You can’t polish a turd…

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 24 - 2014

…but you can roll it in glitter.  Beautiful, beautiful, glittery glitter.

I know I’m too old for this, I mean seriously.  When your 5-year old daughter is so massively into your press sample, it’s time to retire your own love for the shiny stuff.  At least in public.

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Or is it?

The rather brilliant thing about Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Loose Glitter release isn’t really the glitter at all.  No, indeed… it’s actually the far less obvious Bondage Weightless Make up Adhesive that was released alongside the it!

Unfortunately, that also appears to have been a limited edition product and I can’t find it on the Debenhams website anymore.  Damn you Urban Decay, don’t you dare go the way of MAC with your blink-and-you’ll-miss-it collections.

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The Heavy Metal Loose Glitter is of the particularly chunky variety.  More like the kind of glitter you’d find in your nail polish than in your eyeshadow drawer.  They’re available in six shades: Catfight, Pyrotechnics, Loaded, ACDCGoldmine, and Reverb.  Pyrotechnics, the opalescent white, is actually lovelier than I would have dared imagine.

The sifter containers are just plain annoying but I truly doubt that there is any convenient and fuss-free way to store and dispense glitter.  Whomever comes up with one will surely also rule the world.

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But as I mentioned, it’s the adhesive that really won me over.  It holds the glitter tight and resists water effectively.  I’ve since used the adhesive on my stash of slightly-less-glittery loose eyeshadows and it works very well in a Pixie Epoxy way.  It’s somewhat overkill to use this as an eye primer but I can’t deny that it does a good job.

When it comes to application, it’s best to work both of these products onto the skin in thin layers.  I’ve been stroking the adhesive onto the skin before patting gently with a finger to spread and refine the initial sweep of product.  The glitter is best applied with a finger, there’s no denying that it’s a messy affair but I guess that if you’re into making-up with glitter, this won’t come as a huge shock!

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Im not the biggest fan of using chunky glitter like this… I really can’t see how I could fit it in to a “look” without looking like an aging raver, but if you’re wanting something to turn heads during festival season, perhaps you could be persuaded?!

The Urban Decay Heavy Metal Loose Glitters and Bondage Weightless Makeup Adhesive are available to buy online from UrbanDecay.com, priced at $12.00 & $14.00 respecitvely.  If they ever come back into stock on Debenhams.com, they’re available for £10-a-piece.

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5 Responses to “You can’t polish a turd…”

  1. Sandy says:

    I can imagine this looking amazing at festivals – not on me though unfortunately! They’re so pretty to look at though. xx

  2. Kadie Lee says:

    Goodness gracious – these are cut WAY too big. Suspend ’em in some nail polish and call ’em a glitter topcoat for goodness sake because that’s the only way I’d be able to get any use out of these!

  3. Miss Louise says:

    I can’t imagine wearing that ever haha! I don’t know how people wear extravagant, glittery makeup to music festivals! They’re so hot and after roughing it out for a few days, the last thing on my mind is makeup haha! Thanks for the review!

    http://www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com

  4. The name of this product makes me giggle! Naughty UD. Do you recommend using the Pixie epoxy or this as an eye primer? Too faced and UD primer potions and primers aren’t cutting it for me.

    • Hey Jules! For normal use, I’d say this was a bit overkill but if you have a real problem with migration it’s worth trying… just make sure that you’re only using a super tiny amount. x

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