Sneak Peek: Urban Decay Moondust Liquid Eyeshadows Photos & Swatches

Urban Decay Moondust Liquid Eyeshadows
Urban Decay Moondust Liquid Eyeshadows

Urban Decay Moondust Liquid Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) are a new, permanent liquid eyeshadow available in eight shades. I bought them at Sephora, and they appear to be in-stores but actually part of the brand’s holiday assortment (holiday in August, sigh!). They’re supposed to have “microfine” sparkle that is buildable.

Urban Decay Moondust Liquid Eyeshadow

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Week in Review | August 13th through August 19th

Here’s a look at the top 10 products reviewed in the last week, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! 🙂

What’s been in your rotation the most this week? What caught your eye?

01

NARS Mona

Permanent. $32.00/0.14 oz.

NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark brick red with warm undertones and a creamy finish.

A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
A+

02. NARS Shirley

NARS Shirley Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. Read full review.

A

03. NARS Kate

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. Read full review.

A

04. NARS Stefania

NARS Stefania Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep, magenta fuchsia with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

05. Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501)

Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark ruby red with cool, blue undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A

06. Cover FX Sunset

Cover FX Sunset Custom Enhancer Drops ($42.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a natural finish.. Read full review.

A

07. Shiseido Liaison (RD306)

Shiseido Liaison (RD306) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark coral-red with warm undertones and a soft, lightly shimmery sheen. Read full review.

A

08. Urban Decay Street

Urban Decay Street 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a deep, blackened teal with a satin sheen. Read full review.

A

09. Urban Decay Space Cowboy

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. Read full review.

A

10. Urban Decay Demolition

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. Read full review.

Breakdown |
Aug 13, 2016 — Aug 19, 2016

89%

Average Score
A
26
B
21
C
7
D
0
F
0

Total Reviews (54) — Brands Reviewed (12)

Shiseido Bloodstone, Rose Crush, Red Queen Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Bloodstone (RD503) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, warm undertones and fine, ruby red pearl. It had rich, opaque color payoff that applied beautifully–it yielded even, smooth coverage that didn’t emphasize lip lines. The texture was lightly creamy, smooth, and comfortable to apply and to wear. This shade wore well for seven hours on me, left behind a stain, and was moisturizing. NARS Shirley (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Dubonnet (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). YSL Black Red (71) (LE, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Velvet (P, $21.00) is brighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Red Velvet (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and glided on without tugging on the lips, but it wasn’t too heavy or too thin, so it sat well on the lips and wore well. The formula yielded opaque coverage that lasted for five hours on me, and it was hydrating while worn. Bobbi Brown Soft Berry (P, $35.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Cortado (LE, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Shiseido Red Queen (RD716) (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Cognac (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Marmalade (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Praise (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Ravenswood (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Avarice (P, $49.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Red Queen (RD716) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a soft, medium-dark pinky-plum with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It is pinker (and cooler, as a result, but it still leaned warmer) compared to Rose Crush. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied with even, smooth coverage due to the lightweight, creamy (but not slippery!) consistency. This shade stayed on well for almost five hours and was moisturizing to wear. Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Cortado (LE, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Glaze (LE, $24.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Suzanne (438) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Gracia (P, $55.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Ravenswood (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Collin (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a vibrant, long-wearing, and hydrating lipstick available in 16 shades inspired by red. The pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to fully opaque with a lightweight, lightly creamy consistency that wasn’t too thin or too thick, so it sat well on the lips and made mine appear smoother. The colors applied evenly on the lips and didn’t drag as the texture is very smooth and emollient enough to have a soft sheen but not enough to slide around easily. The formula lasted anywhere from four to eight hours, which was nicely hydrating.

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Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Bloodstone (RD503)
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Rose Crush (RD715)
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
99%
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Red Queen (RD716)
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
97%

Smashbox Mauve, Safe Word, Pinch Me Be Legendary Matte Lipsticks

Smashbox Mauve Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Mauve Be Legendary Matte Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. It had a heavier consistency that was more cream-like than velvety, and it definitely was not matte. The texture caught on the natural texture of my lips, and the color pulled into lip lines over the four hours it lasted. It was neither drying nor hydrating, but it would streak anytime I pressed my lips together. MAC Please Me (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $17.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Tease (03) (P, $50.00) is brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Heartless (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Criminal (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop 1st Base (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Anna (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sorbet (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Rose (P, $50.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Safe Word Be Legendary Matte Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rose-brown with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. This was one of the more matte shades in the range, as most were semi-matte or even satin. It had a velvety consistency that applied the full coverage color evenly and smoothly. On me, I was able to wear it for six hours, but it was lightly drying over time. Make Up For Ever C107 (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Spice (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Taupe (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Nude (P, $24.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M101 (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Among the Fireflies (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Whirl (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (DC, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Buff (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Bad Girl RiRi (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Pinch Me Be Legendary Matte Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark orange-coral with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture was thicker, denser, and emphasized lip lines as the color settled there over time, so it wasn’t the most flattering shade to wear. I would recommend a lip primer or lip liner underneath to minimize settling. It had opaque coverage, though, and it was neither drying nor hydrating over the five hours it lasted. MAC Tropic Tonic (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). NARS Juliette (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Vegas Volt (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gingersnap (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Peche (P, $24.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW |
Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to be a creamy, long-wearing, richly pigmented formula that’s lightweight and moisturizing. The texture has a more velvety feel compared to the Cream range, and the finish varied between matte and satin. The formula didn’t cling, but it often accentuated the appearance of lip lines and natural texture on the lips, and it was mostly a non-drying formula. The majority of the colors I tested had good pigmentation and longer wear. There was a very, very faint vanilla scent to them (I could only detect when the entire tube is untwisted) but no discernible taste.

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Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick Mauve
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
84%
Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick Safe Word
A
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
94%
Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick Pinch Me
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
90%

Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Skin Liquid Illuminating Emulsion

Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Illuminating Emulsion

Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Illuminating Emulsion ($52.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, golden pearl. Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). CoverGirl Bronze (200) (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Sunlight (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Laguna (P) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Celestial Skin Liquid Illuminating Emulsion is supposed to be a “weightless highlighter” that “stays put for “12 hours” that can be used as a “primer, foundation, or even a highlighter.” It has a thin, liquid-like consistency that’s more watery than it is substantial, so it mixes well with a variety of products without adding heaviness. I’m a big fan of using this type of product mixed with moisturizer or liquid foundations for an all-over glow. Of the three shades available, Sunlight is the shade that adds the most noticeable color when applied to the skin, so those with lighter complexions may want to experiment and use a bit less if they want to retain the subtle effect of the other two shades when mixing in for all-over use. Those with deeper skin tones may find this works better than the other two shades for all-over. It can still be used as a subtle highlighter on its own, especially as the thinner consistency makes it very spreadable (but harder to leave in place, as it will take forever to dry down in a thick layer!). It gave my skin a soft, golden sheen that’s slightly dewy (but not oily or shiny) and a touch of warmth. When I tried it as a primer, it added an hour or so of wear to my base products, and when I wore it alone as a highlighter on cheeks (over bare skin), it lasted for eight and a half hours. This shade is very similar to its powder version.

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Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Skin Liquid Illuminating Emulsion Sunlight
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
92%