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Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Gel
Over the years there have been some strange people hitting the music charts with so rather funny ,strange and very outrageous looks not that I have ever minded if there music is what i like then i do not care what they look like. All said and done that was up until a few weeks back now and I have to say I adore Lady GaGa.
You are probably wondering where I am going with this review as it does not seem to really relate to the product in question .... but read on it does I promise.
A Few weeks ( I say weeks it could of been months) back my friends and I decided that with the famous Lady GaGa having been in Blackpool for the variety performance, how much fun it would be to have a Lady GaGa night out.
So with my make up box only consisting of the dark shades of browns and blacks, I would have to invest in some glittery make up, So off i toddled in to town to buy some as i was going to go for the look where she has her eye all covered in the red glitter, anyway I found some glitter make up on the market stall but after a run through at home it was not really giving the effect i wanted so I decided to try online, this is where i discovered the urban decay range and thought I might as well try it in the red admittedly it did seem a bit to much to spend for a night out but i figured i was sure to wear it again probably at Christmas but still it would come in handy so I ordered it along with the eyeliner too from the same range.
When it arrived I was a little disappointed at the size , I thought i would get a bit more for my money. It came in a tube with an opening like that of pearl drops tooth paste, just a little thinner and smaller, I gather this is the design so you do not squeeze to much out at once the is no applicator of sorts so you have to make do with your finger or one of those spongy applicators you can buy in packs of 12,
I however found the nozzle effect to work really well as i could hold it to the region i wanted it to go on and squeeze, you can move the product round with the nozzle though it will get a little messy but to use as a guide is great , after mapping out the area so to speak you want to fill then you can blend it inwards, once it has dried you can add more , but do not blend it as it will just move your first layer,
If you dab your second layer on to your first you can build up a fantastic look, and if you invest in the eyeliner too , you have something to touch up areas you may of missed, again as with all other make up reviews I do , this too has not escaped my " what else can i use it for method" and i can inform you all that you can add this to your lips stick too to get a little or a lot of sparkle on the lips too , just make sure it dries before you drink , I found using it on top of a 24 hour lipstick works well as you apply lipstick then the glitter and then the 24 hour gloss as it buffs up the glitter and gives it a great shine,
Overall, Urban decay is one fantastic make up manufactory that i will be buying from again the gel was flawless and the only issue i did have was that i thought i may of got more for my money but like all products you only get a bit so you buy more.
The Gel was not uncomfortable to wear and did really well on the coverage i needed , and thanks to urban decay i got a look even lady GaGa would of been proud to of had.
And due to the routine of building my look up layer after layer (4 layers in total of the gel and 3 of the liner) I know bow down to the likes of Gaga, as it must take some hours to get all the looks she has , though i do not intend on trying another for a while, despite having a great night and some fantastic laughs along the way it was the removing of the make up that took a while my face was red with rubbing and i was using a quality baby lotion as well as a leading makeup remover and be warned if you get it on your clothes.
The glitter will come out but the area where the gel has been will be visible it seems to stain does the gel and I've had it on a few hot washes with vanish on but not had any luck , the top i was wearing was Black and the stain is unnoticeable but be warned it might be different on other fabrics, but I've only myself to blame as i thought i needed a touch up in the very busy ladies room when i could hardly stand (Too much wine) let alone apply makeup ... Really some manufactories of make up should add a warning on their products "Do not apply when Drunk" I would of saved a fortune on clothes by now!!
But this is deffinatly one product i will buy again in fact I'm hoping to get a few different colours from the heavy metal range.
I absolutely love buying make up and just can't seem to help myself when it comes to products which are fun and a bit unusual, so when I saw this product, I didn't care how garish it was, I just had to have it.
I bought it from Boots for around £11, which is probably the easiest place to get your hands on it in the UK.
It comes in a tube with a thin nozzle applicator, which means that only a little glitter gel comes out at a time. This is great because then you don't over glitter and you can add layers to make it as sparkly as you like. You have to rub it on with your finger which is a little annoying as it means that it can get a bit messy from time to time.
