Thursday, July 18, 2019

Glitter Makeup You Need to Try | Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Gel and Pixi Glitter-y Eye Quad

There are many exciting events happening in Toronto this summer so I’m getting ready to party like there’s no tomorrow! Up next on my schedule is a fun night of live music, food and beauty to celebrate the Caribbean Carnival. I am also planning another vacation (it will be hard to top my trip to Belgium last month), a couple road trips and this weekend my sister and I will be enjoying dinner and a show. 

To get ready for upcoming events I’ve been planning my makeup looks and I think it’s a good time to break out the glitter! Whether you’re attending a concert or clubbing with the girls, a splash of sparkle is a great way to accentuate your best features.

Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Gel ($25.00) can be used on the eyes, face, body and lips with minimal transfer or fallout. The translucent, non-sticky base disperses in a smooth, high-coverage stream that you can pat or swipe on to adjust coverage. Clumping or inconsistency can be easily corrected with a little blending and once this stuff sets, it stays put all evening! Apply it sparingly for a subtle effect or use a lot for an eccentric disco ball look.

I think the glitter looks best layered over eye shadow or used as an overlay for your favorite lipstick (if you aren’t planning to eat or drink). Saturday Stardust (my personal fave) has large, multidimensional chunks while most of the others contain smaller particles.  

To prolong wear, spritz your makeup brush with UD’s All Nighter Setting Spray and pat some on top to hold the glitter in place. The reflective shine is mesmerizing!

If you prefer a subtle pop of radiance, try the Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner ($23.00). The sheer, fluid base makes it tricky to draw a consistent line so you might have to apply a few layers or use it over the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil ($25.50).

I don’t know if I’d wear the Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Gloss ($24.00) with the glitter gel but if you want to enhance your glow, go for it! There are 24 brilliant shades to choose from and the iridescent formula has a long-lasting, non-sticky finish that illuminates your pout. It also contains vitamin E and peppermint oil to nourish and plump.

Wild Side is a vibrant gold that looks fabulous layered over wine, plum or red lipstick.

Urban Decay is available at Sephora, freestanding stores, Shoppers Drug Mart, Ulta Beauty (in the U.S.) and online at

Most days I stay away from glitter because of the mess. I hate when it scatters all over my face and mysteriously ends up all over the house. Pixi’s Gitter-y Eye Quads ($22.00) are gorgeous but I was a bit concerned about the loose, dry particles. I assumed it was going to be a disaster but this stuff is amazing!

Simply swipe it onto your lids (a little or a lot depending on the look you’re going for), let it set for a few seconds and you’re done! The glitter seems to have a built-in primer that holds everything together all day. I can touch or rub my eyes without transfer or smudging and the coverage is surprisingly consistent with no patchiness or clumping. If you're looking for glitter that is easy to work with, these palettes are awesome!

Pixi Beauty is available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Target and online at

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