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on 1/12/2017 8:40:00 PM
More reviews by janerover
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Black, Other, Other
It's a dark grey/charcoal with blue undertones (cool) and silver glitter. There is good pigmentation, and longevity but it does have glitter fallout. My skin shade is NC20 (warm/neutral, fair) with dark eyes. Because it is cool, I warmed it up.Long list of color combos I like for myself: (may be useful to other ppl who aren't sure how to use without it being completely smoky)-gunmetal (transition), creep (outer v) and satin taupe (lid) (Mac)/Mugshot (DUPES!)-gunmetal, creep and Trick or Liar (from Naked 3) --> Liar definitely made it darker/smokier-gunmetal, creep and amber lights (Mac)-gunmetal, creep and woodwinked (Mac) or Smog for a slightly darker version; Sidecar is good too (NOTE: DUPE for Mac's All That Glitters)-"" + Gingersnap (Mac)I couldn't make it work with Toasted or Hustle, it just..looked off. Same for Honey Lust (Mac).I also tried to lighten it up with Sin or Rice paper (Mac) but on myself it looked too light against the stark contrast.It's a long post, but I felt compelled to write this because I've had Naked 1 for >2years now and have been too intimidated with this color to actually use it until now. It's been fun experimenting with this and realising it doesn't only have to be used in completely smoky eyes.
on 3/27/2015 10:44:00 PM
More reviews by kyl77
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
This shadow is a pretty silvery charcoal shade with nice color payoff. I'm very fair and prefer a gray smokey eye to black. It just looks softer. Gunmetal works for that purpose, but I would like it better if there wasn't so much glitter in it. It's also rather expensive for an eye shadow. I just feel for $16 dollars, I should be in love with it. Needless to say, I probably won't repurchase.
on 3/22/2015 3:37:00 PM
More reviews by CemeteryChicC
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I got this color years ago and I loved it, but it seems to be different in this one I just bought. It is the same quality that I remember. Goes on nice, stays well and is pigmented, but the last one I had was much more metallic/shimmery. This one seems almost matte with very little sparkle. IDK if I got a bad one or they changed it but this is the first UD shadow I've ever really been disappointed with. Don't get me wrong it's still a great gunmetal color just not what I was hoping for. I still plan on using this as it was meant to be my go to shade for smokey looks but can be used many other ways as well. Even tho it's not what I was hoping for, I would still buy again. Just check it out in the store first to make sure it's what you want.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 5/29/2014 8:52:00 AM
More reviews by MsPsylocke
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
This is one of my favorite crease shades because Mushroom can pull a little warm on me. I'm a very cool NW15-20 Blonde with Green eyes for reference and I find this shade works so well with my skin tone. This is my go to crease shade because it looks great with practically any colour. I personally like it for purples and I like using the Naked 3 palette with this shade. It goes on very smooth,buttery, and is so pigmented it blends like a dream too. I barely need to touch my brush to pick up product. I have been in love with the Fergie primer and this shade blends so much better when I use that compared to UDPP. I know crazy but it just works well with UD shadows. Gunmetal is very true to its name as well. It's a dark but deep silver within. It's very hard to describe, but such a unique shade I love it! If you're on the cool side and you like Mushroom try Gunmetal because with light eyes this is an amazing colour! This will also last you forever because seriously just touch your brush to it and you have plenty. I have to be careful because too much takes a lot of time to blend out. So a little goes a long way. To me it's worth the moola because it will last forever. Mine doesn't even look used and I've had this shade since X-mas. Urban Decay are my favorite shadows I can't deny it so I'm partial, but this is a great shade to have in your arsenal. So Recommended!
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 8/10/2013 7:20:00 PM
More reviews by pigmentpro
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
This is a gorgeous color if you are looking to do a smokey eye. The name describes it well, gunmetal, at it has some pigmentation to it. Its a deep, dark grey color, not black and good to work in the crease to smoke out the eye. Urban decay is known for its cool casing and it comes in one. The only reason I wouldn't buy it again is its an easy color to find now at the drugstore.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 2/3/2013 3:23:00 AM
More reviews by persianpersuasion
Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
I wear this with MAC's Ricepaper e/s on my lid from the inner corner to the center of the lid, UD Gunmetal smoked out on the outer half, and UD Creep on my outer V. Sexy, bright, smokey eyes. Never fails.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 1/26/2013 12:12:00 PM
More reviews by MonJes
Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm
i love this shade! it looks perfect on me for evening look. it makes my eyes look more dramatic without looking overdone. for smokey eye look i love pairing it with Creep, so dramatic. i never actually tried this kind of shade, i usually go with neutral brown or dark brown for day look, guess i just found my perfect evening shade :). i got this on my naked palette, would love to purchase this shade alone. the texture itself is probably a bit creamy, its very pigmented, intense. i do love the staying power! i use naked2 palette for day look, and seriously the colors stayed put, they sticked til the end of the day, and either does this one. i love UD eyeshadows, will def repurchase this (more colors ofc)
on 12/30/2012 5:46:00 PM
More reviews by jdmcgi2
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium
Gunmetal is the perfect name for this eye shadow. It's a dark charcoal grey with a blue undertone. Also has glitter in it that yeilds a little bit of fallout...not as bad as urban decay snatch or sidecar but still enough for me to notice. I would put the fallout rate up there with mac luster eye shadows. Mac knight divine has the same underlying undertone and is similar but lighter and without the glitter. Pistol is also similar but it has more of a taupe undertone instead of blue and is also lighter than gunmetal. I don't like to use gunmetal in the crease very often because of the fallout and dirty look on my eyes but it can look good smoked out all over the lid. Other people have liked this look on me but I personally don't like the blue undertones on my skin so I stick to pistol most of the time for a lid color and Knight Divine for crease and outer v shading. It is a nice color overall and until I find something similar I like more then I would repurchase. I don't use this much so it will probably last a really long time.
on 10/9/2012 10:09:00 PM
More reviews by heather
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I've probably gotten more compliments on my eye makeup when wearing this shadow than any other. This plus Sin makes for an easy smokey eye. I never, ever would have bought this on its own. It just looks too blue and glittery in the pan, but since it came in the Naked palette, I had an opportunity to experiment and I'm very happy I did. the pigmentation/color payof is good, it blends well, and the glitter is less obvious than In the pan. This has some interesting tones that elevate it above your average shimmery gray. One of my eyeshadow must-haves.
on 12/23/2012 1:03:00 AM
More reviews by zaynaz
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This colour is pretty full on- it's a dark (gunmetal I guess) grey/ silver with a slight bluish tone and silvery glitter (that tends to turn dark and translate more a *texture* than sparkle). This has Urban Decay's usual good pigmentation and staying powers, and not much fallout, despite the glitter. I'm not a huge fan of the colour of this e/s (it's a bit 'goth' on me, and not in a flattering way), my real issue is how often this shade is stuck in palettes. It's in all three UD palettes I own (Vegan, BOS 4 and Mariposa), plus it's in BOS2 and Naked, and I'm fairly sure it's in at least one or two others. I get that UD puts it there as your 'deepening' or lining colour, but not so fast... This isn't all that versatile- it's too metallic to subtly darken most looks, it's too blue to necessarily work with warmer colours, it has glitter and shimmer so it looks odd with mattes or satins, of you blend it out you get fallout, as a colour to wear on your eyelid this is pretty harsh and a bit to goth for everyday looks... I mean, it's not a bad colour, but I've got enough to last a life time and it's not a colour I think I'd wear a lot, and I wear pretty dramatic eye makeup. I just wish Urban Decay would put a slightly less metallic and glittery colour in all their palettes...
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