So here we are at the start of the holiday season onslaught of beauty products. Yeah!! Starting me off is the URBAN DECAY Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette ($55 @ urbandecay.com, sephora.com) from their Heavy Metals Collection.
What It Is: A shadow mayhem in a crushed metal case. We packed this limited-edition palette with 20 of our most amped-up metallic shadows yet—and every single one is NEW and exclusive.
What sets Heavy Metals apart? We developed a whole new Eyeshadow formula for this palette. We bumped up the foiled effect to create our most metallic shadows ever. In doing so, we carefully crafted the formula on every shade to make sure each one would apply with a soft and creamy texture and create intense, shiny metallic effects. Every shade has a velvety feel for the perfect application, provides insane color payout and blends like a dream.
My Take: It seems like shimmery or glittery shadows have been making a comeback these days. It’s certainly been matte, matte, matte, but it makes sense since you can certainly wear a whole look of all mattes and look normal but it you did that with shimmers or glitters, you better be headed to an 80’s party.
While I usually do a 2:3 ratio when it comes to eye shadows (2 are mattes and 1 is a shimmer or other texture), these will certainly give me many options to experiment with!
As far as quality, I always expect a lot from UD and they usually deliver with the exception of a few shades, like Dive and Starfire that were not quite up to snuff, but the rest were good, even the duo chromes.
As far as the packaging goes, I kind of like it and the mirror in the middle. In the handful of times I’ve used this, I find myself using this mirror instead of my makeup mirror to apply the shadows.
Bright shades on left
GROUND (metallic black w/iridescent shimmer)
SPANDEX (metallic deep blue w/purple shift and blue micro-sparkle)
METALHEAD (metallic deep purple)
MULLET (metallic deep green)
TWISTED (metallic gold)
ALUMINUM (metallic warm gray-taupe w/iridescent micro-sparkle)
DIVE (metallic medium blue)
PUNK ROCK (metallic fuchsia)
AMP (metallic bright teal)
GLAMROCK (metallic silver)
Neutral shades on right
BASS (metallic bronze)
DEMO (metallic bronze-rose)
AFTERPARTY (metallic red)
ROADIE (metallic burgundy)
SCREAM (metallic mauve)
GLORY (metallic golden bronze)
STARFIRE (metallic bright copper)
ANGELFIRE (metallic pale pink)
MAIDEN (metallic beige)
ACOUSTIC (metallic nude)
One tip they have listed on their site is to spray a makeup brush with their All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray before dipping into a color. Great idea!
Is this something you think you’ll pick up? It’s limited-edition so don’t miss out if you plan on it.
Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.