URBAN DECAY Heavy Metal Holiday Collection Review & Swatches

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The Urban Decay Heavy Metal Holiday Collection * for 2017 is all about bringing out the glitter and sparkle this season.  The collection includes the New Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette  as well as a new Vice Metal Meets Matte Lipstick Palette. In addition, six new shades also join the Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner assortment.

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The Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette , $55, is packaged in a beautiful and one -of-kind  purple metallic case. It is designed and organized like a painters palette, with brights on the left, and neutrals on the right. It also comes with a sizable mirror in the middle. The palette easily slides open to reveal 20 NEW! and exclusive shades. Urban Decay developed a new eyeshadow formula to amp up the foiled effect of each shade and I found each shade to be creamy, ultra pigmented and easy to blend with and apply. All the swatches below were one swipe finger swatches taken in direct sunlight with no primer. I love the workable color combinations. The metallic neutrals are my absolute favorite though I appreciate the pops of color on the other side as well. The color payoff of the shadows are truly amazing! It’s long lasting, and you can create looks that take you from day to night.  You really get the best of both worlds with this palette.

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THE METALLIC NEUTRAL SHADES: (right side)

Bass (metallic Bronze)

Glory (metallic Golden Bronze)

Demo (metallic bronze rose)

Starfire (metallic bright copper)

Afterparty (metallic red)

Angel fire (metallic pale pink)

Roadie (metallic burgundy)

Maiden (metallic beige)

Scream (metallic mauve)

Acoustic (metallic nude)

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Swatches L-R: Acoustic, Scream, Maiden, Roadie, Angelfire, Afterparty, Starfire, Demo, Glory, Bass

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THE METALLIC BRIGHT SHADES: (left side)

Ground  (metallic black w/iridescent shimmer)

Aluminum (metallic warm gray-taupe w/iridescent micro-sparkle)

Spandex (metallic deep blue w/purple shift and blue micro-sparkle)

Dive  (metallic medium blue)

Metalhead (metallic deep purple)

Punk Rock (metallic fuchsia)

Mullet (metallic deep green)

Amp (metallic bright teal)

Twisted (metallic gold)

Glamrock (metallic silver)
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Shades L-R: Glamrock, Twisted, Amp, Mullet, Punk Rock, Metalhead, Dive, Spandex, Aluminum, Ground

 

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The Vice Metal Meets Matte Lipstick Palette, $35, contains 12 lip shades total– 6 metallized shades and 6 matte shades in a variety of colors. You get your neutrals, brights, and even darker sultry tones to work with.  Six of the shades are new and currently exclusive to the palette. The  palette comes in a stunning purple compact that is just as beautiful to behold as the Heavy Metals palette.  It opens up to a sizable mirror and includes a Vice lip brush for application. The shades are organized by finish and color family. The metallized shades are on top, while the coordinating matte shades are underneath. The formula is just as creamy and pigmented as their Vice lipstick formulas and the colors are so versatile to work with. You could easily mix and match to create your own custom lipstick shade. I find that the matte shades are comfortable on and never drying with some serious lasting power as well. I own 714 in the lipstick shade and the the one poured in the palette has the same incredible pigmentation and consistency.

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URBAN DECAY VICE MEETS METAL LIPSTICK PALETTE SHADES:

Banger (Metallized) deep oxblood

Amulet (Metallized) metallic brick rose

Fast Talk (Metallized) mauve nude pink

Big Bang (Metallized) bright pink sparkle

Mad (Metallized): bright purple shimmer

Spark (Metallized) bright red w/tonal shimmer

CSB (Comfort Matte) dark berry

Tame (Comfort Matte) medium nude-pink

Backtalk (Comfort Matte) mauve nude=pink

Double Team (Comfort Matte) pale pink w/blue undertone

Shallow (Comfort Matte) lavender

714 (Mega Matte) bright red

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Swatches L-R: Banger, Amulet, Fast Talk, Big Bang, Mad, Spanx, CSB, Tame, Backtalk, Double Team, Shallow, 714

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Finally, the holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a little glitter and sparkle and the Urban Decay Metal Glitter Eyeliners , $20, offer an array of shades that are budge proof and so effortlessly easy to apply. It comes with a very thin applicator that allows me to apply it very close to the lash line. The glitter truly is next level! (I don’t think my camera can accurately capture how beautifully it truly sparkles.)  It has a water-based, buildable liner formula that contains peach and cucumber extract to condition the skin. It really stays put throughout the day and is one of the best glitter formulas that I have tried.

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URBAN DECAY GLITTER EYELINER SHADES:

Grind (light pink iridescent glitter) *NEW

Pyro (iridescent and silver glitter) *NEW

Gamma Ray (bright blue with silver glitter) *NEW

Stix and Bones (iridescent maroon glitter) *NEW

Catcall (pink glitter) *NEW

Punk Rock (iridescent brown glitter) *NEW

ACDC (bright purple glitter)

Distortion (iridescent glitter)

Spandex (deep blue black with iridescent glitter)

Glam Rock (silver glitter)

Midnight Cowboy (beige glitter)

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Swatches L-R: Pyro, Catcall, Punk Rock, Gamma Ray, Grind, Glam Rock, Midnight Cowboy, Stix and Bones, Distortion, ACDC, Spandex

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Bottom line, the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Holiday Collection did not disappoint. The eyeshadows, lip palette and glitter liners I tried all performed remarkably well. I think this is a great collection to have or to gift to the beauty lover this holiday season.

The Urban Decay Heavy Metals Collection can be found at Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s, or Urbandecay.com.

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