Urban Decay Sin Afterglow Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

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

Urban Decay Sin Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “champagne.” It’s a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a frosted, lightly metallic finish. Colour Pop Lunch Money (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Tutu (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Craze (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Starlight (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Moonstone (LE) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Courreges (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Watch Me (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Gator Wings (LE) is darker (85% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Make a Sheen (LE) is darker (85% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Left) (P) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Right) (P) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Sunburst (LE) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold (LE, $68.00) is more shimmery, darker (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. This was the most pigmented–more semi-opaque to opaque–shade in the range and most shimmery. I found that the texture could emphasize pores depending on application style/coverage, so it’s not as foolproof as the other shades. I recommend using a lighter touch and a buffing brush to get the best finish out of the product. It is also significantly different in color to Sin eyeshadow, which is more pink-based (I compared to a split-pan I have of Sin as well as one in the Naked palette). The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, while the highlighter wore for eight hours on me before fading.

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter Sin
Sin
Sin
9
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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Urban Decay Sin Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter
Urban Decay Sin Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

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

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

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

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

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

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