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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Bag

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Bag
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Bag

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Bag ($42.50 for 0.50 oz.) includes a full-sized eyeshadow, cream eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara.  The three color products coordinated well together, but the Pro Longwear Paint Pot left something to be desired with regards to pigmentation and blendability, as it had a lot of slip, which gave it sheerer, uneven coverage in practice.

Value

  • Extra Dimension Eyeshadow: $20.00 for 0.04 oz.
  • Pro Longwear Paint Pot: $22.00 for 0.17 oz.
  • Technakohl Liner: $18.00 for 0.012 oz.
  • Mascara: $23.00 for 0.28 oz.
  • Total Value: $83.00

Fathoms Deep is a muted, dark purple with a metallic sheen and cool undertones. It had mostly opaque coverage dry, though it wasn’t quite as deep, and it wore well for six hours. Applied damp, it was fully opaque and wore well for eight hours. Giorgio Armani #3 (P, $33.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Feel the Fever (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Nashville (P, $16.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Inglot #420 (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Frost at Midnight (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Grand Galaxy (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Organica (Left) (LE) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Bae (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Estee Lauder Cyber Lilac (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Purple Priority (758) (P, $7.99) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Viseart Saint Germain (P) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Shadow (07) (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Badass (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC leap #2 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). Makeup Geek High Wire (P, $9.99) is lighter (80% similar). Sleek MakeUP Romance in Rome (LE, $9.99) is lighter (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl #2 (P) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Ardency Inn Purple Hearts (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Lapisluxe #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dream Scene is a light-medium, silvery blue with cooler undertones and a frosted sheen. The pigmentation was just so-so, which I expect is a result of the really emollient, thinner consistency, so it was very prone to sheering out and looking somewhat uneven. It was best as a sheerer wash of color or used as a base underneath powder eyeshadows. On its own, the color wore well for 12 hours, which is great wear but shy of the 15 hours claimed. MAC Water & Ice #1 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Hydrangea Hype (135) (LE, $6.99) is brighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Silver (20) (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Cool Crush (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Platinum (P, $30.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Shellshock (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Buxom Chihuahua (P, $18.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Iced Blue (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). YSL Wet Blue (10) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Maybelline Seashore Frosts (LE, $6.99) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Graphblack is a medium-dark black with a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation in one stroke, and the consistency was soft enough to glide across the lash line without tugging, but it is not so creamy that it slides around. The eyeliner wore for eight hours on me. MAC Definitely Black (P, $20.00)(100% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00)(100% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00)(100% similar). NARS Via Veneto (P, $24.00)(100% similar). Guerlain Noir Volcanique (01) (P, $37.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Zero (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Engraved (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). Guerlain Black Jack (01) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is glossier (95% similar). Zoeva Black to Earth (P, $7.50) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). MAC Superfly (P, $16.00) is glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Stila Stingray (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Black Brilliance (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Black Valley (P, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora All Black Everything (P, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Black Moon (P, $24.00) is glossier (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Eye Bag Smoky Eye Bag
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Urban Decay Space Cowboy, Dark Force, Demolition Razorsharp Liquid Eyeliners

Urban Decay Space Cowboy 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner
Urban Decay Space Cowboy 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner

