Urban Decay Bang Afterglow 8-Hour Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Bang Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Bang Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Bang Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “bright red-orange.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and a very subtle golden satin sheen. Colour Pop Tonic (P, $8.00) is lighter, less red, cream. Guerlain Petrouchka #9 (LE) is lighter. YSL Corail Affranchi (07) (P, $40.00) is lighter, cream. Urban Decay Slowburn (P) is redder, darker. Make Up For Ever #515 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is more orange, cream. theBalm Swiss Dot (P, $22.00) is lighter, more muted. Maybelline Coral Burst (LE, $5.99) is more shimmery. NYX Cinnamon (P, $5.00) is similar. NARS Exhibit A (P, $30.00) is redder. MAC Optimistic Orange (LE, $21.00) is a cream product. Chanel Frivole (P, $45.00) is lighter, less red. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

This particular shade is one of the deeper, brighter, and more intensely pigmented ones out of the twelve-deep line-up. It had more semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation, which remained blendable, so you can apply less or blend down for sheerer color, but I wouldn’t consider it sheer coverage. The brand’s positioned the formulas a both sheer and buildable, so the richer pigmentation may be good or bad, depending on what you were looking for, but this is a shade that will work really well across skin tones as it is vibrant and pigmented enough to show up across the spectrum. It had a really lovely finish that was not quite matte but not quite satin; the more it was buffed and worked into the skin, the more luminous the finish became. On me, it actually ended up wearing nine hours, which is better than advertised.

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Urban Decay Bang Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Bang Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Bang Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Bang Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Bang Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Bang Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Bang Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Bang Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Bang Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Bang Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Bang Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Bang Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Bang Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Bang Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

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Product Availability

Urban Decay Bang $26.00/0.23 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • Urban Decay Rapture Blush
On eyes:
  • Urban Decay Fireball
  • Tonic
  • Dive Bar
  • Backfire Eyeshadows
  • Urban Decay Chaos Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Urban Decay Liar Revolution High-Color Lipgloss

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Such a gorgeous shade! I think UD nailed the color, this will flatter many skintones. Might put on my buy list. Oh, and that Liar lipgloss looks lovely on you.

I love how many shades there are in this range for darker skin tones. Paler people like myself can always sheer something out but it’s impossible to make a pale blush work on dark skin. Way to go, UD!

I absolutely need this blush in my life. I just love orange blushes and this looks too beautiful to pass up!

I love how blendable these darker, more intense shades look. That is so so important for someone with fair skin like me! I have so many beautiful vibrant blushes that I never wear just because they are a PITA to apply and blend!

I wish I didn’t have so many blushes, these blushes are awesome and they look beautiful on you Christine. The eyeshadows I’m going to pass on except toxic but I’ve got to pick up a few of these blushes anyway. LOL

It looks beautiful on you. I have some orange blushes from Sleek, though, so I’ll probably pass on this one. I’m glad they included it in the collection, though.

Warm-toned blushes, let alone orange blushes, usually look really strange on me, but this is one seriously gorgeous blush! I’m going to have to at least try it in-store once it becomes available 🙂 you never know what might work unless you try it — that’s my philosophy when it comes to makeup, at least!

I like this one. It may be too intense for me. May be one I will need to see in person. But, I don’t have any of the dupes. So, one to consider! 🙂

I expected it to look more ‘bang’ on your face, but I’m pleasantly surprised! 🙂 I think it looks GREAT with your skintone!

I’m so glad this got a good rating as I like the colour so much. I like it so much when brands come out with bolder blushes. So much fun!
I really like that UD is back with such a nice colour linne up.

Christine, do you have a opinion about how this color Bang in this UD formula compares to the Bang color in UD’s since discontinued cream/gel formula? I loved the color of that cream/gel blush, but it broke on me and I haven’t been able to replace it.

This colour looks quite scary in the pan, but it looks so flattering on you Christine! Also love the eye-look you did!

I have the cream blush version of Bang, it’s such a gorgeous color! Beautiful on WOC. Hmmm. Maybe I should get the powder version now lol.

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