Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Swatches

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow is a new glittery eyeshadow that comes in seven shades.

These eyeshadows feature microfine iridescent sparkles, rather than chunky glitter pieces. They are meant to be more “adult” with a diamond-like effect. They feel pretty smooth, more like a cream shadow, but they are a pressed powder. They apply like a powder and have tons of depth, sparkle and some with a 3-D-like effect. No grit whatsoever!

As far as fallout…well I haven’t worn them on my eyes yet, but I can say they definitely get fine sparkles everywhere when swatching on my hand! They suggest applying with a finger (which is what I would do since that helps with fallout) and you can use wet or dry.

They come in the “pop-out” silver compacts, that you can put into their Build Your Own Palette system also, which is great!

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Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Zodiac and Stargazer
Zodiac, Stargazer

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Zodiac

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Space Cowboy, Glitter Rock, Diamond Dog Swatches Dry
Space Cowboy, Glitter Rock, Diamond Dog (over primer and dry)

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Space Cowboy, Glitter Rock, Diamond Dog Swatches Wet
Space Cowboy, Glitter Rock, Diamond Dog (over primer and wet)

Space Cowboy is a champagne with silver sparkle.

Glitter Rock is a metallic pink with pink 3-D sparkle.

Diamond Dog is a medium/deep brown with light gold sparkle

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Stargazer, Moonspoon, Zodiac Swatches Dry
Stargazer, Moonspoon, Zodiac (over primer and dry)

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Stargazer, Moonspoon, Zodiac Swatches Wet
Stargazer, Moonspoon, Zodiac (over primer and wet)

Stargazer is a lime green/gold with gold 3-D sparkle. AMAZING, my 2nd favorite one here.

Moonspoon is a medium grey with silver sparkle.

Zodiac is a smoked out black with heavy blue/green shift and blue/green 3-D sparkle. This, of course, is my favorite one. I could stare at it all day.

The one I don’t have is called Intergalactic and it’s a medium purple with silver sparkle.

Overall: These are really quite cool if you like sparkly shadows. They don’t have a gritty or harsh feel to them, and they are really quite pigmented. I have a sneaky suspicion they won’t exactly be mess-free when applying them, especially dry, but maybe worth it! I think the deeper shades are the more interesting ones. I love Stargazer and Zodiac especially because they are really interesting and intense shades.

Availability: Sephora, Ulta, Urban Decay (soon).

Pricing: $20.00.

What do you think about these? Sparkly enough for ya or too sparkly?


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  • April 3, 2013

    These look cute, but I also agree that they look messy. I may skip out on them, which is a shame because I’ve been loving Urban Decay lately.
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  • April 3, 2013

    Oh hell. I covet all of these. I do not need this many eyeshadows!
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  • April 3, 2013

    Oh my GOSH! ZODIAC!! Be still my heart.
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  • April 3, 2013

    Wow, thanks for getting the swatches up so fast! Kudos, Kelly!

    I think I like how these look wet a bit more. Dry they look grittier, even though apparently they aren’t gritty at all! I particularly like Diamond Dog, Stargazer, and Zodiac!
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  • April 3, 2013

    Cute but those are not colors I would normally wear.

  • April 3, 2013

    So at least some of these must be the older “Stardust” shadows repackaged in pots that can be put into their new palettes? I have the original “Moonspoon” (and also “Void”) from that collection, which also included “Diamond Dog” and “Space Cowboy.” So nice to see them in the standard pots, and OMG definitely getting Stargazer and Zodiac!

    • April 3, 2013

      Nope, these are a totally new formula they developed actually!

    • April 3, 2013

      From Kelly’s description, these sound a lot softer than the old “Stardust” shadows…(thank heaven)

      • April 3, 2013

        New formula? NICE! I might just have to get THIS Moonspoon too, then! I admit, “Void” has a kinda stiff and chalky base color which makes it hard to blend out smoothly, but the original Moonspoon is one of my favorites everrrr. I love that it’s a little bit sheer, so it’s easy to feather out (or layer over something more opaque).

  • April 3, 2013

    Wow these look gorgeous! Nice to hear they aren’t gritty (I’ve gotten UD glitter in the eyes before and it isn’t fun, lol). Zodiac looks amazing – I love the shift and the glint to it – just mesmerizing! Thank you for swatching them wet and dry – that is so helpful!
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  • April 3, 2013

    They don’t really look all that different wet or dry- kudos UD!
    They are beautiful, but just the notion of fallout is making my eyes water while looking at them…

  • April 3, 2013

    These look amazing. I love urban decay shadows, they have a fabulous formula.
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  • April 3, 2013

    They look so frosty! There isn’t enough primer in the tube to make my lids look good with those babies!

  • April 3, 2013

    Zodiac kind of reminds me of one of Sephora’s new eyeshadow in the mirror finish, Rolling in the Grass. The colour is different, but it has that weird creamy, super sparkly but not chunky glitter look to it. I’m interested in checking a few out.

    Thanks for the swatches!

  • April 3, 2013

    The colors are gorgeous but I’m sure there will be mega fallout.
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  • April 3, 2013

    Diamond Dog and Space Cowboy are the prettiest to me, since I love a nice neutral eye. I’m just not big on the shimmers and sparkles lately, though… Oh, what I wouldn’t give for an all-matte, neutral palette that didn’t cost more than my meals for a week!

  • April 3, 2013

    Zodiac is amazing! So looking forward to swatching that one in person :)
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  • April 3, 2013

    ZODIAC!!!!!!!!!!! Wow. Easy favorite. Gorgeous!!! <3 Stargazer is coming in a close second, also wow! Space Cowboy and Diamond Dog are so pretty – they would pair for such a lovely sparkling neutral look that would look brilliant with a matte red lip. Ohhhhhhh, my lemming list is about to burst (and my wallet has a jumped out the window already to get a head start, haha!). Zodiac and Stargazer are like, must haves! :D Beautiful!!!

  • April 3, 2013

    I think I’m going to have to hit up Sephora tomorrow on my break and get Zodiac. That one looks absolutely amazing!
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  • April 4, 2013

    All shades are gorgeous, and zodiac is sooo amazing! Want want want!

  • April 4, 2013

    These are pretty!
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  • April 4, 2013

    I love these!! I plan on picking two or three of these up….most likely Diamond Dog, Star Gazer and Zodiac….if I could, I would probably buy them all :)

  • April 4, 2013

    Stargazer FTW!!!!

    I love it!

  • April 4, 2013

    oh man those definitely look like something I’m gonna have to have – so many stinkin’ things on my list I’m gonna have no money to do anything else!!

  • April 4, 2013

    Sweet Jesus, I need Zodiac and Glitter Rock

  • April 4, 2013

    I can totally see people wearing Moonspoon to parties such as one for New Years Eve! Very glitzy & glittery!
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  • April 5, 2013

    Zodiac is show stopping, these are lovely but I must have Zodiac!

  • April 5, 2013

    These shades are amazing. I should decide and buy at leat one of them…I haven’t got any UD eyeshadow yet :-/ Shame on me!
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  • April 5, 2013

    The colors look interesting but way too shimmery for my liking. I’ll pass on these.
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  • April 6, 2013

    These are so pretty. I love Moonspoon, Zodiac, Diamond Dog.. I was hoping the microfine iridescent sparkles would work on my older eyes, but your swatches show me otherwise, tear

  • April 7, 2013

    They look pretty! but I can’t see myself wearing them…
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  • April 10, 2013

    These are gorgeous but too metallic for my tastes. I’ll pass but I’ll know what to recommend to someone wanting a 3-D shimmer shadow.
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