Urban Decay Space Cowboy 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a medium gold with warm undertones and a sparkly sheen. It had opaque coverage in one stroke, which was a total surprise, as it was a lighter and more shimmery shade–and those have not performed well overall! The texture was still more watery than not, but it applied easily and lasted for ten hours. Chanel Or Rose (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Mari(gold) (70) (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Brassy (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Goldrush (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Dark Force 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a deep, subdued brown with subtle, warm, reddish undertones and gold glitter. It had semi-opaque coverage in a single pass, which was somewhat buildable with a second layer (just make sure to wait for the first one to completely dry!). The consistency was thin, water-like, but it was easy to maneuver the brush across the skin. It wore well for ten hours. MAC Local Wares (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Express-Oh! (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Crave (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Corrupt (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Muse (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Past Twilight (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva Rock 'n' Roll Bride (P, $7.50) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Demolition 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a rich, deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It was richly pigmented and totally opaque in one stroke–this was a lot like Perversion–and had a thicker consistency that wasn’t by any means thick, but it was noticeably less watery compared to a lot of other shades. I had no trouble with wear, as it was still intact after ten hours. MAC Past Twilight (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer, less glossy (95% similar). NARS Last Frontier (P, $24.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Local Wares (DC, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Lowlights (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Stag (LE, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Rail (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Mahogany (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Lush (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Blackened Cocoa (LE, $20.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Sephora Diving in Malaysia (18) (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Call Me (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Stomper (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Chocolate (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Demolition (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Urban Decay 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a water-resistant, long-wearing, “intensely pigmented” liquid liner with an ultra-precise (thin) applicator. There are cream shades and metallic shades; the cream ones have a shiny finish (so none dry matte), while the metallic ones have a more pearly sheen. They require 20-30 seconds worth of shaking, or else you’ll end up with a more watery, sheerer consistency that is hard to work with. If shaken for long enough, everything mixes and most shades are semi-opaque to opaque and thin without feeling watered down, but it is a very wet, thin formula that takes 15-30 seconds to dry down (depends on the shade–metallics dried faster for me, on the whole). Once it dries down, it does seem to shrink slightly and I can feel it cling to my skin a bit. The applicator is thin and flexible enough to maneuver around the curve of the lid. Something that was somewhat frustrating is that the formula is so thin and wet that I do get some splattering when I open shades as well as when I apply (like a dot or two randomly on face).

These remove pretty easily with just water and a light rub, but they don’t come off just rubbing with a dry fingertip at all, so removing those spots requires real makeup remover or a dampened brush/cotton swab. During removal, the eyeliner flakes off in small chunks. If I just sprayed the eyeliner with water and lightly dab or blot (or even just let the water evaporate), they didn’t smudge, fade, or run. I didn’t have any issues with the wear of them–they all went for a full 10-hours before I removed.

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Space Cowboy
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Dark Force
Dark Force
Dark Force
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Demolition
Demolition
Demolition
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Urban Decay Retrograde, Galactic, Street, Zodiac Razorsharp Liquid Eyeliners

Urban Decay Retrograde 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner
Urban Decay Retrograde 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner

Urban Decay Retrograde 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a blackened purple with lighter purple, pink, and blue shimmer. It had semi-opaque coverage in one stroke, which was buildable to opaque coverage if I applied a second layer after the first one had dried down. (Trying to improve coverage while it is drying just moves the product around and creates an uneven, streaky result!) Once dry, the eyeliner stayed in place for the ten hours I wore it for. Zoeva Mr. Marvelous (P, $7.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Cute Robot (P, $15.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Purple Tang (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Th(ink) (44) (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Empire (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Evil Twin (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Tarina Tarantino Amethyst Android (P, $15.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Galactic 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a fine, metallic shimmer-sheen finish. The consistency was fairly watery, which resulted in needing to shake the tube for half of a minute in order to mix everything together well enough to get semi-opaque coverage. It felt a bit clingy after it dried down, but it didn’t budge over a ten hour period. MAC Feminine Edge (DC, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Strawberry Macaroon (P, $10.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Street 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a deep, blackened teal with a satin sheen. It was nicely pigmented with opaque coverage in a single stroke. The consistency was thin, but it wasn’t as watery as other shades, so it was easier to work with and had better color payoff. This shade lasted for ten hours on me. Urban Decay Invasion (P, $20.00)(95% similar). Colour Pop Fast Lane (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Fast Lane (P, $5.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Black Ivy (DC, $16.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Zodiac 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a medium-dark greenish-brown; it had a strong, dark brown base with lighter emerald green, olive green, and gold shimmer. The texture of the eyeliner was watery and thin, which resulted in streakier, sheerer coverage. I would recommend waiting for the initial layer to dry down, and then applying a second layer for better opacity. The eyeliner lasted for ten hours, though. Urban Decay Zodiac (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Rue de Rivoli (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Night Porter (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Swamped (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Go For a Ride (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Devotion (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Urban Decay 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a water-resistant, long-wearing, “intensely pigmented” liquid liner with an ultra-precise (thin) applicator. There are cream shades and metallic shades; the cream ones have a shiny finish (so none dry matte), while the metallic ones have a more pearly sheen. They require 20-30 seconds worth of shaking, or else you’ll end up with a more watery, sheerer consistency that is hard to work with. If shaken for long enough, everything mixes and most shades are semi-opaque to opaque and thin without feeling watered down, but it is a very wet, thin formula that takes 15-30 seconds to dry down (depends on the shade–metallics dried faster for me, on the whole). Once it dries down, it does seem to shrink slightly and I can feel it cling to my skin a bit. The applicator is thin and flexible enough to maneuver around the curve of the lid. Something that was somewhat frustrating is that the formula is so thin and wet that I do get some splattering when I open shades as well as when I apply (like a dot or two randomly on face).

