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Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette - I've got my Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette review, Afterdark comparison, makeup tutorial and video to share with you today!

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette

Today I’m excited to be sharing the Urban Decay Heavy Metals palette with you. I’ve got a review, swatches and demo of the Heavy Metals palette. I also did comparison swatches between the Urban Decay Heavy Metals palette and the Uban Decay Afterdark Palette. The Urban Decay Heavy Metals palette is a limited edition palette for Holiday 2017. I’m grateful that Urban Decay waited until October to release their Holiday collection. Too often I feel like I’m reviewing Christmas in July!

PR sample.

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette

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Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Review and Afterdark Comparison

The Urban Decay Heavy Metals palette was a pain to photograph. The packaging shows fingerpints like crazy. I’m not a fan of the design. I dislike the mirror in the middle. It’s just awkward and I don’t see how you can easily use it. Urban Decay says this palette was inspired by modern art. And while I like the purple outer case and the wave design, I dislike that it’s so easy to get dirty.

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Swatches

I swatched these eyeshadows on Too Faced Glitter Glue Primer.

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Swatches
under studio lights
Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Swatches
under studio lights
Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Swatches
under studio lights
Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Swatches
under studio lights
Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Swatches
outside in indirect sunlight
Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Swatches
outside in indirect sunlight

Row 1 – Glory – Starfire – Afterparty – Scream – Angel Fire
Row 2 – Bass – Demo – Roadie – Acoustic – Maiden

Angel Fire – metallic pale pink. Angel Fire is a beige pink.
Maiden – metallic beige. Maiden is golden beige.
Scream – metallic mauve. Scream is a mauve pink.
Acoustic – metallic nude. Acoustic is a light brown nude.
Afterparty – metallic red. Afterparty is a warm red.
Roadie – metallic burgundy. Roadie is a brown with hint of burgundy.
Starfire – metallic bright copper. Starfire is a beautiful bright copper.
Demo – metallic bronze rose. Demo is a brown with hint of rose pink.
Glory – metallic golden bronze. Glory is a gorgeous gold.
Bass – metallic bronze. Bass is a brown.

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Swatches
under studio lights
Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Swatches
under studio lights
Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Swatches
under studio lights
Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Swatches
outside in indirect sunlight
Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Swatches
outside in indirect sunlight

Row 1 – Punk Rock – Aluminum – Metalhead – Spandex – Amp
Row 2 – Twisted – Glamrock – Ground – Dive – Mullet

Amp – metallic bright teal blue. Amp is a stunning teal blue.
Mullet – metallic deep green. Mullet is a deep green.
Spandex – metallic deep blue with purple shift and blue micro sparkle. Spandex is a deep blue-toned purple with blue shift and micro sparkle.
Dive – metallic medium blue. Dive is a royal blue.
Metalhead – metallic deep purple. Metalhead is a pink-toned purple with purple shift.
Ground – metallic black with iridescent shimmer. Ground is a black with blue shimmer.
Aluminum – metallic warm grey-taupe with iridescent micro sparkle. Aluminum is a pewter grey with taupe tones.
Glamrock – metallic silver. Glamrock is a bright silver.
Punk Rock – metallic fuchsia. Punk Rock is a burgundy with pink shift.
Twisted – metallic gold. Twisted is a rich gold.

I swatched the Urban Decay Heavy Metals palette under studio lights and indirect sunlight.

Urban Decay Says
Urban Decay has developed a whole new formula—bumping up the foiled effect to create their most metallic shadows ever. The formula was carefully crafted to make sure every shade has a velvety feel for the perfect application, provides insane color payout and shiny metallic effects, and blends like a dream.

I’d say this is true! I found the shades very easy to work with. They had great pigmentation. I am _here_ for this finish! It’s so gorgeous. I had no issues with blending or application. I think these eyeshadows work best if you use them damp or with a sticky primer.

I also need to mention that I really liked the color names. It’s cute that Urban Decay stuck with the music theme. I don’t think there’s a single color name in the Urban Decay Heavy Metals palette for someone to side eye.

