Thursday, November 20th, 2008

OVERALL, Metal Urge meets expectations–which were low. If you were one of the few who loved and enjoyed Metal-x last year, then you should enjoy this year’s rendition. But in the end, it is really just that: a regurgitation of last year’s collection. Of the Brushed Metal-x shades, Gilded Ash is tempting, just because it looks like a great color for a smoky eye. I know myself, and I know how my Metal-x shadows from last year are buried in my “I don’t use these” MAC box. The liquidlasts are always fun, but they’re readily available throughout the year, so it’s not a big deal to see them highlighted in this launch. The three pigments available are a nice trio of shades that all earn recommendations from me.

You can see last year’s Metal-x Review/Swatches for comparison. ¬†Individual reviews await you! Continue reading →

Friday, September 19th, 2008

MAC COSMETICS | Metal Urge
November 2008

As suspected, Metal Urge will anniversarize last year’s Metal-x launch, but at least it is a fuller launch (it will include pigments, reflects glitters, and liquidlast liners). But on the downside, most of those are repromotes or permament (at PRO). We see a new pigment called Spiritualize, as well as plenty of new Metal-x shadows, and Molten Sol liquidlast liner makes a reappearance. I have heard very few raves on the metal-x formula, so I wonder if a) they improved it; b) we are insane, and the rest of consumers loved them…

Get details on this year’s Metal-X shadows… plus pigments, glitters, and liquidlast liners! Continue reading →