2 Looks to Try With the Urban Decay Naked Metal Mania Eyeshadow Palette

November 10, 2023
By: Ariel Wodarcyk | Makeup.com by L'Oréal

Based on my For You page and all of the palette launches rolling out this year, dramatic, 2016-style eyeshadow looks are back in a big way — and I, for one, couldn’t be more excited. I love applying a single liquid eyeshadow or crayon for a quick, one-and-done makeup look as much as the next person, but, if you ask me, there’s nothing more satisfying than taking the time to blend out a transition shade, pack a shimmer on the lid and line my upper and lower lash lines with a deep brown or black. The Urban Decay Naked Metal Mania Metallic Eyeshadow Palette has everything I need for smoky, colorful or more neutral looks. With 12 highly pigmented shades in four finishes (metallics, shimmers, satins and mattes), it’s been single-handedly reviving my love for intricate eyeshadow. Below, find two simple yet impactful tutorials using the palette.

Fairycore Violet

Step 1: Apply a Light Shimmer

Using a large fluffy brush, cover the lid with Doublekick, a soft satin nude, for a subtle sheen. 

Step 2: Add a Pop of Color

Taking Power Chords, a vibrant violet, line your lower lash lines with a small smudger brush. 

Step 3: Define the Eyes

Add definition to the eyes with black or brown mascara (I chose the Maybelline New York The Falsies Surreal Washable Mascara in Brownish Black) and a thin line of brown pencil on the upper lash line. 

Subtle Smoky Eye

Step 1: Pack a Shimmer on the Lid

Using your finger or a flat synthetic brush, pack a mixture of Shred and Scene (a metallic rose gold and taupe) on the lid. 

Step 2: Line the Upper Lash Line

Using a soft, easy-to-smudge eyeliner, line your upper lash line and create a subtle wing. I used the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Gel Mechanical Liner in Intense Black and blended it with the attached smudger brush. 

Step 3: Layer on a Dark Shadow

Take a mix of the two darkest shades in the palette — Road Crew and Heavy — on a pencil brush, and blend out the eyeliner you applied in step three. Depending on how thick of a line you create, you can go subtly smoky or dark and intense with this step.

Step 4: Add Extra Depth

Finish by tightlining your upper and lower water lines, smudging the pencil slightly on the lower half. Add mascara and false lashes for extra drama. 

(Visual Designer: Juliana Campisi,
Photographer: Ariel Wodarcyk )