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). 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). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Gator Wings (LE) is 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 Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold (LE, $68.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Anastasia Sunburst (LE) is darker, cooler (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
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
90%

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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

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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