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Eye Shadow - Urban Decay - Midnight Cowboy Rides Again

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rated 4 of 5 on 9/7/2014 12:11:00 PM More reviews by WoodsCommaElle

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown

I'm in love with Urban Decay shadows, and this one is no exception. Most of the ones I own are shimmery, but the chunky glitter in this one is gorgeous! I don't understand all the hate--yes, there's glitter in it. Yes, if you wear eyeshadow with glitter in it you may get some of it on your face. Stands to reason, doesn't it? If you're scared of glitter, this is not the shadow for you. I don't have too much of an issue with it, though; in fact, even though I'm a rule-breaker and I apply it with a brush, the fallout is never terrible. At worst, I get a light smattering of sparkles over my undereye area and cheekbones, which is actually quite beguiling (according to my husband). Or maybe I just enjoy looking like David Bowie, who knows. Any any rate, the color is an ethereal, light pinkish champagne that looks dreamy on the lids. It's definitely suited for nighttime, although I have been known to wear it during the day because it's just so pretty. But the best part about this shadow is that it doesn't veer too much into teeny-bopper glitter-bomb territory--as a grown woman, I can wear this and not feel like I'm trying to recapture my high school days. That's a hard quality to find in a glittery eyeshadow, folks. I have a feeling I'll be keeping this one around for awhile...

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 6/26/2014 9:37:00 PM More reviews by AprilShowas123

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Green

One of my staples. This one is more shimmery then regular midnight cowboy who cares it's awesome

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rated 5 of 5 on 2/24/2014 10:58:00 PM More reviews by CMarie92

Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

The color is beautiful but there's way too much chunky glittery fallout. Even if I apply my eyeshadow first, then my face makeup glitter somehow still ends up all over my face. Although I love this color I rarely use it as I don't want to look like a disco ball! I've even tried wetting my brush with fix plus and patting the color on but nothing seems to reduce the fallout. Which is a shame as I really enjoy the color.

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 11/12/2013 2:38:00 PM More reviews by bikerchick

Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green

I may be in the minority here, but I love Midnight Cowboy Rides Again! It is not a color for everyday, really more of a going out color in my opinion. My favorite way to use MCRA is as a lid color with a medium matte brown (Tease from Naked 2) in the crease. So many people complain of the fallout from UD's glittery shades, it can be a pain but can be dealt with. Using a slightly tacky shadow base will help the glitter stick. Glitter Glue by Too Faced is excellent, just don't apply over your whole lid. Glitter Glue can be a pain to blend over so only use it where you are putting your glitter shadow. Also NYX's Shadow Pencil in Milk makes a great base for glitter shadows. Lastly, I never apply glitter with a brush, the best way I have found is to tap the shadow on my lid with my finger. Hopefully some of these tips might help you all enjoy Midnight Cowboy Rides Again!

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rated 3 of 5 on 5/30/2013 9:28:00 PM More reviews by peakvolume

Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

MCRA is a shimmery/glittery champange-gold neutral. Over a bare lid, it looks like a soft rose gold; over primer, that color is more pronounced, and the glitter stuck better. Regardless, the glitter didn't feel large or gritty. It was also easy to blend. A huge drawback with this shade, though, is that it's crazy-prone to fallout. I had a noticeable amount within an hour. However, I got great wear otherwise. The color itself didn't fade for 8 hours without primer, and I made it to 10 with a base.

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rated 3 of 5 on 2/8/2013 9:15:00 AM More reviews by cherrryyyx

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Green

I first discovered this in the bamboo palette and fell in love with it instantly. It's really shimmery and the glitter in the shadow is chunky, but I love shimmer so that doesn't really bother me. My mother borrowed my palette once too and loved this colour a lot more than me, so for her birthday I decided to pick her up the individual eyeshadow. A couple of weeks later she accidentally dropped it on the carpet - not even from a massive height and the whole thing smashed she had to throw it. I love UD shadows, I think they're so pretty, pigmented and really high quality, but I don't think I'll buy individual shadows from them again, because of this reason and I think with the palettes you get more value for money.

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rated 3 of 5 on 12/8/2012 10:35:00 PM More reviews by ShimmerSands78

Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel

Great easy to blend color..but so much GLITTER even with primer I looked like Edward from twilight...

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rated 2 of 5 on 10/10/2012 11:08:00 AM More reviews by Birdie1483

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

I bought this from Urban Decay's website when it was on sale for $6. I love Stila's Kitten eyeshadow, so I was hoping this would be similar with a little extra.

Well, all it seems to have is extra glitter, which is now all over my face. The fallout from applying this was the worse I've ever had. The glitter also stuck to my face so much that I was unable to remove it with makeup brushes or sponges. So not I'm at work looking like a tweenager on my way to a Katy Perry concert. :(

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 9/24/2012 8:31:00 PM More reviews by chococat05

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown

I love glittery eye shadows. This color is just gorgeous. However, I do find the glitter particle size a tad too big for me.
You'll def need to apply this wet.

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rated 3 of 5 top reviewer on 9/2/2012 4:08:00 AM More reviews by ilovejp

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel

This colour is beautiful but the glittee falls out no matter what. It's a perfect colour but it's pointless wearing as the glitter does fall even with loads of primer being Used. It's a shame because this shadow is perfect for me.

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