Swatches of the New Urban Decay Moondust Shades – Dark Force, Interstellar, Shockwave, and Vortex

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Urban Decay - New Moondust 0615 - Outer Packaging for Dark Force, Interstellar, Shockwave, and Vortex

Urban Decay – New Moondust June 2015 – Outer Packaging for Dark Force, Interstellar, Shockwave, and Vortex

Last week I posted about the release of 4 new Urban Decay Moondust eyeshadow shades. I’ve had them in my hot little hands for a few days now so it’s time to swatch them all for you!

Urban Decay - New Moondust June 2015 - Back of Packaging for Dark Force, Interstellar, Shockwave, and Vortex

Urban Decay – New Moondust June 2015 – Back of Packaging for Dark Force, Interstellar, Shockwave, and Vortex

The packaging is the same as other Moondust shades. The boxes are the same. The pots are labelled on the back with a colored sticker denoting the shade and the center of the pot itself pops out so you can stick it in one of UD’s build your own palettes.

Urban Decay - New Moondust June 2015 - Open Packaging for Dark Force, Interstellar, Shockwave, and Vortex

Urban Decay – New Moondust June 2015 – Open Packaging for Dark Force, Interstellar, Shockwave, and Vortex

Before we get into individual swatches here are the quick and dirty swatches I did when I went into the store to pick these babies up.

Urban Decay - New Moondust June 2015 - In Store Swatches for Dark Force, Interstellar, Shockwave, and Vortex

Urban Decay – New Moondust June 2015 – In Store Swatches. Top: Shockwave. Bottom left to right: Dark Force, Interstellar, and Vortex.

These shades are gorgeous! For the individual swatches below I’ve taken photos in 2 different lighting conditions. I’ve also swatched each shade over 4 different bases. I find that glitter shadows always perform very differently depending on what you swatch over so here are 4 different looks for each. Hope it helps! They’re all a little sheer applied on naked skin and of the 4 bases shown they’re sheerest over UDEPP. All of these shades benefit from a sticky or adhesive base; if that’s a problem for you then take note! Personally I always use sticky bases under glitter so it’s fine by me.

Dark Force – “Taupe-brown with gold and iridescent 3-D sparkle.” The white-gold sparkle in Diamond Dog always made the rich brown base feel a little weird to me. With Dark Force the warm gold sparkle really makes the brown pop. It’s also got kind of purpley taupe sparkly bits to it but I wasn’t able to capture those on camera at all. They’re evident close up but not really from a distance. I’ve worn this shade once already foiled with UD Bondage Adhesive and it lasted really well.

Urban Decay - Moondust Eyeshadow - Dark Force - Swatches. Swatched over 4 bases. Left to Right: over UDEPP, over UD Bondage, over Nyx Milk, over Nyx Black Bean.

Urban Decay – Moondust Eyeshadow – Dark Force – Swatches. Swatched over 4 bases. Left to Right: over UDEPP, over UD Bondage, over Nyx Milk, over Nyx Black Bean.

Interstellar – “Antique gold with pink and gold 3-D sparkle.” I’ve been waiting for UD to drop a real gold Moondust and Interstellar is gorgeous! Stargazer is a very limey yellow to me and not a true gold but Interstellar is the perfect gold shade. I absolutely adore the pinkey and champagne sparkles though they’re hard to see from a distance.

Urban Decay - Moondust Eyeshadow - Interstellar - Swatches. Swatched over 4 bases. Left to Right: over UDEPP, over UD Bondage, over Nyx Milk, over Nyx Black Bean.

Urban Decay – Moondust Eyeshadow – Interstellar – Swatches. Swatched over 4 bases. Left to Right: over UDEPP, over UD Bondage, over Nyx Milk, over Nyx Black Bean.

Shockwave – “Deep berry with pink and blue 3-D sparkle.” This shade is LIFE! To me it’s a much more vibrant pink than Glitter Rock and over a black base it’s also the brightest and most vibrant purple they have (Ether is just so darn dark). Of all 4 of the shades here this one is the most transformed by the three different bases I think. The other 3 are lighter or darker depending on the base but with Shockwave the whole hue changes.

Urban Decay - Moondust Eyeshadow - Shockwave - Swatches. Left to Right: over UDEPP, over UD Bondage, over Nyx Milk, over Nyx Black Bean.

Urban Decay – Moondust Eyeshadow – Shockwave – Swatches. Left to Right: over UDEPP, over UD Bondage, over Nyx Milk, over Nyx Black Bean.

Vortex – “Smoky black with green shift and gold 3-D sparkle.” Over normal primer the black base of the shadow is very evident and it’s more smokey with very subtle green shift – not a shade I’d wear often. Over stickier bases the green shift really strengthens with it being the strongest over the Nyx Black Bean base which is exactly how I’ll probably be wearing it most often! Over the white Nyx Milk base it takes on a slightly mossy tone.

Urban Decay - Moondust Eyeshadow - Vortex - Swatches. Left to Right: over UDEPP, over UD Bondage, over Nyx Milk, over Nyx Black Bean.

Urban Decay – Moondust Eyeshadow – Vortex – Swatches. Left to Right: over UDEPP, over UD Bondage, over Nyx Milk, over Nyx Black Bean.

With each Moondust launch there are always a few shades I really want and a few that I can live without. This time I’m so glad I got all of them. They’re all gorgeous shades and I’m happy I picked them up! The key to these is really the way they move in the light. Here’s a quick little video showing all 4 shades. The video quality isn’t great but at least it’s something. My camera has a hard time focusing on glitter but I think it was for the best as it helps you to see the color nuances a little better. No sound so it’s SFW ;-).


Top to Bottom: Dark Force, Interstellar, Shockwave, and Vortex.

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2 Comments

  1. This review was amazing! I bought all 4. The video was clutch, you really can’t see how beautiful these are till they move! Thanks!

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