Swatches - Urban Decay Moondust palette and Pro brush
I feel like this was a long time coming! I have a few of UD's Moondust shadows (as well as their Stardust shadows, which were the predecessor). I think they're really beautiful, but I just don't have enough of a need for sparkly eyeshadow to pick up the entire line.
Luckily, with the release of the Moondust palette, I can expand my collection and have a wider variety of colors to work with, without getting full-sized (full-priced) eyeshadows that I definitely won't use up.
The palette casing is glittery gunmetal-colored plastic, which is a nice surprise, because I was expecting cardboard. (Not that cardboard is bad or anything.) The word "moondust" on the lid is comprised of cut-out letters with a mirror beneath - like, you can see yourself in the letters if you held it up to your face - and it's really cool. The entire inside of the lid is a mirror, so it's nice and large, and it stands up, rather than flopping over. (As Leesha from xSparkage says, it does not need Palette Viagra =P)
This palette has a pretty good rainbow assortment of shades, so I feel like I'm basically set for life in terms of sparkly shadows. And the pigmentation is pretty consistent with their other Moondust shadows, I thought.
In anticipation of this palette, I also bout the UD Pro Moondust brush while I was at the flagship store in Newport Beach recently, so for my swatches, I decided to do my normal thing (swatching with my finger) as well as swatch with the Moondust brush, spritzed with MAC Fix+, which is the recommended method of use. (I mean, not specifically Fix+, but with some sort of mixing medium/fixative spray.)
I wet the brush enough to create a paste-like consistency with the eye shadows. As you can expect, the shadows are already gorgeous applied dry, but when applied wet, they take on this great foiled finish.
Swatches - left dry, right wet: