Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter in Aura

Urban Decay have released three powder highlighters, and as you'd expect, they're gorgeous.  Finely milled and aiming to give a glow rather than just powdered shimmer, they're every bit as glowy and unique as I'd hoped.

There are three shades available; Sin, a glowing peachy white gold; Fireball, a glowing coral; and Aura, a glowing pink.  I've been using Aura for the past week or so, and it's completely unlike any other highlighter I own - and I own a fair few.  If your skin is pale and you find many highlighters too golden, you'll love Aura - it's an almost icy, almost duochrome pink/white/opal colour, which contains no glitter, just a pink shift glow.  It's pretty pigmented, but you can apply it softly for a subtle, real-skin glow, or apply it heavily for a more obvious strobing effect.

I'm in love.  This product is so flattering to my cool toned, pale skin - not too gold, not too silver, not too white, but gloriously pink and opal.  The closest comparison I can draw in colour is to Becca's Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector, although that's a liquid, and UD's powder is much easier to use for cheekbone and browbone highlighting perfection.

Downsides:  unfortunately the admittedly beautiful gunmetal packaging and its fishnet inlay mean that there's no mirror in this compact, which makes it a little less practical for on-the-go-glow.  And it could last longer;  I apply it at 7am and by about 2pm it's barely visible on the skin.  Still, I'm prepared to accept that for such a pretty, pale-skin-friendly ethereal glow.

Obviously the Afterglow highligher collection is providing super popular, because Aura and its two sisters are out of stock on the UD website.  When they're in stock, though, they'e £19 each, spendy, but worth it.  If you need something to do whilst waiting for them to come back, you can go back and count the number of times I used the word 'glow' in this review.  It's rather a lot.  For obvious reasons.

Disglowsure:  PR sample

This post originated at www.londonbeautyreview.com. If you're reading it elsewhere, it's been stolen, violating my copyright.

1 comment:

  1. I am totally obsessed with this highlighter - it's my most reached for by far.


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