Review: Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in 'Space Cowboy'

Seeing as we are right in the middle of the "party season" I thought it was an excellent time to write about this glittery little number. These were released quite a few years back, but I didn't pick one up until the sometime last year. Since buying 'Space Cowboy', it has become quite the handbag staple for me - now let me tell you why.

Long-time readers will know of my infatuation with Tom Fords glitter eyeshadows. This of course ment it didn't take much for me to crumble to Urban Decays Moondust Eyeshadows glittery goodness. Space Cowboy is one of just three more neutral shades in the Moondust line-up, at least out of what's available in-store here in Norway. In addition to Space Cowboy there is 'Cosmic' which is a light pink shade, and 'Diamond Dog' - a darker brown. The rest are either very dark shades, or with more bright colours. All are beautiful, I simply ended up getting Space Cowboy because it's the type of shade I know I'd get the most use out of. There are also more beautiful neutral shades exclusive to Urban Decay's own website.

Space Cowboy swatches beautifully on the hand. It's a warmer beige with lots of silver glitter. While the payoff is decent in a swatch, I find it difficult to get much of the colour payoff on the lid. Even when applied using my finger, and you definitely need to use fingers when applying this, brushes will give you absolutely nothing. So I apply this like I do my Tom Ford glitters - with fingers, as a top coat over other lid shades. This was how I intended to use it when buying it, and I absolutely love it.

The reason this has become a handbag staple is because I find it's perfect for taking your makeup look from daytime to nighttime. If I am ever going out after work, I simply dab some of this on top of the makeup I'm already wearing and voila! - instant glam. The glitter also adds a bit of life back to makeup that is starting to wear off, and a face showing signs of having been at work all day.

If you hate the thought of glitter because you think it looks childish - then go swatch this, because this is a lot more sophisticated, as far as glitter goes. If you know what I'm talking about, have tried Tom Ford's glitters and hate those as well, then no, you will probably not like this. For everybody else, I urge you to give these a nice swatch and then try - try - to go home without it (you won't! :). These are just stunning, and I would absolutely recommend picking one up to keep in your makeup bag!

- Get it here (US) & here (UK/EU) -

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