Urban Decay Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tint

Last time I was in Sephora, Urban Decay’s display of new creme blushes caught my eye. Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tints are $24 each, and Urban Decay promises “they’re not your grandmother’s cream blush” (meaning, I think, that they’re not heavy or opaque).

The colors look pretty wild in the pan — fortunately, they apply more sheerly, so you can build to your desired effect. I applied these swatches with my fingers, and the product had kind of a greasy/silicone-y feel… like maybe I could keep blending forever, because they’d never completely dry down. I haven’t worn one on my cheeks yet, so if you have, I’m dying to know what the wear time is like (and whether my initial swatching impression was accurate). Sheerness and blendability can be a plus, especially if you’re fair and sometimes go overboard with cream blush (which I do).

Here are the light swatches:
Urban Decay, Afterglow, Glide On, Cheek Tint, Quickie, Fetish, Score, Indecent, Greedy, Crush, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Here are heavy swatches:
Urban Decay, Afterglow, Glide On, Cheek Tint, Quickie, Fetish, Score, Indecent, Greedy, Crush, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
Quickie is bright cool bubblegum pink. Fetish is rose-wine with silver sparkles. Score is rose-pink with gold sparkles. Indecent is peach with gold sparkles. Greedy is plum. Crush is bright cool pink (deeper and more red than Quickie).

UrbanDecay.com offers one more shade that Sephora doesn’t carry, Bang (which looks like a bright orange-red). All shades except for Score and Fetish are vegan.

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3 Responses to “Urban Decay Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tint”

  • Laura says:

    I adore these, they kicked off a big cream/gel blush binge for me! I don’t find them greasy (unlike Urbanglow which was like putting motor oil on your face). I get 5ish hours of solid wear before they start to fade, but even then they don’t disappear. Of course, I have normal/dry skin so oilies would probably have a different experience. I also love that they’re sheer and buildable, as I’m NC15/20 and find it easy to go overboard on blush. I have all the non-shimmery shades (which I think have better pigmentation than the shimmery ones) and I hope they release more!

  • Thank you so much for the swatches! I like how you put a heavier and a lighter swatch. I was playing with these at Sephora today and I found at a point they did dry down and weren’t as easy to spread around. Granted, this was on my arm and not my face, but overall I was impressed.

  • Alexis says:

    Hi Karla,
    I purchased ‘Quickie’ because I wanted a bright bubble gum pink. I liked that it was super sheer because I could build up intensity. Unfortunately, this didn’t work for my NC42 skin tone. I felt that it lasted barely two hours on me. I liked the consistency and I am willing to try another color but if I still only lasts for 2 hours then I will return it and give up!

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