Urban Decay Midnight Emergency Kit: It’s the glitter bomb dot com

Posted by Lipglossiping On November - 3 - 2011

My dislike for all things Midnight Cowboy is well-documented.  I don’t have a problem with the colours, au contraire (Rodney), I love the peach-champagne-y goodness that MC, MCRA and its coven of glitter-witches bring.  It’s just, well… a bit of a pain innit?

Now imagine an entire palette based around Midnight Cowboy and it’s equally glitter-tastic night-time shades…

Oh HAI Urban Decay Midnight Emergency Kit*!!  I need an emergency GLITTER cleanup!

The styling reminds me of those “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters you see in billions of guises everywhere nowadays but the silver wallet is hugely resilient to being thrown in the bottom of a bag.  It is a touch chunky considering the fairly slimline contents, I’ve sized it up against my Nintendo DS below…

…it’s very well protected and I can see the whole shebang lasting and lasting without so much as a scratch on it.

The contents of the Midnight Emergency Kit include:

 4 Eyeshadows (Midnight Cowboy, Midnight Sin, Midnight Rodeo and AC/DC)
 1 Lip Junkie Lipgloss (Midnight Cowboy)
 1  Travel-Sized Eyeshadow Brush

I’m not sure how many variants of Champagne a girl needs for a night-time look… something a little blacker wouldn’t have gone a-miss in this palette but I can’t deny that there are four very pretty shades included.

Here’s the rub.  All four will produce major fall out, either during application or after.  Eschew your beloved Urban Decay Primer Potion and use something like Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy to get them to stay stuck well into the night and for the love of God, don’t do your foundation before applying these shades.  Make use of those two tips and you’ll be able to give yourself up to the glitter monster and save your curses for something else.

Pretty yes?

Also included in the kit is a rather lovely lipgloss that doesn’t do too much on it’s own but applied over lipstick, turns your lips from daytime chic to night-time party in an instant.  The Midnight Cowboy shade is a sheer, glittery champagne that looks beautful worn over the top of a neutral lippie to give a bit of oomph and added sexiness.

The final inclusion comes in the form of a travel-sized eyeshadow brush…

It does what it says on the tin and it does it well.  Urban Decay brushes are some of the most under-rated synthetic brushes around.

A couple of FOTDs showing the kit in action…

At £28, I think it leans fairly expensive for what it is and will only really appeal to glitter demons and those under the age of 22.  Of course, there are plenty who will fall into that bracket and I can see this making a spectacular Christmas gift for those who would appreciate it.

However, in the face of some of Urban Decay’s other recent offerings… it’s a thumbs down from me.

Urban Decay Midnight Emergency Kit is priced at £28 and available on counter now and online from House of Fraser, HQ Hair, Debenhams and BeautyBay.

* press sample

 


20 Responses to “Urban Decay Midnight Emergency Kit: It’s the glitter bomb dot com”

  1. Nuša says:

    I so want this! <3

  2. Sal says:

    yeah MC is pretty but I’m the same, the fallout drives me crackers. I like the lipgloss though!

  3. Anitacska says:

    I hate MC, MCRA and Midnight Rodeo with all my heart. Midnight 15 is less bad and Midnight Cowgirl is alright too, but whenever I hear the words UD and Midnight together I cringe. I love AC/DC and I don’t think it’s that glittery actually, but have it already and it’s perm anyway, so wouldn’t want to buy the kit for it alone. I do really want the bright 24/7 pencil set though, do you know if it will be available in the UK? I haven’t seen it anywhere yet. Thanks.

  4. claire says:

    I put this on my xmas wishlist as I love the shades – but I dunno know, I do kinda live in fear of glitter…

  5. Lilmiznutcase says:

    It seems to be so hit and miss with pallettes and sets these days. I would have loved to have seen a dark eyeliner instead of the lipgloss. Naked was of course brilliant but still hard to get hold of. Also, what was with taking out the brilliant eyeliner and replacing it with a brush?!

  6. Stephie says:

    I love these colours and the lipgloss, definitely think the shades compliment each other really well too. Think I may have to buy this 🙂

    xx

  7. Oh oh oh! I love this! Love the packaging, and love the shadows! And I am not under 22 🙁 I really like MC, though – here’s my tip! Wet the edge of a tissue and stick it under your eyes, kind of like curtains covering your cheeks. No, really. Then slap your MC and it’s spin-offs on your eyes and it should all fall on to your tissue curtains. Remove curtains before you go out. That last part is quite important. 🙂

  8. ZebyK says:

    I can’t say I’m under 22…but I am definitely a glitter demon and love all the midnight cowboy variations! Hoping santa will being me this for Christmas! xxx

  9. Lindsay says:

    I definitely, possibly, maybe need this

  10. kelly says:

    oooh love the case, only one colour is for me though, so not worth me getting it!

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  17. I’m not a fan of the metallic packaging, but the eyeshadows are gorgeous! x

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  19. Rowena says:

    It looks like a Nintendo DS.

    And you are GLOWING.

    LOVE YOU

  20. Rowena says:

    Oh it is a Nintendo DS

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