Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Urban Decay Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tint in Bang

After reviewing Urban Decay's Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tint in Quickie a little over a year ago, I finally got my hands on a second shade of this product. I was really impressed with this cream blush formula when I first tried it; I'm pretty surprised that it took me this long to pick up a second one! They're very lightweight and sheer; they kind of melt to the touch and don't feel heavy once they're on. They are not as pigmented as creamier, thicker cream blush formulas, like Illamasqua's or NARS'; rather, they give a very sheer, natural looking flush of color that looks very fresh and dewy. It's a really different feeling product from other cheek and face products I've encountered.

Bang is described as a bright orange on Urban Decay's website, and is one of their vegan shades. I think it definitely leans a little bit red, especially on my skin; I was going to call it an orange-red. These contain .14 ounces of product, and are $24. The compacts they come in are functional and very cute; they're sheer purple with a metallic snake design on top, and there's a mirror on the inside of the compact, making these a great product to travel with or throw into a purse.

Urban Decay Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tint Compact


Urban Decay Cheek Tint in Bang, natural light

Bang in indoor light

I've built up a couple of layers of product in the swatches below; you could get it a little bit darker than this (but probably never opaque), and you can easily wear it more sheer than this.

Swatch of Bang, natural light

Swatch of Bang, indoor light

And here's a look where I used Bang as a base for my cheeks; note that there are other cheek products involved and layered on top! I've also got it on my lips mixed with some lip balm and a tiny dab of NYX's lip cream in Amsterdam.



Summary: I really enjoy the Urban Decay After Glow Glide-On Cheek Tint formula, and Bang is a gorgeous color. These bright oranges are really big for spring and summer, and this is a nice, easy way to wear it if you're just testing the water. I love orange reds, and I can see reaching for this blush often, since it's very difficult to find orange-red blushes that aren't mixed with a bit of brown or rose. When set with a bit of powder (or powder blush, as I usually wear cream blushes), I get about average wear time with these. As you see above, you can even use these on lips! However, they're not meant to be worn this way, so I'm not sure if I'm poisoning myself by putting this near my mouth, and I'd also recommend mixing these with a bit of balm if you'd like to use them this way.

A note on availability; I bought mine at a Sephora Inside JCP location, but this shade does not seem to be available in traditional Sephoras, or on their website. You can get it through Urban Decay's website, however, and I have only had good experiences ordering from them directly.

6 comments:

  1. I have yet to master the art of cream blush application but his looks wonderful on you.

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    1. It's so easy once you get the hang of it! Hmm, I wonder if I should think about throwing together a little cream blush how-to...

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  2. I've never tried one of these, but I like that you could also use them on the lips!

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    1. It's a nice cream blush formula, definitely worth trying if you like cream blushes!

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