Urban Decay MoonDust Eyeshadow Tutorial
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Urban Decay MoonDust Eyeshadow Tutorial

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Have you ever tried following a YouTube makeup tutorial and felt like you wish you had a quicker way to get through it? Sometimes, it can be frustrating having to start and stop, hit pause, and scramble to find the right brush. So, we’ve decided to take your frustrations away and give you a simplified version of our makeup content. For every video tutorial, you’ll get a list of the products, tools, and equipment you need and a step-by-step breakdown that’s easy to comprehend. 

For this tutorial, I’m breaking down how I created a soft glam eyeshadow look using the Urban Decay Moon Dust Eyeshadows. The eye look was inspired by Natasha a.k.a. @tashawashaaa, another fellow Pro MUA and Beauty Influencer who is always creating the most gorgeous, wearable looks. She made this so effortless and easy to follow so I grabbed my moondust shadows in the shades “Space Cowboy” and “Lithium” and got to work. Lastly, I also reviewed these eyeshadows in-depth, which you can check out here. 

TUTORIAL: How to Use the Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows 

Products You Need


  • Maybelline Express Brow Studio Pencil
  • Concealer of choice 


  • Makeup by Mario Master Mattes Palette
  • Urban Decay Moon Dust Eyeshadow “Space Cowboy” & “Lithium”
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Urban Inks Liquid Liner “Perversion”
  • Sephora Jumbo Waterproof Eyeliner “05 Beige”
  • KISS Salon Lashes 
  • Maybelline Mascara


  • Morphe Angled Brush
  • Morphe M433 Brush
  • Flat Eyeshadow Brush
  • Pencil Eyeshadow Brush


For the sake of time, I completed my foundation routine off-camera after completing my eyes. Any time you use glitter or very shimmery eye shadows, it’s always best to do the eyes first. This eye look isn’t about being precise on the application, but it can get messy! So, this will ensure you can remove any eyeshadow or glitter fallout and clean up the eye without compromising your base.

If you’re really good at preventing this, feel free to do your routine in the manner that you choose. If doing your eyeshadow after your foundation, I would recommend applying a loose translucent powder under the eyes to catch any fall out for easy removal. 


  1. Begin by combing your brows in the direction that they grow and begin to shape them lightly by combing the hairs into the arch that you like. 
  2. Next, using the Maybelling Express Brow Pencil, create small hair-like strokes to mimic the appearance of your hair to fill in any sparse areas or gaps. Be sure to keep a very light hand. 
  3. Alternate between applying the brow product and combing the pencil through the hair to spread and evenly distribute it for a soft and natural appearance. 
  4. Once, you’ve filled and combed your brows to your liking, grab your fave concealer and an angled eyeliner or concealer brush. 
  5. To sculpt the brow and conceal any overgrown hairs, use the angled eyeliner brush to apply a thin layer of concealer on the outer part of your brow. 
  6. Trace the brow on the top and bottom to create a ‘freshly waxed’ and highlighted effect. This will make the brow look clean and neat. 
  7. Use the remaining concealer to apply all over the eyelids to create a base or primer for the eyeshadow look. Blend with your ring finger until it’s evenly distributed. 
  8. Lastly, to prep the eye for the eyeshadow take a very small amount of loose translucent powder and lightly dust it all over the eyelid. 


  1. Using the Makeup by Mario palette, grab a fluffy eyeshadow brush and apply a warm toned brown in a buffing motion on the outer crease into the bridge of the nose. This color should be a shade or two deeper than your natural complexion. 
  2. Layer this until you reach the desired depth and dimension that compliments your eye shape. 
  3. Next, use a pencil eyeshadow brush to apply a dark brown or soft black eyeshadow into the outer crease. Use a pressing or patting motion to build up a smokey effect, working in small amounts or layers and begin smudging the color into your lash line. 
  4. Lightly blend the darker colors into the crease, using a clean fluffy eyeshadow brush. 
  5. Use a flat synthetic eyeshadow brush to apply a light nude matte shadow from the Makeup by Mario Palette onto your lid. Pat the eyeshadow in place and work in small layers to make sure that it is even and not patchy. 
  6. Grab the lightest eyeshadow in the palette (Matte #1) and apply it in the tear duct with a small eyeshadow brush. 
  7. Time for the fun part! Grab your Moondust Shadows, and using your ring finger, tap “Space Cowboy” over the light nude matte shadow you just applied onto your lid. Build this up to your liking. For a subtle glittery glow, use only one or two layers. Then, apply “Lithium” onto the outer lid using your ring finger. 
  8. Winged Liner: 
    1. Find the invisible angle between the end of your eyebrow and the outer corner of your eye. 
    2. Draw a line going in a downward-angled direction into the top lash line. 
    3. Draw a line going in an upward-angled direction, connecting the two lines together, creating a small triangle. 
    4. Fill in the gap and begin lining the remaining areas of your eye. 
  9. Apply your choice lashes by carefully placing them along your lash line. Place the corner of the lash along the outer tip of the wing liner to create a more cat-eye effect. 
  10. Bring the eye look together by applying a dark brown or soft black eyeshadow on the lower lash line. 
  11. Grab a soft nude pencil eyeliner to lightly line your lower waterline, and apply mascara on the top and bottom. 

How to Take The Look To The Next Level

  1. Use cool-toned lip products and highlighters to compliment the tones of the Moon Dust Eyeshadows. This will give your look cohesiveness and make it feel otherworldly. 
  2. Use the Moondust as a highlighter on the cheek or on the lips for an extra shimmery effect.

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