By Cassidy Taylor-Memmory

[BEAUTY]: Urban Decay Afterglow Blush and Highlighter

[BEAUTY]: Urban Decay Afterglow Blush and Highlighter

With names like ‘Kinky’; ‘Satisfy’; ‘Paranoid’; Indecent’; ‘Obsessed’ for your blush and bronzer and then ‘sin’; ‘fireball’and ‘aura’ for your highlighting shades, you know you’re ready to hit the town as a trouble maker!

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This combo of “Kinky” as my bronzer, and “Sin” as my highlighter, works perfectly for my fair skin. Both powders are finely milled with such great pigment. I do feel that ‘Kinky’ needs a bit more of a build up and you’ll see in my photos below that I was a bit too light handed with it but I didn’t want to go too extra for work that day haha.

Kinky is a light peach shade with a slight shimmer in it. It can be built up from semi-sheer to a darker look and has a soft texture that glides easily onto your cheekbones.  You can fake a summery glow with this bronzer and pretend that you spent your weekend at some fabulous pool instead of binge-watching your favourite series.

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R390.00 available at Urban Decay stores or online here 

Fast becoming one of my favourite highlighters (have you guys noticed just how much I love highlighters?), Sin is a pale nude shimmer with a champagne shimmer. It applies so beautifully and is so pigmented, giving your skin a luminous effect. I feel this one is so suitable for those who have fair skin like me. Finely milled, the same as the Afterglow blushes and bronzers, this highlighter has a soft, creamy like texture and, like I mentioned, is so easy to apply.

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R415.00 available at Urban Decay stores or online here

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I’m also really impressed with the packaging! Urban Decay always manages to get it right and this laser cut out with a fish net effect looks so cool, plus it’s easy to spot which shade you want for that day.

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So would I recommend these to you guys? I would definitely add Sin to my list if I were you, but I’m on the fence about Kinky. While it’s a great shade and works well for a light day time look, I need to still test it out with a ‘heavier’ hand if you will. I do however have my eye on Rapture from the Afterglow collection, a mauve colour that just looks so tempting!

Let me know your thoughts, have you tried any of these shades from the Afterglow range? Planning on buying one?



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