Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

01/08

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette

Afterglow

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette ($34.00 for 0.64 oz.) is a four-pan highlighter palette exclusively available at Ulta. It features four new shades in the brand’s Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter formula, which is supposed to be buildable, lightweight, and will give the “perfect glow.” A full-size Afterglow Highlighter retails for $26 and contains 0.23 oz. or costs $113.04/oz. The palette contains $72.35 worth of product (or comparatively, the palette costs $53.13/oz.).

I really enjoyed the quality of the products in the palette: the only “downside” was that they were more pigmented so if you’re someone who really hoped for sheer highlighters, these might be too much for you.

Afterglow
Afterglow
9
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

01/03

Urban Decay Bliss Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Urban Decay Bliss Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Urban Decay Bliss Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Bliss

Bliss is a light gold with strong warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It swatched and applied much lighter than it appeared in the pan (where it looked more like a peachy orange). The highlighter was richly pigmented, though the soft, blendable formula was forgiving and easy to sheer and diffuse for less coverage if desired. You would need a very light hand to get semi-sheer coverage, though. The highlighter lasted for eight hours on me.

Bliss
Bliss
9
Product
7
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

01/04

Urban Decay Peroxide Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Urban Decay Peroxide Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Urban Decay Peroxide Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Urban Decay Peroxide Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Peroxide

Peroxide is a light pink with subtle, cool undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. The texture was smooth, slightly looser than the average shade in the formula, but it applied easily and was more buildable (as it was supposed to be). It had buildable pigmentation from medium to mostly opaque (two to three layers, depending on how heavy handed you are or whether you use a dense brush). The highlighter blended out easily on my skin and did not seem to emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It started to fade on me after eight and a half hours of wear.

Peroxide
Peroxide
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

01/03

Urban Decay NSFW Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Urban Decay NSFW Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Urban Decay NSFW Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

NSFW

NSFW is a light-medium, peachy coral with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color coverage–semi-opaque and buildable to opaque coverage in two layers–that applied evenly to bare skin. The powder was smooth, finely-milled, and almost cream-like as it was soft but still a bit denser (so no powderiness!). It had a very strong, reflective sheen, but it seemed to smooth out my skin rather than accentuate imperfections and pores. It wore well for almost nine hours on me before fading.

NSFW
NSFW
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

01/03

Urban Decay Side Piece Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Urban Decay Side Piece Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Urban Decay Side Piece Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Side Piece

Side Piece is a medium gold with strong, warm orange undertones and a pearly sheen. The shimmer was finer in this shade compared to the other three highlighters in the palette. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, though the soft, blendable texture made it possible to use a lighter hand or blend and diffuse the product across a wider surface area for sheer to medium coverage. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before fading.

9
Product
7
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total