Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Rides Again & 24/7 Blending Brush

4 February 2014

Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Rides Again & 24/7 Blending Brush
 When Urban Decay launched the Naked 3, I was seriously tempted. The packaging is swoon worthy, and it's full of beautiful shadows. However, the majority of the shades aren't ones that would be flattering on me, so instead I opted for a single eyeshadow that I'd had my eye on for a while: Midnight Cowboy Rides Again.

Other than the Naked Basics palette, this is my first experience of UD eyeshadows. I love the packaging, and how easy it is to pop the shadow out of the pan. The shade itself is beautiful - it's an intensely pigmented pink toned champagne, which sounds bizarre, but works really well. Urban Decay eyeshadows are infamously buttery in nature, but my only gripe with this shade is that it contains small flecks of glitter, which not only give this shadow a more chunky consistency, but also creates some fallout. Not ideal, but a sweeping of concealer underneath the eyes sorts that. I like to wear this all over the lid on a day to day basis, or with a chocolatey shade through the crease for an evening look.

Given that I have quite small eyes, I decided to give the Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil Blender Brush a go for applying this shade all over the lid. I'd say that this brush is actually fairly comparable to the MAC 219 in that it's a small, densely packed but soft brush, and this works really well for a more precise application of shadow. It is perfect for crease work, too.

All in all, I'm really happy with my Urban Decay purchases, and will be increasing my collection in the future. For now though, I'm enjoying wearing Midnight Cowboy Rides Again as an easy every day shadow.

Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Rides Again - £14.00 & 24/7 Shadow Pencil Blender Brush - £10.00.
Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Rides Again Swatch


  1. I have this shade in a palette and really like it too, choosing to wear it the same way you do. Never tried UD brushes though but this one looks pretty good! xxx

  2. This was my first ever eye shadow from Urban Decay, it's so beautiful :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  3. i used to have some urban decay brushes , really must get them again :)
    lovely colour eyeshadow too .
    Melissa xx
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  4. I have the UD Naked and Naked Basics palettes and love them both. Midnight Cowboy Rides Again looks like a beautiful colour!

    Laura | Breton & Blush

  5. Gorgeous shade xo


  6. so gorgeous! my girlfriend wore this shade once and i had to ask her what was on her eyes :) great strategy to pick out 1 perfect shade instead of just going for the generic palette!

    rachel x

  7. This looks like a gorgeous colour. I've never used any eyeshadows from UD before. The brush looks fab too, and a pretty good price for a decent brush.
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  8. The brush doesn't look half bad


  9. Urban Decay eyeshadows are my weakness! They really are amazing. That's a gorgeous color!


  10. Ahh what a beautiful shade.. I have this in a couple of palettes, and it's just so pretty. I adore UD eyeshadows, they're the best I've ever tried xx
    Gemmma // Miss Makeup Magpie

  11. everything about the eye shadow is beautiful, love it!


  12. Beautiful. I have had my eye on the Diamond Dog eyeshadow from UD for a while now.


  13. Stunning! I've never tried any UD single shadows.

    xoxo Anine

  14. Aw love the look of both of these! Definitely things to add to my wishlist :) Wendy xx
    Scottish Wendy | Wendy's World


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