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

Urban Decay Video Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Video Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Video Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “soft nude.” It’s a softened, medium brown with warm, lightly rosy undertones and a semi-matte finish. Urban Decay Kinky (P, $26.00) is slightly more orange and shimmery. Colour Pop Aphrodisiac (P, $8.00) is cooler-toned, cream. MAC Scone (LE, $25.00) is warmer. MAC Liberating (LE, $21.00) is warmer. Makeup Geek Infatuation (P, $9.99) is darker, warmer. MAC Bronzer (LE, $30.00) is lighter. MAC Aphrodite’s Shell (LE, $33.00) is lighter, yellower. Too Faced Peach Beach (P, $30.00) is more shimmery. Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P) is rosier, more shimmery. MAC Harmony (P, $21.00) is darker. Burberry Earthy (P, $42.00) is rosier, darker. bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is rosier, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to offer “sheer … wearable, buildable color” that’s “extremely blendable” and wear for “eight long hours.” It’s buildable from semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation that builds to true-to-pan color overall. The texture is soft, silky, and smooth without being too powdery–there is some excess powder kicked up along the edge of the pan–that sits well on the skin and doesn’t accentuate pores or the skin’s natural texture (I’m currently a little dry on my cheeks). It was blendable on the skin, and the color lasted for exactly eight hours before it started to fade away.

As an aside, I had hoped that this would appear cooler-toned (this has no impact on the rating)! I thought it might be able to double as a contour, but it’s still rather warm-toned, so it isn’t the most natural contour on a lot of skin tones. I think Urban Decay’s new color range could have really benefited from a cooler, rosier brown blush (and they’re so hard to find!), especially since Kinky is fairly similar applied. Maybe next time! πŸ™‚

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Urban Decay Video Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Video Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Video Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Video Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Video Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Video Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Video Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Video Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Video Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Video Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Video Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Video Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

Urban Decay Video Afterglow 8-Hour Blush
Urban Decay Video Afterglow 8-Hour Blush

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Urban Decay Video $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

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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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Totally within the realm of blushes I love. It’s not particularly unique to my stash though, and pulls a little more warm looking from your swatches. I think I may look at Color Pop Aphrodisiac as an alternative.

About hoping for a a more cool toned option – it’s weird, I find it hard to wear cooler tones, so I’m not complaining about the abundance of warmer shades, but there seem to be -so- many people hoping for more cool toned products (and especially for things like cool toned neutral eye palettes) and yet most makeup companies don’t seem interested in appealing to that side of the market despite the demand for it.

I look better in warm undertones, but there is such a lack of cool or even neutral-toned products in so many categories. You can find cool-toned eyeshadows, but eyeshadow palettes is where it’s hard. I’d love to see more balance in the permanent ranges, though, and in general, I think neutral undertoned products are so underrated!

I like this one. But, I seem to have acquired a lot of blushes recently in this nude family. So, it may be one I will consider for the future. but not the first one I buy. I’m glad the blushes seem to be doing well though.

Do you think it would work for pale, warm skin? I’ve been wanting a very natural blush like this, but maybe it would look more like a bronzer on me. It looks great on you though πŸ™‚

This looks lovely on you, as always! And about the cooler-toned blushes, I totally agree. Can you recommend, or mention names of any specific cool-toned neutral blushes you know of, so I can check them out? I am always searching for that perfect, go-with-anything blush. I find that my skintone always pulls many neutrals very warm, but that is not the look I am necessarily going for, so I am always on the lookout for cooler neutrals, for blush and eyeshadow.

Thank you so much, Laura! Tarte Exposed is probably one of the most common ones that is more like a rosy neutral!

Geesh, I don’t quite know what I feel about this one. It goes on very lovely, and I do look good in warm shades, and it seems to give off a ‘natural’ sunkissed look….BUT, it also seems like UD couldn’t make up their mind on whether they were making a bronzer or a blush on this one! Hmmm…

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