I'm in LOVE with this shade. It's a beautiful champagne gold with silver glitter. It's a multi-tasker, to. It looks beautiful on the lid, but I love it as a tear duct highlight as well. It goes on opaquely with a great metallic, foiled effect, even when dry and without primer. The glitter wasn't gritty, but without primer, there was a moderate amount of fallout (primer resolves this). Without a base, this wore excellently for more than 8 hours. With a base, it made it to the 15 hour mark looking flawless, with no fallout. I'm so glad this shadow didn't get discontinued, and would gladly repurchase.
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Glitteriest UD shade I've come across yet, most likely to destroy your finished face, and hard to get out of the pan. NOT WORTH IT. I hate this UD shade more than anything else. I barely touched it in my Ammo palette and I depotted it and threw it out because I hated looking at it.
It's a metallic beige with an almost green tint, that can subtly enhance the eye when applied. A lot of people complained about glitter chunks, and major-super-duper-glittery-disgusting fall-out, which I did not experience. I applied this color with my finger, and some of the glitter pieces WERE a little extreme, but none fell onto my cheeks or got anywhere else.
(MAYBE it's because of the primer I used, I don't know!)
But, anyway, it's a gorgeous, fresh color that totally enhances your peepers, and makes them look very alive and frosty! I love it and I wear it often!
I can't even begin to explain how complicated this shade is. FIrst it is difficult to get out of the pan unless you use it with a damp brush. Then the fall out is unreal- glitter all over the place and throughout the day it continues to have fall out all over the eyelashes and the face. It looks nice once it is on, but it's so difficult to use that I will not ever be using this shade again.
I love this color. I had no fall out, but maybe it was my brush. You can maybe put a tissue or something up under your eyes to prevent that, but if that doesn't work, take a piece of Scotch tape and press it on the back of your hand a couple times to get most of the stickiness off then use that to grab your fall out. But really I didn't have that problem with this, not like I've had with other glittery shadows. Anyway, I just bought it for the color and because I couldn't get a replacement pan for my Z pallete at MAC of the Glamorous Gold so I was just looking for a gold color to wear for the holidays. This was far too expensive though for me to repurchase unless I got it in a kit or something. The kits are def. worth it. I mean I LOVE LOVE LOVE UD, and would buy all of their products if I could afford them, but I can't. :( They make excellent stuff though and you have to pay for high quality I guess.
Dear Urban Decay, please, please bring out a Maui w/less Wowie! I love this shade soooo much, but can barely wear it because no matter how careful you are, you get glitter on your cheeks (I am almost 40...not pretty). The color is heaven, but the glitter is hell. Alas, you rot in purgatory until UD figures out a way to tone down the Wowie.
I don't generally do light colored or cool toned eyeshadows and in the pan this looked like a silvery taupe that I wasn't sure I could pull off. However, once on it was quite pretty. Big chunks of silver glitter top this not gray, not white but something in between color. The pigmentation and texture, as with all UD shadows in my experience, is top quality with little to no budging, fading or flaking (except a few glitter pieces). I like to wear this in the winter for a nighttime look with black winger liner and red lipstick.
This is one of my favourite eyeshadows. It looks gold/kahki/greenish to me. It's wonderfully metallic and has sparkles in it!!! It's very smooth, works wet and dry. Very creative packaging. No complaints here. Well worth the money.
Maui Wowie is such a beautiful shade that I feel that Urban Decay really shouldn't have given it such a cheesy, tacky name. I mean, dude. "Maui Wowie"?
Anyway, like previously stated, I'm absolutely in LOVE with it--so much that I could literally sit and stare at it all day long because it's that pretty. Its color--a pale silvery champagne with silver and gold gliter--is so beautiful! The pictures don't do justice.
The texture, like all Urban Decay eyeshadows, is very smooth and buttery. There is a little bit of fall-out, like others mentioned, but that's why you're supposed to tap off the excess off the brush and use a primer/base so that the eyeshadow can adhere to your eyelids, hence making the glitter in the eyeshadow "sticking" to your lids instead of falling off. Using too much product will cause fall-out too, but you don't even need that much product to begin with, seeing as it's pretty pigmented.
Maui Wowie is included in the following Urban Decay palettes: Summer of Love, Fun, and Ammo. It's also available as a single eyeshadow, retailing at $18 each.
Would I repurchase? Yes.
I bought this eyeshadow a few days ago and I'm in love with it. The color is gorgeous and the staying power (when worn with a primer- haven't tried it without) is excellent. The glitter fallout is a little annoying but just tap your brush before applying or use a fan brush after and that fixes it! I have a feeling I'll be using this e/s allllllll the time. Highly recommend.