A lot of you guys have been asking to share product swatches on the blog as opposed to Stories so you could access them at any time so there you have it: a round of swatches for makeup that has been recently released. Today we’ll look into Urban Decay’s Disco Queen Collection that includes two highlighters: Holographic Disco Stick and Disco Queen Holographic Highlight Powder. My first impression of this collection was, “Wow, I love holographic makeup!” The afterthought was, “Would it look purple on my skin?” And the conclusion was that these two products are much more wearable than they might appear.
Usually, I’m not a fan of stick highlighters as they tend to move my foundation, but since I wear a bit less makeup these days, I tested the stick during my au naturale days. The product seems to have a bit more visible pigment than the powder from the same collection. The product features a creamy formula that doesn’t feel oily. It does an iridescent finish so you see light pink shade at one angle and light blue at another.
The Promise: “This holographic highlighter creates an iridescent, multidimensional sheen that looks amazing on any skin tone. Use a little for a subtly ethereal shimmer, or keep layering for an intensely holographic highlight.”
The Deets: This highlighter stick is vegan and cruelty-free.
Finish: Subtle iridescent glow.
Know-How: This product could be applied underneath the powder highlighter to create an intense glow.
Simply because it’s a powder formula (which I prefer), I had much more fun playing with this product. It might seem intimidating at the first glance, but when applied with a highlighter brush it looks very pretty. As you might know, lavender is one of the top shades in fashion for the upcoming season and I loved the idea of having a makeup product that fits the trend. This product indeed has an iridescent light purple finish that looks truly blinding. Personally, I would not wear such bright highlighter on a daily basis, but for Instagram photos or on a night out? For sure!
The Promise: “This lightweight, insanely pretty powder comes in a translucent, iridescent lavender shade that creates a luminous, holographic sheen. We infused this velvety formula with lustrous pearl pigments. There’s never any white cast—just a really pretty, luminous glow. And because this formula isn’t pressed, the feel is ultra lightweight.”
The Deets: The powder does feel lightweight and it’s one of the most pigmented formulas I’ve ever tried.
Finish: Blinding iridescent glow.
Packaging: 9.0 g/ 0.31 oz. If you have long nails the packaging is quite difficult to open.
Know-How: The highlighter looks much more “natural” if applied with a fan highlighter brush.
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There you have it guys: swatches and first impression on Urban Decay’s newest collection? Are you into holographic highlighters? If so, which product from the category is your absolute favorite?