Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Highlighter Review

I have shared Urban Decay Afterglow 8 hour blush with you some time back and here is the highlighter from same range. It’s not your regular beige or champagne shade highlighter you can see that in picture here. Read on to know if Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Highlighter is meant for us or not ?

Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Highlighter Review

Packaging – The packaging is so gorgeous and I maintain that Urban Decay’s gunmetal shade packaging which they launched 2 years back with their REVOLUTION lipstick and the blushes is so lust worthy, the outer box is also designed accordingly.

Shade – Urban Decay Aura highlighter is cool toned icy lavender pink shade with duo chrome metallic finish to it. The shimmer is fine and hence imparts a healthy glow which is not subtle but isn’t out of the box either . I was very fascinated to see so many brands with this concept of duo chrome pink highlighters and this was the easiest to pick due to decent price tag. BECCA do have one but that is little heavy on pocket and am playing it safe with my favourite brand – Urban Decay . Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Highlighter Review

Pigmentation and Texture – AURA shows very nicely on my NC 40 skin tone with light touch of a fan brush. It doesn’t look ashy but not sure if it will look good on someone above NC 42 due to cool undertones. The texture is very soft but doesn’t seem powdery at all. It is finally milled the duo chrome is also not chunky. I like that it is easy to build the colour else it’s easy to load the powder if it is too pigmented. Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Highlighter Review

Staying power  – The highlighter stays on my oily skin for 8 hrs and this is what they claim , I always pair it with cool toned blushes so that it blends well and look flattering .

Urban Decay Aura Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Highlighter (6.8 gm for $ 26 Plus TAX)

Overall Thoughts

I adore highlighters and you must have guessed so by my recent reviews of NARS Tribulation and Sephora Jubilant . Urban Decay Aura is another stunner which is absolutely unique and is so gorgeous and a collector’s item I would say. These days so many brands have come up with this shade but this being easy on pocket would be my first choice. Something I would blindly recommend if you are below NC 42, you must try this. 

Ratings – 5/5

 

*Written By Rashmi Dev

10 Comments

  • June 13, 2017

    Amrutaa

    I have this in the shade “fireball” haven’t used it yet..this shade looks good too…
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    • June 14, 2017

      rashmi

      Fireball in in my wish list … hoping to pick that soon 😀 😀
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  • June 13, 2017

    Pooja Jalota

    I have recently tried it. Found it good.

    • June 14, 2017

      rashmi

      Hi5 😀 😀

  • June 13, 2017

    Mariyam

    Lavender highlighter shade is something unique to me! Looks so silky..
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    • June 14, 2017

      rashmi

      it is absolutely soft and silky 😀 😀

  • June 13, 2017

    Nisha Malik

    Looks fab, but I am afraid that this is going to wash out my complexion…!!!

    • June 14, 2017

      rashmi

      not really 😀 D: you must try i would say

  • June 13, 2017

    Anita Singh

    Bahut pyaara shade hai 👍👍

    • June 14, 2017

      rashmi

      it is certainly 😀 😀