Today, I returned the “place holder” Urban Decay Heavy Metals Glitter Liner in Midnight Cowboy, a gold shade, that I bought with my 20% off coupon at Ulta last night, and exchanged it for Punk Rock, the glitter liner that was out of stock last week when I did my haul. I wanted to show it to you (and to my enabler Rach), and see what you think.
Punk Rock is one of the new shades in the Heavy Metals Glitter Eyeliner lineup.
I think it was introduced before the holidays. I laughed when I read the description of Punk Rock on Ulta’s website. They call it “iridescent brown glitter”. I don’t love that description. The translucent gel suspension could be called brown, I guess. But it looks more like an eggplant shade. But the glitter is anything but brown. The colors of the glitter are raspberry pink, baby blue, green, peach, yellow, and purple. When it’s on my eyes, the glitter pieces do not appear individually distinct (though they are) because they are so tiny, but they glow when the light hits them.
Like Glamrock, wearing it over a pencil liner or over an eyeshadow base is the way to make it show up. In the swatches, you can see it:
- over ColourPop Creme Gel Liner, shade Best 0, a medium brown liner
- over Smashbox Waterproof Liner, shade Royal, a medium purple
- on its own.
I think I like it best over the purple liner.
Rach told me that when she wore Punk Rock to work, no one mentioned it. I’m not surprised. The colored glitter is quite subtle. The light has to hit it for anyone to see it. It may be too subtle for some of you. But I like it. I could wear this liner whenever I want, not just for a special occasion or at night. Whereas the silver Glamrock is very noticeable (in a good way), but IMO you can’t wear it to the supermarket. 😉
The Heavy Metal Glitter Liners are suspended in a water-based gel, and you don’t need to shade the tube to get out plenty of glitter. It comes with a super thin brush.
If you want to get out more of the gel glitter from the tube, take off the plastic “washer” that controls the amount of glitter liner that comes out and just pour some of gel onto your fingers or a shadow brush and go to town.
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liners come in at least 10 shades. At my Ulta, I think there were spaces in the display for 8 shades, but there were only testers for 3 of them and 4 shades were in stock. Online, Ulta has 10 shades. When I bought Glam Rock at Sephora before the holidays, they seemed to have 10 shades. On Sephora.com, they list 13 shades but there are out of stock Xs over three shades. The Urban Decay site lists several shades as “out of stock” and others, like Punk Rock, as “new”. So I’m not sure if some of the shades are being discontinued and replaced by the new ones. At any rate, there are still a lot of shades to choose from. If you’re a glitter girl like me or even if you like things more subtle, there may be a glitter liner for you in the Urban Decay Heavy Metals product line.
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner contains 0.25 oz./7 ml for $20.