Of course, on the ONE DAY I actually need the only cowboy hat I’ve ever owned, I can’t find it. Welcome to the story of my life. Wherever you are, my beloved black straw cowboy hat, I reckon we would’ve made sweet music together today, taking pictures of ourselves covered in glitter with the new Urban Decay Cowboy Junkie Shadows & Gloss Set ($38).
The new set rides into town for the holidays, kicking up glitter in its wake with four powder shadows, a liner and one lonesome lip gloss.
Three members of the set hail from the Midnight Cowboy eyeshadow gang, known for their eye-catching, dramatic glitter.
But this glitter is like dust on a desert trail (gets everywhere). Midnight Cowboy (a gritty, glittery peachy pink), Midnight Cowboy Rides Again (a glittery peachy tan) and Midnight Cowgirl (a glittery gold) leave fallout everywhere — beneath my eyes, around my nose and on my cheeks. Shoot, I even found some on Tabs.
I think if you’re going to try to get behind this set, you just gotta go with the glitter and fallout. Resistance is futile. It’s kinda like the zombie apocalypse that way, I guess.
The only one of the four shadows in the set that doesn’t have big chunks of glitter is purple Romp, but it still shimmers, and, because of its pigmentation and smooth texture, contrasts nicely with the three other more rugged and gritty shades.
Creamy brown Whiskey liner (within the palette) and sheer pink Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Midnight Cowboy (sits in the packaging outside the palette), a sticky gloss with a light minty flavor and scent that produces a mild tingling sensation on the lips, round out the set. Midnight Cowboy’s supposed to plump, but I don’t really notice a difference. I think both products suit the set well, though, even if neither one is particularly memorable on its own.
Shadows from left: Midnight Cowboy, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again, Midnight Cowgirl, Romp
Midnight Cowboy (left), Midnight Cowboy Rides Again (right)
Midnight Cowgirl (left), Romp (right)
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Whiskey
Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Midnight Cowboy
Swatches from left: Midnight Cowboy, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again, Midnight Cowgirl, Romp, 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Whiskey, Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Midnight Cowboy
Cowboy Junkie’s glitter keeps it young and fresh. Young nieces and/or cousins, or anyone with a hankerin’ for glitter, should like it just fine.
AVAILABILITY: Exclusively at Ulta stores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,