Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Urban Decay Loaded 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
Urban Decay Loaded 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) now include these four shades in the permanent range: Loaded (dark green shimmer), Mainline (deep green/blue matte), Invasion (deepest dark green matte), Sabbath (deep navy matte), Abyss (bright metallic blue shimmer with blue micro-sparkle), and Chaos (vibrant cobalt blue matte with slight floating pearl). Out of these six, Loaded, Invasion, Abyss, and Chaos are entirely new, while the other shades have been released in exclusive sets/kits.

Loaded is a blackened green with very subtle micro-shimmer. It looked a bit faded in a single stroke, but it looks greener and more intense with built up. I don’t think it’s as intense as the eyeshadow, though! Make Up For Ever #20L is lighter.

Mainline is a subdued, medium-dark blue with a hint of teal and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation in a single stroke and layers well. MAC Practice Makes Perfect is similar but has a touch of shimmer. bareMinerals 1PM is slightly tealer.

Invasion is a blackened, cool-tone green with a mostly matte finish. It had so-so pigmentation in a single stroke, but it layered to mostly opaque color. Prescriptives Blue Grotto is lighter. Make Up For Ever #4K is greener.

Sabbath is a bluish-purple with a mostly matte finish. It is very creamy–more so than other shades–and always looks a bit more satiny when layered. It had good color payoff in one stroke. La Prairie Midnight Blue is bluer. Chanel Marine is slightly bluer and pearly.

Abyss is a medium blue with silver sparkle. It had fantastic color payoff in a single pass, and it was easily layered (though it wasn’t necessary). Urban Decay Deviant is slightly darker but similar. Urban Decay Radium is just a touch darker. Tarina Tarantino Glamorous Thief is slightly darker.

Chaos is a brightened periwinkle blue with a mostly matte finish. This looks startling neon in the pencil, but it appears more subdued applied. It had so-so color payoff when applied in one pass but layered to mostly opaque color. Korres #13 is lighter, bluer. I couldn’t think of any other similar shades.

Some excellent reading: Green-Teal Eyeliner Comparisons, Blue-Teal Eyeliner Comparisons, Navy Blue Eyeliner Comparisons.

I’m testing Invasion and Chaos today, so for longevity, the rating is based off of my prior overall experience with Urban Decay’s formula.  If there are any significant problems, I’ll be sure to update this post to reflect them.  I generally see wear around eight hours, sometimes as long as ten, with little to no fading and no migration/smudging.  The consistency of Urban Decay’s formula is a combination of waxy and creamy, so the pencils definitely glide on without pulling or tugging on the skin, but some require one back-and-forth pass for more opaque color payoff. These six were actually rather pigmented and only Loaded and Chaos needed more than one pass for good color.

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These six were actually rather pigmented and only Loaded and Chaos needed more than one pass for good color. I prefer the intensity of Loaded eyeshadow, though, and you might try using it as an eyeliner instead.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Urban Decay Goldmine 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
Urban Decay Goldmine 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) now include these four shades in the permanent range: Goldmine (gold shimmer with gold micro-sparkle), Freak (bright green shimmer), Junkie (metallic team shimmer with gold micro-sparkle), Deep End (bright metallic peacock shimmer), and LSD (navy shimmer with bright turquoise micro-sparkle). Out of these five, Goldmine and Freak are entirely new, while the other shades have been released in exclusive sets/kits.

Goldmine is a medium gold with moderate orange undertones and a soft sheen and light sprinkling of darker gold sparkle. It had good pigmentation in a single pass and layered to mostly opaque color. Make Up For Ever #9L is slightly lighter. Urban Decay Eldorado is darker, more orange-toned. Urban Decay Honey is much darker, more molten, and browner. It’s closer to Eldorado than it is to Honey, but those who love both will easily see the difference.

Freak is a light-medium green with a subtle golden sheen and an almost cool-toned base color. It had so-so color in a single pass, and it didn’t quite build up to fully opaque color. Urban Decay Graffiti is much darker and cooler-toned. I couldn’t think of a shade that was really similar to this.

