Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “deep brown with white-gold sparkle.” It’s a medium-dark brown with a hint of gray and an orange-tan undertone and champagne sparkle/shimmer. Chanel Intuition #3 is less sparkly. Urban Decay Nevermind is warmer and less sparkly. MAC Aloha is warmer, more metallic. Make Up For Ever #15 is similar in color but not in finish. Urban Decay Midnight Rodeo is cooler-toned and less sparkly. Inglot #402 is similar but does not have glitter/sparkle.

Applied dry, the payoff was semi-sheer, but it intensified to mostly opaque color when applied with a damp brush. When using a damp brush, it does help to minimize fall out during application (not entirely but certainly less than if applied dry). Without an adhesive or tacky base, Diamond Dog is prone to fall out during wear. The sparkle of the eyeshadow is very, very fine, so it’s not as noticeable as the micro-glitter fall out from Urban Decay’s powder eyeshadows. The effect of the eyeshadow is very smooth, reflective, sparkling, and shimmering–more like glimmering water. I didn’t have any trouble with the underlying color creasing or fading when I wore it. For a comparison to their Stardust eyeshadows, please read this review.

Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

B-
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total
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Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Diamond Dog Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows: Stargazer, Zodiac, Diamond Dog

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So far, I’m enjoying the MAC dimensional collection more so than these. I think it comes down to a finish preference for me with the MAC looking creamier and smoother. I also like the idea of using the lighter shades as layering shadows.

Thanks for churning out all of these reviews so quickly, Christine! You’re fabulous!!!!!!!

I don’t think you can even compare these to the MAC shadows. They are totally different products. Kudos for UD for attempting something innovative, unlike MAC, which just churns out new color stories.
I don’t think high payoff necessarily means a good product all the time. I think the fact that you get less base colour makes the sparkle pop more. I think that was likely their intention with this product to set it apart from all the high payoff sparkle products on the market where the high pigment payoff covers up the sparkle.

MAC Pressed Pigments are really glittery, not very pigmented – the glitter/sparkles are all a lot larger, whereas Urban Decay’s is a finer sparkle.

OH MY GOD LIKE I’M NOT REALLY INTERESTED IN GLITTERY EYESHADOWS BUT THE LOOK YOU’VE CREATED IS SO GORGEOUS WOW I CAN’T BREATHE IT’S THAT PRETTY????? I think I might be in love. Maybe. Possibly. Probably.

The texture is a lot finer – less glitter, more sparkle and micro-sparkle – so it’s more reflective. There’s more fall out with the Moondusts, though.

I HATE glitter fallout; especially when it catches onto one of my lashes, and I see little flashes of light because of it all day.

But maybe I’ll make an exception for these. UD’s usually microglitter shadows are in no way worth it–all the glitter ends up on my face, rather than my eyes! But the effect is beautiful, and there’s less fallout, so maybe I’ll grab one or two.

At least this is pretty much packed with sparkle, unlike the micro-glitter eyeshadows that have bits and pieces so when you lose them… they’re totally gone. You’ll definitely still have plenty of sparkle and shimmer even as the day goes on. For a couple of these, I might deal with it (though I’d probably throw it over a tackier base to minimize it).

It might help extend wear of the color (e.g. prevent creasing), but since there’s no tackiness, I’ve never had it help minimize fall out.

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