Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “beige sparkle.” It’s a medium caramel brown with warm undertones and a champagne-bronze sheen. Milani Caramel Brown is darker, more bronze. MAC Love Connection is also browner. Too Faced Cinnamon Sugar is lighter, less caramel. Urban Decay Blaze is less brown, slightly more orange.

You can find Sidecar in the original Naked Palette. Though it has a sparkle finish, it doesn’t seem to have micro-gltiter, and the sparkle is fine and sparse–I didn’t have problems with it in the Naked Palette, and I didn’t have problems when I tried this shade (which is in the newer formulation). I didn’t see fall out during application or later on during wear. The color itself is fully pigmented, and it applies evenly and smoothly. It has a dense, buttery texture that is soft and easily blended on the skin. I wore it and had it last for full eight hours without fading or creasing, and there was some very light fading along the outer edge after nine hours.

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Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

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Sidecar is a very wearable, warm-toned brown that's not too dark, not too light. I didn't have any problems with fall out, even though it has a sparklier finish.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

5/5

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Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Urban Decay, $18.00 (February 1st).

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Milani Caramel Brown is darker, more bronze. MAC Love Connection is also browner. Too Faced Cinnamon Sugar is lighter, less caramel. Urban Decay Blaze is less brown, slightly more orange.

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53 thoughts on “Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Sidecar is actually the only shadow in the Naked palette that I’ve touched pan on. Adore it & will certainly be picking this up x

  2. Emma

    That looks very different from the Sidecar that is in my Naked2 Palette…

  3. Taylor

    Hi Christine, how does sidecar compare to Patina by MAC?

  4. Kary

    UGH! I love this so much!

  5. I’ not sure how I’m going to feel about this new finish since sidecar in the Naked palette is one of my all time favorite eyeshaodws. Are they basically the same? :’(

  6. ChynnaBlue

    Hmmm, I love Sidecar from the Naked palette, but I always get fallout. I wonder if the new formula helps with that. I’ll have to check it out.

  7. Shelly

    I have the Naked Palette as well, and I had (and have) fallout problems with this shade.

  8. I have this colour in my Naked Palette but somehow I don’t really use it that often.

  9. Mariella

    Sidecar was my favourite colour in the original Naked palette except for the fallout, which I found really, really troublesome. I’m beyond delighted to read that it’s not a problem with this new formulation and I will most certainly be buying this if it comes to the “regular” Sephora outlets (as I imagine it will over time). Christine, do you know if the “new” formula in Maui Wowie is equally glitter fallout free?

    • Hey Mariella,

      I didn’t have problems with Sidecar in the original Naked palette – both seemed very un-sparkly in a way compared to UD’s normal glittery shades. I’ve tried Maui Wowie (in one of the recent palettes) and it’s less glittery but still glittery.

      • Mariella

        Sigh…I was hoping Maui Wowie would have undergone a significant change because it is such a beautiful colour and, at least in my colletion, it’s unique – the closest dupe I have without glitter is probably MAC Dalliance. I’ll have to give the new Sidecar a try instore. It’s funny – I know quite a few people who didn’t have trouble wit the original Sidecar and then others who, like me, ended up with glitter, even after application.

        • I don’t even really SEE any sparkle, let alone glitter (I think it’s just sparkle in Sidecar, bigger than shimmer, small than micro-glitter) in Sidecar, not this one or in the N1!

          • Mariella

            it’s so weird that some of us have massive problems with the “original” Sidecar – I mean MASSIVE to the point of not using it – and yet you and some others don’t have problems at all (I noticed this when I watched some tutorials when the palette first came out – some lucky folks could use it with no problems at all; I a envious!)

            • Jen

              Ditto. I have a friend who can just sweep it on with no fallout. I agree with Christine that it’s smaller than micro-glitter, but for some reason it falls out just the same way for some of us. Sigh.

    • Jen

      I had the same trouble with Sidecar, but found Maui Wowie in the Fun Palette re-release to be much more workable. It’s still best to pat it on, rather than sweep, but I don’t even use an especially sticky primer with it.

  10. Jen

    Interesting – the version in my Naked palette sure had micro-glitter, and the fallout was so intense I just can’t wear it (unless I sandwich it between a sticky primer and a lock). As much as I loved the color, it just wasn’t worth that much trouble.

    This one looks very different, but I’ve got a dupe in Too Faced’s Natural at Night palette (After Hours, I think), so I may pass on this one.

    • I’m definitely NOT a fan of UD’s micro-glitter but it’s like there’s next to none in Sidecar for me!

      • Jen

        I wonder if there are ever minor variations from one palette to the next? Maybe my palette had been sitting around a while (I just bought it last year) and Sidecar had dried out a little?

        I’m definitely going to check this one out in Sephora. I’ll be able to tell if it’s likely to work for me – I’d LOVE to have a Sidecar that I can sweep on without the high maintenance routine! :)

  11. I forgot this was in the Naked palette (because I almost NEVER use mine :P). Gonna go dig it out now!

  12. t_zwiggy

    So this has the same micro glitter as the Naked version? I really like the shade, but I have only used it a couple of times, and always regretted it because of the massive fallout. I definitely won’t be getting this then.

