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— June 29, 2015 —

URBAN DECAY Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush


Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blushes (0.23 oz) individually retail for $26 USD ($31 CAD) and are available in 12 shades. They are said to be "a blendable, finely-milled powder blush that sweeps on beautifully and delivers eight hours of streak-free color."

Bittersweet is described as a bright purple. [P]
Fetish is described as a medium pink-nude. [P]
Obsessed is described as a light pink. [P]
Rapture is described as a deep mauve w/ hint of shimmer. [P]
Video is described as a soft nude. [P]
"Urban Decay Afterglow Blush leaves a sexy, lit-from-within glow. Fake a perfect flush with this eight-hour formula that creates the lingering, radiant look of a romantic rendezvous. Infused with light-diffusing pigments to enhance and perfect the skin, this highly-blendable, finely milled formula goes on sheer and provides eight long hours of lightweight, wearable, ultra-creamy color."
The packaging is a metallic gunmetal compact with a transparent window in the shape of the brands logo which is intended to show the color of blush. They feature a magnetic closure and the sticker is color coded depending on the shade.

The formula has a very finely-milled, smooth texture and a buildable semi-sheer to mostly opaque, true-to-pan color payoff. The one downfall is that these do tend to lean more on the powdery side, in the sense of there being a lot of loose powder sitting on the pan once product has been picked up—luckily the powderiness doesn't translate to the skin. If you're familiar with the Naked Flushed Palettes (check them out here) you may already be used to the issue, but the Afterglow Blushes aren't nearly as troublesome.

Bittersweet is a medium-dark, brightened purple with hints of fuchsia, cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was incredibly soft, smooth, finely-milled, but I did find excess powder gathered on top of the pan once product had been picked up with a brush. It had great pigmentation that was easy to build and blended out relatively nice on the skin. Bittersweet wore well for +8 hours before fading. (5/5)
Fetish is a medium-dark, muted dusty rose with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, smooth, finely-milled, but again had a lot of excess powder—more so than the other shades. It had good pigmentation but had difficulties adhering to the skin which made it troublesome to blend out. Fetish wore well for +7 hours before fading. (4/5)
Obsessed is a light-medium, lavender pink with cool undertones and a satin-matte finish. The texture was ultra silky, soft and finely-milled that again, was powdery in the pan but not on the skin. It had good pigmentation that was buildable despite it's more pale nature and blended out evenly. Obsessed wore well for +8 hours before fading. (5/5)
Rapture is a medium-dark, muted plum with cool undertones and a golden sheen finish. The texture was soft, smooth, silky and finely-milled. This shade, unlike the rest, didn't have any thin or excess powder issues. It had excellent, buildable pigmentation and left a soft, satin sheen to the skin. Rapture wore well for +8 hours before fading. (5/5)
Video is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture was again soft, smooth, finely-milled and silky. It had great pigmentation that was buildable and blended out evenly on the skin. I was personally hoping this shade would work as a contour shade, but it leans too orange to look natural—at least on my NW10/15 skintone. Video wore well for +8 hours before fading. (5/5)

Overall, the Afterglow Blushes perform great on the skin, despite being quite thin and powdery in the pan. They seem to stand true to their 8-hour claim and the range has a great selection of neutral to bold shades. Only a small amount of product is needed for a sheer wash of color and you can achieve a brighter, more intense payoff for darker skintones. If you're in the market for some new blushes, I would recommend checking these out!




Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush
(Top: Bittersweet, Fetish, Obsessed
Bottom: Video, Rapture)

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush
(L-R: Bittersweet, Fetish, Obsessed, Rapture, Video)


Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Bittersweet

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Bittersweet

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Bittersweet

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Bittersweet

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Bittersweet

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Fetish

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Fetish

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Fetish

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Fetish

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Fetish

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Obsessed

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Obsessed

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Obsessed

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Obsessed

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Obsessed

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Rapture

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Rapture

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Rapture

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Rapture

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Rapture

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Video

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Video

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Video

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Video

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Video


Disclaimer: All product(s) featured were purchased by me for personal use.