Urban Decay Sparkle Out Loud Heavy Metal Glitter Gels Reviews & Swatches (Part 2)

01/06

Urban Decay Party Monster Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Party Monster Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Party Monster Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Party Monster Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Party Monster Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Party Monster Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Party Monster Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Party Monster Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Party Monster Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Party Monster Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Party Monster Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Party Monster Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Party Monster Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Party Monster Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Party Monster Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Party Monster Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Party Monster Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Party Monster Heavy Metal Glitter Gel

Party Monster

Urban Decay Party Monster Heavy Metal Glitter Gel ($22.00 for 0.49 fl. oz.) contains hexagon-shaped, reflective lavender glitter suspended in a clear base. The brand said it was holographic, but it seemed to shift more from blue-to-lavender and then occasionally looked yellowish (reflecting the ambient lighting, I think). It had semi-sheer “coverage” in the form of the glitter, which dispersed fairly evenly and didn’t require too much maneuvering to get into place. The gel base was easy to work with and did not adversely impact powder eyeshadows or eyeliners it was on top of.

I tried to test this for wear, but I wasn’t able to make it to a full eight-hour time period (on my eyes) due to my watering after about four hours (presumably from a particle). Based on my experience with other shades, as long as I don’t have the bad luck of the particle getting directly into my eye, it was only a few glitter pieces that dropped over an eight-hour period–they do have good hold, just imperfect, which was reflected in how it lasted as a cheek highlighter (a few stray pieces migrated). The issue I had with these as a cheek product was that sometimes they looked like specks of dirt, depending on the angle and the lighting I was in.

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.49 oz. - $44.90 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "hyper-reflective and holographic glitter" that "won't budge for up to 9 hours" and is "super-concentrated." Per the brand, it can be used on "eyes, body, and face." I have no idea why they call it "high-coverage," when the base it's in is clear, which results in instantly sheering the product out as it is applied to any area (eyes, cheeks, etc.) and spread outward.

The gel-base is thicker, spreadable, and works well over powder products, like eyeshadow, or over foundation without darkening, lifting, or creating patchiness of whatever it is layered over. The particle sizes used in these is quite large, and when applied as a cheek product, they often look like metallic (but not so sparkly/glittery) chunks of product. At certain angles, it looked like my skin was flaking off or raised texture. This is sometimes more or less the effect even on lids.

I tested only some of these on eyes, and the wear was the same across the three I trialled--absolutely great hold in the scheme of things (eight to nine hours), but there was always a particle or two that did drop at some point during wear. I was not always able to keep my eye from watering to the point where I ended up having eyeshadow and mascara running into my eye if even one piece of glitter fell into my eye or got close enough to my lash line. When worn as a cheek highlighter, there was minimal travel but typically a few stray pieces of glitter on my chin or jaw line. During removal, they definitely come off without too much effort, but I could feel it scraping against my skin, particularly when I was removing the glitter from my cheeks (using a balm-based cleanser)--it was like a glittery exfoliation!

The brand's promotional images definitely show nearly opaque/opaque "pigmentation" from their glitters, but whether I used a brush or my fingertips, these instantly shered out to have more semi-sheer to medium coverage. I would recommend being very careful with applying these to the lids by using a brush or just the very tip of the finger to avoid accidentally getting any on lashes (tried it, 0/10, don't recommend).

Browse all of our Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Gel swatches.

