Urban Decay Aura Afterglow Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter
Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as an “iridescent light pink.” It’s a light, icy pink with a luminous shimmer-sheen finish and cooler undertones. Catrice Stardust (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Hemisphere (P) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Play It Proper (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Peach Lights (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush I (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Devotion (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Benefit 10 (Highlighter) (DC, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Clear Radiance (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Pearl Blossom (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% 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 semi-sheer, buildable coverage that didn’t emphasize the skin’s natural texture, even when more heavily applied, so it is pretty easy to use and doesn’t require a light hand or any finagling to get it to look just right. The texture was soft, smooth, and lightly dusty–a looser press than the blushes, I would say–but a cinch to blend out on the skin. It wore for eight hours exactly on me, as described. I’m so thrilled that there’s a reasonably priced, permanent, cooler-pink highlighter on the market!

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter Aura
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%

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Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter
Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter
Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter
Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter
Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter
Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter
Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter
Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Make-Up Look

On face:

  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aqua Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder

On eyes:

  • BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes Palette

On lips

  • Too Faced Honey Bear La Creme Lipstick
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