Our Favorite Dupes For Urban Decay's Sparkly Space Cowboy Eyeshadow

Urban Decay's Space Cowboy is a cult classic eyeshadow shade originally released in 2013 and recently revived by none other than the beauty trend machine that is TikTok. The shadow — which is part of the brand's Moondust line — shimmers in intense tones of champagne gold with silver sparkles befitting of a festive holiday party or a glamorous night out on the town. If you can't get enough of the latest warm, glittery looks from the runways of NYFW, Space Cowboy is exactly what you need.

Unfortunately, not everyone can fit a $24 single-shade eyeshadow purchase into their budget. If Space Cowboy isn't in the cards for your wallet right now, there's no need to feel disappointed. We've rounded up a list of more affordable dupes for the glitzy golden shadow. Give your favorite dupe a try next time you feel the urge to embody the very essence of golden glamour and make your eyelids your latest metallic accessories without breaking the bank. 

Daeuwiutr Metallic Glitter Eyeshadow in Champagne Gold

If a warm golden glow is what you're after, take a look at Daeuwiutr Metallic Glitter Eyeshadow in Champagne Gold. The metallic golden brown shadow base is dotted with a light gold champagne glitter. This makes it a tad warmer than Space Cowboy, but unless you happen to have very cool-toned skin, the difference should be pretty minimal. The shadow sits at a rather impressive four-and-a-half-star rating on Amazon.

One verified purchaser raved about the formula, stating, "this is so pretty and can top any shadow! I really like it." For the ultra-affordable price of just $6.98, it's hard to imagine a good reason not to give this shadow a try in your quest to find the perfect Space Cowboy dupe. Even if it doesn't end up being the right stand-in for you, you will have only lost out on less than a third of the price of the real thing. 

Erinde Shimmer Glitter Eyeshadow in 03

Erinde Shimmer Glitter Eyeshadow in 03 offers a light, bright metallic gold base with shining champagne glitter. The formula is a pressed powder that boasts an extra creamy texture to glide over lids with ease. Like Daeuwiutr Metallic Glitter Eyeshadow in Champagne Gold, Erinde Shimmer Glitter Eyeshadow in 03 features glitter that is more gold than silver, resulting in a finish that reads slightly more warm-toned than Space Cowboy. Overall, however, the vibe of the shadow is largely the same.

Erinde is a Korean beauty brand that offers a variety of makeup products for affordable prices. Its Shimmer Glitter Eyeshadow formula is currently rated four stars on Amazon. A verified purchaser called the shadow "very beautiful." They went to elaborate that the formula is "very sparkly, stays on, and looks amazing." This dupe will set you back just one more penny than Daeuwiutr Metallic Glitter Eyeshadow at $6.99 and is the way to go if a lighter gold is what you're looking for. 

Wet n Wild Color Icon Glitter Shadow in Brass

Wet n Wild is nothing less than an icon when it comes to economy beauty brands. It's absolutely no surprise that the budget beauty company has something to offer as a respectable dupe for Urban Decay's gorgeous Space Cowboy. The rather fittingly named Color Icon Glitter Shadow in Brass comes in a typical single-shadow compact but isn't a traditional pressed powder. Instead, the formula offers a vitamin E-infused clear gel-like consistency that is better dabbed onto the lids with a finger or a cotton swab than an eyeshadow brush.

Since Icon Glitter Shadow contains more intensely reflective glitter than actual shadow, you may wish to use it as a topper for a shadow that creates a shimmery metallic gold or champagne base. You can score Icon Glitter in Brass with multiple corresponding base shade options in the brand's Call Me Sunshine Color Icon palette for $5.47, or grab the individual glitter shade for just $1.19. 

Colourpop Pressed Powder Shadow in Diego

Colourpop is another brand that is very well-known for making beauty products accessible by offering quality cosmetics at price points that nearly anyone can afford. The brand's signature pressed powder shadow comes in a metallic shade called Diego that features a highly pigmented longwearing base that shines bright with true gold reflective pigments and glittery shimmer. If you're looking for cooler-toned shades inspired by Space Cowboy, Colourpop also offers similar shades in the same metallic formula, including Glass Bull and Ringer.

Pressed Powder Shadow in Diego boasts a five-star rating on the Colourpop website. One verified buyer raves, "Diego is the perfect golden glitter shade! Makes a great addition to my customized palette. Highly recommend." You can grab the single shade for only $5 or include it in a full 12-shade custom palette for $25 — just $1 more than Space Cowboy will cost you as a single-shade unit from Urban Decay.