Urban Decay just came out with some new 8 hour Afterglow powder blushes. I picked up Video, a “soft nude.” Per Sephora “Urban Decay Afterglow Blush leaves a sexy, lit-from-within glow. Fake a perfect flush with this eight-hour formula that creates the lingering, radiant look of a romantic rendezvous. Infused with light-diffusing pigments to enhance and perfect the skin, this highly-blendable, finely milled formula goes on sheer and provides eight long hours of lightweight, wearable, ultra-creamy color.” The retail is $26 for 0.23 oz of product.
Video is a matte pink nude. In some lights it’s more nude, in others it looks more pink. I was really impressed with the formula. It’s soft, finely milled, quite pigmented, not powdery or patchy. It applies evenly, blends well, lasts as stated and the almost cushy, plush texture is fabulous. I love the non shimmery neutral shade, it’s quickly become a most reached for product. The compact is a gunmetal grey plastic. This is probably the best product Urban Decay has come out with in a while.
I compared it to a few other blushes I own in that same color category, and though they look similar in the pan, they swatch differently: Top Row L to R: THREE #17 Wind Swept Soul, Urban Decay Video, Becca Sweetpea. Bottom Row L to R: NARS Douceur, Rouge Bunny Rouge Habanera:
L to R: THREE #17 Wind Swept Soul, NARS Douceur, Urban Decay Video, Becca Sweetpea, Rouge Bunny Rouge Habanera: