Urban Decay Ocho Loco 24/7 Glide-On Pencil Set Review, Swatches and Comparisons

Urban Decay’s Gone Crazy!

Hi Guys & Dolls!

Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide on pencils are a cult hit for a reason- they are available in a wide variety of colors & textures, and they live up to their name: They glide on smoothly with zero tugging, and last all day or all night as it were. They are the pioneers of long-wearing colorful pencil eyeliners, and while other companies have come up with new, more buttery, gel-like formulas, I find that the Urban Decay 24/7 pencils are less drying and less irritating for sensitive eyes. This pencil formula is the gold standard to which I compare all other pencil liners. One thing to note- do not put the liners with sparkle in your inner rims-ouch!

My first foray with these liners was several years ago when I bought another holiday liner kit. That set included 9 mini liners a few of which were limited edition at the time and have since become permanent. Over the years Zero has been a staple in my personal and professional kit because it works so well in the waterline without clouding up contacts or irritating the eye, and because it’s long wearing and very water-resistant it smears far less than kohl pencils. Zero sadly isn’t the blackest black and for dark eyes especially, uber-black pencil makes the eyes come alive. I’ve been eager to try “Perversion” billed as “the blackest black”. I’ve been meaning to buy it on it’s own but then Urban Decay announced this Loco set and I was all over it like white on rice.

Dude, this set is incredible: 8 full-size pencils, 4 of them limited edition, plus a sharpener for $59. That’s a steal of a deal; One pencil retails for $19. That’s like getting 5 pencils and the sharpener free. *What the Lump! Urban Decay rarely does full size pencils in a kit as it is, so this is a boon for anyone wanting to beef up their eyeliner collection. This kit is a $162 value for $59. If you minus the cost of the sharpener, each pencil is roughly $6. Ocho Loco indeed.

Needless to say the second this was available I bought it.

The packaging on this set is great- it’s a very sturdy cardboard with rainbow-foil coloring. There was also shrink wraping and a outer plastic box. A couple pencils were difficult to get out, so the packaging keeps everything safe. Not that pencils are particularly delicate, but still nice.

Pencil Tips. I pretty much live for product shots like this. I love the range of colors with this set; neutrals, brights, and wearable color. If you’re a makeup artist starting out this set has all the pencil liners you’ll need. I can’t believe how good this kit is!

Grindhouse Double Barrel Sharpener. I’m not really a sharpener aficionado, but so far I’ve only used this once, and it did a great job.

Rockstar, Mushroom, Stash, Hustle

Stash, Hustle, Mushroom, Rockstar

Stash is a medium olive green with gold shimmer. Stash is a great alternative to brown, particularly for blue eyes. I only have one other Olive to compare it to, Too Faced’s Perfect Moss which is darker and has no golden shimmer.

Hustle is a pearl finish medium brown without glitter/shimmer. It wasn’t until I went though my eyeliner stash to find dupes that I realized I don’t have anything quite like this. It’s almost a deep taupe. Thanks Urban Decay for filling in the gaps!

Mushroom Mushroom is silvery grey brown, Taupe is you will. I have no similar liners to this, though Annabelle’s Armour Smudge Liner does a similar dance with grey and mauve. While it’s not as exciting as say, a bright teal liner, this is the kind of color that gets a lot of everyday use, and though it’s an earth-tone or “neutral” I don’t have anything even remotely close to it. Oh Mushroom, where have you been all my makeup life?

Rockstar is a a deep bruised plum. Rockstar gets a lot of use from me because it’s a wonderful alternative to brown. This is another that I don’t have a direct dupe of, but for comparison sake here goes: Make Up For Ever 4L Aqua Eyes is redder, brighter and is matte, and Too Faced’s Purfect Purple is more purple with golden glitter/shimmer.

Junkie, LSD, Psychedelic Sister, Perversion

LSD, Junkie, Psychedelic Sister, Perversion

LSD is a sheer deep blue base with loads of bright blue shimmer/glitter that looks almost teal in some light. I love liners like this because they add a lovely spark and the color can be as intense as you want. I think the base color being a bit sheer yet dark add a luxe depth. I used this pencil in my “Midnight in Paris” tutorial. I have nothing like this. If you like this one also check out Milani’s Liquif’eye Auto-Propel pencils.

Junkie is a bright Teal with golden glitter/shimmer that makes the liner appear almost green. There are many liners similar to this including MAC’s Undercurrent Pearlglide liner and Revlon’s Emerald Grow Luscious liner, though the Revlon liner is noticeably greener. Styli Style’s Emerald is similar without the glitter.

Psychedelic Sister is a bright purple with an interesting semi-pearl finish. It’s not as shiny as the other liners, but it’s not exactly matte either. This is redder and more opaque compared to Ransom, bluer and deeper compared to Milani’s Royal Purple Shadow Eyez Pencil; Urban Decay’s Delinquent Shadow Pencil is darker with glitter.

Perversion is a deeper than deep matte black. After testing this against several black pencil liners the only ones that compare are: Too Faced’s Perfect Black, Milani’s  Black LIQUIF’EYE Metallic eye pencil, and MAC’s Feline Kohl Power with Perversion being just a smidgen blacker than the others. It’s worth mentioning that I can’t wear the other liners on my inner-rims (waterline) without feelings of discomfort, or clouding up of my contacts, whereas Urban Decay perversion can be worn without irritation making it my new go-to black for water-lining. Woo-Hoo!

Stash, Hustle, Mushroom, Rockstar, LSD, Junkie, Psychedelic Sister, Perversion.

I’ve always loved the names of Urban Decay stuff!

The Bottom Line These liners have a very well deserved reputation, and the Value of the set speaks for itself; I highly recommend it.

