Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Baked has been in my collection for a few months now, and with the festive season upon us I thought I’d give it a proper trial and see what it could do. In short, I like it!
As you can see in the photo above, it has a brush applicator which makes it great for precise application close to, or on, the lashes. You could even put it on over your eyeshadow without disrupting the shadow itself.
The reason I like this product is because of the way it looks at night. I love to create a smokey eye, then swipe this over the top of a very dark brown pencil liner. It works really well along the top lash line. On the bottom lash line it tends to look like you’ve got a problem with fallout, or flaking mascara.
The eyeliner is in a clear base as you can see from the swatches below, and it looks fantastic when the gold glitter winks from behind black lashes. So lovely for Christmas parties.
Unfortunately, try as I might, I had a really hard time capturing the beauty and subtlety of this product in a photo. I guess it was always going to be hard to take a photo of a product that shifts with the light. You’ll just have to believe me when I say it looks so much better in real life!
Anyway, behold the average photos:
Anyway, what this photo *does* demonstrate is that I’ve combined this glitter liner with a smokey eye (MAC Woodwinked and Bronze eyeshadows), dark pencil eyeliner (Lancome Le Stylo Waterproof in Cafe), some bronzer (Korres Monoi 01), blush (Chanel Joues Contraste in Rose Bronze), and a dab of lipstick (Rouge Bunny Rouge ‘I Know What Lies Are For’). I’ve skipped the base entirely.
So anyway, you get the general idea. I hope. I bought mine from Ebay some months ago, and I notice that there’s one available here for around $14 including postage. There are lots of colours available, and if I ever cultivate an actual social life I might invest in a few more. You can see the full range at Urban Decay here. Each colour retails for USD $18.
For much better pictures and the full colour range, go to Temptalia.