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

Urban Decay Score Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Score Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Score Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “medium pink-peach with a touch of shimmer.” It’s a softened, light-medium pink-peach with warm undertones and fine gold micro-sparkle. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Sand (LE, $65.00) is pinker, cream. Clinique Melon Pop (P, $21.00) is less sparkly. Colour Pop Trickery (P, $8.00) is lighter, cream. Laura Mercier Sunset (LE, $24.00) is lighter. LORAC Unimaginable (LE) is more shimmery. Too Faced Who’s Your Poppy (LE) is more shimmery. Benefit Bella Bamba (Palette) (P, $28.00) is darker, more shimmery. YSL Passionnee (6) (P, $47.00) is similar. Makeup Geek Romance (P, $9.99) is more shimmery. MAC Petal Power (LE, $27.00) is darker, more shimmery Clinique Peach Pop (02) (P, $21.00) is darker. Revlon Racy Rose (008) (P, $9.99) is similar. MAC Lured to Love (LE, $27.00) is brighter, warmer. Too Faced Peachy Keen (LE) is more shimmery. NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) NARS Orgasm (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker. Milani Dolce Pink (P, $7.99) is more shimmery. MAC Springsheen (P, $21.00) is darker, more shimmery. MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is similar. Guerlain Peach Boy #2 (P) is warmer. Benefit Sugarbomb (P, $28.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

This powder blush formula is supposed to offer buildable color with eight-hour wear and a blendable consistency. This was my least favorite of the Urban Decay blushes, as it was drier, almost dusty, with a tendency to sheer out on the skin. The sparkle seemed to separate from the base color, which may have contributed to that dusty feeling–and that there was almost no shimmer once applied to the face. The texture wasn’t as blendable, and I could only build it from sheer to semi-sheer color coverage, so I wouldn’t recommend it for deeper skin tones. It is also extremely dupable with many, many better-performing options out there. On me, it lasted for seven hours before fading.

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Urban Decay Score Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Score Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Score Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Score Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Score Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Score Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Score Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Score Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Score Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Score Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Score Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Score Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Score Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Score Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
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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Oh no 🙁 I’m glad I saw this before it launched, this was one of the ones I was considering but this looks like a no go for me! Going to stick with Crush and Quiver!

I’m buying this blush simply for the awesome package, because one more blush in my collection is not what I need.

Too bad this one didn’t perform well. It was the one I was looking forward to the most. I guess the good thing is it’s so dupeable I’m not terribly disappointed.

Thank goodness for better dupes, but it’s always a bummer when the one you were eyeing doesn’t turn out as well!

I love it so much. It is the blush I reach for whenever I look extra tired or I’m sick or in need of a general pick-me-up. It just brightens my whole face. It looks fairly shimmery in the pan, but I don’t find it at all glittery when on, just a gentle hint of gold-tone shimmer.

Like others, this is the shade I was drawn to the most…its really too bad. I’m not a huge fan of shimmer but why bother to include it if its going to separate?

I don’t think this blush deserves such a low rating. As someone who’s NC10, I cannot wear those other brighter, more pigmented blushes. I struggle finding any blush that looks natural. The majority of these new blushes look pretty and bright in the pan, but don’t work in reality when applied to pale skin. Score was one of the few that shows up on me without looking clownish or unnatural.
I’d say if you’re darker than an NC15, then you could easily pull off a more pigmented blush. But if you’re fair, then this is definitely one worth trying. It has good lasting power, something that’s difficult to find in sheer blushes. That’s why there’s always a problem for me. When I finally find a neutral sheer blush that looks good, it just doesn’t last more than a couple hours, because its sheer! But this one does last all day. So maybe your review on this specific color is a bit biased because you’re lucky enough to not be very pale, I don’t think you understand the pale clown blush struggle.

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