These remove pretty easily with just water and a light rub, but they don’t come off just rubbing with a dry fingertip at all, so removing those spots requires real makeup remover or a dampened brush/cotton swab. During removal, the eyeliner flakes off in small chunks. If I just sprayed the eyeliner with water and lightly dab or blot (or even just let the water evaporate), they didn’t smudge, fade, or run. I didn’t have any issues with the wear of them–they all went for a full 10-hours before I removed.

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Retrograde
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
83%
Total
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Galactic
Galactic
Galactic
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Street
Street
Street
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Zodiac
Zodiac
Zodiac
6
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
10
Longevity
3.5
Application
76%
Total

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Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner (Part 2)

Urban Decay 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner
Urban Decay 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner

Urban Decay 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.0000 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a water-resistant, long-wearing, “intensely pigmented” liquid liner with an ultra-precise (thin) applicator. There are cream shades and metallic shades; the cream ones have a shiny finish (so none dry matte), while the metallic ones have a more pearly sheen. They require 20-30 seconds worth of shaking, or else you’ll end up with a more watery, sheerer consistency that is hard to work with. If shaken for long enough, everything mixes and most shades are semi-opaque to opaque and thin without feeling watered down, but it is a very wet, thin formula that takes 15-30 seconds to dry down (depends on the shade–metallics dried faster for me, on the whole). Once it dries down, it does seem to shrink slightly and I can feel it cling to my skin a bit. The applicator is thin and flexible enough to maneuver around the curve of the lid. Something that was somewhat frustrating is that the formula is so thin and wet that I do get some splattering when I open shades as well as when I apply (like a dot or two randomly on face).

These remove pretty easily with just water and a light rub, but they don’t come off just rubbing with a dry fingertip at all, so removing those spots requires real makeup remover or a dampened brush/cotton swab. During removal, the eyeliner flakes off in small chunks.. If I just sprayed the eyeliner with water and lightly dab or blot (or even just let the water evaporate), they didn’t smudge, fade, or run. I didn’t have any issues with the wear of them–they all went for a full 10-hours before I removed.

