My Favorite Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blushes

No makeup look, no matter how simple, is complete without a little cheek flush. It’s the thing to do when you have 3 minutes to spare and you want to look like you tried — and succeeded.  While I haven’t hit pan on a blush since the early 2000s, the Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blushes definitely will have me trying.

My Favorite Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Blushes
Left to Right: Score, Quiver, Bang, Bittersweet
The blushes are lightweight and finely milled so they blend effortlessly into the skin.  Even the brighter colors still manage to give a ‘natural’ finish.  The blushes also contain light-diffusing pigments to enhance and perfect the skin, and we all know skin can never be too perfect.

Urban Decay Afterglow Blush
Left to Right: Quiver, Score, Bang Bittersweet
With such a fantastic formula, you simply cannot have just one — I managed to find four fantastic shades that work well on my dark skin: Quiver, Score, Bang and Bittersweet (Yes, I’m a beauty overachiever.)

Urban Decay Afterglow Blush - Score
Wearing a light application of Urban Decay Afterglow Powder Blush in Score
I know I should have shown one of the more vibrant shades on my face but I just didn’t get a proper picture. Selfies are hard!  [Especially when I’m trying to leave the house with enough time to catch the train :).] Anyway, this picture on Instagram shows me wearing Bittersweet. The blushes wear well all day long but I think they remain a bit fresher when you start your makeup with a primer — especially on hot days.  You can take it even further by using a makeup setting spray.

Bottom line: Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blushes are fantastic  — the powder feels almost like a cream but blends into the skin like a stain without streaking.  Blushes are available in 12 shades and retail for $26.  Look for them at Sephora and

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