Get It For Summer: Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Shimmer Body Lotion

I'm not a fan of Midnight Cowboy eyeshadow - although I'm a huge fan of Urban Decay. But Midnight Cowboy eyeshadow has huge flecks of glitter that fall all over your face and irritate your contacts. It's tricky to work with and usually makes a big mess. So I didn't have high hopes for a lotion named after my eyeshadow nemesis: Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Shimmer Lotion. I figured it would have huge flakes of glitter that would look obnoxious on anyone over the age of 22.

I was wrong, wrong, wrong. It's a light lotion with just a touch of shimmer to add some highlight to your skin. It looks especially lovely with a tank top or halter at an outdoor party with the sun shining. No obnoxious glitter here - anyone can feel comfortable wearing it at any time.

One of the best things about it is the scent. At Sephora yesterday, there were three of us who were playing with it. I thought it had a touch of coconut scent, another person thought it was vanilla, and Anna thought it was milk and honey. Turns out Anna was right - the website says it has a milk and honey scent, although I didn't get that at all. I got more of a summer smell, which I loved. So perhaps it smells like whatever you want it to smell like! I'm interested in what others think about the scent.

$28 for a nice large 7 oz. tube, which should last you all summer. Available at, Sephora, and Ulta.


Anonymous said...

I love glow lotions, but not the ones with self-tanner in them. Honestly, I've tried a half dozen self-tanning lotions and every one of them made me orange. So the best thing for me is to just use a lotion with a shimmer to it which gives my skin a pretty sheen without any obnoxious color. My favorite this year is called Glamour Girl and its all natural with essential oils--and it has shea butter which makes it actually good for the skin.

The gold color of the Urban Cowboy lotion looks pretty, though. I may have to give it a try.

June 7, 2009 at 11:26 PM

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