Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner Midnight Cowboy Review, Swatches: Bring out your inner Glitter Goddess with these eyeliners. I was on a hunt for glitter products when I came across this eyeliner from Urban Decay. I had heard quite a lot about these through Youtube beauty gurus. There are 13 stunning glitzy shades to choose from. The colour selections is beautiful from Funky purple, Light cotton candy blue, Light peach pink to silver as well as gold. To test it out I bought the shade called Midnight cowboy. This is a beige/gold, hence you can never go wrong with it.
About Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner Midnight Cowboy
Like a gateway drug to hardcore sparkle, Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner provides a heavy dose of glam-rock—minus the frequent stints in rehab. All the glitz of glam rock—without the spandex or bad hair. Our water-based, buildable liner contains super-fine glitter in a clear base that dries quickly and REALLY stays put (for long wear without any fallout).
Because the glitter is suspended in a gel, it won’t separate in the bottle (so you don’t need to shake it like you do with watery formulas). Peach and cucumber extract condition the skin, while carrot extract smooths and softens.
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners Shades Available
PYRO – Iridescent and silver glitter
GAMMA RAY –Bright blue and silver glitter
PUNK ROCK – Iridescent brown glitter
GRIND– light pink iridescent glitter
CATCALL –pink glitter
STIX AND BONES – Iridescent maroon glitter
GLAM ROCK –Silver glitter
DISTORTION – Iridescent glitter
ACDC – bright purple glitter
SPANDEX– Deep blue-black with iridescent glitter
AMP– light blue with iridescent glitter
JUNKSHOW – bright pink with iridescent glitter
MIDNIGHT COWBOY – gold glitter
How to Use Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners
Possibilities are endless with these Glitter eye liners. Wear Heavy Metal alone, apply it over our legendary Eyeshadow or layer two shades together for a more intense glam-rock effect. The precise, thin-tipped brush makes it easy to create fine, glittery lines. Want more sparkle? Use the side of the brush to sweep sparkle all over your lids.
For an even bolder, jewel-encrusted look, remove the wiper (the little piece that controls how much product comes out of the bottle) and tap on Heavy Metal with your fingers.
Ingredients in Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner Midnight Cowboy
Aqua (Water/Eau), Polyethylene Terephthalate, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, PVP, Phenoxyethanol, Polyurethane-11, PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer, Methylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber/Concombre) Fruit Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot/Carotte) Root Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach/Pêche) Fruit Extract, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben.
Price of Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner Midnight Cowboy
$20.00 for 7.5 mL in USA
In Detail Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner Midnight Cowboy Review, Swatches and My Experience
The glitter liner comes in a sturdy transparent plastic container. It has silver metal screw on cap with urban decay logo on top. The packaging looks beautiful as well as shows the true colour of the product inside. The applicator has a fine tip. It is a precise brush applicator like the ones that comes with liquid liners.
Midnight cowboy is this shimmering beige/gold. The product is super fine glitter in a transparent gel base which dries clear, leaving you with just shimmer. The gel is just the right consistency not too runny not too sticky. The glitter gel goes on smooth. Also, the glitter is fine so it won’t itch. The colour pay-off is very impressive, the glitter stands out and shimmers perfectly- shines bright like a diamond. Because of the clear gel base, the glitter is packed properly. No fall out whatsoever. The base takes a few seconds to dry. Once the liner dries, it won’t budge. The liner stays put through crazy dancing or sweaty night outs. In fact, stays on till you wipe it off.
Usage and Wearability
These are more forgiving to apply than regular liquid liner because the base is clear, even if you mess up its easier to get away with. Glitter products are usually messy, lot of fallouts, but not this one. The precise brush gives you the power to control the application, you can achieve perfect winged eyeliner with it or the stunning cut crease. This product makes it easy to work with glitter as it stays where you put it and gives you that jewel/metallic look.
The glitter is loosely packed, giving you a very sparse line of glitter if you use just one coat. The product is buildable if you are going for a defined glitter line, just wait for the first coat to dry. Even if you have to layer on coats and coats the tube has quite a lot of product to last you forever. Waiting the coat to dry is very important if you blink too quickly the product sets in the tiny creases on the lids.
Another tip that is mentioned on their site is to remove the black rubber top on the tube that controls how much product comes out on the brush. Once you take it out you will get more product on the brush, more the product more the glitter. You can use it as a liner or use it all over the lid. Its subtle yet glamorous and you don’t end up looking like a disco ball. The formula contains Peach and cucumber extract to condition the skin, carrot extract smooths and softens.
More Photos, Swatches
Perfect Daytime and Night looks with UD Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner
1. Line your upper/lower lash line with them and put on coats of mascara.
2. Do a heavy black winged liner and put this just in the inner corner.
3. Do a heavy black winged liner and layer this over the liner.
4. Do a heavy black winged liner and layer this above the black line, creating a fine line with them is super easy.
5. Go for all over the lid look.
6. Cut crease
7. Sparkly lips? Line your lips with these after applying your favourite lipstick, or dab in the center of your lips or all over.
8. Layer over an eyeshadow of your choice.
9. Use two or more shades together for some Uber glimmer.
Pros of Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner Midnight Cowboy
- Glitter payoff is Topnotch.
- Staying power.
- Precise brush for fine line.
- Smudge and budge proof.
- Doesn’t crease ones dry.
- Doesn’t itch.
- No fallout.
- Travel friendly packaging
- Cruelty free product
Cons of Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner Midnight Cowboy
- Glitter is loosely packed giving you uneven line.
- Needs 2 or more coats to be opaque, defined line.
- Slightly Over priced
- Uneven product distribution.
- The brush doesn’t pick up enough product.
- Takes time to dry.
- Wait, Wait and Wait for the first coat to dry before you apply a second one. Otherwise it will be a mess. I personally messed up too many eye looks just because I didn’t wait long enough for the liner to dry. Hence, had to wipe off all the eye makeup and do it again!
- Do a double winged liner and swipe the glitter between the two for a bold classy look.
- Remove the black rubber wiper and use your finger to dab the product all over the lid for some hard-core sparkle.
- Use small strokes to line the eye and keep going back for more product after each stroke.