Urban Decay Heavy Metals Collection / by Nathan Dalby

So even though it is the middle of October, we are being surprised each day with new Christmas launches! This year as always, Urban Decay has stayed away from the standard holiday themed products and has blessed us with glitter, shimmer and bold colours.

We have three different products in the collection; an eyeshadow palette, a lipstick palette and six brand new shades of their glitter eyeliners and I am going to start off with the star of the show.

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette - £43 (UD), $55 (Sephora)

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As you can see, this doesn't look like a traditional palette. I was a little unsure about this when I saw images online, how will it be to travel? how big is it? why is there a mirror in the middle? The palette comes in a metal like plastic sleeve that you put it back in once you are done so there is no need to worry about it getting damaged, and it is quite big/heavy which does add to the premium feel of it. I wouldn't say that it is completely travel friendly but once you see the swatches I think you will be packing this on every trip. 

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You get 20 different shimmer shades in the palette, all of which are extremely pigmented and you get a wide range of colours. This is a palette to have in your collection that will add to the look that you are creating, as you get no matte shades inside. 

There are a lot of all shimmer palettes on the market at the moment, but I think that this one stands out to me as the best. The shade range and formula is beautiful so if you have been keeping and eye out for something like this then I would grab it while you can.

Urban Decay Vice Metals Meets Matte Lipstick Palette - £31.50 (UD), $35 (Sephora)

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This palette is perfect for travel, that is if you love the shades of course. You get 12 shades, six are metallized, five are comfort matte and the shade 714 is 'mega matte'. You can see that the bottom row are the matte versions of the top so it will be cool to mix up. The only thing I don't understand about this palette is, how can you re apply throughout the day? I doubt that people will carry this around with them to top up their lipstick after they have eaten. Saying that, this would be a great idea if you are going on holiday and don't want to take a makeup bag of multiple lipsticks. 

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It is the exact same formula as their standard tube Vice lipsticks, so if you are a fan of those then this would be a great addition to your collection. I would have liked to see another couple of shades, maybe a black and white so that you can customise the other shades even more. You also get a lip brush so that you can apply them. 

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners - £15 (UD), $20 (Sephora)

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This is where things get glittery. Urban Decay has added to the current line of Heavy Metal liners with six new shades. I have tried these out before and thought they looked stunning but I just don't think that they are advertised correctly. They say that you can use them as an eyeshadow topper (correct) but also as a full on eyeliner (meh not so). These would be perfect to apply after you have used your favourite liner to add some glitter. The shades are stunning, and very glittery but you can't get a good line or wing at all. So I would say that they are a glitter topcoat with an eyeliner applicator. 

I hope you all enjoyed reading and I will be back soon with a new post!


Nathan Dalby