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Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette : Swatches, Review, & Depotting

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette.
The URBAN DECAY Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette retails for $55US and $72CAN for 20 x 0.03 oz/ 0.8 g eyeshadows. It's on sale for $39US and $36CAN at Sephora.

 Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette box front.
Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette box backside.
Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette box sides.
Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette, the tray pushes out from 1 side to the right of the outer hard case.
Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette back side of the outer hard case. 
Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette tray.
Ingredients:
Oryza Sativa Extract/Rice Extract, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Alumina, Stearic Acid. [+/- (All Shades May Contain): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride Contains Carmine (Ci 77163).
Product: 
The Metallic shades do pack a punch regarding pigmentation, and the texture is buttery which allows you to sheer out nicely id needed but also intense enough to last on the skin. These are more shimmer shades rather than true metallic foils, but the shades Glamrock, Starfire, Maiden, Scream, & Acoustic has the bright high shine foiled looks to those shades.

Colour by row:
Ground is a deeply blackened gunmetal with a rainbow micro-shimmer finish.
Aluminum is a warm deep silver with a metallic finish.
Spandex is a deep purple with cool undertone with a blue micro-shimmer and pearl finish.
Dive is a deep cobalt blue with a silver micro-shimmer finish.
Metalhead is a pink base purple shimmer with micro lavender pearl finish. The lavender tone is similar to the sheer eyeshadow UD asphyxia, so it's nice to see it again in a well rounded purple base.
Punk Rock is a bright merlot with a shimmer finish.
Mullet is a blackened base with a bright green micro pearl finish.
Amp is a rich, deep turquoise with a shimmer finish.
Twisted is a yellow gold with a metallic finish.
Glamrock is a silver with a metallic finish.

Bass is a cool tone yellow bronze with a shimmer finish.
Glory is a rich gold with a shimmer finish.
Demo is a rose bronze with a shimmer finish.
Starfire is a bright copper with a metallic finish.
Afterparty is a rich, cool-toned red with a metallic finish.
Angelfire is a pale sheer pink with a bright pink shimmer finish.
Roadie is a burgundy bronze with a shimmer finish.
Maiden is a deep champagne with a metallic finish.
Scream is a dusty mauve with a metallic finish.
Acoustic is an antique pearl with a metallic finish.

Wear: Most I get about 7 hours of wear without a base.

Packaging: Ir a purple mirror finish on the outer hard case that holds an inner mirror silver tray with the eyeshadows. The inner tray has 2 set of shades on the outside with a small mirror in between.

The box packaging is a wave metallic silver foil with purple over tint that still has the eyeshadow shades on the back in proper colour matching which is really cool.

I was actually kind of hate the packaging, mostly because it's soo heavy, the outer hard case is double the weight of the makeup tray, so I feel like taking this one for travel would not work out well.

Ground, Aluminum, Spandex, Dive, Metalhead, Punk Rock, Mullet, Amp, Twisted, & Glamrock.
Daylight swatches: Ground, Aluminum, Spandex, Dive, Metalhead, Punk Rock, Mullet, Amp, Twisted, & Glamrock.
Flash swatches: Ground, Aluminum, Spandex, Dive, Metalhead, Punk Rock, Mullet, Amp, Twisted, & Glamrock.
Bass, Glory, Demo, Starfire, Afterparty, Angelfire, Roadie, Maiden, Scream, & Acoustic.
Daylight swatches: Bass, Glory, Demo, Starfire, Afterparty, Angelfire, Roadie, Maiden, Scream, & Acoustic.
Flash swatches: Bass, Glory, Demo, Starfire, Afterparty, Angelfire, Roadie, Maiden, Scream, & Acoustic.
Compare:
Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette VS Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette
Now I'm just doing the Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette for comparison to this Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette simple because there are similar warm shades in one palette but my review of the Toofaced palette does have colour dupes in the post if your interested in a few of those shades.

Daylight swatches: Urban Decay Metalhead, Punk Rock, Too Faced Livin' Lavish, Urban Decay Twisted, Too Faced Chocolate Gold, Urban Decay Glamrock, Too Faced Drippin' Diamonds, Urban Decay Bass, & Too Faced Holla For a Dolla.
Flash swatches:  Urban Decay Metalhead, Punk Rock, Too Faced Livin' Lavish, Urban Decay Twisted, Too Faced Chocolate Gold, Urban Decay Glamrock, Too Faced Drippin' Diamonds, Urban Decay Bass, & Too Faced Holla For a Dolla.
Urban Decay Metalhead and Punk Rock are the shades are both sides of Too Faced Livin' Lavish. Metalhead is darker and less red-based compared to TF Livin' Lavish, and Punk Rock is redder and lighter compared to TF Livin' Lavish

Urban Decay Twisted is less bright compared to Too Faced Chocolate Gold.

Urban Decay Glamrock is brighter compared to Too Faced Drippin' Diamonds.

