Sneak Peek: Urban Decay Moondust Liquid Eyeshadows Photos & Swatches

Urban Decay Moondust Liquid Eyeshadows
Urban Decay Moondust Liquid Eyeshadows

Urban Decay Moondust Liquid Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) are a new, permanent liquid eyeshadow available in eight shades. I bought them at Sephora, and they appear to be in-stores but actually part of the brand’s holiday assortment (holiday in August, sigh!). They’re supposed to have “microfine” sparkle that is buildable.

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Aj Avatar

My favorite is Spacetime and it looks the best out of the bunch. I wish Zodiac and Solstice had the same formula as Spacetime, although if they both build up very nice it won’t be a problem.

Katherine T. Avatar

OMG, what happened??? When I swatched 5 of these in store, 4 of them were opaque and pigmented, a solid wall of color, but many of these swatches look terrible. Wow, I’m really shocked! I did do several swipes back and forth, maybe that makes a difference?? Or are there QC issues? Yikes!.

Katherine T. Avatar

Thanks for letting me know! I thought I was going crazy. There must be some QC issue—these look nothing like the swatches I had. 4 of my swatches looked better than Space Time, which is the best one here . I remember Zodiac was a solid wall of green, and I was trying to figure out how to wear as shadow, without looking like Cleopatra

Leslie Avatar

It kind of looks like she rubbed the swatches out? But that’s not really how the product is supposed to be used. The swatches on the left are more accurate, cuz they haven’t been rubbed out. The product is painted on, not rubbed on the eyelid! I have solstice and it’s uh-mazing :DD

Katherine T. Avatar

I’m not sure, but it looks like the swatches here don’t have much pigment to begin with, and then when you try to blend it out on your lids, it just sheers out or disappears? A number of readers are reporting their swatches/products were pigmented, so I’m thinking there’s a QC issue here.

Amanda Avatar

She only rubbed ONE of them out, the other one shows how it looks when you line with it. It’s pretty clear that she did both in the picture?

Chip Avatar

Agreed. The maybelline color tattoo eyechromes seem more pigmented than these despite being 6 fl oz less, and of less interesting pigments/colors. Maybe it’s a matter of layering these? I would have liked a more pigmented Zodiac than the eyeshadow, but I don’t think I want to spend the money to see if it’s an improvement.

Nancy T Avatar

Uh oh…I think UD ought to have used a doefoot applicator instead. That pointy brush looks much better suited for an eyeliner, not shadows. Therefore, I’m thinking this is why the swatches look so uneven and the shadows are so poorly pigmented. Probably not enough product on that small applicator to get decent coverage. I will use a spongetip should I buy one or two.

Susan Dowman Nevling Avatar

I wondered if Simone Biles was wearing these during her performances. After seeing them swatched, I think she was using something with much more glitter. Im so proud of that little girl!

Crystal Avatar

Wow! Yikes, these are a tad disappointing to me. I expected more glitter and more pigmentation. I can stick to my Armani liquid eyeshadows and Chanel pot diggys for these UD moondusts. Money saved LOL

Denise S. Avatar

I brought Recharged and really love it! Got lots of compliments. This is the only Moondust eye shadow that I own. The Sephora SA demonstrated how improved they look with primer vs a dry swatch. I’m assuming all Moondust shadows look better with eye shadow primer. I used Nars smudge proof primer and sprayed MAC fix it to set. No fallout just beautiful pink with peach shift sparkle.

kjh Avatar

Uh, no. Rachel is right about the applicator. I had conceptualized these as liner, prob due to how I’d use them, even though they HAVE a new liner lineup. Maybe this should have had a barrel with product, a doe foot on one end and a pointy brush at the other. These sheer out abysmally. Some even lose the color. Uh, big no.

Lorraine. E.R Avatar

Spacetime is the only one that looks opaque enough to stand alone.
The others look like they’d be cool for layering…I guess I’m confused as to what they’re supposed to be used for but I know you’ll probably cover that in your review.

Christy Avatar

I bought three of these…zodiac…chem trail and magnetic and use them the exact same way I use the dry moondust! Pat on my UD primer…apply the eyeshadow color I want as a base and these as toppers…Gorgeous! They also work well as a liner! Love them and definitely less fall out 🙂

Alys Avatar

Whoa, these look terrible! WTF UD!? Why would they even release these looking so bad? Same goes for most of their Razor Sharp liners. “Oh we’re so powerful right now we can release garbage and people will still buy it!!!” Um, nope.

Karman Avatar

These look sheer and disappointing. The swatches posted by Urban Decay must have been globs of product patted on, or layered many many times! And what is up with a brush? Wouldn’t a doe foot applicator or squeeze tube better?

Brynn Avatar

Those bottom two look almost exactly like two Hard Candy liquid eyeshadows I just picked up, which were a nightmare to try to remove (had them over primer, double cleansed, and still had glitter on my face three days later).

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