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!


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.


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.


R415.00 available at Urban Decay stores or online here



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.




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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