When NYLON was born, in 1999, Urban Decay made eyeshadow that looked like ground crystals and felt like silt. It came in silver tins shaped like tiny sewers, and was named after riot grrrls like Liz Phair.
Today, some things are the same - Ms. Phair's signature shadow, "Polyester Bride," still exists - and some things are, shall we say, more mature. That's the deal with Urban Decay's latest eyeshadow, anyway, which comes with a silky creme feel instead of a pulverized-rock texture.
Available in nine colors, including 54 (purple) and Griffin (green), the shadows pack a bit of iridescent sheen with a promise of "no fallout, no chunky glitter" when you sit on your bathroom counter and paint your face.
The shadow's name is Star Dust, which works pretty well with the cool-but-adult idea - what better way to move on up than to go from the streets to the stratosphere?
$20 at Sephora