When put on my eyes, I felt that I had to put a few layers on to get the amount of glitter I wanted, but other people might want to look a little less like a drag queen than me! I have also used it on other areas of my face and it looked just as good there too.
The formula dries quite quickly, and I have experienced absolutely no creasing or smudging, it's quite a stubborn product, so once it's on, it's on! This does mean that it can be a bit problematic to get off though as my make up remover tends to make all the glitter just go everywhere and I wake up with it all over my face in the mornings.
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who's looking for something a little bit different, especially for going out in the evenings.
Okay, im sorry to be a total downer but i dislike this product. I usually enjoy urban decay, but i find this to be just plain tacky. I purchased it in green, for a night out dressed as tinkerbelle. And it goes on fine, no problems with that, but if it smudges, or you get it in the wrong place, its a nightmare to rub off due to the glitter. i had sparkley glitter on my cheek, and i had to wash my foundation off.
I also think it just looks cheap in general, its something you expect to see in a strip club on a lapdancer, its very over the top, and not something you could even get away with wearing on normal nights.
You also see alot of preteens splattering it on in the shops too, which is an offput for me personally.
However, i have not seen nor tried the neutrual colors they have available, and im only complaining about the bright colors.
I recently purchased the 'Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eye Gel' in the white/translucent shade called 'Power Ballad'.
The packaging is quirky and neat, just like all of the other Urban Decay products. The box is clear (as in 'see-through') with the trademark purple writing/graffiti on and looks trendy. The actual tube is also clear, allowing the consumer to see the product inside. The flat topped lid also means that I could stand the tube easily up in my make up box.
I applied my Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eye Gel in many different ways. The nozzle (it is attached to the tube) allows easy but thick application of the gel. I found that I had to smooth out the product with my fingers. Using a brush is a bit more easy.
The glitter really is 'Heavy Metal' and mine lasted all through the night (I was at a nightclub) without smudging down my face. I wore it on my eyes, cheeks and collete and loved the way how the glitter sparkled in the disco lights. If you are not so daring with day time make up I would still buy this fantastic product, but only wear it in the evenings.
These Urban Decay heavy metal eye gels can be purchased for £11.50 a tube at larger Boots, Debenhams, online stores for the UK and also UrbanDecay.com but only for US and Canada.
This glitter eye gel is quite similar to the heavy metal glitter eye liner but they come in different textures and in different colours.
These glitter eye gels come in clear plastic tubes with silver screw on plastic lids. There are currently 6 colours available and their names are: roadie (green), bootleg (purple/ blue with silver blend), power ball (white/ silver/ iridescent), area (gold), rockstar (purple) and backstage (gunmetal silver and gold blend).
The glitter gels can be used on different parts of the face or even on the body. The consistency is of a gel like texture and makes the glitter stick very well once dry. You can wear this glitter gel sheer or build it up for a heavy effect. You can wear it on the eyes on its own or over eye shadow, on the cheekbones for some sparkle on a night out, no the lips to add some dazzle to lipgloss or even on your shoulders, décolleté or anywhere else you can think of really.
I find this a very long wearing and versatile product and a must for any party girl.
I absolutely adore buying cosmetics. I admit I'm pulled in by the adverts on the television of beautiful women promising me 5000% thicker eyelashes or lips twice the size of Mick Jaggers and I can't seem to stop myself parting with my cash though
inside knowing the reality....the chances are this isn't going to create a brand new me or give me a brand new lease of life! It won't give me astounded results but I will be considerably lighter of pocket! Usually....
