Urban Decay Fireball Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter
Urban Decay Fireball Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “peach with pink shift.” It’s a muted, medium peachy-orange with strong yellow tones paired with a pearly shimmer that shifts from cooler pink to warmer, pinky-copper. Urban Decay Twilight (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Anastasia Hard Candy (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay OC (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Fireball (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Dose of Colors Melonade (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust (Top) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Huda Beauty Ibiza (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NYX Rose Gold (P, $6.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Huda Beauty Zanzibar (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
The new Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter formula is supposed to be “finely-milled” with “sheer,” buildable payoff that “blends in easily” and eight-hour wear. It had sheer to semi-opaque coverage with a smooth, finely-milled texture that was blendable on the skin. It seemed to have a low-level sheen than an overtly shimmery finish applied; it was the least shimmery of the three shades in the highlighter range released for summer. On me, the color wore well for eight hours before fading. I would consider this to be more of a highlighting blush on several skin tones. It is a sheerer, less dense, and slightly less shimmery take on the same Fireball eyeshadow–their colors are similar, but the texture and payoff make the blush look much more subdued. If you already own the eyeshadow, you might consider trying out the color as a blush to see if it’s something you’d use often; assuming you don’t mind a softer, sheerer version for a blush, the blush is a better value if you use it as such ($113/oz. vs. $380/oz.)