Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Review + Swatches

Seriously if there’s one palette you need to add to your collection this holiday season, it’s this. I’ve already mentioned the Urban Decay Heavy Metals palette during Christmas Gifting Week but I just had to talk about it some more and show you some swatches. Metallic shades are clearly the trend this season and Urban Decay have gone all out!

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Swatches

As I previously said, the Heavy Metal’s palette is created like an artist palette so it complete slides out to look like a paint mixer. One side has a mix of gorgeous champagnes, bronzes and reds while the other side is much more out there with blacks, silvers, blues, purples and even a green! I can’t help but be drawn to the champagne side, I haven’t stopped using the shade ‘ANGELFIRE’, it beautifully highlights the inner two thirds of the eyelid.

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Swatches

All of the shades in this palette are insanely soft, creamy and pigmented. Urban Decay have truly outdone themselves with this palette. It retails for only £43.00 baring in mind you get 20 shadows, each shadow costs only £2.15, a complete bargain! There is a shade for every occasion with this palette, I think it’d work for every style of makeup.

*As always my swatches are unedited and in natural lighting to show them as realistically as possible*

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Swatches

I absolutely love this side of the palette, the shades are perfect for making an everyday look a little more sparkly and magical. This is going to be a staple for me this Christmas.

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Swatches

I think you can tell from the swatches quite how beautiful the shadows in this palette really are. All of these swatches are only one single swipe in the palette, the colour pay off is just amazing. The shadows really pack on well and you don’t need too much product to create an extremely sparkly, metallic look. If my post hasn’t convinced you enough I’d highly advise heading to your nearest Urban Decay counter and swatching this for yourself, you’ll be sold in seconds!

If you’d like to know more about the whole Heavy Metals Collection don’t forget to check out my post.

Is this palette on your Christmas wish list? Are you a fan of metallic shadows?
Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette Swatches


  1. November 20, 2017 / 10:51 am

    I love that pinky shimmery shade – Scream. I wasn’t sure about this palette because I have the Moondust one and it’s more of a palette to use over the top of other colours than on their own. This looks so pigmented though!

    JH | hellojenniferhelen.com

  2. Amber Atlanta
    November 20, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    This palette looks gorgeous! I love how Urban Decay have created the palette so there are more ‘out’ there colours on one side and then what I would call everyday shades on the other side. The pigmentation looks insane from your swatches too – this would be a great Christmas gift to give a beauty lover!
    Amber | http://www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

  3. November 20, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    I LOVE URBAN DECAY palettes so much! I have Naked Smoky, and I’m in love. This glory shade is amazing. Enjoyed this post so much! littlewritingworld.wordpress.com

  4. November 20, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    O my how pretty!! I love how bright and colourful they are They’re perfect for this time of the year especially <3

  5. November 20, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    I love your flat lays! I need to up my flat lay game on my blog!
    I need this palette! The colours look super pretty and I think this is now on my wish list!

    Ciara | http://www.teatimewithciara.com

  6. November 20, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    I have recently purchased the Naked Heat palette and want every one they have ever put out there now. The bright and bold coloured side looks a little too out of my comfort zone, however the opposite side where the shades are more autumnal look great. Starfire and Scream look so pretty.
    Lois x

  7. November 20, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    This palette looks soooo gorgeous! I love neutral and bronze colors, but even the more colorful side looks wearable and beautiful! Such pretty swatches too. I’ll definitely be looking into getting this.

  8. November 20, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    Oh my goodness you have made me want this palette even more than I already did!! I keep telling myself I already have too many but I’m not too shre just how long I can resist for. Lovely review!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

  9. Corinne and Kirsty
    November 20, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    This palette looks absolutely amazing! The shades, pigments and shine, so pretty! Just perfect for the festive season! xx corinne

  10. November 20, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    This palette looks absolutely beautiful! It’s so shimmery and shinny! I think it’s beautiful and perfect thing to give at Christmas x

  11. November 20, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    I’m absolutely loving metallic shades lately so this just seems like the dream palette for me. I do find Urban Decay aren’t always consistent with pigment and quality but these look amazing from the swatches. I love the more colourful side most! x

    Alice http://www.accordingtoalicex.com

  12. November 20, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    Ong these are so pretty!! Especially the skin tone side; they look gorgeous. (I can’t get over how all of these seem to complement your skin.) I’m also a little bit sad that I can’t use them for painting; they’re so pretty!

