Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Solstice

9.11.2017


Urban Decay Solstice review swatch

Diamond Dog (reviewed) is still my favorite, but Solstice must be the most fascinating shade from the Urban Decay Moondust range ($21 at Sephora and Ulta). Solstice is very sparkly as all Moondust eyeshadows are but it also color-shifts quite dramatically. It seems the most popular one, too. This particular shade was out of stock both times when I made a trip to the local Sephora so I ended up ordering it online. 


Urban Decay Solstice review swatch

Urban Decay Solstice review swatch

Solstice is a reddish pink with cool-toned green glitters densely packed in. The base and the micro glitters play equal parts that you either see intense green glitters or a jewel tone pink depending on the angle or the way light hits it. 

Urban Decay Solstice swatch
Really interesting, isn't it?

The texture is kind of wet, so despite the few inevitable fallouts, the color goes on and blends in smoothly. More importantly, it stays on if worn over a good eyeshadow primer. It is definitely eye-catching but doesn't look like child's glitter play, either. 

Urban Decay Solstice review swatch

I like that I can create an impressive eye makeup look by just using Solstice. Yes, I still needed an eyeliner and mascara, but here I basically rubbed the color on my lids and blended with my fingers. 

Urban Decay Solstice review swatch
Apparently, my SO thinks "this eyeshadow thing is very cool", and I agree with him.

Urban Decay Solstice review swatch
Here is an overall look. You can find more details about this look here.


Solstice is a unique, fun, and beautiful color with nice dramatic effects. I find this color quite enjoyable although I usually shy away from eyeshadows with green hues. I didn't like the chunky plastic case though so I bought a MAC Pro Palette X2 and put Solstice and Diamond Dog in. The pans fit perfectly in the case. I even brought this duo to my recent work trip along the NARS Quai des brumes (reviewed). 


Have you tried any single from the Urban Decay Moondust eyeshadow range or The Moondust palette? Do you find this particular glitter formulation wearable?


10 comments

  1. I love that eye look, it's beautiful! It has a lot of dimension for a one shadow created look. This sort of glittery duochrome is one of my favorite kind of shadows to collect!

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    1. Thank you! I did go with thicker eye lines for more depth but this look is really quick and easy to create. I really shouldn't collect any more eyeshadows but wouldn't mind having a few more duochrome for myself. ;p

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  2. This is definitely a very unique and eye catching eyeshadow and I imagine that since it can take on a different appearance depending on the lighting or angle makes it super fun to wear. You always create the loveliest eye looks Lena ;D Now you have me curious about the Urban Decay Moondust range :p

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    1. Thank you, Rowena! I am not big on pink or green eyeshadows but a combination of those two kind of works, which is surprising and fun. I think you'd enjoy something like Diamond Dog. :)

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  3. It looks so funky in the container but works beautifully on you. What a surprising and fun look!

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    1. Thanks! I think this is a fine example of Urban Decay's best work. Having a few of these is quite fun although I'm looking to collect all of them. ;p

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  4. I remember I had one but I gave it away. It's way too glittery for me and lately, I've been favoring matte / satin texture. I used to like shimmers and glitters... which reminds me, I haven't checked out UD for a while now!

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    1. Some brands just naturally phase out of my beauty radar like that, too. UD is one of them but having a couple of these is fun. ;)

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  5. I love the almost irredescent look it gives, and even though I am not big on glitter, this is certainly one eye shadow that I would wear and buy. You look great in this! <3
    /Madison
    FASHION TALES

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    1. Thanks, Maison! This line is undoubtedly glittery but well done, I must say. The glitters don't look flat, which is why both colors I have give that iridescent look. :)

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