Unsung Makeup Heroes: Urban Decay Baked and Midnight Cowboy Glitter Eyeliners

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Urban Decay's Baked and Urban Cowboy Glitter Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners

Glitter lover says what? That’s Urban Decay’s Baked and Urban Cowboy Glitter Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners ($18 each) along my upper and lower lash lines

Happy, HAPPY Friday, my friend.

Right before I opened my eyes this morning, when I was still lying in bed, the mental fog started to clear, and I smiled. πŸ™‚


It’s Friday! We made it through another week.

Sorry about not being around much the past couple of days. This week kind of kicked my butt. Nothing huge, but it seemed like every day one new, unexpected thing came up to throw me off my regular routine.

I’m a creature of habit, and sometimes all it takes is one extra hour I have to spend on something I didn’t plan for, and I’m a mess after that. It’s hard to get back on track.

Oh! Remember the Bobbi Brown Master Class I mentioned a couple weeks back? It was yesterday in SF, and I went. I’m putting together a post with the tips I picked up, but it’s not quite ready yet. For now, though, here’s a sneaky peaky…

Observe my terrified expression, haha! I was asked to be the class model, and it was…an experience. Really fun, but I completely underestimated how hard it would be to NOT make any funny faces for two hours.

In other news, Urban Decay’s 24/7 Heavy Metal Glitter Liners in Baked and Urban Cowboy.

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners picture packaging

That’s Baked on the right and Urban Cowboy on the left

You might be thinking, “Um…but I thought the only people who could get away with glitter were gymnasts and figure skaters? And I’m neither.”

Wait now! Come back here. Don’t run away just yet. Contrary to popular belief, gymnasts, figure skaters and Honey Boo Boo are not the only people who can pull off glitter. We can do it, too, and with Urban Decay’s gold and bronze glitter liners, we can look sassy and age-appropriate.

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners picture closeup

Baked (left) and Urban Cowboy (right)

These long-lasting, clear liquid liners are filled with flecks of glitter so small that a Smurf could wear ’em.

What I’ll usually do with these is draw a thin line along my upper or lower lash lines with the skinny brush (although for these pics, I’ve lined both my upper and lowers for emphasis), curl my lashes, and then coat them with mascara.

When I look in the mirror, it’s hard to even discern this glitter from more than a few feet away. All I see is a pair of bright, sparkling eyes!

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners picture brush

The thin brush draws perfectly precise lines

It’s a fun, wearable effect — one that I think almost anyone can wear. I can see any of the gals in my family pulling it off, from my glam granny to my mom to my 18-year-old cousin. Either of these liners, or even a mix of both.

Urban Decay also sells these liners in flashier colors like magenta, teal and green, and while I also like those, there’s something special about this bronze and gold. With them, you get the bling without the extra bang from the colors. I think being neutral makes them easier to wear in a wider variety of situations.

Urban Decay's Baked and Urban Cowboy Glitter Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners

Urban Decay’s Baked and Urban Cowboy Glitter Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners

As you can probably imagine, they aren’t complicated or tough to apply. If I’ve got a party or a special event, maybe one where I plan to dress up, I’ll rim my water lines with black liner, apply a pair of false lashes, run a thin line of either Baked or Urban Cowboy along my lower lash lines, and slick my lips with something bright, like a hot pink lipstick.


It’s a simple, quick way to make a big impact. πŸ™‚

If you like the idea, and I hope you do, both Baked and Urban Cowboy are available now at Urban Decay counters and online.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,




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  1. Elin Maria says:

    So lovely! I would like to see a smurf wear them πŸ˜‰
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  2. Heidi says:

    Love these. Such a great way to still be able to get your glitter on once you reach an age where you start worrying about emphasizing fine lines (those pesky things)!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Heidi,

      Those lines are such a pain (I feel ya).

      What are you and Missy doing this weekend? I’m going to watch The Host (hopefully tonight) and do some cleaning.

      Happy Friday!

  3. Such a pretty look! I’ve always been wary of glitter liquid eyeliners because the few I’ve tried in the past had massive chunks of glitter and didn’t apply evenly but these UD liners look a bit more… appropriate for my 31 yr old self LOL!
    Sarah @ MidwestGlam recently posted … MAC Fashion Sets Collection

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sarah,

      These are great. The small pieces and the fact that you can get it on the lash lines nice and thin add an elegance to the glitter.

      Hope you’re having a nice Friday. What are your weekend plans?

  4. Monica P says:

    Pretty! I love glitter liner – age appropriate or not .. I may pick these up (esp the Baked).

    Monica P recently posted … Fun Spring Clothing finds at Target

  5. xuvious says:

    For people like me who generally stick to subtle eye makeup, these are great! Baked would look lovely! πŸ™‚
    xuvious recently posted … LFW Summer/Resort 2013 RTW : Day 1 : Masaba, Shivan & Narresh and Manish Malhotra

  6. Hmmmm I don’t know… I am not too impressed to be honest πŸ™
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  7. I have always wanted to find a causal way to wear glitter liner! I love how it looks and it adds something special to a simple makeup look!
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  8. Heidi says:

    I’m about to go pick up a few things at Trader Joe’s. Going to an Easter potluck on Sunday so I’ll need to make something to bring. I’m making a black bean and wild rice salad.

    Had a guy come over this morning to see about building an additional ramp here at the house so I can actually get into my backyard easier. He’s got a couple of ideas and he’s going to do some pricing and get me some estimates. It’s something I’ve been putting off for the past year but I’m finally ready to deal with it.

    • Karen says:

      Your dish sounds filling and YUM! Have fun at the Easter potluck. I’m going home to my parents’ house in the East Bay for Easter Sunday…should be chill.

      Oh, that’s cool about the ramp. Maybe you and Missy can hang out back there someday (with her on a leash, of course).

  9. Minsooky says:

    I have wanted these liners forever but one problem – my ULTA never has it in stock! I don’t get it! I don’t want to have to order online because of shipping costs…
    Minsooky recently posted … Creepy FOTD: Bright Eyes with Lime Crime

  10. Lorraine says:

    I am super intimidated by the liquid liners… but I love this look. and thanks for attending that Bobbi Brown master class for us. I got an invite but wasn’t able to go, so looking forward to your sharing those tips!

  11. Lauren says:

    Would these be contact safe?
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  12. breyerchic04 says:

    I just ordered a NYX glitter liner, the color I got is a subtle clear but sparkly color, so I hope it works!

    Also I picked up MAC Nymphette today, another unsung hero you’d done, and while it’s not exactly what I thought it’d be, it’s nice and wears so long! I haven’t had a mac lipglass color that worked well for me before (spite was a fail on my skin πŸ™

    • Karen says:

      Hi Breyerchic04,

      How does Nymphette look on your lips? You might want to try blanking them out first with concealer, or layering different pencil underneath it. It’s a fun color to play around with.

      • breyerchic04 says:

        On my lips it’s a warm opaque pink with shimmer. I think I expected a sheerer base with shimmer. It’s pretty, but I thought it’d work well for layering and now I don’t think so (except over concealer would be gorgeous).

  13. Sami says:

    I absolutely love Midnight Cowboy. It stings where after I put it on.. But it goes away! It’s so worth the little pain. πŸ™‚

  14. Valerie says:

    These look promising! I got a bottle of shimmery eyeliner from Etude House a long time ago and i just wasted my money. It looked as if I have morning glory on my eyes! Lol!
    Should have investment on these instead.
    By the way, what’s on your lips???

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