  13. November 20, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    Punk Rock and Metalhead look like such amazing shades!! I already have far too many Urban Decay palettes but this could make its way into the collection… I absolutely love the design of it aswell, such a clever idea!
    Alice Xx

  14. November 20, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    Was googling over this on your insta! Looks like such an amazing palette, i’m yet to try any urban decay eyeshadows! X

  15. November 20, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    Metalhead and Amp are incredible shades! I gotta get my hands on this

  16. November 20, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    This palette looks stunning! I really want to get it, it literally has every single colour that you could ever want. Your swatches are beautiful too!
    -Olivia Xxx


  17. Emma
    November 21, 2017 / 8:59 am

    I love urban decay for eyeshadow palettes! I find the pigment is better than most other brands. I love the look of that glam rock shade – perfect for Christmas parties! Xx

  18. November 21, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    I love Glamrock and Amp! Although the more natural low-key shades are more my thing I think the others are gorgeous too.
    There’s really a colour for every occasion in here isn’t there! 😍

  19. Kayleigh Zara
    November 21, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    The shades are all absolutely stunning and I love your swatches – they look amazing. I’d have to say the reds and yellows are my favourites from this palette I probably wouldn’t wear many others from the palette x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

  20. November 21, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    The colours in this palette just set my heart racing – I LOVE them. Funnily enough, I really adore the out there shades, you can have some real fun with those! xx

  21. Holly
    November 21, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    Soo pretty and so festive! Love a metallic for Christmas time.

    Holly x

  22. November 21, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    Wow so many amazing colours. Very pretty and versatile.

  23. Rebecca Rose
    November 21, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    The palette of dreams! I want this so bad! It looks AMAZING! xx

  24. November 22, 2017 / 8:31 am

    I love the first side of this palette, not sure what I would do with the second side! Im not brave enough. The swatches are great too, I can see the colours in their truest light, thanks for sharing x

  25. November 22, 2017 / 9:23 am

    I love Metal head and AMP – they look gorgeous!!

    Fab post doll, love your photos!!

    Love, Melissa x

  26. November 22, 2017 / 11:59 am

    I love the warm golden shades in this palette but i also love that there’s another side of colors more outside of my comfort zone. I think I want this palette!

  27. November 22, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    This is such an interesting palette! It really reminds me of Christmas for some reason and I’m totally in love with the shade ‘twisted’! Great post hun. Xx

  28. November 22, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    I’m absolutely obsessed with this palette, your swatches are absolute goals!! x

  29. November 22, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    I’m always a little nervous when it comes to metallic shades, but these all look amazing! While I’m forever a matte fan, sometimes it’s nice to change things up a bit.

    A- simplylovely90.com

  30. November 23, 2017 / 6:25 am

    Those colors are gorgeous! I almost never wear makeup, but I know a lot of people that would absolutely love this palette! 🙂

  31. November 24, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    If I could justify the cost, I would purchase this palette. I love your photos too!
    I want to wear ‘amp’, but I reckon it’s a bit ‘out there’ for me.
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  32. Olivia
    November 24, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    Wow how stunning they look so pigmented to

  33. November 26, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    Oh my god, this is too stunning! I didn’t think I wanted this too much but after seeing your swatches I’m now obsessed! Deffo going to add this to my wishlist! xx

  34. November 26, 2017 / 11:55 pm

    I love that metalhead shade and well pretty much all of them. They are so bright and lovely.

    Jen xxx

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