Urban Decay Bass is warmer less green compared to Too Faced Holla For a Dolla.

Daylight swatches: Urban Decay Glory, TooFaced Famous, Urban Decay Demo, TooFaced Classy & Sassy, Urban Decay Starfire, TooFaced Old Money, Urban Decay Roadie, TooFaced Love & Cocoa, Urban Decay Maiden, TooFaced Gold Dipped, Urban Decay Acoustic & TooFaced Rich Girl.
Flash swatches: Urban Decay Glory, TooFaced Famous, Urban Decay Demo, TooFaced Classy & Sassy, Urban Decay Starfire, TooFaced Old Money, Urban Decay Roadie, TooFaced Love & Cocoa, Urban Decay Maiden, TooFaced Gold Dipped, Urban Decay Acoustic & TooFaced Rich Girl.
Urban Decay Glory is less metallic compared to TooFaced Famous.
Urban Decay Demo is deeper and browner compared to TooFaced Classy & Sassy
Urban Decay Starfire is deeper compared to TooFaced Old Money.
Urban Decay Roadie is redder compared to TooFaced Love & Cocoa.
Urban Decay Maiden is rosier less gold compared to TooFaced Gold Dipped
Urban Decay Acoustic is paler less champaign compared to TooFaced Rich Girl.

DEPOTTING the Eyeshadows
My Z palette fill with urban decay palettes and mini samples. The square pans are from the Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette on the right side of the screen.
I have initially terrified about depotting this palette. The bottom of the tray has the groves to allow the tray to slide into the outer case and is sealed quite tightly to the top of the tray. The eyeshadows themselves are also too snugly fitted into the wells to pry them out with tools from the wells up top.

BUT I figured out a way without damaging the tray components so if you want to place the shadows back into the tray and casing you can. But I just want the shadows.

The bottom plate of this tray needs to be broken gently as the plate is plastic welded to the top tray breaking the bottom slide plate of the tray yet. You will need something the pry the welded edges apart in my case a metal spatula will work as it both small and thin. You will hear a cracking/pop sound as you flex the top tray away from the bottom plate as each welded contact points. The top tray walls are flexible but still go slowly to not shock the eyeshadows inside. It will sound scary because it does sound like you're breaking something you shouldn't.

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette, the bottom of tray plate being prayed and wedged open.
Once you got enough of the edge tabs weld cracked, you will need to wedge a pencil, brush or another clay tool to keep those edges open. You still need to crack the inside tabs as well, and the back plate will bow inwards until those tabs welds are broken as well. The try will want to snap shut this allows you to work on the rest of the weld and see where you need to go next. Once you get enough welds cracked open, I found it easier to get the centre ones by rolling the longer brush handle to the centre to get those last welds in the middle pried open.

Bottom plate flipped over, exposing the inside if the eyeshadow tray.
Interesting to note the wells for the eyeshadows are deeper than the well for the mirror in the tray. There is no glue used at all binding this packaging together it was all heat-welded plastic that was pushed together to seal the two pieces together with very minimal plastic melting.

This was the hardest part to get access to the inside of the tray, and the plastic doesn't seem too thick.

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette starting to depot.
Ballpoint dotter and clay tool I used.
I used a candle flame method over the straightening iron to get the eyeshadows out of tray since these eyeshadows will need to be pushed out from the back side of the tray due to their snug fit.
I heated up the back side of each pan really close to the flame without it touching because the plastic can still catch on fire when in a flame. This turns the plastic at a certain temperature to turn rubbery. The plastic is also self-healing id you try to cut it in this rubbery state.

The back side of the tray after heating up and push out pans.
So in this rubbery stated I use the thick dotting tool to push around and out the pans from the well. If the plastic is soft enough you can push the whole pan clear of the tray edge which makes it superquickk to pop out the pan then.
Mirroe foil turn oil slick look
When you get it hot enough the mirror foil finish with turn rainbow oil slick on the inside and superelastic. This however warps the tray as you do each pan.

The glue use is relatively rubbery so if you could have a gap in the packaging you could have pried each shadow out but not the case with this one. You can scrap the glue off easily or use acetone to dissolve it.

The pans themselves are made of magnetic metal so the ready to pop into a magnetic freestyle palette once clean and if you want to add a sticker label to the shades.

Palette tray after depotting.
If you do this to you palette the tray will be wrapped out of shades and will not fit into the outer hard case anymore. you can also use the same method to remove the mirror but that might not be worth your time.
Verdict:
That is why I put this on my wishlist for when it would go on sale. I'm glad I took the gamble simply because last years Urban Decay Full spectrum palette made me felt like I was robbed.

Now I actually recommend this palette, I LOVE the formula and has some shades that feel like an upgraded version of some their classic shades once you get past the bulky packaging.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't want this... now I do. I love the nude side. ugh. thank you for sharing. Also, i am so impressed no shadows got damaged lol

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