Ingredients

Aqua / Water / Eau, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Glycerin, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Polyurethane-11, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium PCA, Chlorphenesin, Polyurethane-33, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Phytate, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract / Matricaria Flower Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Trideceth-6, Sodium Hyaluronate, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract. [+/- (May contain/Peut contenir): CI 16035 / Red 40, CI 19140 / Yellow 5, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77000 / Aluminum]. D234739/2


01/06

Urban Decay Disco Daydream Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Disco Daydream Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Disco Daydream Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Disco Daydream Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Disco Daydream Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Disco Daydream Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Disco Daydream Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Disco Daydream Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Disco Daydream Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Disco Daydream Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Disco Daydream Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Disco Daydream Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Disco Daydream Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Disco Daydream Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Disco Daydream Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Disco Daydream Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Disco Daydream Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Disco Daydream Heavy Metal Glitter Gel

Disco Daydream

Urban Decay Disco Daydream Heavy Metal Glitter Gel ($22.00 for 0.49 fl. oz.) contains a mix of small, medium, and large hexagon-shaped glitter with some slight, iridescent pieces mixed in. It read primarily mirror-like, silvery, and the mix of sizes actually made it have more “coverage” and catch the light better. It was harder to maneuver some of the product evenly on my skin as the larger pieces clumped up a bit. I would recommend applying with a brush, which helped push pieces around better without getting them stuck on my lashes or lifting up my base products.

This was another shade I tried to wear on the eyes for a full eight-hour wear test, but my eyes started to water too much at the six-hour mark. Based on my experience wearing this as a face product over eight hours, it had good hold and just a few stray pieces had migrated.

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.49 oz. - $44.90 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "hyper-reflective and holographic glitter" that "won't budge for up to 9 hours" and is "super-concentrated." Per the brand, it can be used on "eyes, body, and face." I have no idea why they call it "high-coverage," when the base it's in is clear, which results in instantly sheering the product out as it is applied to any area (eyes, cheeks, etc.) and spread outward.

The gel-base is thicker, spreadable, and works well over powder products, like eyeshadow, or over foundation without darkening, lifting, or creating patchiness of whatever it is layered over. The particle sizes used in these is quite large, and when applied as a cheek product, they often look like metallic (but not so sparkly/glittery) chunks of product. At certain angles, it looked like my skin was flaking off or raised texture. This is sometimes more or less the effect even on lids.

I tested only some of these on eyes, and the wear was the same across the three I trialled--absolutely great hold in the scheme of things (eight to nine hours), but there was always a particle or two that did drop at some point during wear. I was not always able to keep my eye from watering to the point where I ended up having eyeshadow and mascara running into my eye if even one piece of glitter fell into my eye or got close enough to my lash line. When worn as a cheek highlighter, there was minimal travel but typically a few stray pieces of glitter on my chin or jaw line. During removal, they definitely come off without too much effort, but I could feel it scraping against my skin, particularly when I was removing the glitter from my cheeks (using a balm-based cleanser)--it was like a glittery exfoliation!

The brand's promotional images definitely show nearly opaque/opaque "pigmentation" from their glitters, but whether I used a brush or my fingertips, these instantly shered out to have more semi-sheer to medium coverage. I would recommend being very careful with applying these to the lids by using a brush or just the very tip of the finger to avoid accidentally getting any on lashes (tried it, 0/10, don't recommend).

Browse all of our Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Gel swatches.

Ingredients

Aqua / Water / Eau, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Glycerin, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Polyurethane-11, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium PCA, Chlorphenesin, Polyurethane-33, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Phytate, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract / Matricaria Flower Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Trideceth-6, Sodium Hyaluronate, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract. [+/- (May contain/Peut contenir): CI 16035 / Red 40, CI 19140 / Yellow 5, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77000 / Aluminum]. D234739/2

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01/06

Urban Decay Soul Love Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Soul Love Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Soul Love Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Soul Love Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Soul Love Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Soul Love Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Soul Love Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Soul Love Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Soul Love Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Soul Love Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Soul Love Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Soul Love Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Soul Love Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Soul Love Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Soul Love Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Soul Love Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Soul Love Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Urban Decay Soul Love Heavy Metal Glitter Gel

Soul Love

Urban Decay Soul Love Heavy Metal Glitter Gel ($22.00 for 0.49 fl. oz.) contains smaller, hexagon-shaped blue glitter that reflected between lighter and darker blue suspended in a clear base. It had semi-sheer coverage (not high-coverage) that spread out unevenly. This one took some patience to work with, but it worked best by patting onto one area with fingertips, letting it dry down slightly, and then spreading it outward.