Junkie is a bluish-teal with teal and gold sparkle. It has so-so pigmentation in a single stroke, but it is more buildable. MAC Undercurrent is darker, more green-based. MAC Blue Noon is brighter.

Deep End is a brightened blue-teal with a pearly sheen. It had decent color payoff in one stroke, but it is best layered as it builds up to mostly opaque color. MAC Float on By is darker but similar. Urban Decay Electric is brighter and bluer (as are Make Up For Ever #7L and Tarina Tarantino Kanzashi). Milani Aqua is a touch darker. Urban Decay Flipside is slightly more subdued but similar.

LSD is a blackened navy blue base with a ton of lighter blue sparkle and shimmer. It is a weaker shade in a single pass, but it builds up well. MAC Fly-by-Blu is similar.

Some excellent reading: Gold Eyeliner Comparisons, Green Eyeliner Comparisons, Navy Blue Eyeliner Comparisons, Blue Eyeliner Comparisons, Teal Eyeliner Comparisons.

Goldmine and Freak were the first two shades I tested for wear after swatching them; I wore one on each eye and on the lower lash line.  Both shades lasted for eight hours well without smudging though there was slight fading.  I typically get between eight and ten hours of wear with Urban Decay’s eyeliners with little to no fading and definitely no smudging/migration.  They have a slightly creamy, slightly waxy consistency that enables easy glide across the lid and lash line (no tugging or pulling) but usually requires two or three passes of the liner to achieve full color coverage.

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Of these, Deep End was my favorite because it had the best pigmentation and smoothest texture. LSD has a very interesting look on the eye, because of how sparkly it is. I wish Freak popped more; it's slightly brightening but kind of pale.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Monday, March 25th, 2013

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) have seen the recent addition of several new shades to the permanent range, and this is a quick preview that includes photos and swatches of them.  More in-depth photos and reviews to come! :)

P.S. — Urban Decay has confirmed that the eyeliners are still $19.00 and it was a misprint in the press release. Yay!

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Monday, March 25th, 2013

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Urban Decay is re-launching their famous 24/7 Eye Pencils, and how are they celebrating it? They’re adding 13 brand new shades and bringing in 14 previously exclusive shades into the permanent line-up, which will now stand at 40 shades in all. For a limited time, all 40 shades will be sold together (in full-size) for $295 at UrbanDecay.com.  Any shades NOT on this list are now discontinued.

24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($19.00) (Permanent)

  • Perversion Blackest black matte
  • Zero Zealous black cream
  • Smoke Deepest grey matte (New)
  • Uzi Dark gunmetal shimmer with silver micro-sparkle (Previously Exclusive, Revamped)
  • Oil Slick Black shimmer with silver micro-sparkle
  • Underground Metallic taupe shimmer
  • Mushroom Metallic taupe-pewter shimmer (Previously Exclusive)
  • Smog Copper shimmer (Previously Exclusive)
  • Roach Deep copper brown shimmer (New)
  • Bourbon Brown shimmer with gold micro-sparkle
  • Hustle Metallic brown shimmer (Previously Exclusive)
  • Whiskey Rich brown matte (Previously Exclusive)
  • Corrupt Dark metallic reddish brown shimmer with silver micro-sparkle (Previously Exclusive)
  • Demolition Deep brown matte
  • Desperation Deep taupe/gray matte (New)
  • Scorch Bronze shimmer with silver micro-sparkle (New)
  • Goldmine Gold shimmer with gold micro-sparkle (New)
  • Loaded Dark green shimmer (New)
  • Freak Bright green shimmer (New)
  • Invasion Deepest dark green matte (New)
  • Mildew Deep metallic green shimmer
  • Stash Dark metallic green/gold shimmer
  • Junkie Metallic teal shimmer with gold micro-sparkle (Previously Exclusive)
  • Mainline Deep green/blue matte (Previously Exclusive)
  • Deep End Bright metallic peacock shimmer (Previously Exclusive)
  • Electric Bright metallic aquamarine shimmer with silver micro-sparkle
  • LSD Navy shimmer with bright turquoise micro-sparkle (Previously Exclusive)
  • Sabbath Deep navy matte (Previously Exclusive)
  • Abyss Bright metallic blue shimmer with blue micro-sparkle (New)
  • Chaos Vibrant cobalt blue matte with slight floating pearl (New)
  • Ether Pale smoky gray shimmer with violet and fuchsia micro-sparkle (New)
  • Delinquent Dark purple shimmer  with light purple micro-sparkle (Previously Exclusive)
  • Vice Pearly red eggplant shimmer (New)
  • Psychedelic Sister Bright purple cream (Previously Exclusive)
  • Rockstar Darkest eggplant shimmer
  • Empire Dark eggplant matte (Previously Exclusive)
  • Asphyxia Vibrant pink/purple duotone with tonal and blue micro-sparkle (Previously Exclusive)
  • Woodstock Sparkly hot pink shimmer with silver sparkle
  • Yeyo Metallic white shimmer
  • Cuff Metallic silver shimmer with silver micro-sparkle (New)

