Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette | Review

*Products mentioned were sent for review, opinions are my own*

November is finally here and it’s acceptable to start making Holiday posts, so here we are. Urban Decay released the Heavy Metals Collection for holiday and we are going to talk about the Heavy Metals palette today. The new Heavy Metals Glitter Liners & Vice Lipstick Palette will be posted soon, but since there is so much to talk about I decided to split up the posts.

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette

The Heavy Metals eyeshadow palette contains 20 new metallic eyeshadows. These are meant to be very metallic and very intense. We will talk about each shade and the formula, but first let’s talk about the packaging.

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette

I’ve heard many mixed reviews of the packaging for this palette. It’s very unique and you’re either going to love it or hate it. The outside case is very heavy duty and holds the palette inside securely. You push on the end and the palette will come out. The palette is separated into two parts, a brightly colored side and a more neutral side. The issue many people seem to have is that the center is a mirror. So, you have this large palette that is separated by a giant mirror. It’s quite large, so the mirror in the center makes it a little awkward. All of that being said, it’s unique and I applaud them for that. The outside case is purple and gorgeous.

As I mentioned, there are 20 shades, and they’re all new. There are 10 brightly colored shades and 10 neutral shades.

Let’s start with the neutrals:

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Review
  • SCREAM – Metallic Mauve
  • ROADIE – Metallic Burgundy
  • AFTERPARTY – Metallic Red
  • DEMO – Metallic Bronze-rose
  • BASS – Metallic Bronze
  • ACOUSTIC – Metallic Nude
  • MAIDEN – Metallic Beige
  • ANGELFIRE – Metallic Pale Pink
  • STARFIRE – Metallic Bright Copper
  • GLORY – Metallic Golden-Bronze

Top row of swatches are with fingers, second row is with a brush. In the same order as listed above.

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Swatches

 

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Swatches

While testing, I have swatched all of these shades and worn the majority of them. They’re all gorgeous and buttery; only one shade gave me issues. Angelfire is much drier than the others and acts like more of a pressed glitter. These apply amazingly with your fingers. If you’re going to use a brush, I recommend using a base to get these to their full intensity. This isn’t an issue for me because I always use a glitter glue.

Here’s a look I did with the neutral side:

 

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Okay, the colors in the Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette :

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette
  • ALUMINUM – Metallic Warm Gray-Taupe with iridescent micro-sparkle
  • DIVE – Metallic Medium Blue
  • PUNK ROCK – Metallic Fuschia
  • AMP – Metallic Bright Teal
  • GLAMROCK – Metallic Silver
  • GROUND – Metallic Black with iridescent shimmer
  • SPANDEX – Metallic Deep Blue with Purple Shift & Blue micro-sparkle
  • METALHEAD – Metallic Deep Purple
  • MULLET – Metallic Deep Green
  • TWISTED – Metallic Gold

Top row of swatches are with fingers, second row is with a brush. In the same order as listed above.

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Swatches

 

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Swatches
None of these shades have given me issues. They’re all buttery and creamy.

Here’s a look I did with the color side of the palette.

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Now that we’ve discussed the shades, let’s talk about the formulas & how to use these.  These apply best with your fingers or over a sticky base. I love glitter glue and I use it all of the time anyway, so it’s just routine for me. I don’t find this to be a bothersome step but some might. These shadows are much creamier and buttery than I expected. I thought these might be dry, but that isn’t the case at all. Angelfire is slightly dry but with a base, it’s still beautiful. The pigmentation on these is insane.
Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette
If you’ve ever used the Makeup Geek Foiled shadows, that’s kind of what these are like. They’re a little drier than those but the idea is the same. Some of the Urban Decay Heavy Metals are much more shimmery and glittery, rather than shiny and metallic.
Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette
I think these are amazing for the holiday season and anytime you’d like a metallic finish or a pop of glitter. The colors are gorgeous and the formula is actually really good. I definitely recommend this palette.
You can find this palette on Urban Decay’s website, Ulta, and Sephora.
Thanks for reading!

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