Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow Launches

Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow


Urban Decay introduces Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow, a super-versatile cream version of the innovative formula you know and love. Similar to its pressed Moondust Eyeshadows, Liquid Moondust contains microfine bits of iridescent sparkle and lush, 3-D metallics for a gorgeous, diamond-like effect.

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Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow | $22.00 | Permanent, Sephora Exclusive


Its innovative, lightweight formula feels cool and wears comfortably. Create subtle eye looks or layer and build the formula for more intense, 3-D metallic effects. Whether you want to add just a hint of sparkle at the lash line or layer color over the lid, the slim, precise brush does it all. For all-over sparkle, lay the color down quickly and blend it out. Liquid Moondust also looks amazing over Urban Decay’s iconic Eyeshadow—and even the original Moondust Eyeshadow.

  • Solstice Pink-red with green 3D sparkle and shift
  • Magnetic Purple with iridescent sparkle
  • Vega Bright blue with iridescent sparkle
  • Zodiac Smoky black with blue-green shift and blue-green 3D sparkle
  • Chem Trail Oyster with iridescent sparkle
  • Zap Gold with tonal sparkle
  • Spacetime Deep coppery bronze with iridescent sparkle
  • Recharged Peach with pink shift & sparkle

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NARS Shirley & Stefania Audacious Lipsticks

NARS Shirley Audacious Lipstick

NARS Shirley Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, creamy, and lightweight consistency that applied evenly and was comfortable to wear. This shade wore for over six hours and left behind a stain. The formula felt lightly hydrating on my lips. MAC Dubonnet (P, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Shiseido Bloodstone (RD503) (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Velvet (P, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Fire Down Below (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Perfect Score (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Just a Bite (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Charlotte (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). YSL Black Red (71) (LE, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Hearts Aflame (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Tentation (169) (P, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Mona (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C406 (P, $22.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Silk (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Stefania Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep, magenta fuchsia with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. The texture was smooth, creamy, and easy to apply as it didn’t tug on the lips and delivered rich, opaque coverage in a single stroke. The color lasted awhile–well past six hours–and was neither drying nor hydrating over time. Estee Lauder Stronger (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Rebel Pink (P, $7.49) is less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C207 (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty #010 (LE, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pretty Boy (P, $18.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Burgundy (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Have Your Cake (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | NARS Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is supposed to be a richly pigmented, creamy, hydrating, and long-wearing formula. In my experience, the formula is typically opaque in a single stroke, lightweight, moderately to very creamy with four to six hour wear. It feels lightly hydrating to mostly non-drying overall. There is no noticeable scent or taste, and they are very comfortable to wear.

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Urban Decay Space Cowboy, Dark Force, Demolition Razorsharp Liquid Eyeliners

Urban Decay Space Cowboy 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner

Urban Decay Space Cowboy 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a medium gold with warm undertones and a sparkly sheen. It had opaque coverage in one stroke, which was a total surprise, as it was a lighter and more shimmery shade–and those have not performed well overall! The texture was still more watery than not, but it applied easily and lasted for ten hours. Chanel Or Rose (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Mari(gold) (70) (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Brassy (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Goldrush (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Dark Force 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a deep, subdued brown with subtle, warm, reddish undertones and gold glitter. It had semi-opaque coverage in a single pass, which was somewhat buildable with a second layer (just make sure to wait for the first one to completely dry!). The consistency was thin, water-like, but it was easy to maneuver the brush across the skin. It wore well for ten hours. MAC Local Wares (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Express-Oh! (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Crave (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Corrupt (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Muse (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Past Twilight (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva Rock 'n' Roll Bride (P, $7.50) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Demolition 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a rich, deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It was richly pigmented and totally opaque in one stroke–this was a lot like Perversion–and had a thicker consistency that wasn’t by any means thick, but it was noticeably less watery compared to a lot of other shades. I had no trouble with wear, as it was still intact after ten hours. MAC Past Twilight (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer, less glossy (95% similar). NARS Last Frontier (P, $24.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Local Wares (DC, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Lowlights (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Stag (LE, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Rail (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Mahogany (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Lush (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Blackened Cocoa (LE, $20.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Sephora Diving in Malaysia (18) (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Call Me (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Stomper (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Chocolate (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Demolition (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Urban Decay 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a water-resistant, long-wearing, “intensely pigmented” liquid liner with an ultra-precise (thin) applicator. There are cream shades and metallic shades; the cream ones have a shiny finish (so none dry matte), while the metallic ones have a more pearly sheen. They require 20-30 seconds worth of shaking, or else you’ll end up with a more watery, sheerer consistency that is hard to work with. If shaken for long enough, everything mixes and most shades are semi-opaque to opaque and thin without feeling watered down, but it is a very wet, thin formula that takes 15-30 seconds to dry down (depends on the shade–metallics dried faster for me, on the whole). Once it dries down, it does seem to shrink slightly and I can feel it cling to my skin a bit. The applicator is thin and flexible enough to maneuver around the curve of the lid. Something that was somewhat frustrating is that the formula is so thin and wet that I do get some splattering when I open shades as well as when I apply (like a dot or two randomly on face).

