Saturday, July 24, 2010

Product Review; "Urban Decay Stardust Eyeshadow"

Fairy Princess.

That's the first thing that comes to mind; "Fairy Princess".

These eyeshadows are NUTS when it comes to shimmer. We're talking full-on crazy-mad seizure-inducing reflective sparkle in one application.

To be honest, the first thing I noticed wasn't even the product itself, it was the packaging. It's a rounded square tin of eyeshadow surrounded by a floating frame of rubber-textured plastic with no tab for opening the lid. Instead, you squeeze the frame and the clear lid, with logo printed in black, pops open to reveal a cascade of light particles dancing from all views.

The color choice is expansive to include charcoal tones, pinks, purples and greens which all look beautiful in the package when contrasted against the tiniest particles of silver glitter. I would have liked to have seen, maybe, a coordinating tone of glitter to accompany each individual shade (eg; pink shadow with pink glitter), but I do like the effect of the contrast. Plus, the silver tends to bounce a bit of the color back and it all looks pretty sparkle-y regardless.

The packaging is really interesting and light-weight, the product goes on skin very smoothly and, surprisingly, there isn't much fall-out when applied. No huge chunks of glitter that fall and drop over the cheeks leaving sparkle in every pore.

However, not much color.

The image above is 5 different colors applied with a different fingertip on my right hand to the back of my left hand (54, Atmosphere, Diamond Dog, Griffith and Moon Spoon). Each is entirely different from the last and leaves only the faintest of color in the wake of sparkle. If you were using something as a base like concealer or even Cream Colour Base you'd get a much more intense color payoff. But, if you are doing that, you're really just getting the base color coming through anyway. So, you'd only be using the Stardust Eyeshadow for it's shimmer quality.

Which isn't so bad, really.

Urban Decay Stardust Eyeshadow
; $20

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