Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette

If there’s one palette you need over the festive season, it’s got to be Urban Decay‘s new metallic eyeshadow palette!

Urban Decay Heavy Metals 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.

Urban Decay Heavy Metals PaletteUrban Decay Heavy Metals Palette

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.

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette

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

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette

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

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette

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?

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PR sample. Opinions are my own, see disclaimer here


  1. Elle wells
    27 November 2017 / 12:27 pm

    Oo wow I need this it’s now put on my Christmas list xx

  2. Emma Stevenson
    27 November 2017 / 12:33 pm

    I seen this in town yesterday so glad you have shown the colours it’s wow winter and summer colours in one pallet On my list NOW !! Good photos xxx

  3. 27 November 2017 / 4:17 pm

    wow this looks so pigmented. I’m not sure if I like my palettes to all have the same foiled shadows but these colours are perfect! I love the afterparty shade!

    • 10 December 2017 / 12:13 pm

      They are perfect and soo pigmented. Yeah me too 🙂

    • 10 December 2017 / 12:12 pm

      I know right!! It really is the perfect Christmas palette xx

  4. 27 November 2017 / 11:03 pm

    Urban Decay did it again 😍 Gorgeous shades 👌 X

  5. macyxmakeup
    28 November 2017 / 1:36 am

    I love Urban Decay eyeshadows! The neutrals look so pretty!


    • 10 December 2017 / 12:10 pm

      Me too, yeah I’m definitely using those more! x

  6. 1 December 2017 / 9:59 am

    I need to try Urban Decay eyeshadows! 😍 Great post!

    • 10 December 2017 / 12:09 pm

      I hope you get it for Christmas, it really is gorgeous! x

    • 10 December 2017 / 12:08 pm

      It really is stunning!! Thanks so much Dena xxx

  7. kayleigh watkins
    17 December 2017 / 3:03 pm

    I love the variety of colours, I usually use naturals colours but it is nice to be bright and bold for certain occasions and outfits xXx

    • 5 January 2018 / 2:34 pm

      Oh yeah definitely, especially for Christmas! xx

  8. 21 December 2017 / 8:42 am

    Loving the metalic look especially at party season

    • polishedcouture
      9 February 2018 / 5:32 pm

      You’re welcome, glad you liked it 🙂

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