Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Urban Decay

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter is a highlighter that retails for $26.00 and contains 0.23 oz. ($113.04 per ounce). There are 18 shades in our database, which you can select from in the View a Shade dropdown menu below or jump to these sections: Review, or Description.

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Afterglow isn’t your average highlighter; we took the time to finely mill the powder until it was just right. The result: a lightweight (yet luxurious) feel and a super-soft, creamy texture. Afterglow Highlighter goes on sheer and blends easily. Use a little or a lot; our wearable formula always applies beautifully, no matter how much you build it (and never leaves just a powdery dusting of shimmer). Available in a range of shades suitable for any skin tone, Afterglow creates a glowy, strobed effect that lasts all day (even if you’re crashing at your desk by 3pm).

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Based on 2 Reviews, 6 Quick Reviews

The Good: Smooth (6), Easy To Apply (6), Buttery (5), Blendable (5), Long-wearing (4), Great Value (4), Creamy (2), Travel-friendly (2)

The In-Between: Luminous (6), Buildable (4), Highly Pigmented (4), Sheer (2), Natural (1)

The Bad: Emphasizes Pores (2), Powdery (1)

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2 Written Reviews

By Emy 2 years ago.

I have extremely pale skin and I love a golden highlighter. In most brands thats really hard to come by in highlighter form lots of brands have an eyeshadow that would work but not many have a true ice gold highlighter. I cant say it emphasises pores as I have extremely dry skin and my pores are very minimal, however I do have an abundance of texture. At the end of the day it's a highlighter its job is to emphasise things and this does. This highlighter can be both an intense shimmer-fest or a subtle glow depending on how you apply it. I use it with a RealTechniques Multi-Task brush all over my face for a subtle all over glow, if you wanted a subtle glow just a few areas a fan brush works great. When I want an intense highlight I stripe it right on my face with my finger then diffuse the edges with a RT setting brush or sometimes just apply with the setting brush. I feel this product is very versatile and is one of my favourite highlighters out there for fair skin that doesn't want a pink glow but wants a golden champagne that isn't too dark.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Tags: buildable, buttery, smooth, easy-to-apply, emphasizes-pores, great-value
Skin Type: Very Dry - Skin Tone: Fairest - Undertone: Neutral

By Mariella 3 years ago.

I soooo didn't really need this but I so very much wanted it. I was torn between getting Aura or Hourglass Strobe Powder in Incandescent (that's the shade I love in the Ambient Light trio but the Strobe Powder is VERY different, which is confusing and a bit annoying; how I wish they'd make a full size of the Incandescent Ambient Light powder). Anyway, when I compared the 2 products in store, it was clear that while Aura packs a pretty hefty glow, it is much smoother more wearable than Incandescent, which has lots of "visible to the naked eye" glitter all through it. I am so happy with Aura. The pink tone to it is my best shade and this is similar to the LE Dior Glowing Gardens highlighter I got several months ago and which I use rather like a miser for fear of using it up and not being able to replace it. What is really lovely about Aura is that in addition to being lovely and flattering and all that, it is versatile enough that I can use it for daytime/work as well as using a more deliberate application for other occasions.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Tags: buildable, buttery, creamy, smooth, blendable, easy-to-apply, luminous, great-value
Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Skin Tone: Fair - Undertone: Pink
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