Urban Decay Bump 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.0000 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is a bright white with a satiny sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one stroke, which applied fairly fluidly and didn’t skip. In order to get truly opaque coverage, a second layer is needed, but be sure to wait until the first layer dries down. It lasted for ten hours on me. Make Up For Ever M16 Matte White (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Fascinating (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Exit (DC, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Stila Alpine (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Exit (P, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Santa Monica Blvd. (P, $24.00) is brighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Polar Ice (P, $17.00) is more muted (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Cuff 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.0000 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is a bright silver with a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer color coverage, even after I spent a good bit of time shaking up the tube; on the best application, I was able to get semi-opaque coverage, but three of the four times I tried swatching for better coverage, it was just semi-sheer. If you want to layer this for true opacity, just make sure to let the first layer dry. MAC Sterling Silver (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Cuff (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Silver Sky (290) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Kicker (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Kicker (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Diamonds are Forever (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Silverstroke (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Revolver 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.0000 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is a dark gray with silver and teal shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff in one pass (and I did shake it up for about 20 seconds), and it didn’t improve even after opening/closing the product over the course of a week to see if it would dry out any. The texture was thinner, somewhat runny and watery, and it was harder to control. Once on, the liner locked on for ten hours without issue. Urban Decay Moonspoon (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Little Black Bow (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Starry Sky (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Uzi (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Charcoal (LE) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.0000 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is a deep, dark black with a satin sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a fluid, smooth consistency that wasn’t too thick or too thin, though it is thinner than the average eyeliner from my experience. It lasted for ten hours on me. Too Faced Black (P, $20.00) is glossier (95% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Definitely Black (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Deeper (01) (P, $55.00) is warmer (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Black (01) (P, $28.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Really Black (LE, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Illamasqua Abyss (P, $27.50) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Clubbing Stilettos (P, $10.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Zoeva Black to Earth (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Graphblack (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer (P, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Goldrush 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.0000 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is a medium, yellowy gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. After swatching this five times, it seemed to thicken and become more pigmented, but the first four times, it was always semi-sheer, so it may be like some mascaras where after some use, it dries out and actually is better. Chanel Vegas Gold (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC $$$ (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Brassy (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Illamasqua Alchemy (P, $27.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Girls Night Out (P, $10.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Going for Gold (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Gold (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Zoeva After the Disco (P, $7.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Handforged (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Space Cowboy (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Antique (04) (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Snakebite 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.0000 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark brown with gold and bronze pearl. It had semi-opaque coverage initially, which you could layer if you made sure to let the initial layer dry down and get opaque coverage. The liquid eyeliner did apply smoothly and evenly, though, and it still went for a full 10 hours without budging on me. MAC Bountiful Brown (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Smog (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Constant Copper (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Plank (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Bump
Bump
Bump
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Cuff
Cuff
Cuff
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
7
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Revolver
Revolver
Revolver
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
10
Longevity
3
Application
69%
Total
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Perversion
Perversion
Perversion
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Goldrush
Goldrush
Goldrush
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Snakebite
Snakebite
Snakebite
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total

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Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner (Part 1)

Urban Decay 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner
Urban Decay 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner

Urban Decay 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.0000 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a water-resistant, long-wearing, “intensely pigmented” liquid liner with an ultra-precise (thin) applicator. There are cream shades and metallic shades; the cream ones have a shiny finish (so none dry matte), while the metallic ones have a more pearly sheen. They require 20-30 seconds worth of shaking, or else you’ll end up with a more watery, sheerer consistency that is hard to work with. If shaken for long enough, everything mixes and most shades are semi-opaque to opaque and thin without feeling watered down, but it is a very wet, thin formula that takes 15-30 seconds to dry down (depends on the shade–metallics dried faster for me, on the whole). Once it dries down, it does seem to shrink slightly and I can feel it cling to my skin a bit. The applicator is thin and flexible enough to maneuver around the curve of the lid. Something that was somewhat frustrating is that the formula is so thin and wet that I do get some splattering when I open shades as well as when I apply (like a dot or two randomly on face).

These remove pretty easily with just water and a light rub, but they don’t come off just rubbing with a dry fingertip at all, so removing those spots requires real makeup remover or a dampened brush/cotton swab. During removal, the eyeliner flakes off in small chunks. If I just sprayed the eyeliner with water and lightly dab or blot (or even just let the water evaporate), they didn’t smudge, fade, or run. I didn’t have any issues with the wear of them–they all went for a full 10-hours before I removed.

