Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Stick Review, Photos, Swatches

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Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Stick
Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Stick
Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Stick
Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Stick
Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Stick
Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Stick
Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Stick
Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Stick
Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Stick
Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Stick
Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Stick
Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Stick
Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Stick
Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Stick
Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Stick

Disco Queen

Urban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter StickUrban Decay Disco Queen Holographic Highlighter Stick ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a translucent cream base with fine, multi-colored sparkle that had a soft, dewy sheen on the skin but the pearl was very subtle in person. The texture was thin with light slip and applied best by patting onto the high points of the skin and worked better with less-matte foundations (or less dry skin types).

Per the brand, it’s supposed to have a “silky, lightweight” texture that “glides on” and has an “airy finish” that could be built up from “subtly ethereal shimmer” to an “intensely holographic highlight.” The texture did not seem to play well with base products–anything with medium coverage and wasn’t dewy lifted too easily, which made the stick hard to work with. There was a subtle, bluish-lavender sheen on my skin after I patted it over my cheekbones, but it did not appear holographic nor did it look like a duochrome. I did not find that it built up well, so it was more like a subtle to light sheen but never looked intense. It lasted for six and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

Talc, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Squalane, Glyceryl Caprylate, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Silica, Magnesium Carbonate, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Tin Oxide. All Shades May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Barium Sulfate (Ci 77120), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Viseart Petit Pro (02) Palette
  • Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • MAC Shrimpton Lipstick
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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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This is an easy pass for me. There are far better performing iridescent or “holographic” highlighters on the market, some of which are to be found in the DS market, too.

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