Urban Decay – Must Have Products For The Festive Season

heavy metal palette


One Palette that is a must have and that I highly recommend for the festive season……It has to be the new one from Urban Decay  The heavy metals Metallic palette, not only is the packaging so different and unique it’s bursting with high pigment foiled and metallic shadows, this is a palette you need in your collection. Trust me on this!!

Versatile with bright bold colours for people who are a little bit more adventurous and then your everyday neutral wearable shades. Its hard to pick a favorite side, but you should know by now I do love my rose gold and gold tones so obviously it has to be the right side!!

urban decay heavy metal

Urban Decay just Know how to launch new products and at the perfect timing, we had the naked heat right at the end of summer, which was perfect for the start of Autumn with those warm toned shades and now we have the heavy metal collection, which screams Christmas and new year and party season!! Bold electric colours will be sure to get you standing out in the crowd at your work Christmas party and new year celebrations.

If you know me than you know how much I love my glitter and sparkle shadows, so keep on reading to see what I think of this new palette and if its worth adding to your collection.

urban decay metal palette

The palette contains 20 brand new exclusive shades ( yes brand new!!)  in an intense  but extremely buttery metallic formula, these have got to be Urban Decay’s best metallic shadows to date. The pigment is insane with just a finger swatch, could you imagine what it would be like by wetting you finger or brush to apply these on the eye!! These aren’t a rough or gritty texture either, these shadows are super soft and blend amazingly.

You can create a soft and everyday natural look or even a dramatic evening glam with this palette, like I said it is very versatile.

The packaging is unlike anything I’ve seen before, a stunning purple case that a has a crushed effect on one side, the palette slides open to reveal the shadows on a tray rather than your usual type of palette, it also comes with a giant mirror!! This might not be the most piratical palette to travel with as it is quite heavy, but do you know what, I don’t really care, as its so pretty and I love the fact they have completely come out with something new and unique, its very refreshing to see.



urban decay metallic shadows

The Left side of the Palette – Bright side 

heavy metal swatches

Ground (metallic black w/iridescent shimmer)
Spandex (metallic deep blue w/purple shift and blue micro-sparkle)
Metalhead (metallic deep purple)
Mullet (metallic deep green)
Twisted (metallic gold)


heavy metal swatches


Aluminum (metallic warm gray-taupe w/iridescent micro-sparkle)
Dive (metallic medium blue)
Punk Rock (metallic fuchsia)
Amp (metallic bright teal)
Glamrock (metallic silver)


Right side of the palette – Neutrals

heavy metal swatches


Bass (bronze)
Demo (bronze-rose)
Afterparty (metallic red)
Roadie (metallic burgundy)
Scream (metallic mauve)



urban decay heavy metal swatches

Glory (golden bronze)
Starfire (bright copper)
Angelfire (pale pink)
Maiden (beige)
Acoustic (nude)

What is your favourite side of the palette or do you like all of the shades?? Each shadow feels exactly the same and has the intense pigment, the only one I would say needs a little bit more work is Angelfire, which is a bummer as that is one of my favourite shades. It just doesn’t seem as metallic as the other shades.But that is the only one I can fault.


Trouble Maker Mascara

trouble maker mascara

Another new product from Urban Decay that I’m loving right now is the trouble maker mascara, it gives you those intense black lashes and mega volume!! perfect companion for the heavy metal palette that will really make your eyes pop!!

I am extremely fussy when it comes to my mascara, and I have been really impressed with this, it adds length and volume and really curls every lash. Intense black colour payoff and doesn’t smudge or flake under the eyes, that is a massive pet hate of mine and thankfully this doesn’t do that! Its even buildable for when you want to add more layers or to top up throughout the day.

Also also how amazing is this packaging?!!


urban decay trouble maker review

Perfect shape brush that really coats every lash, and the little bits on the brush even get the hard to reach lashes!


trouble maker mascara urban decay


Few other products I need to mention that I’m also loving right now

All nighter setting spray – must have for the party season and keeps your makeup locked and set in place!!

Naked skin concealer – really brightens up the under eyes, perfect if you have had a late night the night before and have some under eye dullness.

Eyeshadow primer potion – you definitely need a good eye shadow primer to help prep the eyelids and keep your eye shadow in place all day and night long.

Heavy metal glitter eyeliner – if you have metallic eyes you might as well go the whole hog and have glitter winged eyeliner as well right?

Naked shapeshifter palette – perfect for bronzing, contouring, highlighting and colour correcting the face, a must have palette to have in your makeup bag

The heavy metal metallic palette is $43 and  available from Urban Decay and most retailers as well as the trouble maker mascara £19.50 and both are definitely worth the money!

will you be picking up the Heavy metal palette and trouble maker mascara for the festive and party season? let me know below.

Thanks for reading


*post contains gifted PR items but all reviews are my own, See disclaimer for more details*



  1. 14th November 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Gorgeous post Kas! This palette looks amazing, think I’m going to need it! The bronze colours are so amaze and as always, your pics are killing it 🙌🏻

    • xkassx
      14th November 2017 / 9:14 pm

      Thank you gorgeous!! I think you would love it it’s such a pretty palette xxx

    • xkassx
      15th November 2017 / 9:55 am

      It’s sooo pigmented!! I was impressed as well x

  2. Candice
    15th November 2017 / 5:35 am

    The palette looks amazing! Obsessed with the packaging

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • xkassx
      15th November 2017 / 9:56 am

      It’s so cool isn’t it and very different. Loving all the new UD launches

    • xkassx
      15th November 2017 / 9:57 am

      Yeah I love the neutral side as well they’re definitely more wearable 🙂

  3. 15th November 2017 / 9:53 am

    Oh I would have to say my favourite side of that palette is all the warm tones, how gorgeous are they! I need to try more Urban decay eyeshadows as they always swatch so nicely and are so pigmented! xx


    • xkassx
      15th November 2017 / 10:00 am

      I love the warm side as well, the shades are more me. I love urban decay shadows they’re so pigmented and good value x

  4. 15th November 2017 / 5:20 pm

    That palette looks amazing! I love the range of colours. And how fab are your lashes woth that mascara! Gorgeous!

    Amina xx

  5. 16th November 2017 / 12:38 am

    I love the look of that beaut palette, although I’d probably only use the gold / bronze side!

  6. 16th November 2017 / 5:39 am

    The palette is stunning, I don’t think I’d wear the brights side but the shades are beautiful. I need to try the mascara xxx

  7. Roxie Watt
    16th November 2017 / 5:32 pm

    Those gold metallics are just perfection. I really like the design of this palette.

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

  8. Katie
    16th November 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Oh my god, this all looks amazing! I need to get my hands on it all *drools*. The swatches are absolutely stunning too, they’re so pigmented!

    Katie x

  9. Antonia
    16th November 2017 / 7:21 pm

    Oh wow I love them all, so festive and I must try the mascara ASAP! Xx

  10. 18th November 2017 / 4:51 pm

    It’s such a beautiful palette and doesn’t it swatch well!?!x

  11. 21st November 2017 / 5:14 pm

    I’ve never tried a high-end mascara – simply because I wouldn’t pay the price. I get my lashes done now anyway so it would be a bit pointless haha. I much prefer the neutrals compared to the rest in the palette. I’m actually getting the Moondust palette for Christmas so some of their shades are a little similar x


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