Where to buy: Sephora, Urban Decay.com

Price: $59 for 8 Full Size Liners & A Sharpener.

*What the Lump- a LSP (Lumpy Space Princess) quote from the show Adventure Time.

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  1. September 14, 2012 / 6:17 pm

    I love your review, thanks for everything Cora 😀
    This is on my wishlist for the holidays, as well as the new urban decay vice palette. Hope you get to do a review on that as well too!

  2. September 14, 2012 / 6:25 pm

    I feel like I have most of these, but I’m wondering if I can be bothered to check before buying this lol

  3. Cassie
    September 14, 2012 / 6:25 pm

    Didn’t even realize they were doing this full set. As soon as I saw they were full sized, it was in my cart and is now on it’s way to my house 🙂 Thanks for the review Cora!! <3

  4. Jenn
    September 14, 2012 / 6:35 pm

    I love these liners!! Mine will be here monday from Sephora. I was stalking their site waiting for it to come up, LOL. I really love their pencils, I love Junkie and an excited to have a full size, as previously it was only travel size.

  5. Karen
    September 14, 2012 / 6:51 pm

    They are a cult favorite for a reason. I have Zero, Whiskey & Rockstar as staples that I carry in my bag. I think I got this as soon as I got wind of it. Like you I have trouble with products irritating the waterline -my eyelids have swollen – and these never do. Thanks for the great review.

  6. September 14, 2012 / 9:44 pm

    I love the Urban Decay liners, but they still do smudge for me in virtually no time (on my waterline). It sucks because I know the color selection can’t be beat! I’m hoping when I eventually can try the Milani eyeliner, I won’t have an issue.

    Are there any other good pencils out there you could recommend for insane budge-proof color?

    • September 15, 2012 / 12:30 am

      Check out NYX’s slide-on pencils, They’re creamier, more opaque, dry to a budgeproof finish like UD’s, come in 18 shades and cost $8 each. Check out YT for reviews and comparisons between UD and NYX liner pencils…I saw nothing but raves about them and the pricepoint is so much lower. Only complaint I found was that UD had a better and more unique colour range but that review was filmed in 2010 and IDK how many colours NYX had then compared to now bc I saw the range on the NYX site and with 18 fab shades I have no complaint.
      Otherwise, if your eyes aren’t really sensitive, you can set the UD liner on the waterline w/ shadow that matches.
      I will say that I bought MUFE aquaeyes pencil liner and if you want a product that sets and won’t budge, get you some MUFE. Colour range is limited but I tend to rub my eyes w/o thinking about it, and they water a fair amount bc of allergies-even slept w/ the MUFE liner still on, and it looked perfect in the morning. It sets quickly and never moves..LOVE!

      • September 15, 2012 / 3:47 am

        I love those NYX pencils. I’ve seen reviews that say NYX ones have even better lasting power than UD ones. I personally haven’t tried the UD ones, but the NYX ones are just fabulous and I use them almost daily. One thing I do have to mention is that the the “sparkliest” ones (like Jewel and Black Sparkle) don’t seem to last as good on me as the other ones, but they’re perfect to soften up your line or just adding some sparkle, etc. I have tried the Milani ones too but they didn’t work as good on me as the NYX ones.

      • September 17, 2012 / 9:32 pm

        Thanks for the reply. I’ve tried setting the UD liners with eyeshadow many times and it really shows no improvement on my waterline. I guess I’ll have to look into the Nyx liners since their price is so decent. 🙂

  7. trumpette
    September 15, 2012 / 7:48 am

    Great review! I cannot wait til this makes it to the UK. Tried a 24/7 pencil for the first time a few weeks ago and the formula is awesome – I even use a tiny paintbrush with it to get wickedly pointy cat eye flicks. Bring on the Ocho Loco! Thanks Cora!

  8. September 16, 2012 / 12:11 pm

    Thanks so much for posting, I have been wondering about these!

  9. September 17, 2012 / 6:56 am

    I’m in love with Perversion! I’m just going to buy that one alone, since I don’t use colourful eyeliners that much and I’ve been on the hunt for a great black.

  10. September 26, 2012 / 3:49 pm

    I’ve actually not had much luck with these. I find that they tend to dry out after a few weeks of use and lose their intensity. I have four, just sitting in my makeup kit. I could just be unlucky, but that is my personal experience.

    I much prefer L’Oreal, as funny as that is.

  11. October 8, 2012 / 12:29 am

    Was wondering if I should buy this or not and after reading this I am convinced! Thanks for the review doll!

  12. Sofia Soler
    October 31, 2012 / 7:45 am

    Love it! I have and its perfect love UD liners! Do you have the Sephora blockbuster palette 2012? Ive been meaning to buy it but I havent found a GOOD review from people I trust in youtube and you are are my Go-To girl 🙂 Please let me know if you have it and what you think of it :0
    LoVe u CORA@!

  13. November 7, 2012 / 3:14 pm

    I will be ordering this tomorrow with my 20% F&F discount from Sephora, I have the coupon posted on my Blog with the code if you need it! I’m at http://lilyseymour.blogspot.com…. do share with all your subscriber!

  14. myprettypaints
    November 8, 2012 / 7:05 pm

    Looooooove these!!! Just wish they weren’t $59 lol. Great swatches!!

  15. Tamara
    April 5, 2013 / 3:47 pm

    Hi Cora!

    I’m a relatively new fan of yours, and I was glad to see this as my pencil liners have been used up. (: I’m contemplating saving up some money for these, and I feel that it might be worth it. One question:
    Is e.l.f.’s eye primer any good? Have you used it? Thank you! (:


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