It wore well as a cheek product for eight hours with just a few bits having migrated over time, and while I gave it a try as an eye product, I only made it four hours before having to remove it due to eye irritation.

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.49 oz. - $44.90 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "hyper-reflective and holographic glitter" that "won't budge for up to 9 hours" and is "super-concentrated." Per the brand, it can be used on "eyes, body, and face." I have no idea why they call it "high-coverage," when the base it's in is clear, which results in instantly sheering the product out as it is applied to any area (eyes, cheeks, etc.) and spread outward.

The gel-base is thicker, spreadable, and works well over powder products, like eyeshadow, or over foundation without darkening, lifting, or creating patchiness of whatever it is layered over. The particle sizes used in these is quite large, and when applied as a cheek product, they often look like metallic (but not so sparkly/glittery) chunks of product. At certain angles, it looked like my skin was flaking off or raised texture. This is sometimes more or less the effect even on lids.

I tested only some of these on eyes, and the wear was the same across the three I trialled--absolutely great hold in the scheme of things (eight to nine hours), but there was always a particle or two that did drop at some point during wear. I was not always able to keep my eye from watering to the point where I ended up having eyeshadow and mascara running into my eye if even one piece of glitter fell into my eye or got close enough to my lash line. When worn as a cheek highlighter, there was minimal travel but typically a few stray pieces of glitter on my chin or jaw line. During removal, they definitely come off without too much effort, but I could feel it scraping against my skin, particularly when I was removing the glitter from my cheeks (using a balm-based cleanser)--it was like a glittery exfoliation!

The brand's promotional images definitely show nearly opaque/opaque "pigmentation" from their glitters, but whether I used a brush or my fingertips, these instantly shered out to have more semi-sheer to medium coverage. I would recommend being very careful with applying these to the lids by using a brush or just the very tip of the finger to avoid accidentally getting any on lashes (tried it, 0/10, don't recommend).

Browse all of our Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Gel swatches.

Ingredients

Aqua / Water / Eau, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Glycerin, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Polyurethane-11, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium PCA, Chlorphenesin, Polyurethane-33, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Phytate, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract / Matricaria Flower Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Trideceth-6, Sodium Hyaluronate, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract. [+/- (May contain/Peut contenir): CI 16035 / Red 40, CI 19140 / Yellow 5, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77000 / Aluminum]. D234739/2

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Product Availability

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Gel $22.00/0.49 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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For the sake of your eyes, I do hope that this is the last of these awful concoctions! Gee, I would have never applied these to my lids even if you paid me. Just too risky. We only get one pair.

The first of these, Party Monster, could have been beautiful as a nail polish glitter topper! Probably the only use I could find for it, personally.

Wow – these should be pulled from the shelves, they are so bad. If your eyes get irritated after all the eyeshadows etc that you wear,, they musn’t be good.

They’re just larger particles, and while I don’t know that I’d say I have super, super sensitive eyes, they can water a ton so when a larger piece of glitter falls into them or rubs against my lash line, it can trigger a lot of wateriness (even if not all that physically irritating) and THAT then causes an avalanche effect where mascara, eyeshadow, eyeliner, etc. can start to break down and enter the eye from all the wateriness!

I suppose if someone were addicted to glitter, these would be perfectly fine below eye level on the face, and anywhere on the body, but to call them eye safe is negligent.

My eyes started to water just while reading about your experience. They look lovely, but no way they are meant for eyes.

Hi Christine,

I love this product and would put it on my body. Not sure if is meant to be used on the eyes and if does say that –UD made a mistake as this looks like something I would have bought in the 2000’s–and used on my body.–not my eyes. I guess they are trying to capitalize on the whole glitter thing. I will buy this for sure–for my body.

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