Urban Decay Glitter Liner – Spandex

I have a weakness for glitter and sparkles. I admit it. I could blame it on the current “season” and say I’m being festive…
Anywho, when I saw Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Spandex (which is described as “black, accented w/ rainbow”) I had to have it.

Here’s how I use it:
– I prep my eyes with primer and then apply whatever eyeshadow is of the moment.
– If I’m feeling dark and mysterious (snarf), I apply black liquid

liner first and then this on top to add a touch of bling. I find it needs to be scooped out by pulling the brush half way out and then angling it to kind of scrape it off the side (see below for my first not so upside). Such a little amount comes out that I don’t bother painting a line – I just deposit the little blob on top of the previously painted black. I repeat until I’ve got enough eye bling to be mistaken for a winter fairy.
– If I’m feeling light and flirty (giggle), I skip the eyeshadow and black liner and just apply this to add some sparkle. I still do it with the same angle, scrape, deposit, repeat process and viola, fairy eyes.
– Their site does offer one bit of application advice:

Make sure you let each coat dry a bit before applying the next for perfect glitter distribution.

The upsides:
– The sparkles don’t quit!
– The very same sparkles are rarely found in my eyes, even after washing my face/eyes, which I REALLY appreciate being she of the sensitive eyes.
– You can get it at Sephora, Sephora.com or UrbanDecay.com – accessible bling!

The price

– $18 doesn’t seem like too much to pay for “proper” eye glitter. I’ve gotten, uh, “improper” (?), eye glitter in my eyes enough to find it worth it to pay extra for something that doesn’t hurt.
– Once you dig it all out (again, see not-so-upsides), you really do get quite a bit so it lasts a good while, making it more worth the dough.

The not-so-upsides:
The Applicator
– The brush is really small so I have to scoop the product out and apply many layers to get a full coverage.
– When you get down to the bottom, there’s a bunch of thick product left there that you can’t get to unless you’re able to store it upside-down. That way, *some* of the product will slide close to the opening so you can get at it more easily. (The upside-down trick works great for this product because it won’t leak. I advise the use of caution if attempting the same with lip gloss) However, after a few sessions wrestling with the dregs of your tube, you’ll probably go get more. If you’re like me, this will be before you’re satisfied that you got full use of the product.

I do love this product, even with the annoying applicator/tube issue. If you want to add some bling to your stare, this is the way to go. There’s a great selection of colors too.

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