If I can’t come back in my next life as Wonder Woman, I’m sure as hell coming back as a Vegas showgirl. ‘Cause it ain’t happening in this lifetime, that’s for damned sure. I’ve got the flexibility of a concrete pretzel and a high kick that barely clears the height of a footstool.
But you know what? Even though I will (probably) never don a big feathered headdress and dance around in a sparkly outfit on a Vegas stage, at least I can say that in this life, in the summer of 2014, I will have glittered and sparkled, and for that, I gotta give big ups to Urban Decay.
The Heavy Metal Loose Glitters in their new summer collection are so bling, so BAM! — that you sparkle all day and night LIKE YOU FRICKIN’ MEAN IT, MAN, when you wear them on your eyes.
They’re coming soon to UD counters but glittering now online with the rest of the summer collection.
Lots of fun things to play with here. Along with the six loose glitters, there’s also a weightless liquid glitter glue (to keep your glitter in place), a crop of several new liners for smokey eye looks and two new polishes (there’s also a small polish kit not shown here).
Are you ready for a quick tour? Here, take my hand…
Heavy Metal Loose Glitters ($12 each)
These are my favorite things in the launch! Even if you don’t fancy yourself as a glitter gal/guy, you still may want to boogie down with these.
They’re just so fun and sparkly! — and guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
The flecks of glitter are bigger than the flecks in Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners, so I’m warning you — brace yourself for major glitz.
Here’s the idea: you’re supposed to apply a small amount of Urban Decay’s clear Bondage makeup adhesive ($14) to your lids (or wherever else you’d like to wear loose glitter) first, and then pack your choice of glitters on top.
Once the glue dries, that glitter isn’t going anywhere.
I appreciate the sifter caps, too, which make it easy to regulate how much glitter I’m using. Don’t forget to remove the tape that covers the holes the first time you open it, though, because I didn’t see it at first and kept wondering, “Hmm… Why isn’t the glitter coming out?” I was just about to bite the sifter when I noticed the tape, haha! #schoolforthegifted
Also, if you plan to line your eyes with one of the new liners in the launch, you may want to do your liner before applying your glitter.
Why? Oh, because I think it’s just a really, REALLY big pain to apply liner on top of glitter. I’m just sayin’… Save yourself the drama by lining first.
Nail Colors in Chaos and Bang ($15 each)
Is it just me, or do these two colors scream “sports team?”
I dunno… Don’t they look like sports team colors?
Both of these new summer polishes look like creams from far away, but secret shimmer shines through when you see them up close.
A girl can never have too many potted black eyeliners, am I right?
This one’s a little unusual in that it’s actually a cream, as opposed to a gel, and it feels lighter and fluffier than most gels do to me. I think it’s also a little easier to manipulate, especially if you want smudged, soft edges.
The formula stays “wet” for a good 10-15 minutes, too, so you have a lot time to play if you want to blend and buff.
I bet it would make a brilliant base for smokey eyes…
Perversion Angled Brush ($16)
And to apply your liner (whether cream or gel), how about a synthetic angled brush?
Perversion’s bristles seem a little stubbier and denser than the bristles on the average angled brush, and that allows me to get razor sharp edges with it.
I’ve been a fan of UD’s regular Glide-On Eye Pencils, and I like this version, Velvet, just as much. Soft and buttery like the other pencils in the fam, the Velvets are designed to smudge and smoke out. Black Velvet’s finish is matte, but it’s not a stark matte.
“Black velvet and that little boy’s smile. Black velvet with that slow southern style…”
Sorry! “Black velvet…if you please.” LOL!
This matte black twist-up pencil has serious wherewithal. It doesn’t move once it’s on, and the skinny tip really gets down there in the roots between my lashes. Great for smokey eyes.
When this clear glitter glue gets hold of sparkly stuff, it does not let go.
Nice and dark and black and shiny. But this jet-black liquid liner’s felt tip is a little on the stiffer side…
Swatches on my NC42 skin…
One word: glittery. And I know that glitter’s not for everyone, but I am looking forward to doing some looks with this collection (and wearing glitter to Trader Joe’s).
What do you think? Are you gonna go for the glitter this year?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,