Friday, April 5th, 2013

Urban Decay Zodiac Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Zodiac Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Zodiac Moondust Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “smoky black with blue-green shift and blue-green 3-D sparkle.” It’s a rich, darkened forest green with green and green-teal sparkle and shimmer over a blackened-brown base. L’Oreal Golden Emerald is lighter, warmer. MAC Smutty Green is darker, less sparkly. Inglot #414 is more teal.

Of the six shades I’ve swatched, Zodiac is the most nuanced as it has more color shift (almost like a duochrome). Applied dry, it had decent color payoff, but it is definitely more intense when applied with a damp brush–then the blackened base darkens and the finish turns smoother, more metallic, and the green becomes more pronounced. The texture feels almost wet, but it’s very smooth, fine, and thin. It applies well to the lid, and it is easy to blend out, but there is fall out during application and later on while it is worn. The eyeshadow lasted without fading or creasing over eight hours on the lid. For a comparison to Stardusts, read this post.

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If you already love sparkle and don't mind some fall out or you have an adhesive base you'd use, definitely worth checking out. The effect is reflective, sparkling, and looks wet on.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

6.5/10

Application

4/5

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Urban Decay Zodiac Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Zodiac Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Zodiac Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Zodiac Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Zodiac Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Zodiac Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Zodiac Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Zodiac Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Zodiac Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Zodiac Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Zodiac Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Zodiac Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Zodiac 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?

L'Oreal Golden Emerald is lighter, warmer. MAC Smutty Green is darker, less sparkly. Inglot #414 is more teal.

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13 thoughts on “Urban Decay Zodiac Moondust Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Zodiac is pretty, but I still prefer Stargazer!

  2. Avatar of Dootsie Dootsie Bug

    WHY is this $20? Urban Decay knows well that fallout is everyone’s least favorite aspect of their shadows–I feel like that was a major motivator for them reformulating their shadows.
    And then this?
    I really LIKE this shade. I think it would be beautiful duochrome without the glitter. But fallout is such a dealbreaker for me.

  3. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    This looks so nice that I might be willing to put up with the fallout just for the loveliness of it.

  4. Wow, I need this colour. It’s unbelievably stunning.

  5. I do love the finish of this, although I personally would pass simply because I know I wouldn’t get much use from it. But it’s unique and really stands out

  6. Isela

    I love but ……….not $20-single-eyeshadow-love! Catch my drift? lol

  7. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    I can’t wait to see this in person. I have a feeling this particular shade is actually more complex in real-life than in photos…

  8. Avatar of Julia Julia B

    Have you tried using this over primer to see if it changes the amount of fallout and wear time?

    • If you wear a tacky base, it should minimize fall out. Urban Decay’s Primer Potion will do nothing for fall out – it has no tackiness so it doesn’t help in that area.

  9. Lydia

    What constitutes a tacky base? This is my favorite eye shadow out of the collection, any suggestions?

  10. Krystal

    I can see in your picture on your eye zodiac’s green and yellow kind of glitter shows pretty ok, but that may have something to do with the fact the camera is focused on your eye. but when i saw the eyeshadow on wendy the founder of ud it just looked like a black based silver glitter eyeshadow. would you say anyone could see the color of the multidimensional shadow/ glitter on your lid or does it lose it’s “flavor” once you apply it?