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Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Space Cowboy
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Dark Force
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
90%
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Demolition
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%
It’s a gray answer–sometimes. I think you can find really great products at both ends of the price spectrum. It might be easier for some types of products to find an average or better quality item at a higher price point — like a really pigmented eyeshadow at mid-end (or higher) than at the budget end. I still notice a smoother, more refined texture to a lot of powders, though the difference has lessened over the last five years.
-- Christine

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Dior Capital of Light (806) Skyline Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new, limited edition five-pan palette for fall. It features a blackened brown, light beige, pink, light brown, and dark plum with varying degrees of shimmer–satin to frost. For a Dior palette, it was better than anticipated, though it isn’t excellent, so I imagine for some the quality at this price point doesn’t make a compelling case. The five shades worked well together, and I can see several looks from this set of shades.

Capital of Light #1 is a dark, blackened brown with gold shimmer that gives it a soft, frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a slightly dry texture, but it applied without too much trouble. The color lasted for seven hours on me before fading noticeably. Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2015 (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Tempting (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #6 (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). theBalm Sophisticated (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Capital of Light #2 is a very light beige with neutral-to-cool undertones and a frosted shimmer. It had good pigmentation that applied evenly and was easy to blend out on bare skin. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. LORAC Vanilla (LE, $19.00) is more pigmented, warmer (95% similar). theBalm #22 (P, $6.50) is brighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #1 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #1 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Capital of Light #3 is a medium pink with warm undertones and a satin sheen. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the texture was fairly smooth, a little dry but blendable overall. This shade started to fade noticeably after seven hours of wear. Chanel Tisse Cambon #3 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Bubbly (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pink Venus (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Da Bling (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Alien (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Sweetie Pie (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #4 (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I808 English Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Kindness is Free (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Just Peachy (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Skyline 5-Couleurs Couture Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette Capital of Light (806)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
87%
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NARS Apoline, Kate, Mona Audacious Lipsticks

NARS Apoline Audacious Lipstick

NARS Apoline Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with warm, rosy undertones and a satin sheen. It had good pigmentation that covered the lips evenly, while the texture was creamy, easy to apply, and comfortable to wear. I noticed some of the color pulled into lip lines just slightly after three hours of wear, while the shade lasted closer to five hours in total. The formula was a smidgen hydrating while worn. Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $50.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Flashy (LE, $24.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C106 (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Rose d'Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Faux (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Fig (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Criminal (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Audition (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sorbet (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Anita (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Kate Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium purple with warm, pink undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. The color payoff was intense–totally opaque in one pass–and went on evenly. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and never tugged on the lips as I applied it. This shade lasted for over six hours, left a fuchsia-tinted stain behind, and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Strong Woman (LE, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Dose of Colors Dark Secret (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Heroine (P, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Stylist's Tip (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Leather (P, $5.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Notorious (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark brick red with warm undertones and a creamy finish. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and sat well on the lips without emphasizing the texture of my lips. The pigmentation was completely opaque, as described, and the color applied evenly. On me, the color wore well for over six hours, left a slight stain behind, and was moderately hydrating while worn. Urban Decay Hex (P, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). YSL Black Red (71) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Burgundy Blush (P, $7.99) is less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Hearts Aflame (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirous (P, $30.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Velvet (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Shirley (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | NARS Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is supposed to be a richly pigmented, creamy, hydrating, and long-wearing formula. In my experience, the formula is typically opaque in a single stroke, lightweight, moderately to very creamy with four to six hour wear. It feels lightly hydrating to mostly non-drying overall. There is no noticeable scent or taste, and they are very comfortable to wear.

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