When I read that Urban Decay were releasing a range of powder blushes, I was very excited as I remember owning and loving a couple of their Afterglow cream blushes that they used to sell around three years ago. The new range of powder blushes continue the Afterglow name, and are the Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blushes, and they retail for £19 each which makes them cheaper than the likes of NARS and Charlotte Tilbury’s blushes. The new collection consists of twelve shades, with each blush containing 6.5g of product. As a whole, the collection is full of bright and vivid shades; with only a couple of subtle nude shades.. I would have liked to have seen a few more lighter, toned down shades for colour chickens like myself, but I’m hoping they’ll extend the shade range at some point, but I opted for Urban Decay Indecent Afterglow Powder Blush.
The packaging of the Urban Decay Afterglow Powder Blushes is beautiful.. with the blushes packaged within a silver square compact, with a clear UD on the front, and on the back of each blush there is a sticker with the shade name which is the same colour as the blush which I love as I never remember shade names, but I can tell which colour is which by just looking at the sticker on the back.
Inside the lid of the blush, instead of a mirror, there’s a clever plastic grid design which is for tapping your brush on before you apply your blush to remove any excess product which is such a genius feature; especially as there a lot of bright shades in the range.
The Urban Decay Indecent Afterglow Powder Blush, which is a gorgeous light, peachy nude with a matte finish which is the perfect peach shade for pale skin. The texture of the Urban Decay Indecent Afterglow Powder Blush is incredibly soft.. so soft in fact, it almost feels as if it’s a cream, and you only need to tap your brush into the pan gently to pick up enough product, so I’d be nervous to try the super bright shades if they’re as pigmented as Indecent.
The soft texture is a dream to apply, and it blends into the skin effortlessly with very little effort and it really does last on the skin all day without fading which is quite rare for a powder blush. I love this shade so much, and the formula is amazing and it ticks all of the boxes.