u have read my other articles, you know that I am a huge fan of Urban Decay, and have been since I was a teenager.
It's for good reason, too: Urban Decay has some of the best and most unique products around. Although they are a bit pricey, I find that they are worth it because they offer a palette of unique colors and their quality and staying power can't be beat.
I was surprised to see that they expanded their popular 24/7 eye makeup line to include eye shadow pencils. I am an avid user of Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner and own almost all of the colors. I was curious to see how these eye shadow pencils would measure up.
Sephora was having a 15% off sale, so I figured that it was high time I tried these eye shadow pencils and save a little money in the process! I ordered two colors: Sin and Rehab. They arrived within the week and I was able to test both of them out.
Since is one of my favorite colors that Urban Decay makes in any form it comes in. I have this color in a powder eye shadow, an eye shadow primer potion, and now I have it in a 24/7 eye shadow pencil form. This color is a shimmery champagne color that really brightens up my eyes. I like to use it as an all-over color, or as a base, or even as a highlighter. It's so versatile that I really couldn't go wrong with it (unless I used it as a lipstick!)
I was curious to try Rehab after I swatched it on the back of my hand at my local Ulta. This was a creamy tawny color, with slight shimmer. It wasn't as dark as another color I was interested in, Wasteland, so I thought this would be perfect for me.
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Imagine my surprise when I got the eye shadow pencil home and it was the same exact color as Underground, a 24/7 Eyeliner that I own. I was sort of disappointed as I could have just used my eyeliner as an all-over eye shadow, but this would work when I didn't have time to use the liner or if I forgot to sharpen it the night before.
These eye shadow pencils are very creamy and easy to apply. There is no need to heat them up in the palm of your hand (like with most eye pencils I've used, particularly kohl eyeliners). They go on soft with no tugging and no bleeding. They dry almost immediately, which makes it hard to blend, so have your blending tools handy because you'll need to do this fast!
There are twelve shades in this collection, including the two that I purchased.
- Mercury - this is a shiny gunmetal gray color with sparkles, similar to Revolver
- Narc - this is a mossy green color, similar to Mildew
- Barracuda - this is black with silver sparkles, similar to Oil Slick
- Wasteland - this is a dark chocolate brown color with sparkles, similar to Bourbon
- Clash - this is a bright electric blue color, similar to Electric
- Delinquent - this is a dark purple color with purple sparkles (I considered getting this shade too but it was just too dark for all over color; this would be perfect as a pencil)
- Morphine - this is a pinky purple color with a blue shift, similar to Asphyxia (one caveat with this pencil: it looks gorgeous but it is very hard to apply and there have been reports that this creases)
- Midnight Cowboy - a golden beige color with golden glitter
- Clinic - this is more of a blue-green than Narc, similar to Covet
- Lit - this is a golden bronze color, similar to Eldorado
All in all, these are a great buy and I would replace these again when I run out.
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