My favorite part of watching The Grammy’s is the red carpet, yet instead of eyeing on the dress, I have my eyes on the makeup. This year for me, Hailee Steinfeld won best makeup with the gorgeous dark teal eyeshadow. In the sea of neutrals she stood out like no other, thanks to celebrity makeup artist Mary Philips. Being so mesmerized by her look I decided to put a vote on IG story whether I should re-create it or not and you guys said YES!
It was the perfect time to re-create the look because I received a bunch of products from Urban Decay that I haven’t played around with, especially the new limited edition Heavy Metals Metallic eyeshadow palette. Before I jump in to the review and how I re-create Hailee’s look let me tell you my love affair with Urban Decay.
If I had to describe my love affair with Urban Decay it would be: loyal. The first palette that I bought with my own money was the iconic Naked 1. You can see its appearance in a lot of my early makeup tutorials that gravitate around bronze and navy hues. I’m pretty sure you know which shades I’m talking about (Sable on the outer crease yas please). It is inevitable that ever since my Naked 1 palette purchase, it’s so hard to move on to other palettes. Not to mention the signature velvet packaging that makes the whole experience so effin worth it.
UD has a signature formula in their shadows. When you do a finger swatch you can sort of feel this grip on the surface which makes the color payoff consistent and blendable. Their shadows are one of the most easiest formulas to work with, even back in the days when I don’t know what the hell are cut crease. Not only finger swatch, even pigments distribute consistently upon brush application.
The Heavy Metals palette is no different, with 20 vivid NEW & exclusive metallic shades which ranges from neutrals to bright hues. All of the shades that are included here are never been released in any of UD palettes, they also amped up the metallic finish and perfect it into an intense foiled effect that is perfect as a finishing touch on any look.
Knowing that it’s limited edition so I absolutely love the unconventional packaging, it comes in UD signature purple metallic color, rectangular shaped drawer like compartment which slides open to reveal 20 beautiful shades with a decent size mirror on the center. So really, it’s not your regular open flip palette, the name speaks for its purpose.
Here are some finger swatches of Neutrals & Brights shades:
To recreate Hailee’s look, I defined my outer crease using the matte shades from Naked Heat palette then from the Heavy Metals palette I mix shade Ground and Mullet to create depth then to achieve that dark teal/emerald I popped Amp with a damp eyeshadow brush of on the center of the lids. Also from the neutral hues I popped Acoustic in my brow bone & inner corners to brighten up the whole look. To be honest the look was quite simple, just make sure to blend the edges and keep the transition between each shades visible.
Here are the other products which I used to finish up the look (all Urban Decay):
- Liquid Aura Illuminating Mix in Medium
- All Nighter Liquid Foundation #3.25
- Naked Skin Concealer in Fair Neutral
- Naked Skin The Illuminizer Translucent Powder
- Beached Bronzer in Bronzed
- Jean Michel Basquiat Blush Palette
- Vice Lipstick in Rush
- Brow Box
Now I notice that this palette is NOT available in the US anymore but lucky for us Indonesians, you still can snatch this palette at Sephora for 890k! U really need to grab yours before it’s gone because it is limited edition! I hope you like this celebrity inspired makeup look and don’t forget to follow Urban Decay social media to get updates!