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Look

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Fashion
Bobbi Boss Yara Wig
PattyBoutik One Shoulder Top

Eyes
Kat Von D Fair Eyeshadow Primer
Milani Prep Set Go Setting Powder
Urban Decay Laced – transition
Urban Decay Spandex – lid (damp)
Urban Decay Metalhead – lower lid (damp)
Urban Decay Ground – outer corner (damp)
Urban Decay Angel Fire – highlight (damp)
Kat Von D Trooper Liner – upper lash line
Urban Decay 24/7 Perversion liner – upper waterline
Sigma Peach liner – lower waterline
Kiss Gala Lashes
Colour Pop Jet Set Black pencil
Urban Decay Perversion mascara

Face
Milk Makeup Blur Stick
Idun Minerals Jorunn Liquid Foundation
Milani Prep Set Go Setting Powder
Physicians Formula Muru Muru Butter Bronzer
Urban Decay Fetish blush
Urban Decay Aura highlight
Urban Decay Chill setting spray

Lips
Urban Decay Bittersweet pencil
Urban Decay Violate lipstick

I love the purple look I created with the Urban Decay Heavy Metals palette purples Spandex and Metalhead. It was so easy to build up the color on my lid and blend it out in the crease. I used UD Laced as my transition color. Angel Fire is an amzing inner corner highlight. It captures the light, almost the way a Moondust eyeshadow does. It’s beautiful!

With this palette, I was immediately drawn to the fact that it’s really easy to think up color combinations with it. I can see myself using Laced with Punk Rock, Metalhead, Spandex, Angel Fire and Scream. I could easily use Tease with Glory, Starfire, Afterparty, Bass, Demo, Roadie, Acoustic, Maiden, Twisted or Mullet. I can use Desperation with Ground, Dive, Amp, Glamrock and Aluminum.

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette vs. Afterdark Palette

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Row 1 – Mullet – Punk Rock – Demo – Afterparty – Glory – Dive – Metalhead – Amp
Row 2 – Lounge – Backfire – Off Duty – Supersonic – Sinful – Paralyzed – Druggie – Fringe

The Urban Decay Afterdark palette has similar but not exact dupes for the Heavy Metals palette. If you’re a teal and purple fan, I think you’ll love the ones in the Heavy Metals palette. Between the two, if you already own Afterdark, you may want to skip Heavy Metals. It just depends how many of the colors you think you’ll use. I will probably never use Bass, Demo and Roadie.

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Video

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Swatches, Afterdark Comparison, Demo and Review @phyrra

I hope you enjoyed my review and comparison in the video, as well as the makeup tutorial at the end!

Overall, I love the eyeshadows in this palette (except the browns). I dislike the packaging, just not to my taste with the weird layout. But it’s totally worth overlooking the packaging for the beautiful eyeshadow formula and colors.

The Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette is available now at Sephora. Will you be picking it up? What do you think of it?

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19 Comments

  • WOW this and the Coloured Raine look that you did are two of my faves that you’ve created! At first glance you really can’t tell how pigmented it is, and the quality of the pigments/saturation etc, but when I saw the swatches, and when I see it on you I’m wowed-that gorgeous rich deep amethyst smoky that you created is beyond! I am going to skip it right now because of the ND palettes I’ve bought, but you’ve given me such gorgeous inspiration(especially for LILA) It really is beautiful, I may get it as a gift for my dear friend though….:)

  • I am currently listing after this palette I thought the palette mirror might get dirty as well I have 3 kids including a son with autism so Mom life I have to wait but omg your swatched just made never want it more lol thanks!

  • There are a lot of colors to choose from in this palette. I love most of them but probably wouldn’t wear them. I love the colors on your eyes. So pretty!

  • Thank you for doing the comparison swatches with the Afterdark palette. The colors are similar enough for me so I can skip this one. No FOMO here.

  • Thanks for such a thorough review. It’s nice to know if the shadows are powdery or don’t show up as pigmented after application.

  • I just got done watching the review. This is such a beautiful palette! Thanks for getting a review up so quickly.

  • The shades looks beautiful but you are right about the packaging. Not a fan of it either.

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