“Itâ€™s something unexpected in eyeshadow: an explosion of stars. Stardust shadowsâ€™ silky texture delivers an incredible amount of sophisticated, twinkling sparkle. Boasting 40% more glitter than our most sparkly shadows, Stardust delivers a sheer wash of color, topped with teeny bits of iridescent sparkle that glisten like wet snow. The glitter (a pricey ingredient called reflex), actually stays on your lids. No fallout, no chunky glitterâ€¦ just stunning, sparkling eyes.”
Urban Decay sent me two of these gorgeous Stardust Eyeshadows to play with and I’ve been having a ball!Â First off, the color’s are absolutely out of this world – which is the usual for Urban Decay.Â The two I received are 54 (the purple at right) and Griffith (a beautiful green).Â There’s also a selection of grey, neutrals, turquoise, and black – nine shades in all.Â I hope to see more in the future, as I’d love a sparkly pink or a lighter shade of blue!
Now, you might be thinking that UD already has plenty of pretty, sparkly eye shadows – so what make these different?Â Based on appearance only, the Stardust Eyeshadows really don’t appear that different from the regular Urban Decay lineup.Â The difference is all in the application and payoff.Â First of all, these shadows apply much better with fingertips than they do brushes, which is different from the rest of my UD shadows.
The regular gang of UD is heavily pigmented, even when applied lightly.Â The Stardust version is a soft wash of color, which can be built up by using them wet or applying several layers.Â If you really want a big pop of color, I recommend layering them over a cream shadow, or a product like UD’s Sin Eyeshadow Primer.Â I’ve been wearing mine as a shimmery highlight and then brushed over darker shades for extra sparkle.
These are also great for experimenting with new colors, making subdued work makeup more fun (but not over the top), or adding a little extra something to your usual routine.Â Use them with the shadows you already have – especially if they’re from UD – and use them as an excuse to start feeling like Spring!Â Urban Decay’s Stardust Eyeshadows retail for $20.