Pyrotechnics is one of Urban Decay’s six new loose glitters called Heavy Metal Loose Glitters. These glitters are part of their Summer 2014 collection and as far as I can tell are part of Urban Decay’s permanent line. Each jar of glitter contains .10 OZ of product and retails for $12.00. Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Loose Glitters are available online now and are also available at Urban Decay retailers nationwide.
For the purpose of this review I chose what I felt would be the most universal shade to review: Pyrotechnics is a white glitter with an iridescent shift. Most girls love glitter and I am no exception to that rule. However, this glitter is obnoxiously large and chunky making it difficult to apply evenly. I was also afraid to get it into my eye for fear of scratching and irritation. The Heavy Metal Glitters come packaged in a jar with a sifter and a lid. The glitter is so large it was impossible for me to use the sifter to get an ample amount of product out of the jar. I had to take the sifter off to get product out, at that point what good is the sifter?
When paired with Urban Decay’s Bondage (review coming soon!), Pyrotechnics wore for well over 8 hours with minimal fall out. I also found it super easy to clean up. But these positives don’t outweigh the fact that there are much better products out there and in some cases for a better price.
I prefer a much more finely milled, smaller glitter for cosmetic purposes. Unfortunately Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter in Pyrotechnics reminds me of craft glitter that I can buy at any craft store for $1.00. If you’re looking for a great higher end glitter to use around the eye area try the MAC Reflects line.