Friday, February 27, 2015

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows New Spring 2015 Shade "Solstice": Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: Product featured was provided for review.
Are you a fan of duo-chromes? If you are then you are going to love this post because today I am writing a quick review of a new Spring 2015 addition to the Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows Collection ($24 CAD each). "Solstice" is a beautiful metallic red to blue shadows filled with "3-D shadows. Intrigued? Read on to see some swatches and my reviews........
Urban Decay Moondust Shadow in "Solstice"
This is a single shadow that comes in a sleek round silver plastic compact that's reminiscent of the classic Urban Decay subway token inspired packaging. The shadow can be removed simply by pressing on it's back and the color can be swapped with another Urban Decay shadow singles.
Urban Decay Moondust Shadow in "Solstice"
Urban Decay Moondust Shadow in "Solstice"
Solstice is a beautiful plummy wine red with a pale blueish teal duochrome effect. There are a lot of glitters in this shadow! Upon swatching the product with my fingers, the shadow is super pigmented and creamy. Though not as strong as in the pan, the duo-chrome effect is quite mesmerizing. However, when attempting to apply the product on the lids (or the arm for swatching), the shade becomes very sheer with mostly shimmer components. It's a bit hard to attain that opaque, metallic shine on the lids unless a very sticky base is used or a shadow/cream shadow of a similar shade is applied underneath.
There is minor fall out and the wear was good on me.
Urban Decay Moondust Shadow in "Solstice"
Urban Decay Moondust Shadow in "Solstice"
Although the shadow is a bit sheer when applied, the duo-chrome effect is still very stunning. The formulation is very buttery and smooth but "Solstice" is not a standalone color in my opinion and should be applied over another shadow or cream shadow as a sparkling overlay.

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