Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Blush Review

Hi beauties!

I’m so excited to review this item for you today- the Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Blush. I was killing time one day and ended up in Sephora (typical) and started swatching these blushes. When they first came out I was a bit hesitant to try them because the colours are just SO intense. I was worried they wouldn’t be wearable until I saw the perfect nude shade.


The formula of these is the most suede-like powder I’ve ever felt from a blush. I swatched multiple shades and found them to be very consistent in texture/pigmentaion. I knew it was love. These blushes are supposed to have an 8-hour wear and come in 12 shades. I bought the shade ‘Video for $31CAD.


-Lasts the full 8 hours as claimed (longer w/ setting spray)

-Unbelievably suede-like formula that blends well

-Very wearable everyday (and night!) colour

-This shade matches with every single makeup look I’ve done


-No mirror in the compact




Honestly I’m so in love and if this had a mirror in the compact I would’ve given it a 5/5. The way I do my makeup I always face daylight, and built-in mirrors come in handy when I’m in a rush. I’m usually hesitant to spend over $30 on a blush, buuuuut it tends last forever.

I’m an avid coral blush type of girl, but gloomy weather had me seeking a neutral shade and this is the PERFECT everyday colour. My god, everyone needs this blush. While Tarte’s Amazonian Clay blushes are a cult favourite, the formula of  Urban Decay’s Afterglow Blush is its hotter cousin.
xo J



    • January 28, 2016 / 2:31 am

      Yes it certainly would! xo

  1. January 28, 2016 / 4:13 am

    Will this work for medium skin tones? I just got the it cosmetics rose blush and it is literally frightfully pigmented and in no way a blush you want to apply in a rush or in the dark read clown cheeks.😳
    This looks pretty forgiving though will give it a try .

    • January 28, 2016 / 5:16 pm

      Oh my! No this is beautiful and I can see it looking great in medium skin tones! When I self tan it still looks wonderful 🙂

    • January 29, 2016 / 1:49 am

      Thanks a lot!! Yes I’m so in love 🙂 xo

  2. January 29, 2016 / 2:26 am

    That blush is GORGEOUS! It’s color is totally right up my alley, I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out for it or something very similar! Thanks for the inspiration and thank you for sharing! I can’t wait to read more from you 🙂

    • January 29, 2016 / 5:30 pm

      Aww thanks a lot! I hope you find something like it! xo

  3. January 31, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    Haha well if this blush is the hotter cousin I just might need it! 🙂

    • February 2, 2016 / 6:54 am

      It’s so great! I’m usually stingy with blush but once I swatched it I was like “take my money!”

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