Urban Decay Afterglow Eight Hour Blush, €28. Press samples featured. Disclosure policy here.
Don’t adjust your computer screens, the new Urban Decay Afterglow Eight Hour Blushes are actually that bright. Look at them there; unfiltered, unedited but super saturated.
Clockwise from bottom light – Bittersweet, Quiver, Bang and Crush. Swatches below.
There are a dozen shades in the range. Most are matte, but I spotted a few shimmery textures too. If you’re got magpie tendencies, I think it’ll be the mattes that will catch your eye. They’re unlike anything else on the market – outré colours that are incredibly pigmented.
You’re gonna have to exercise caution, with a light hand and a fluffy brush. See the swatches below? That’s one light swipe from the compact, then one over the back of my hand. Used properly, I think you’ll see pigs flying before you make a dent in this powder.
On my skin, the promised eight-hour lifespan seems like too conservative an estimate. I’ve washed thoroughly , and you can still the stripes. Around now, I’m starting to come to terms with living my life with a rainbow-patterned hand.
So, onto swatches, from left to right:
Urban Decay Afterglow Eight Hour Blush Bang Swatch
Urban Decay Afterglow Eight Hour Blush Crush Swatch
Urban Decay Afterglow Eight Hour Blush Quiver Swatch
Urban Decay Afterglow Eight Hour Blush Bittersweet Swatch
Those are my picks from the range, which err on the side of IN YO’ FACE, but there are loads of neutrals too. You can take a look at two of those over on my lovely pal’s blog, Long Hair and Lashes. Will you be heading to the Urban Decay counter to give ’em a go?