Why You Should Use the Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter (Hint: We’re Obsessed)

July 06, 2018
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
Why You Should Use the Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter (Hint: We’re Obsessed)

No shade to contouring, but strobe-quality highlighting is quickly becoming the makeup technique we can’t imagine going a day without. There’s nothing better than an eye-catching shimmer to accentuate your cheekbones and make you glow like a mythical creature. Wherever there is strobing, a good highlighter isn’t far behind, which is why we wasted no time diving right into one of our favorite powders — the Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighters. Ahead, find out why we love them — and why you’ll be obsessed, too.

They Complement Every Skin Tone

Available in three colors, the shades include Aura, a pearly-pink, Sin, a subtle champagne-golden and Fireball, a peachy-pink shade that’s inspired by Urban Decay’s popular eye shadows. The small-but-mighty collection makes it easy to identify the shade that works best for your skin tone and shade, whether you fancy a blinding bright highlight or something warmer.

They’re Budge-Proof

Urban Decay took note when its Afterglow Powder Blush started killing it, so it was no surprise they took the budge-proof concept and applied it to a highlighter. Add a swipe of the vibrant highlighter to the high points of your face (like the bridge of your nose, the brow bone and the area between your temple and cheek), and use a fan or highlighter brush to achieve that dewy, subtle glow — sans glitter. The highlighter also has some serious staying power, so apply a little to the inner corner of your eyes to make them appear brighter — it won’t move, we can guarantee it.

You Can Pack On a Little (Or a Lot!)

With its safe-for-work glow and buildable texture, this is one highlighter that takes shimmer to beautiful new heights, and looks great if you want a slight dust of shine or a ton of dimension. We love using this mixed with blush or tapped onto the brow bone — it’s probably one of the most versatile powders in our stash with its ability to add a little personality to any part of the face.


Have you tried this highlighter yet? We’d love to hear what you think about it in the comments below!

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