Friday, April 5th, 2013

Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “deep brown with white-gold sparkle.” It’s a medium-dark brown with a hint of gray and an orange-tan undertone and champagne sparkle/shimmer. Chanel Intuition #3 is less sparkly. Urban Decay Nevermind is warmer and less sparkly. MAC Aloha is warmer, more metallic. Make Up For Ever #15 is similar in color but not in finish. Urban Decay Midnight Rodeo is cooler-toned and less sparkly. Inglot #402 is similar but does not have glitter/sparkle.

Applied dry, the payoff was semi-sheer, but it intensified to mostly opaque color when applied with a damp brush. When using a damp brush, it does help to minimize fall out during application (not entirely but certainly less than if applied dry). Without an adhesive or tacky base, Diamond Dog is prone to fall out during wear. The sparkle of the eyeshadow is very, very fine, so it’s not as noticeable as the micro-glitter fall out from Urban Decay’s powder eyeshadows. The effect of the eyeshadow is very smooth, reflective, sparkling, and shimmering–more like glimmering water. I didn’t have any trouble with the underlying color creasing or fading when I wore it. For a comparison to their Stardust eyeshadows, please read this review.

The Glossover

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product

Diamond Dog

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Diamond Dog is best applied with a damp brush (and over an adhesive or tacky base, if you have one) in order to achieve the best color payoff, smoothness, and least amount of fall out.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

6.5/10

Application

4/5

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Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows: Stargazer, Zodiac, Diamond Dog

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Urban Decay, $20.00 (April 9th).

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Chanel Intuition #3 is less sparkly. Urban Decay Nevermind is warmer and less sparkly. MAC Aloha is warmer, more metallic. Make Up For Ever #15 is similar in color but not in finish. Urban Decay Midnight Rodeo is cooler-toned and less sparkly. Inglot #402 is similar but does not have glitter/sparkle.

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24 thoughts on “Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. So far, I’m enjoying the MAC dimensional collection more so than these. I think it comes down to a finish preference for me with the MAC looking creamier and smoother. I also like the idea of using the lighter shades as layering shadows.

    Thanks for churning out all of these reviews so quickly, Christine! You’re fabulous!!!!!!!

    • Em beat

      I don’t think you can even compare these to the MAC shadows. They are totally different products. Kudos for UD for attempting something innovative, unlike MAC, which just churns out new color stories.
      I don’t think high payoff necessarily means a good product all the time. I think the fact that you get less base colour makes the sparkle pop more. I think that was likely their intention with this product to set it apart from all the high payoff sparkle products on the market where the high pigment payoff covers up the sparkle.

      • Like I said: it’s a finish preference for me. I’m only comparing the two products as current potentials to say sayonara to more of my money. :D

  2. Are these really similar to Mac pressed pigments?

    • MAC Pressed Pigments are really glittery, not very pigmented – the glitter/sparkles are all a lot larger, whereas Urban Decay’s is a finer sparkle.

  3. Avatar of Ashlee Ashlee

    OH MY GOD LIKE I’M NOT REALLY INTERESTED IN GLITTERY EYESHADOWS BUT THE LOOK YOU’VE CREATED IS SO GORGEOUS WOW I CAN’T BREATHE IT’S THAT PRETTY????? I think I might be in love. Maybe. Possibly. Probably.

  4. What eyeliner are you wearing in that look?

  5. Iris

    Christine, how do the UD Moondust shadows compare to the Stila Jewel shadows? Which formula do you prefer?

    • The texture is a lot finer – less glitter, more sparkle and micro-sparkle – so it’s more reflective. There’s more fall out with the Moondusts, though.

  6. Avatar of Alicia Alicia M Lay

    How do these compare to their old Stardust shadows?

  7. Christine, do you know how similar these are to the MAC Pressed Pigments?

  8. Avatar of Gina Gina

    I HATE glitter fallout; especially when it catches onto one of my lashes, and I see little flashes of light because of it all day.

    But maybe I’ll make an exception for these. UD’s usually microglitter shadows are in no way worth it–all the glitter ends up on my face, rather than my eyes! But the effect is beautiful, and there’s less fallout, so maybe I’ll grab one or two.

    • At least this is pretty much packed with sparkle, unlike the micro-glitter eyeshadows that have bits and pieces so when you lose them… they’re totally gone. You’ll definitely still have plenty of sparkle and shimmer even as the day goes on. For a couple of these, I might deal with it (though I’d probably throw it over a tackier base to minimize it).

  9. Jenny

    Do you think normal UD Primer Potion would work on this? This color is just mesmerizing.

    • It might help extend wear of the color (e.g. prevent creasing), but since there’s no tackiness, I’ve never had it help minimize fall out.

  10. OMG what a fabulous color, have to have it! Totally in love with your eyemakeup, looks great with the blue!

  11. I do quite like this shade. I’m still unsure as to whether I want to get any of these.

  12. I do love this shade and I agree with Pakize, it does look great with the blue.

  13. Desiree

    Will these eye shadows fit into the customized palettes?