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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ;-).