I first saw Urban Decay’s Summer 2015 summer releases and, to be honest, wasn’t the most excited about it. Of course, there are new colours, blushes, lip products, etc, but I thought my collection of stuff was quite ample. That is, until I saw Letzmakeup use Urban Decay’s new Moondust eyeshadow in the shade Solstice (in this tutorial). Man oh man, it was stunning and went straight onto my wish list! Now it’s off my wishlist and onto my eyelids.
Price: CAD 24.00
The shade is a particularly strong icy teal/pink duochrome. The base is pink and the reflects/glitter is teal. This differentiates it from duochromes like MAC’s blue-brown pigment, Bellapierre’s Java Pigment and the shade in WetnWild’s Comfort Zone palette.
In the above picture, the marked differences are very obvious. The duochromes are as follows:
- Solstice: Teal/Pink
- Java: Green/Brown
- Comfort Zone: Blue/Brown-Red
On its own, and when used dry, Solstice is somewhat sheer and has a tendency to cause fall out because the glitter separates and does not adhere well to the lid. It performs best either wet, or on top of a tacky base (or both)! In the look pictured below, I did my eyes prior to the rest of my makeup because I anticipated fall out (an accurate prediction) with Solstice, so it was easier to wipe that away and then do my face.
- LA Girl Pro Conceal Medium Beige
- Milani Romantic Rose blush
- NYC Kohl Brow/Eyeliner Pencil Sable
- Milani Eyeshadow Primer
- base: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk
- tear duct: NYX Autumn Sky
- lid: Urban Decay Solstice
- outer v/lower lash-line: Makeup Geek Corrupt
- blending out/lower lash-line: Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear & Bitten
- waterline: Urban Decay 24/7 liner Rockstar
- liquid liner: Physician’s Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum Pen Ultra Black
- Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara
- e.l.f Cosmetics Matte Lip Crayon Wine