand. Mind you, not because the eyeshadows are glittery but because Moondust Eyeshadow isn’t exactly a popular formula. I think Moondust Eyeshadow is a hit or a miss, a love or a hate formula for most people. You either really love it or you really hate it. Moondust Eyeshadow can produce some incredible eye looks but it takes work and fall out is an issue. Also, some people completely hate glittery eyeshadows and these have a refined glittery finish! Mind you, they aren’t the chunky glittery messy formula you’d find in shades like say Kiddie Pool. They also prove a little denser in texture compared to the original Urban Decay Eyeshadow Collection. I personally like them but I realize they aren’t for everyone.

The palette packs in eight new, exciting shades all of which have a refined, glittery formula and finish.


  • Specter (soft pink w/tonal sparkle)
  • Element (peach w/pink shift and sparkle)
  • Magnetic (purple w/blue sparkle)
  • Lightyear (vibrant green w/tonal sparkle)
  • Granite (black w/multicolored sparkle)
  • Lithium (brown w/iridescent 3-D sparkle)
  • Vega (bright blue w/tonal sparkle)
  • Galaxy (smoky blue-gray w/iridescent 3-D sparkle)

I don’t know if it screams Fall for anyone but I love sparkle and I’d eat it for breakfast in the morning sprinkled on my cornflakes if I could! So, it’s a yay for me!

How about you?

Loving it or leaving it?

The Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette is available now at Ulta.com, Sephora.com, Nordstrom.com, and at urbandecay.com.


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  • Chanty

    I really want this but can’t afford the $70 right now, is this a limited edition?

    • Isabella Muse

      Not that I know of! It’s $49 not $70, from my understand permanent but don’t quote me ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Christina D.

    She’s baaaack! Hope you had a great time on your holiday, Muse. We missed you!

    So you know I hate glitter, so far I’ve been keeping a distance from this palette. But yet I keep popping it in my Sephora cart, and then saying no, and then going back and looking at it again. I’m sure there will be other things I absolutely positively want (especially for $49) but yet UD plays headgames with me, like I’m supposed to have it because it’s UD. Sigh.

    • Isabella Muse

      Yay! I’m glad to be back sis! I missed you more! LOL! oh no! Don’t do it, don’t do it! You won’t use it and you’ll regret it ๐Ÿ˜€ Be patient, it isn’t LE ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Christina D.

    Thank you, Sista Muse. I needed for you to be the voice of reason for me (again).

  • Sara

    I just got an email for 5X Ulta reward points on any UD purchase, so I’m really tempted to pick this one up. Altho I feel like you where lately I’ve been avoiding the glittery bright crazy eyeshadows and reaching more for neutrals and more subdued looks, so I’m on the fence. I think I need to go play with it in Ulta and see how I like the texture and glitter level of it.

    • Isabella Muse

      likewise! I like the moondust eyeshadow formula but I’m kinda avoiding all things glittery lately myself!

      • Sara

        I ended up going to play with it yesterday and I passed. It was glitter overload, and the colors were darker in person, which I wasn’t happy about. I have a City Color palette that’s shimmer instead of glitter and its AMAZING that I’ll stick with for something bright. You must check out the Intense Shine Eye Shadow Palette, Muse. Its a steal at $8.99 and City Color does online discounts a lot.

        • Isabella Muse

          glitter I can contend with but not darkness damn! I’d rather lighter shades! I have YET to try a single City Color anything and everyone raves about them! Def need to get on that, thanks Sara!

    • Jen R

      Yes, I got that offer too, and it made something that I didn’t feel any urgency on seem more like a must have, LOL!

      I must say though, as much as I love Urban Decay, I’ve never been keen on the Moondust formula, partially because I worry about fallout, and partially because I just never seem to do a good job with finger application, which I know is what they recommend for the formula. This has so many beautiful colors though, that I may not be able to resist.

      PS: Welcome back, Muse – hope your vacation was wonderful!

      • Isabella Muse

        It was amazing thanks Jen ๐Ÿ™‚ P.S. Sponge applicators are good for application! If that’s any help! and they minimize fall out!

    • Silvia

      This are so pretty, you can use them for a full look or just for a small pop of sparkle. I get compliments on my eye shadows every single time I use them.

  • Jessy

    I can’t say it’s a must for me right now, but as with most of music UD collection, I may or may not pick it up if/when it goes on sale.

  • Majick

    Thank goodness I can pass on this. I wasn’t so lucky with the anastasia palette lol.

  • Kimmwc03

    I love the Moondust shadows so it’s a must for me.

    I thought this was LE.

    • Isabella Muse

      I THINK it is perm! But maybe you are right? I’m tired today, so I could be having a brain fart! None the less, I’m sure it’ll be around a few months before disappearing completely ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Adrienne

    Welcome back Muse! I was going through Muse Withdrawl ๐Ÿ™‚ I love many things UD but I am going to pass on this one just like the Gwen Stefani. I can’t do shimmer unless its a gold/copper that I use for highlighting and that doesn’t justify an entire palette. Glad to have you back!

    • Isabella Muse

      ha thanks Adrienne! I confess I was too lol! Glad to be back <3! Missed ya! Hey, money saved for other Fall goodies right!?

  • Jay

    I swatched it in store, and I know swatches can be deceiving but they were niiiice…much more pigmented than the normal moondust shadows. I’m tempted to grab it and UD rarely tempts me!

    • Isabella Muse

      amazing to hear! I suspected as much! They don’t look like the normal Moondust range! Excited now!

  • Susan

    I got it today at Ulta after seeing it in person. I like the formula and it’s totally manageable with a good glitter glue primer wherever you want to place it. I don’t get any fallout like that. Moondust shadows are great to amp up an otherwise neutral look!

  • Christina

    I have to say I’m 100% with you on the glitter subject so I feel very drawn to this palette. I love the moondust singles so far and think they work rather well. The fallout isn’t bad and the sparkle is just phenomenal! A pity the moondust palette isn’t available in Germany yet.