I can’t remember a time when glitter makeup wasn’t in style but that might be because it’s been trending since I was in high school. Urban Decay is one brand that’s to thank for that. Since it launched glitter eye gel in the early 2000s, the brand has been releasing shimmery products, along with its cult-favorite nude eyeshadow palettes, of course. Now, Urban Decay has reformulated and relaunched the Heavy Metal Glitter Gel as part of a 22-piece collection called Sparkle Out Loud. That’s right: we’re heading back to the early aughts.
The new Heavy Metal Glitter Gel ($22 at Urban Decay) is more a more concentrated version and made for your eyes, face and body. The hyper-reflective glitter is in a water-based gel so there’s no stickiness, and you can apply it right with your fingers. Plus, the brand promises it’ll dry quickly and stay put for up to nine hours, making it amazing for summer music festivals.
There are six eye-catching shades to choose from: Saturday Stardust (an iridescent pink glitter with green shift), Dreamland (an iridescent peach glitter with blue shift), Soul Love (an aqua blue glitter), Disco Daydream (an iridescent silver glitter), Distortion (an iridescent glitter) and Party Monster (a lilac glitter with reflective holographic shift).
If glitter gel is a bit too bold, there are also eight new shades of the Urban Decay Sparkle Out Loud Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner ($21 at Urban Decay). It’s a razor-thin glitter liner that allows you to create dozens and dozens of creative eye looks. Choose from: Gunmetal (a black and silver glitter), Disco Daydream (a silver holographic glitter), Studio (a light purple micro-sparkle with lilac holographic glitter), Stage Dive (a bright teal-green glitter), Goldmine (a bright yellow-gold glitter), Starfire (a bronze glitter), Volume (a duo-chrome glitter with pink-yellow shift) and Stonewall (a bright red glitter). To help honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, 25 percent of all proceeds from the Stonewall shade will benefit The Stonewall Foundation, an organization that supports LGBTQ+ projects and scholarship programs.
What, you thought that was it? Nope, there’s even more glitter liner coming your way, this time in pencil form. There are four new shimmery shades of the ultra-wearable 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils ($22 at Urban Decay) to choose from. Shop Electric Empire (a metallic green with glitter), Viper (a metallic purple with glitter), Roxy (a metallic bright blue with glitter) and Wildside (a metallic copper-pink shift with glitter).
Rounding out the Sparkle Out Loud Collection is the Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lipgloss ($20 at Urban Decay) in four new shades. The shiny and plumping formula now comes in: Hot Love (a red with iridescent glitter), Disco Queen (a violet with iridescent glitter), Wildside (a copper-pink shift with glitter) and Star Stunner (a clear-pink shift with iridescent glitter).
The entire collection launches today so go get your glitter on.
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