Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush - Score

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush - Score
Urban Decay blush (Score)Urban Decay Score Blush


76 reviews

88% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I got this in the Urban Decay SIN Afterglow Highlighter + Blush palette. It’s lovely. It’s a hard deal for me to find a blush. Most are too pink or too garish. NARS O/Super O are my main options most of the time o skip blush altogether because my face is very round & I have chubby cheeks. But this palette has all of the blush colors I need. This is a pale pearlescent pink it’s back I guess it was brought back maybe for this palette it wears well long wearing & for $39 u get 6 colors in the palette. I wish I had gotten the 4 color palette for $17 at ulta! It was OOS on UD’s site [of course!!] I already have “Sin” highlighter full sized but I wanted the blushes. #winning

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I bought this product online after researching the best blushes for fair skin. I have very fair, porcelain skin. I have to be careful with blushes because they can overpower and get out of hand quickly. I am usually drawn to peachy pink shades with gold shimmer. This blush is exactly that. The shade is a peachy, baby doll pink with gold finely milled shimmer, a sister shade to NARS Orgasm. This color is incredibly flattering on my skin tone. This lasts all day for me when applied on top of my foundation. I do have blushes that I like more than this one, however, for a cheaper price point. I definitely enjoy this blush, but I do think it's overpriced when compared to similar, cheaper blushes that perform just as well. I will say that I love the packaging. The magnetic mechanism makes it easy to open and close without damaging the product.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This blush is my favorite. Great color, peachy pink but leaning more pink for me and gives you a glow. My skin is fair and neutral, I'm 2.0 in the Naked Skin foundation, blonde hair and blue eyes and this looks so great on me. Texture is a dream, pigmentation is awesome, it also lasts. Five lippies!

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I bought this from Ulta for half off last fall during their 21 days of beauty. I absolutely love it. I have light skin, but I think this would look great on any skin tone. It's a beautiful pink-peach with gold shimmer and is perfect for every day! The touch of shimmer is gorgeous--it's very subtle. Would buy again!

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Green

I got this blush, along with UD's "Fetish" blush- also great- for half price during Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty this past month. To my knowledge, I have never owned a UD blush before, and I am indeed impressed by their formula. These blend exceptionally well and are very pigmented. The two colors I got are very wearable. This particular shade, a shimmery peachy pink, somewhat coral color, does bear a resemblance to NARS' Orgasm blush, and maybe isn't the most original shade, but there is a reason these colors pop up so much- they look good on a wide variety of skintones and look natural on the skin.
The packaging looks cool and is sleek and durable. Certainly no complaints in that department.
The price tag of $26 might put some people off, and there are similar drugstore blushes I can recommend (WnW Pearlescent Pink and, I've heard, Milani Luminoso), but if you're going to go the Sephora route as we all do sometimes, this is a guaranteed crowd pleaser and I can imagine the other shades in this line are equally good quality.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

on 3/29/2016 10:56:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I absolutely love this color. It is a perfect pinky peach and it gives me the nicest glow. It goes on like silk and lasts all day on my skin.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I actually went in looking to buy either one of Video or Kinky (the more paler nudeish blush colours), however the lady on the counter told me that they wouldn't show up on my skin and recommended Score instead. For reference I am an NC20-25 (medium skinned with warm, yellow undertones). I decided to try it on and boy am I impressed with it.

Colour wise, it is a beautiful peachy coral colour. Perfect for the spring time. Although this blush is super shimmery - almost on the verge of glittery, it does not translate onto the skin like this and instead leaves a super natural, healthy looking sheen to the skin. The colour is very similar to MAC's melba, although it is not an actual dupe or anything like that.

Formula wise, hats off to Urban Decay! This is definitely one of the best formulas of blush that I have ever tried and I say with all honesty that these blushes totally beat MAC blushes. I'm not a MUA or someone who is a pro at makeup and these blushes are just so easy to work with. Super pigmented yet super blendable and look so flawless and natural on the skin. I love how they can be built up to extreme pigmentation and still look awesome. I used this blush the other day and only wore a little bb cream and clear lipbalm and this added so much life to my face. It claims to wear for 8 hours and whilst I have not worn the blush for that long, I can say that without a primer it lasted me through my day. It did fade slightly during the day but it faded really evenly and still looked so gorgeous. In fact, in my opinion, it looked a lot better and more natural when it had faded slightly.

The packaging is one of the reasons why I love this blush. It's so unique. You know how MAC and other high end brands have that sleek, professional, polished look which can get a bit boring? Well this packaging is just divine. While it looks high end, it has this carefree, rock chick edge/vibe to it and I just love sitting there staring at it LOL. It has the UD logo on it which you can kind of see the colour of the blush through and it also has a square coloured sticker on the back which also displays the name and shade of it.

Price wise, I do think that for the quality and for what you get, the price is decent. However, for a broke student with a love of all things UD, the price can be a little drawback.

Overall though, I think this shade is so universal and I think it would look absolutely stunning on any skin tone. However, Indian girls, or girls with medium tones in their skin, this is the perfect blush for you. I can only imagine what it would look like paired with a simple defined brown eye look and coral/orrangey peach lipstick on indian skin tones. Deffo a must have, especially now that spring/ summer is around the corner.

2 of 3 people found this helpful.

on 5/19/2013 2:27:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Love love love it! Never tried a blush like this before but I am in awe on how easy it is to use. A little bit for a flushed look or you can build it up. I also got it on sale on urban decays website for $9!!! What!?!? Best $9 spent. Ever.

on 2/6/2013 6:58:00 AM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Silver, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I found a 4 gramme compact of this hidden away at the back of one of my make-up boxes last week.
What a delight it is.
UD Score is my instant pick-up during a tiring day.
I love the ease of application and the perfect glow it gives my skin.
What a shame it's been discontinued!
And to top it off, the snake emblem on the cover is perfect for 2013, the Year of the Snake.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Black

This blush is perfect for spring/summer. It's by far the best peachy pink blush with good staying power that I have ever tried. It stays on for 6-8 hours even when the weather is humid. I am Asian with a medium skintone, NC35, just in case you're wondering. I would definitely purchase again!

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