    • Mandy

      She did “Though it has a sparkle finish, it doesn’t seem to have micro-gltiter, and the sparkle is fine and sparse” — you should give it a try :)

      • t_zwiggy

        Okay, I’m confused now. She also said “I didn’t have problems with it in the Naked Palette”, but I do. Even though it’s not as bad as most of UD’s glitter shades, it still has some chunks in it, right? Is different enough from the Naked version that it’s worth getting?

  13. Jen

    I have the same problem that others here have, I get major glitter fallout from this shade in naked1. It is such a shame because its so pretty. I’m confused about your response here. Is this the same formula as the naked1 sidecar? So, if I had problems with it in the naked palette, would I have have problems with this as well?

  14. V

    YYYYYYEEEEEEESSSSS!!! Thank you, Urban Decay (and of course Christine). My favorite, most used shade FINALLY in a single. And surprisingly so hard to find a dupe for! I am one happy lady tonight :)

  15. how do you manage to get such pristine white background for your photographs… My white backgrounds either turn blue or grey! Any suggestion would really help, though I understand if its some trade secret and you don’t want to share.

    Thank you!

  16. Miss J

    I will have to check this out in person at some point; it’s one of my favorites out of the Naked Palette, but I got/get a pretty intense sparkle fallout from it. I could barely see the sparkle in the shadow, but when I applied it the little bits got everywhere. :(

  17. Lisa Nguyen

    is this color very similar to the one from the naked palette? i’ve purchased a couple of urban decay individual shadows in the new packaging and formulation but my buck definitely isn’t as warm as the one in the naked palette and midnight cowboy isn’t as gold as it is in another one of UD’s book of shadows so i’m a little hesitant to try more…

  18. Michelle

    Sidecar is probably my favorite color in Naked 1, but it looks nothing like this! I actually went and swatched mine because it struck me as so different, and mine is significantly more grey and purple toned, and has tons of micro-glitter.

  19. Quinctia

    This probably has the biggest dent in it in my Naked palette. I’m not a big neutral wearer, though, so it’ll probably last me a good while yet.

    On the microglitter thing: it’s there in the palette version, I can actually see specs of it in the original swatches on here. However, the glitter isn’t really apparent in the color unless it’s blended out, the shadow itself kind of outshines the glitter.

    I can’t say I’ve had fallout issues with Sidecar, the glitter in it is much finer than that in all the Midnight Cowboy shades, or Maui Wowie, etc.

  20. The Sidecar is one of my favourite eyeshadow colours. Love how clear your photos are, it feels so real like I can touch it lol.

  21. Olivia

    I LOVE SIDECAR!! This one looks extremely different from mine (Naked1), which IMO is a bad thing. It doesn’t really matter to me because if I ever hit pan on a shade in my Naked 1 I’ll totally just buy another one for 50 instead of one eyeshadow for 18. So if they never start making the Naked1 in their new formulation I’ll always have an original Sidecar : )

    I do experience mild fall-out with my Sidecar, which I offset by patting it on and doing my face after my eyes. However, the color is so beautiful, and never fades or creases or looks greasy unlike the hated MIDNIGHT RODEO. I have 2 (maybe 3… can’t remember) MIDNIGHT RODEOs and I seriously hate that eyeshadow so much lol. Giant glitter all over your face and then it fades/creases/looks gross like 2-3 hours later.

    Sidecar is like a 1,000,000x better midnight rodeo IMO haha. Similar color, but one wears awesomely and the other is gross.

  22. Jen

    Are we talking about the same Sidecar here? I have it in the Naked 1 palette and its prob one of the prettiest colors in the palette BUT i cannot wear this without having tons of glitter fallout. Its such a shame because i love the shade.

  23. Martha

    My sidecar, like everyone else, is completely different. I love the color, but have HATED the fallout with chunks of glitter. I can’t even see glitter in your swatches. If it’s been reformulated I am going to have to pick this up.

  24. Nesita

    It looks a bit warmer and a lot less sparkly than the one on my Naked.
    After seeing your review I decided to use mine again (I never use it because of the fall out) and this time it was minimal, so yay for that haha

  25. Deborah

    I must have gotten a dud Naked Palette because I can’t use this without sparkles going everywhere. Doesn’t matter if I pat it or have a sticky base underneath…

    • rachel

      just get the brush in the shadow and then tap the handle against your hand a few times! it shakes free any excess/loose glitter and then when you pat it on it will work easily. also, try doing crease/brown bone color before applying sidecar to the lid so that there’s no blending of the shadow- blending will definitely loosen the glitter and cause it to migrate up the crease or beneath the eye.

  26. Yui

    Funny, my pan of Sidecar in the Naked palette DOES have micro-glitter in it, but the fallout is not as severe as others have stated. It’s not a huge problem for me. However, I still tap the excess off my brush so maybe that’s why I haven’t seen it do that? Anyways, YDK and Sidecar are extremely similar to me but YDK is on the plummier/less brown side. Check it out if you can’t stand the microglitter in Sidecar.

  27. Kristine C.

    Hi christine!!

    I was wondering if there’s anywhere I can get Sidecar by itself? I don’t want to pick up the Naked Palette, but I love this color <3

    Thanks!