TikTok’s Viral Eyeshadow Sparkles Brighter Than A Disco Ball (Plus Its $6 Dupe)
If you haven’t heard, TikTok’s swimming in a pool of glitter – they’ve been sprinkling shimmers into everything (including their lashes) this month. And the product that’s doing the most is actually just a single pan eyeshadow – yes, it’s that good. Let us introduce the eyeshadow of the moment; Urban Decay’s 24/7 Moondust Eyeshadow, $22, which is gaining cult status thanks to its brighter-than-a-diamond sparkle. Here’s the DL on the viral product, plus its drugstore dupe… Y’know, in case the OG sells out (she will).
The Viral Glitter Eyeshadow: Urban Decay 24/7 Moondust Eyeshadow, $22
What it is: A vegan pressed eyeshadow packed with micro-fine glitter particles that sparkle for up to 16 hours. The glitter is pigmented, versatile, and works on all complexions – #LOVE. Whether you dust it on for a light-catching effect or pack it on for a holographic finish, know that you’ll catch everyone’s attention. There are five shade variations, but the hue leading the pack is named Space Cowboy.
@makeupbylexh @makeupbylexh the 🔑 to the perfect wet eyeshadow look👽🛸🤠✨🤍 #weteyeshadowlook #urbandecay #urbandecayspacecowboy #glitter #glittereyeshadow #weteyeshadow @urban decay ♬ original sound – EX7STENCE™
The hype: The shade going viral is Space Cowboy, a champagne-gold with 2.7 million people raving about its smooth consistency and supercharged shimmer finish. It’s a silky mix of soft pink and shiny silver that can be intensified to suit every mood, occasion, and sequined outfit.
@greeneggsandglam Replying to @liketheothercats if i had $1 for every time someone asked about my @urban decay 24/7 moondust shadow in “space cowboy”… i’d buy 382045897 more ✨ #GRWM3 #UrbanDecayPartner #holygrail #grungemakeup #UrbanDecay #UDSpaceCowboy ♬ FINE BY YOU – Asch
You might be wondering why a champagne gold shadow is getting so much hype; well, it’s all down to that glossy wet-look finish, which is hard to master and even harder to achieve with a powder formula. In short: Urban Decay came through!
The Drugstore Dupe Of Urban Decay’s Space Cowboy
If you’re on a budget, @mangomoniica says shade Ritz of ColourPop Cosmetics’ Super Shock Shadow, $6, is an AHHHMazing dupe that’s way more affordable. The crème-to-powder formula also delivers a similar shot of silver glitter that doesn’t crease, fade or move – consider us influenced.
@the_aarti_aesthetic @mangomoniica @colourpopco this is my new everyday eyeshadow ✨ #makeuptransformation #makeupdupes #glittermakeup #eyeshadowlook ♬ Aesthetic – Tollan Kim
How to Apply Glitter Eyeshadow
@roseandben Shimmers need grip 💫👏🏻 #makeuptips #AmazonSavingSpree #viralmakeup ♬ original sound – Rose Siard
Playing with glitter can be tricky (hint: fallout), but as @roseandben rightly points out, shimmery shades often need something to hold onto to ensure they really shine. She suggests prepping your lids with a primer like Gerad Cosmetics’ Clean Canvas Eyeshadow Primer Eye Base Makeup, $21. As for application, use a flat brush or just keep it simple and use your finger.
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Need some glitter szn inspo? Check out these looks using Urban Decay’s Space Cowboy and her drugstore sister. Ice queen energy, anyone?
1. Diamond of the Season
@kxtbonifacio Diamond of The Season 🤍 _______________________ A Bridgerton inspired Halloween look featuring a face full of @UrbanDecayCosmetics _______________________ Products Used F A C E: •All Nighter Ultra Glow Face Primer •All Nighter Ultra Glow Setting Spray •Stay Naked Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator in ‘80 Deep Warm’ E Y E S: • Eyeshadow Primer Potion • Naked 3 Mini – Spiced, Right Time, Laced Up & Glassy •24/7 Moondust Shadow in ‘Space Cowboy’ •Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in ‘Glam Rock’ •Glide-On Eye Pencil in ‘Yeyo’ •Waterproof Fine-point Eye Pen in ‘Perversion’ _____________________________ #UrbanDecayCanada #UDHalloween #Bridgerton #Halloween #halloweencostume #costumeideas #makeuptutorial #halloweenmakeup #kxtbonifacio @urbandecaycosmetics ♬ original sound – K A T I A N A
2. Pearlescent Shimmers
@makeupbylexh Reply to @otanilovely another one, thank u 🤍💎✨ #weteyeshadowlook #basmabeauty #patricktabeauty #patricktaeyeshadowpalette #colourpopritz #eyeshadowtutorial ♬ Vegas (From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ELVIS) - Doja Cat
3. Sultry Sparkle
@christxiee Moondust is the ONLY valid name for these @urban decay eyeshadows😭 I LOVE IT #UrbanDecayPartner #UDSpaceCowboy #UrbanDecay #grungemakeup ♬ original sound - Christie X
4. Glam Grunge Glitter
@leelaami Let’s do it in blue @urbandecaycosmetics #grungemakeup #urbandecay #urbandecaypartner #udspacecowboy #makeupfordarkskinwomen #easymakeup ♬ original sound - Leela-Ami
For more festive inspo, check out these popular winter makeup trends too.