Urban Decay MOONDUST: First Impressions

Latest Addition: Urban Decay MOONDUST Palette

Urban Decay Moondust palette

After a couple months of waiting, the Urban Decay Moondust palette is finally out in stores at our local Sephora stores! This is going at $80.

The recent Urban Decay palettes was pretty much a miss for me. I’m glad that they finally came up with something that I actually want! I love shimmery shadows and this is definitely the palette for me. Though I must say that UD needs to work on the fallouts from these sparkly shadows that are filled with micro-glitter.

A Closer Look


The palette consists of 8 shades in a variety of colours for all occasions.

Specter is a light peachy shade that is perfect to be used on the inner corners to brighten the whole look. It’s one of the sheerest out of the palette but I think it will also look great layer on top of a dark matte colour.

The rest of the colours are perfect for adding a pop of colour to the center of the lids on any smokey eye look. These shadows can also be used wet for a more intense look. Of course, if you’re adventurous enough, you can definitely come up many combinations with this palette.

The shadows are very soft and easy to blend. I think the only con of the palette is the fallouts.

Urban Decay Moondust Swatches

All swatches are one swipe only under different lightings. Pigmentation is pretty decent and these can be used wet for more intense pigmentations. It’s not difficult to create some captivating eye looks with this palette!

The moondust palette might seem similar to the LimeCrime Superfoil shadows but I would say they are very different.

Moondust is as named, filled with micro glitter and is very shimmery. Superfoils, on the other hand is more to the metallic kind of formula. More on the Superfoils in another post or video. 😉


Urban Decay Moondust Swatch Indoor Lighting


Urban Decay Moondust Swatch Sunlight

Bonus: Using Moondust as a Body/Face Paint Alternative

Being a palette with all colours being all shimmery and packed with micro-glitter, we know this is not exactly an everyday palette. So what else can we use the palette for? With Halloween coming up, this palette is a perfect replacement to using face/body paint. If it’s safe for the eyes, it’s safe anywhere else!


With just any stencil and a makeup setting spray, you can come up with many different sparkly stenciled art that you can put on your face or anywhere on the body for the upcoming parties!

Can’t wait to create more #motd with this palette!


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