Due to the above facts my main buying in the cosmetic stakes are eye-shadows in different brands, colours and formula's. With these as long as they stay on the eyes and you like the colours you have selected of course you can transform your face in one easy step. Me, I own loads of the them (and I mean loads) and even though I can't possibly use them all in one life time (for real as I do actually only have one face after-all lol) it's the most long lasting product you can buy (in my opinion) as it's rare it ever goes off. Course I mean dry eye-shadow powders and if stored correctly and not wet/dry eye-shadows, cremes or gels so much (gels seem to split over time and that time is quick for me which is why I don't buy them very often!). Wow isn't it amazing really that there are so many formula's we can get? No wonder we confuse the hell out of men! lol
I adore the Urban Decay brand. I love everything about it....but the price. However I love the fun and funky approach to make up and feel that although I'm 34 years old I can still use pieces of make up to funky vamp my look up from time to time as I'm not dead yet lol
I do think that when we hit our mid 20's though we do have to start watching what gunk we put on our faces. I personally don't want to look like mutton dressed as lamb or like I've just fallen
off a Christmas tree. I did all that in my youth! I refuse to use cheap branded rubbish nowadays and I try to keep my make up tame and elegant and use one piece of blinging/modern make up on my face at a time to do it up a bit when I'm going out. This is where these eye gels came in.
Urban decay is not and could never by a sane rational person be called cheap and/or nasty make up. Although funky and trendy in it's approach the stuff costs enough, usually lives up to it's promises and is of fabulous quality. I really trust the brand and till these I bought their cosmetics with confidence and pride. Though as I said earlier you pay for these products and at £11.50 per tube of eye gel well you would expect it to be great quality and amazing really wouldn't you? I bought three tubes on a whim. The whim being that T.J Hughes had three different colours in stock at £2.00 a tube. Undecided because it meant spending a further £6.00 on stuff I didn't actually need and having just twenty minutes previously been in Superdrug and bought two huge 'Sleek' sets of eye-shadows which gave me a total of 24 new eye-shadows of metallic colours I ran to Boots to A) check the colours were up to date and modern and B) to check the actual prices to really make sure I was about to get a true bargain. So yes I knew I was making one hell of a saving and ran back to T.J Hughes before the store closed on me and I bought them all boxed and I checked them all to make sure they were new and fresh etc (you do have to watch for this. Experience has shown me that!). It just shows you how much cosmetic companies make out of us lot though if T.J Hughes can sell them at this price eh and like I say these are the latest colours and there is no difference at all believe me!
The tube comes in a clear plastic, recyclable box. In lilac writing on the front I'm told it's Urban Decay, Heavy Metal. On the bottom left hand side of the box I'm told It's a Glitter Eye Gel (Gel Paillette Pour Les Yeux) and the size of my product is stated (10ml). On the back of the box the ingredients are listed and I'm told Urban Decay don't believe in animal testing (who does eh so bonus!), contact details are given for Urban Decay along with the website address (www.urbandecay.com). On the lid of the box it's colour coded and the name of the colour is stated on that label and then on the base of the box I'm told a bit about the product and how to use it.
The tube is clear, recyclable with a silver screw on/off lid with the usual star shape boared into it. On the front of the tube in black writing I'm told it is Urban Decay, there is a drawing of lightening, under that I'm told it's Heavy Metal, Glitter Eye Gel once again and some stuff in tiny writing that looks foreign I can't understand. On the back of the tube there are contact details for Urban Decay and once again there is a colour coded sticker with the name of the colour written on it. Undo the lid/top and your met with a clear, thin plastic nozzle type dispenser with a small hole and you have to squeeze the tube gently and the product oozes out of it. You can see the colour of your product through your tube and you can see it's crammed with glitter so there is no mistaking what the product is.
About The Product (As Stated On The Box).....
Your own pyrotechnics in a squeezy tube, Heavy Metal Glitter Eye Gels last all night long. Use a brush or your fingertips to apply all over lids for a bit of soft rock sparkle-or reapply for full-out metal glam. (For a super-precise line of glitter, try Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner!
Well as I said earlier I bought three different colours and all are the same as how to apply them, quality etc. Now these are rubbish at being applied over other eye make up and are best used like for like so they blend better. I don't mean over eyeliner even liquid one's if they are very high quality and waterproof (this is ok over the top if gently applied) but you couldn't and/or shouldn't apply these over powder eyeshadow of any kind as it makes a smudgy and rotten mess. I wouldn't advise these to be used over wet/dry or moist formula's either because like with powder eye-shadows these would combine, smudge, become heavy and make a terrible mess (believe me I tried this out to be sure lol). Now why do I mention not to use them with other eye-shadows as these are gel eye colours? Well let me explain...
