Urban Decay Afterglow Blush Review

I purchased the Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blush in Score while it was on sale at Ulta for half the price at $13.


Score is supposed to be a pink-peach shade with a shimmer finish, but I believe it is more pink than peach. I find the blush to be really powdery, and I when use it with a blush brush, there is a lot of fallout in the pan. However, the blush has good pigment and it is easy to apply and there is barely any fallout on my cheeks. The blush also blends easily, and it is buildable. The blush can give your cheeks either a natural or a more intense finish. Even though the blush has a shimmer finish, the shimmer is not noticeable on the cheeks after blending it.


Despite the problems with the powderiness and the shimmer finish, the blush does last most of the day at around 7 hours before fading away. The pan size is also rather large, but the packaging does not include a mirror, and I normally prefer to have a mirror in a blush compact. There are 16 shades available of the Afterglow blush ranging from pinks, purples, peaches, and browns that come either in a matte or shimmer finish. Even though there are some pretty shades, I will not purchase another shade unless it is on sale again because the price is rather high considering the problems I had with this blush. Since writing this review, the Afterglow blushes have been discontiuned by Urban Decay, but you can purchase them online from resellers.


Overall, the Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blush in Score is buildable and lasts most of the day, but it is really powdery and the shimmer finish is not noticeable on the cheeks.

$26 at Urban Decay

Rate: 6/10

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23 thoughts on “Urban Decay Afterglow Blush Review

  1. Nice review!!! Would you advise me to buy it or you think it’s not worth it? If i buy it, i won’t have it for half the price sadly and I need a new blush

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    1. Thanks! I would say it’s not worth it b/c it’s so powdery & the shimmer finish isn’t really a shimmer finish. I would recommend the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush instead. It’s my favorite blush & it actually has a shimmer finish ๐Ÿ˜„

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  2. I usually love urban decays products so this is interesting! I’m so obsessed with shimmer blush at the moment, because I don’t have to wear a highlighter and it seems more dewy as the day goes on (which I love for an every day look)! Great review!

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