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.
Price: $59 for 8 Full Size Liners & A Sharpener.
*What the Lump- a LSP (Lumpy Space Princess) quote from the show Adventure Time.