These gels are highly coloured in the glitter department. Lots of smooth and sparkly glitter in the colour you have chosen. However the gel colour is almost transparent and have a hint of the colour and this gel is more of a glue that sticks the glitter onto the eyelids than a colour! Hope you understand that. Basically your relying on the colour coming from the glitter.
The gel is fairly wet/moist and not very runny and squeezes out of the tube easily and slowly and is firm to the touch. It's firmness is created by the glitter as it's crammed full of that stuff and that glitter is shiny and blingy like mini diamonds. It sticks to your finger (which is the only way I could see you applying this to your eyes and then you get to work applying it where you want to. Me I can't use a brush I get it everywhere! This isn't as tricky as it sounds though to apply. The gel has a slight amount of grease in it which makes the spreading of it easy and it isn't rought, it's smooth. Most of the glitter goes with the gel off your finger but you are left with a small amount glued to your fingertips which you do have to remove with something damp when you've finished with the application. Again this is simple and not rocket science!
The results are sort of mixed so we'll start with the positives. It's easy to apply and it goes on very easily indeed. I've never made a mistake using this and I think this gel is pretty much fool proof as long as you don't go trying to splodge it on. Once on although it's a gel it kind of drys a bit but still stays on like its gently hydrating on the eyelids though it doesn't smudge, smear or crack and the glitter as time goes on doesn't flake anywhere it shouldn't so wearable it is. It's steadfast and comfortable to wear for as long as you want/need to wear it. Though you don't want to deliberetly rub your eyes to check it, this doesn't budge and isn't so gentle that it wears off over time or anything else. It removes when you tell it to with your usual make up removing routine just don't scrub it and forget it's there when you've had a drink although there isn't much product to remove no matter how much you apply...
There are negatives with this for me though and it's a real gripe. I can't get enough colour going on my eyelids and even the glitter doesn't cover my eyelids thickly enough to be as high impact as I desire it to be for a heavy night out on the town.
Although its entirely comfortable and none irritating on my eyes to wear it's all a little bit on the subtle side for me and I feel naked but for a few dabs of glitter on my eyes. I wanted high impact colour and there is my big moan.... I don't get it or any where near it. It is so subtle I'd wear it for daytime!
The concept is great and if you want a subtle wash of colour with some speckles of glitter then this is great and very wearable. If your looking for big, glam, wild party eyes then this for me is a no and big thumbs down. It tries to deliver but well.. it just doesn't and it's a real shame and far too expensive for what it is. Being called heavy metal I thought I was going to get heavy coloured metallic eyes and you don't get that no matter how hard you work this gel! I can use it for a bit of highlighting and that's it really as there just isn't enough colour on my eyelids and I feel like I've actually forgotten to add any when I look in a mirror.
Total waste of money and it's really made me think now about purchasing stuff from Urban Decay in the future for full price cos it could be a rubbish move! I would say test this first before you buy!
P.S Remember this isn't the same product as Heavy Metal Eye Liner which is meant to be fabulous!
Mainly stocked in Boots but keep your eyes peeled! Even cheap like I got this it isn't recommended from me I'm afraid!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
The party season is coming, and what girl does not want to shine? And what better way to add a bit pf sparkle, than with glitter on your eyelids. This Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eye Gel, is just the thing to add a bit of glam at this time of year.
It retails at around £11.00 for a 10ml tube, whcih might be seen as a bit pricey, but then this is not a product you will use everyday, so it will last long enough.
It comes in a squeezable tube, and can be applied directly with the fingertips, or with the use of a brush or applicator. It is a bit wet on application, but dries quickly, and then feels quite light. I also felt that it lasted quite long, and I did not have glitter all over my face by the end of the evening.
I like to use this to just add a little bit of shine, but you can make it as heavy and dramatic as you wish, and as it comes in a few colours, there is sure to be one for you!
Definitley a must buy for this season!
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