Urban Decay Fireball 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.0000 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark red-copper with iridescent pink sheen. It’s a really cool shade, but it could use more pigmentation, which is the major downside. The thinner consistency was a little watery and took longer to dry, though once it did, it wore for ten hours on me. Zoeva Opulence (P, $7.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Kush 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.0000 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium green with warm, yellow undertones and gold sparkle. It had opaque coverage in a single stroke, and the consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it applied evenly and didn’t take too long to dry. This shade lasted for ten hours on me. Colour Pop Maybe (DC, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Maybe (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Freak (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Sephora Caipirinha Dreamin' (LE, $10.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Deep End 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.0000 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark blue-teal with a metallic sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage in a single pass, which was fluid and even when applied. The texture was thin without being runny or watery. It wore well for ten hours on me. Urban Decay Vacancy (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I32 Iridescent Lagoon Green (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC New Marine (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Sweet Star (LE, $29.00) is more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Ocean (P, $9.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy (P, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #52L (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Chaos 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.0000 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark cobalt blue with cool undertones and a satiny sheen. It had good pigmentation in one pass, once really shaken up, which didn’t skip or go on unevenly, but the consistency is still on the thinner, wetter side and had this one splatter every time I opened and used it (five times). Urban Decay Chaos (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NARS Most Wanted (LE, $24.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Royal Wink (LE, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Lancome Cote d'Azur (P, $23.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Sephora Sea If I Care (P, $14.00) is less glossy (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Push 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.0000 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is a dark, navy blue with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It’s not as metallic as a lot of the other shades, but it seems to have a bit of shimmer. This shade was quite watery, even when shaken up and open/closed multiple times, which resulted in sheerer coverage. The color still wore for ten hours. NARS Rue Saint-Honore (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Waveline (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Cool Jazz (P, $16.00) is less glossy (90% similar). L'Oreal Cobalt Blue (250) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Push (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M22 Matte Majorelle Blue (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Sabbath (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). NARS Darklight (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Fireball
Fireball
Fireball
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Kush
Kush
Kush
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
93%
Total
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Deep End
Deep End
Deep End
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Chaos
Chaos
Chaos
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
83%
Total
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Push
Push
Push
7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total

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NARS Velvet Eyeliners (Part 2)

NARS Black Moon Velvet Liner
NARS Black Moon Velvet Liner

NARS Black Moon Velvet Liner ($24.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep black with a satin finish. It had rich color payoff in one stroke, and it was easy to layer and build as desired, too–it didn’t lift or cause the color to streak. It was creamy enough to be comfortable to apply, but it didn’t migrate or move around immediately. The color wore for eight hours overall. Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Clubbing Stilettos (P, $10.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Graphblack (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Definitely Black (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Stila Stingray (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Jet (LE, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Black Brilliance (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Via Veneto (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva Black to Earth (P, $7.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Blackened Black (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Black (01) (P, $28.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Black Velvet (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Blue Lotus Velvet Liner ($24.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a dark, violet-purple with cool, bluish undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one stroke, which was buildable to a minor degree, but it was hard to get fully opaque coverage out of this shade. It could have also applied more evenly. The color started to migrate noticeably after seven and a half hours of wear. NARS St. Marks Place (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Amethyst Android (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Descanso (DC, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Homie (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Curacao Velvet Liner ($24.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, cyan blue with a matte finish. It had good pigmentation in one pass, and the consistency was soft enough to be comfortable, but the edge was firm enough to get a really crisp, even line of color. The color wore well for almost nine hours on me, which made it one of the longer-wearing shades in the range. Colour Pop Bee Sting (P, $5.00)(95% similar). MAC Hi-Def Cyan (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Bee Sting (DC, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Stila Cobalt (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Darklight Velvet Liner ($24.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a dark, muted navy blue with cool undertones and a satin finish. The color payoff was good, though not fully opaque (and it didn’t layer and build to opaque fo rme). The texture was lightly creamy but seemed to have a little more slip, so it sometimes looked streaky applied–that streakiness was more noticeable if I applied a thicker line of color, whereas a thin line made it so thin that it wasn’t noticeable except in a magnifying mirror! This shade started to migrate to the outer corners of my lash line after seven and a half hours of wear. Estee Lauder Blackened Sapphire (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Push (P, $20.00)(90% similar). Colour Pop DTLA (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #3 (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop DTLA (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Waveline (DC, $16.00) is glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Sabbath (P, $20.00) is glossier (85% similar). MAC Waveline (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Stila Midnight Blue (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Push (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | NARS Velvet Liner ($24.00 for 0.04 oz.) is supposed to be creamy, “richly pigmented,” and “softly blendable.” It’s a new, permanent formula for fall, and it is available in eight shades. They are soft enough that they don’t tug or drag on the lash line, and they don’t feel sharp either, despite being a much firmer pencil eyeliner (not waxy like a lot of popular formulas) and tended to be more pigmented in one stroke. Some shades lasted for seven hours, while some lasted closer to nine hours.

NARS Velvet Eyeliner Black Moon
Black Moon
NARS Velvet Eyeliner Blue Lotus
NARS Velvet Eyeliner Curacao
Curacao
NARS Velvet Eyeliner Darklight
Darklight

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