Urban Decay • Uzi eyeshadow • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||37%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Uzi has long been one of my least favorite UD shadows, and when I heard it was being discontinued, I was honestly happy. With or without primer, it's a glittery, fallout-y mess. You WILL look like a disco ball wearing this (I had sparkles all over my eyes, cheeks, and clothes hours after putting this on).
It wears okay, but fades a good amount (like 2 or 3 times throughout the wear). However, it does wear away evenly, with no patchiness or creasing. It wasn't difficult to blend. The color is a frosty, shimmery white, but it is by no means "metallic," as UD described. However, they were spot on about the glitter being big-it's gritty and large, and honestly, gaudy.
I don't see this working well as a highlight because the glitter is far too large and not subtle. It'd probably be best used as an accent to a strong, theatrical look. Its too messy and lacking in pigment to be a reliable every-day wash of color or accent. It's a very disappointing and poorly executed shade.
(Read the full review on peakvolume.blogspot.com)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Curly Eyes: Brown
FIrst of all, I used to hate this eyeshadow- never could use it because of all of the fallout, and I was so upset because it looked amazing! Now, I discovered that after using the right kind of base (average primer like UDPP and Shadow Insurance) does NOT cover do the job; you need a glitter base! My go-to is Too Faced Glitter Glue. Once I started using that base with Uzi, I got no fallout and all of the sparkles staedy without budging. It makes for a BEAUTIFUL and dramatic sparkling look; I like to pair it with some glittery black eyeshadow in my crease and outer V. Perfect for nights out at clubs or parties! 4 lippies instead of 5 because you need another product in order to make this one work.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
One of my only disappointments from urban decay. The colour looks so amazing in the container. But when I put it on (wet or dry) there's no glitter and it's not the awesome platinum white colour I see in the container. On me, it's a bland grey which is not at all flattering to my complexion and does not go with my eyes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Worst glitter fall out ever ! Even with primer ! Buy this if you want tour face to look like a disco ball ! I love urban decay but I HATE there glitter shadows ! Please go back to the drawing board urban decay or just give up on the glitter, it ruins so many eyeshadows that otherwise would be gorgeous !
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I own close to 30 Urban Decay eyeshadows, and this one is definitely the worst. People complain about other shadows like Midnight Cowboy and Midnight Cowboy Rides Again, but the glitter fallout on those pales in comparison to Uzi. Uzi looks nice in the pan -- a nice, stark white with lots of silver glitter. But once applied, this is pretty much nothing but silver glitter. I find this shadow basically unusable. If applied as a highlight, it'll fall all the way down to my cheeks; if applied to the lid, I'll literally find glitter on my chin. Even as an inner corner highlight, the glitter will migrate down my face and into my eye. There's just nothing I can do with this shadow. I've tried it over every primer and base imaginable, used it with every brush I own, and it just doesn't work. The most use I've ever gotten out of this was for Halloween one year when I applied this wet -- the white color showed up more intensely that way, and I didn't need to worry about the fallout since I applied this from browbone to all the way under my eyes. I'm glad Urban Decay wised up and discontinued this shade, because it really just sucked.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
i don' like it, such an uneusefull eyeshadow! thats a shame because i wuould actually like it without glitter!
thats how i use it: i pack on the brush very well with this eyeshadow and a tap away all the glitters. Then i apply. but anyway...too much work!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I know this is like blasphemy in the makeup world, but I am not an Urban Decay shadow fan. I'm consistently disappointed every time I get a new shadow/palette. The colors are never as pigmented as they appear in the pan, the shadows are blendable but the fallout is always awful and they're...crumbly. Like, they're blendable only because they're ridiculously soft which means it's almost too easy to over-blend and at least for me, they're always breaking! Not to mention 95% of the shadows are too glittery for efficient application and you end up with glitter down to your chin.
