These Urban Decay Stardust glosses are intended to give a sparkling but not scratchy effect, inspired by twinkling stars. Packaged in chunky, heavy plastic, they look spectacular in the tube - Andromeda, the peachy pink on the right, even has a bit of a gold-fuschia duochrome thing going on.
Glitter Rock, Andromeda (shade)
Glitter Rock, Andromeda (bright sunlight)
One thing's for sure: these glosses are incredibly glittery. The base gloss is sheer and jelly like, with the star attraction being the oodles of glitter within. The sparkle particles aren't all the same shade, but rather slight variations on the fuschia pink and peach of Glitter Rock and Andromeda respectively, and Urban Decay are right on the money when they say that the glitter isn't scratchy. It really isn't. Once applied, the gloss feels absolutely smooth with no grittiness.
The gloss texture is pretty heavy - it's thick and a little bit sticky on the lips, which can be annoying on blustery days, but does mean that you get a very decent amount of wear time. I've been applying these glosses on top of lipstick, and have found that they last for a good three hours before they dry down completely, which is quite impressive for something with such a shiny, wet look finish.
Glitter Rock, in sunlight, applied over a light stain using NARS Terre de Feu
Overall, these glosses are very pretty, and remind me a fair bit of MAC Dazzleglasses - but with a more smooth, more glittery finish. Perfect for a night out, layered over a bright or deep lipstick, or used alone or sparingly over a more neutral toned lipstick for daytime.
Urban Decay Stardust Sparkling Lipgloss can be found at BeautyBay, where each tube will cost £14.
Disclosure: PR samples