Availability: Urban Decay on March 26th; also available at Sephora, ULTA, and select Macy’s.

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Urban Decay Secret Service Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Secret Service Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Secret Service Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “soft cool brown matte.” It’s a cool-toned, gray-tinged brown with a matte finish. It’s a brown-leaning taupe, but it has a fair amount of brown in it. Wet ‘n’ Wild Desert Festival #3 is slightly darker. MAC Omega is much lighter. Bobbi Brown Hot Stone is darker. Urban Decay Faint is a few shades lighter.

The texture was a little dry, and the resulting color payoff was good but not excellent; when I applied it to the lid with a fluffy crease brush, I had less trouble getting better color payoff, but it did need a second layer of product to really get true-to-pan color.  I wish it had been just a bit denser/more buttery, because it was also somewhat dusty, so it was prone to fading.  There was some noticeable fading of the color when I wore it, though no creasing, starting at the seven hour mark.  With a really fluffy brush, it works well enough, but it took extra work to blend it out if used with a firmer brush (say for applying to the lid, rather than the crease).

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I wish it had been just a bit denser/more buttery, because it was also somewhat dusty, so it was prone to fading. The color payoff could have been better and more like the color in the pan.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4/5

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Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Urban Decay SWF Eyeshadow
Urban Decay SWF Eyeshadow

Urban Decay SWF Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “pale cotton candy pink shimmer with silver micro-glitter.” It’s a pale, light-medium pink with a frosted finish and, supposedly, silver micro-glitter. NARS Bouthan is a matte version, and it runs a bit cooler. Urban Decay Heartless has a smoother finish and is slightly gray-tinged, but the two are similar–it was actually what prompted me to see if I could get my hands on SWF for comparison! Chanel Harmonie du Soir #4 is warmer. MAC Love Power is more metallic. bareMinerals Giddy is matte and yellower. Inglot #431 is more metallic in finish but similar in color (though the reflective sheen makes it appear somewhat lighter at certain angles).

I could see the micro-glitter in the pan, but it didn’t translate when I swatched it on my skin or later on when I applied it to the eye. This is great with respect to application and wear, because I didn’t have any issues with fall out–I could not find the bits of silver glitter, period! It does mean that there’s some missing “pigment,” since it’s not translating at all. So, if you wanted glitter, you’re out of luck, and if you didn’t, you may, in fact, escape unscathed. The texture is soft, buttery, and dense; it applied smoothly and evenly, and it adhered really well. I had no trouble having it last a full nine hours without creasing or fading (no primer). It was a cinch to blend, and the color applied opaque without having to pack it on.

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If you wanted glitter, you're out of luck, and if you didn't, you may, in fact, escape unscathed. Aside from the glitter not seeming to show up, it had great pigmentation and texture, along with long-wear.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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