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: