Urban Decay Heavy Metals is a limited edition eye palette that retails for $55.00 and contains 0.6 oz.
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Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow PaletteUrban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette ($55.00 for 0.60 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday offering that includes 20 eyeshadows. The new formula was developed to “bump up the foiled effect” and have a “velvety feel” with “insane color payout and shiny metallic effects” that ‘blends like a dream.”
Overall, the eyeshadows felt a bit denser and smoother with less powderiness/excess product kicked up in the pan compared to the average Urban Decay eyeshadow but not like so far removed that they don't feel like shimmery, powder eyeshadows. I only found one shade to be truly disappointing, which was Angelfire, as it was more like a semi-sheer glitter-bomb than a standalone eyeshadow. There were a few others that had room for improvement but most were quite nice and easy to work with.
I would expect that this palette’s impact would be maximized by combining it with your favorite mattes and satins rather than using only the shades in the palette, as they are all shimmery. It's just not going to be a standalone palette for anyone who typically uses mattes in their looks.
The packaging is certainly different from a lot of palettes, though it felt unnecessarily wide due to the mirror sandwiched between the two panels of eyeshadow. I found it to feel cumbersome, and the slickness of the packaging itself made it harder to hold, so I'm not even sure how practical the mirror being in the middle actually ended up being (for me).
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Our Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette is shadow mayhem in a crushed metal case. We packed this limited-edition palette with 20 of our most amped-up metallic shadows yet—and every single one is NEW and exclusive. Inject your look with a hit of glamrock for daytime or go full-on metal for a night out. From standout jewel tones like Amp (a killer metallic teal) and Twisted (glimmering gold) to ultra-flattering neutrals like Demo (bronze-rose) and Afterparty (an amazing metallic red), this palette has everything you need to create endless metallic looks. And it’s all organized by color: brights on the left, neutrals on the right. What sets Heavy Metals apart? We developed a whole new Eyeshadow formula for this palette. We bumped up the foiled effect to create our most metallic shadows ever. In doing so, we carefully crafted the formula on every shade to make sure each one would apply with a soft and creamy texture and create intense, shiny metallic effects. Every shade has a velvety feel for the perfect application, provides insane color payout and blends like a dream.