Monday, May 25, 2015

Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Blush in Score

***Disclaimer - Item provided for consideration of review. Opinion 100% mine.***

Hi!

Would you believe me if I told you that this is my very first ever Urban Decay product? I think I must be one of the only people on the planet who doesn't have some incarnation of a Naked palette.

I was kindly sent this to try, it's one of the new Afterglow 8 hour blushes. The 12-strong range comes in various finishes from matte to shimmer and in some incredibly vibrant colours, so I was wary - but the shade I received is lovely, it's called Score and it's a peachy pink with a slight shimmer.


The packaging is gorgeous - the compact has a "fishnet" design on the front that lets you see the colour through the lid, so you don't have to open lids if you have a few different variations.



Here's my big round face without any blush: 


And here's the blush: 


The shimmer is not full-on disco ball, it was subtle. The blush is really pigmented, so it would be very easy to go overboard, but I used a big fluffy Real Techniques brush and I had no Bosco issues. If you're in any way heavy handed, take your time. Especially with some of the brighter colours. 


Did it stay put for 8 hours? It did indeed, it was still firmly in place when I went to take off my makeup around 10 hours later. 

I was really, really impressed with my first foray in the world of Urban Decay. It is a brand that I've wanted to try for a long time but I didn't want to go for the obvious products so I'm delighted that I was able to try this.

The Urban Decay 8 Hour Afterglow Blush range is available at House of Fraser in Dundrum Town Centre, select Debenhams, and also online at houseoffraser.co.uk and debenhams.ie at a recommended price of €28 (£19/€26.50 in the UK). 

The other shades in the collection are here: 


Have you tried any of the more vibrant shades? Or has anyone tried that peachy one up top, Indecent? That one is catching my eye for my next HoF order. More importantly, aside from eyeshadow, what do I need to try from Urban Decay next?




20 comments:

  1. I have this as well! It looks incredible on you, suits you perfectly:)

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    1. Thanks Yav! I was surprised how much I liked it, I hear shimmer and I think full-on glitter but it was nice!

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  2. I love Urban Decay but the price has being putting me off this blush :( The packaging is amazing and it looks fab on you x

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    1. It is expensive. I think that's what put me off ever buying a Naked palette - there were similar nude palettes released almost immediately and I didn't know the brand well enough to justify spending big bucks on a palette that wasn't entirely unique! The blush is lovely, I can't speak for the other colours so I would definitely try and see them in person x

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  3. Oh, I like the look of this. Not that I need another peachy pink blush! It looks lovely on you.

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    1. Thank you Paula x I don't think I needed any more blush either, or bronzer, but sure it's always nice to add another to the family :D

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  4. I like the look of this, and I am yet to own anything by Urban Decay! x

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    1. Ah, at least I am not the only one to have never bought anything from them, thought I was the odd one out there for a while! I think when brands aren't readily available it makes a huge difference too, this isn't a brand I'd be able to look at in person x

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    2. Ah, at least I am not the only one to have never bought anything from them, thought I was the odd one out there for a while! I think when brands aren't readily available it makes a huge difference too, this isn't a brand I'd be able to look at in person x

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  5. sharon that is absolutely gorgeous on you! i am sort of an urban decay newbie as well, i only have the naked palette and i really don;t know a lot about what the brand has to offer. their packaging is just divine!

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    1. Thank you so much Grace x I have heard good things about their eyeshadows and liners so I might take a look at those next, or their lipsticks! x

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  6. I haven't tried anything from Urban Decay aside the primer potion. This looks great on you :)

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  7. I couldn't believe it when I saw on Facebook that this was your first ever UD product! I've been receiving their eyeshadow palettes as gifts since before I was ever even into makeup!
    I received this blush too and I adore it. I'm glad that they waited to release single blushes as they got the formula spot on. Their early eyeshadows were very hit and miss although the Naked palettes are good!
    If you're looking for a product to try, I highly recommend their Revolution Lipsticks. They're amazing!

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    1. I know, the perils of growing up in the arsehole of nowhere!! Brilliant, I will check the lipsticks out :)x

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  8. Er I haven't tried Urban Decay either... I'd have to cross the Liffey to get to Debenhams - I couldn't possibly walk that far on lunch! This looks really pretty on you though x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

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    1. Thanks Becca! Haha I'd have to go on the train!! x

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  9. Oooh, this one really suits you. I'm drawn to the vibrant ones as well, especially the matte ones. I think I'm gonna take a look at the new shades in the Cheek Pop range before I come back to these, because I'm a fiend for that formula and don't need two luxe blushes in one go, AT ALL.

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  10. So pretty. What shade of lipstick are you wearing?

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  11. So pretty! What shade of lipstick are you wearing?

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