I have been in a glitter and metallic makeup mood lately. As evidenced by my two latest palette purchases, the Urban Decay Moondust palette and more recently the (also) Urban Decay Heavy Metals palette. The Heavy Metals palette is limited edition and currently on sale so hurry and grab it before its gone!
I will be honest, when this palette was first released I really had no interest in it. It’s not that I didn’t think it was a beautiful palette, I just wasn’t drawn to it. Just before Christmas I went to Ulta to pick up a few last minute things and to check out the new Too Faced Chocolate Gold palette. I had a ton of points to redeem so why not pick up a new palette. The shades that drew me to the Chocolate Gold palette like the bright purple, pink and green, just didn’t wow me in person and to be honest didn’t swatch that well or feel that great.
Feeling disappointed I happened to walk by the Heavy Metals palette and the bright side of the palette grabbed my attention. The colorful shades in this palette were everything I had wanted from the Chocolate Gold palette.
The palette is sturdy and well made. I wasn’t sure how I would like the set up of the palette, the way it slides out of the case and the mirror in the middle. But honestly it doesn’t bother me at all. I’ve traveled with this palette a few times already and it holds up. You have the push the palette out, it won’t just slide out on its own and the large mirror is a great addition.
I was so impressed with the quality and pigmentation of these shadows. They are buttery smooth, blend so well, are not patchy and apply amazing on their own – you don’t have to use glitter glue or a spray to make these perform their best. The only shadow that is unlike the rest is Angelfire. It acts more like a glitter topcoat.
Swatched top to bottom: Bass, Demo, Afterparty, Roadie, Scream, Glory, Starfire, Angelfire (its much sheerer than the others), Maiden, Acoustic.
I love to wear Scream as a everyday easy shade, its applies as this cool taupey-mauvey-neutral.
The brights in this palette really deserve a standing ovation. They are just hands down some of the best in my collection.
Swatched top to bottom: Ground, Spandex, Metalhead, Mullet, Twisted, Aluminum, Dive, Punk Rock, Amp, Glamrock
Seriously, how stunning are all those swatches?! Swatched with no primer or base underneath. All of the shades feel so smooth, some almost feel creamy.
I’ve included one tutorial in this look, a fun but wearable eye look using shades from the more neutral side of the palette. In part two I’ll post a tutorial using shades from the colorful side of the palette so check back next week for that post!
For my transition shades I used the shades Nine Lives and Dog and Pony from the Marc Jacobs The Wild One palette (but any neutral shades will do).
Using a pencil brush I patted and smudged Demo in the outer corner. I blended it into my crease just a little bit.
I used a synthetic brush to pack on Afterparty all over my lid. I also used my finger to apply the color.
I applied Demo on the outer corner of my lower lashline and also applied Glory on my lashline and blended it out with the same shades from the Marc Jacobs palette.
So far from using the palette I do get fallout from the shades, which is to be expected. But because the formula is creamy if you try to brush it away it smears the fallout instead of getting rid of it. I highly suggest doing your eyes before the rest of your makeup.
Lipstick is Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Namaste.
What do you think of this eye look, is it something you would wear? I’ve really been loving this palette and I reach for it so often. Hurry and get it before its gone!
I can’t wait to post part two next week and show off just how great the colorful shades are.