Anyway, Uzi is no exception. It doesn't even function as an eyeshadow really. HUGE glitter, no pigmentation, no staying power. However, I have found this stuff works beautifully as a loose glitter for glittery accents if you want them on the eyes, collarbones, etc. Because it's pressed, rubbing your finger (using a brush is just a mess) into the product and then applying it to the skin is much easier than, say, a loose glitter pot, and gives you pretty, subtle sparkle. For this reason, I give it three stars instead of 1 or 2.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Other
Hate this! It's a glitter bomb. The fallout is horrible and the pigmentation is not great. I bought book of shadows I, II and this Uzi from book of shadows III . I think I won't be purchasing any more of the Book of shadows because I was greatly disappointed with all those glitter eyeshadow (3) they added to the collection.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This shadow is always so lonely in my UD palettes. While I'm using and loving the other colors, this guy is left all alone because, quite honestly, I can't figure out how to use it. It's almost like pure glitter...and it has tons of glitter fallout. Once you put in on your skin, all you see is flecks of glitter. You really can't see the white (which is kind of pretty.) It also feels like it has a different texture then all of the others. Just chalky. I can use it in the corner of my eyes for a little touch of glimmer, but that's about the only use I can find for this color :( I think it would be much more useful if it didn't have so much glitter in it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Why does Urban Decay keep putting this stupid color in its palettes? It is the worst version of white eyeshadow I have ever used. The white is sheer and not pigmented, flat and not luminous at all. The eyeshadow also happens to have a hard texture--which makes the white pigment remind me of chalk. The horrid glitter in the shadow is awful and makes the eyeshadow basically unusable. It falls down immediately after application, no matter how careful you are and the chunks that do stay on your eyelid are so large and scratchy that it looks almost like microscopic pieces of dandruff all over your eye.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am an UD fan and I want to like all their e/s, really I want to. But I can't figure out a way that I could use this consistently. I tried to use this as an inner corner highlight and will glitter gets in my eyes and it cascades down the rest of my face. Its described as white/silver but it really isn't so pigmented. Its just packed with glitter. Its pressed glitter, thats what it is. I think I might just use it like how you would use loose glitter. I said that I would buy it again because I had it in my 1st UD palette ever and I purchased other palettes that UZI in them. I could care less, its UD. I think UD is playing smart in sticking this in every palette they think they of because I really can't see anyone going into a store and saying yes, UZI is great and worth whatever price that it is.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Urban Decay's Uzi eyeshadow was surprisingly my first eyeshadow ever. It's a pretty glittery white eyeshadow. First off, the eyeshadow was too expensive for what I got. It's way too glittery. I still use this product once in a while to add a shimmer to my eyes and that's it. Love the packaging but they should lower the price. I won't be buying this again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
As pretty as it is in the pan, there's way too much big glitter. Use too much and it will fall all over your cheeks for hours. Actually, it will do that anyway.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
**Pros: Cute packaging, long-lasting color
**Cons: Way too much glitter fall-out
This is the first UD e/s I tried in pot form, and I was a bit disappointed. I hope not all UD pot form e/s are this glittery! The color payoff is fair, nearly comparable to MAC's pigmentation; but, the glitter drives me nuts. Even after I wipe off the initial fall-out from applying the e/s, within 10 minutes, glitter specks fall from my eyelids onto my nose, cheeks, and even upper lip. And no, even e/s primer couldn't save me from the glitter fall-out.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I HATE this eyeshadow. It's basically a white color with a whole ton of glitter.I got this in the Sustainable Shadow Box. It looked okay as a browbone highlight until the glitter shed and got into my eyes and stung. I also hate the mess that it creates, it got into the other shades in my palette and ruined them. What also annoys me about this shadow is that Urban Decay, God bless them, insist on putting this in every dang palette they make. I didn't get the BOS III on account of Uzi and Midnight Cowboy Rides Again being well known glitter bombs that would ruin the palette. If you want a white shadow from UD I would suggest Polyester Bride or Yeyo, I've heard they're both tons better than this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Neutral Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Other
Shadows like Uzi remind me that I am not 18 anymore and that so much glitter looks silly for everyday wear, which is a shame because the base color for Uzi (a frosty white/silver concoction) wouldn't be bad for blending and highlighting lightly but the glitter makes it nearly impossible. The problem with UD's glitter shadows is that the glitter is so chunky, it doesn't adhere well to the skin, and the eyeshadow will fade long before the glitter does. Uzi would also be a lot more awesome if it were more silver and less white.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I've loved UD shadows for quite a while now, so of course I know all about the "glitterbomb" reputation of a few of the colors. I've not owned any until now, however, when I purchased the BOS III. My review for each of three shadows (Midnight Cowboy, Uzi and Maui Wowie) is the same: absolutely beautiful color concept/unacceptable, ridiculous glitter present. I finally broke down to try these three in the privacy of my home on a sick day. As soon as I laid my brush upon each color, I knew I was in for it. Glitter flew everywhere as I applied the shadow. Cleanup was horrendous because it was never entirely complete (you know how glitter does!). After eye makeup remover I thoroughly washed my face. Looking in the mirror I STILL saw hints of glitter here and there. I can only surmise that UD makes good money off these three colors and that's why they're still around.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought the single in HS when everyone wore shimmery white lids with just black liner and i just thought this was the bomb.
now, i shudder thinking about it. they only time i ever use this is for a very dramatic and glittery smokey eye when i have time to pick the 9000 flitter flakes off my cheeks and don't mind spending 7 hours washing it off. it's in every freakin' palette and sheds its glitter mess all over the useful shadows.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Grey
I have no idea why UD keeps putting this mediocre shadow into almost every palette. Vapor is WAY better - Vapor is the same shade in a nice smooth frost with no obnoxious glitter.
Even with a primer and packing it on with a flat brush, the glitter crumbles off in a drag queen avalanche all over my face.
Sometimes this shadow can be useful as an inner corner hilight, but I have so many other shades that work better!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I agree about the glitter. I love certain Urban Decay products, but in general, dont use their eyeshadows due to the glitter and too chrommy techture. Would like to see them make more mattes.