Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Highlighter Review & Swatches
By Ree

Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Highlighter Review & Swatches

19 Apr 2016 (Updated: 20 Jan 2019)

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When I heard Urban Decay say ‘STROBE IT OUT’ I nearly had a heart-attack with excitement. UD are just one of those brands that always seem to get everything right, and when highlighter is on the menu, my expectations just soar! I have been testing out all the shades of the new Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Highlighter and enjoying every moment.

urban decay afterglow 8 hour highlighter
Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Highlighter Review

There are three shades in the range – Sin, Fireball and Aura – and I have all the swatches coming up for you.

Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Highlighter Features

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Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Highlighter Review
urban decay afterglow 8 hour highlighter
Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Highlighter Review
  • Lightweight feel
  • Luxurious creamy-soft texture
  • Finely milled coated powder
  • Light-diffusing pigment
  • Buildable formulation
  • Sheer coverage
  • Easy to blend
  • 3 shades – Sin (champagne), Fireball (peach with pink shift), Aura (iridescent light pink)
urban decay afterglow 8 hour highlighter
Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Highlighter Review

I have been looking forward to these highlighters since I first wrote about them rather excitedly at the beginning of March.

Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Highlighter Swatches

Sin, Fireball, Aura:

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Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Highlighter Review
urban decay afterglow 8 hour highlighter swatches
Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Highlighter Swatches

Sin:

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Sin – Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter
urban decay afterglow 8 hour highlighter sin swatch
Sin – Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter

Fireball:

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Fireball – Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter
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Fireball – Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter

Aura:

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Aura – Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter
urban decay afterglow 8 hour highlighter aura swatch
Aura – Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter

I love them all. I think Sin is the most shimmery and most champagne-y which makes me love it for the wow factor. I think it is my favourite, but I am just loving a pinky highlight – Aura – since I discovered Devotion from Laura Mercier and this one is way more affordable. Fireball is the least shimmery of the three and I actually think this makes the prettiest glowy blush on my skin tone. This means Fireball is perfect for a quick all-in-one look if I didn’t have time to go through my whole routine.

I love the packaging which is perfectly portable and for a product that lives within the higher end of the makeup market, I think they are pretty good value for money at £19 or $26. They also are really long lasting on the skin. Thumbs up.

The Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Highlighter line up is available to order online HERE in the UK and HERE in the US.

Ree

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