Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter is finely-milled to perfection for a lightweight (yet luxurious) result with an ultrasoft, creamy texture. It goes on sheer and blends in easily so that you can apply just a little or a lot. The wearable formula applies seamlessly, no matter how much you build it, and it has shades that are suitable for any skintone. It creates a radiant, strobed effect that lasts all day—and never leaves just a powdery dusting of shimmer. Infused with light-diffusing pigments, it enhances and perfects the skin.
I picked up two of the three highlighters (so far?): Aura and Sin. Aura is an “iridescent light pink,” while Sin is described as “champagne.” Fireball is the third highlighter, a “peach with pink shift.” The highlighter shades are inspired their eyeshadow counterparts.
The packaging is the same as the Afterglow blushes, except the metallic casing is a lighter silver. There is a cutout of the letters “UD”, under which is a fishnet background.
The texture is quite lovely, smooth and decently pigmented without powder kick-up. They swatch well, not quite in-your-face, but with plenty of shimmer. Aura is a very pretty light pink, while Sin is a champagne beige, a bit dark for my fair skin.
|Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter swatches L-R: Aura and Sin|
The highlighters pick up on a brush well and apply nicely. I enjoy both as a typical cheekbone highlight, and as an inner corner highlight. I noticed fading after about 8 hours of wear.
The Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighters in Aura and Sin are both beautiful highlighters. Fireball looks similar to a shade in the UD x Gwen blush palette, so I may skip that one.