If there’s one palette you need over the festive season, it’s got to be Urban Decay‘s new metallic eyeshadow palette!
I mean just look at it? The Heavy Metals Eyeshadow Palette is perfect for the festive season with the gorgeous array of shimmering shades.
I’ve had my eye on this limited edition palette for so long when it got released, and luckily the UD team kindly sent me a palette to feature over Christmas. When I opened the package I literally swooned at the variety of shades. Just imagine how many looks you can create with this?!
So first things first, we have to talk about packaging!
The 20 shadow piece palette comes with a purple crushed metal case and generous mirror for easy application. It’s a little different to most of the palettes UD bring out, but I like how they keep it fresh with their designs. For example the Naked palettes are a magnetic box with a brush.
It would have been even better if they’d added a brush but I guess, where would it go? The main thing is the shades, and there’s plenty of them. The overall look of the eyeshadows remind me of the Alice in Wonderland palette I bought a couple of years ago (review here).
Heavy Metals is loaded with BRAND NEW and exclusive shades so you won’t find these shades anywhere else. The Heavy Metal eyeliners, which my readers know I love (especially Midnight Cowboy) are basically reformed into powders with incredible pigmentation.
Bright’s on the left, Neutrals on the right!
Just when you think Urban Decay’s pigmentation couldn’t get any better, they’ve added a foil effect to these shades as well as a creamy texture. This means not only do they look incredible with one stroke, (see swatches below) they blend easily with a velvety feel.
The formula was carefully crafted on every shade to make sure each one applies intense and shiny – but don’t worry you literally only need a tiny little stroke for the colour payoff.
Whether your adventurous or not with bright shades, you can easily create looks such as glam rock, warm nudes or go full on for a festive night out. Personally I prefer shades like this rather than mattes so the more metallic the better for me.
Top to bottom:
- Ground – metallic black / purple iridescent shimmer
- Aluminum – metallic warm gray-taupe iridescent micro-sparkle
- Spandex – metallic deep blue / purple micro-sparkle
- Dive – metallic medium blue
- Metalhead – metallic deep purple
- Punk Rock – metallic fuchsia
- Mullet – metallic deep green
- Amp – metallic bright teal
- Twisted – metallic antique gold
- Glamrock – metallic silver
Top – bottom:
- Bass – metallic bronze
- Glory – metallic golden bronze
- Demo – metallic bronze-rose
- Starfire – metallic bright copper
- Afterparty – metallic red
- Angelfire – metallic pale pink
- Roadie – metallic burgundy
- Maiden – metallic beige
- Scream – metallic mauve
- Acoustic – metallic nude
I’m definitely leaning towards the right side, I’m a sucker for warm neutral shades and I can see myselft using every shades from that side. Although when I want more of a bright look, I absolutely love the shades Amp and Punk Rock.
I’ll definitely be using Heavy Metals throughout the festive season for parties and I’m sure a lot of you will agree, it’s the perfect palette for this time of year. I’m so excited to be creating looks with this so keep a look out on my Instagram.
Would you try this?