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Make Up For Ever #21 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick

It is and isn’t a dupe. It is the closest I’ve seen, even after going through the Scarlet Season posts from last year, and it has some of that shimmer-metallic sheen, but the metallic finish is much stronger in Adora, which gives it a darker look. It is also glossier and less matte than Adora. The color itself is quite close, slightly brighter, but the red itself seems right there with Adora. #21 is a bright cherry red with a very slight blue base, but it doesn’t read cool when I wear it. It applies opaque in just one layer, and it wears for six hours with ease.

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RECOMMENDATION: If you can’t track down Adora, you might find comfort in #21.

AVAILABILITY: Sephora

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Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencils (Part 2)

For spring, Urban Decay’s launching a brand new product: 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.), which come in twelve different shades. There are six included in this post: Clinic (deep peacock green with fine green sparkle), Narc (mossy green sheen), Clash (bright electric blue with fine silver sparkle), Delinquent (deep jewel purple with fine purple sparkle), Morphine (iridescent lilac), and Barracuda (black with fine silver sparkle).

Of this set, Delinquent and Morphine are the most unique, while the other four have similar shades in the 24/7 Liner line.  This is predicated on you already owning the liner counterparts and not feeling the need to spring for jumbo-sized versions to use as an eyeshadow base.  The 24/7 Liners are still much easier to use as eyeliners, because they are smaller and therefore more precise and suited for the lash line.  However, you do get significantly more bang for your buck with the 24/7 Shadows, so if you don’t own one of the 24/7 Liners that compares but always wanted to, perhaps the 24/7 Shadow version will serve you well.

These really do feel like jumbo-sized 24/7 Liners–they are smooth, creamy, and glide across the lid with ease. I will say that these seem more pigmented than the 24/7 Liners. You really get true color with one stroke, and even lighter shades go on opaque. I wore Clinic (to-be-reviewed) on one eye and Midnight Cowboy on the other eye for twelve hours yesterday, and I didn’t experience any creasing. I wore them both all over the lid and above the crease, applied with the pencil itself, and straight on the lid (no primer).

I later wore just Rehab all over the lid and above the crease, blended out with fingertips, with Rehab over Urban Decay’s Primer Potion on one lid and by itself on the other. This test was more about blendability and how it would work over a base. It dries down quickly; it’s smudgeable and blendable for 15-20 seconds, but you’ll want to work pretty fast if you’re blending two or more of the Shadow Pencils together. Lighter shades like Sin, Lit, and Midnight Cowboy are beautiful all-over lid shades–for those mornings where all you have are two minutes to spare.

They are shorter than 24/7 Liners (just over 5.5″), but they are definitely fatter–they also contain over twice the product (.10 oz. vs. 0.04 oz.) and only cost $3 more ($20 vs. $17). In terms of high-end products, they compare to NARS Shadow Pencils in look (doesn’t migrate), but they perform well, like MAC Shade Sticks (creamier, though). I’m pleasantly surprised at how the price/quantity worked out here. All in all, I’m liking these so far, and they make excellent colored eyeshadow bases that can also double as eyeliner. So far, I’ve found they adhere well to the lid without creasing or fading.

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Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencils (Part 1)

For spring, Urban Decay’s launching a brand new product: 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.), which come in twelve different shades. There are six included in this post: Sin (champagne shimmer), Lit (sunny bronze shimmer), Midnight Cowboy (beige with fine gold sparkle), Rehab (taupey brown sheen), Wasteland (dark brown sheen), and Mercury (gunmetal grey sheen).

These really do feel like jumbo-sized 24/7 Liners–they are smooth, creamy, and glide across the lid with ease. I will say that these seem more pigmented than the 24/7 Liners. You really get true color with one stroke, and even lighter shades go on opaque. I wore Clinic (to-be-reviewed) on one eye and Midnight Cowboy on the other eye for twelve hours yesterday, and I didn’t experience any creasing. I wore them both all over the lid and above the crease, applied with the pencil itself, and straight on the lid (no primer).

I later wore just Rehab all over the lid and above the crease, blended out with fingertips, with Rehab over Urban Decay’s Primer Potion on one lid and by itself on the other. This test was more about blendability and how it would work over a base. It dries down quickly; it’s smudgeable and blendable for 15-20 seconds, but you’ll want to work pretty fast if you’re blending two or more of the Shadow Pencils together. Lighter shades like Sin, Lit, and Midnight Cowboy are beautiful all-over lid shades–for those mornings where all you have are two minutes to spare.

I thought it was interesting that there was very little overlap in the names. It seems like Urban Decay often uses the same names (and the corresponding shade) across product types (e.g. Ransom 24/7 Liner, Ransom Eyeshadow), but most of these are new names. Meaningless in terms of the product itself, but it made me curious as to what else we might see from Urban Decay in 2011. It also made me curious given that there are some shades that are rather close to existing 24/7 Liners.

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Urban Decay Spring 2011 Products


Urban Decay Spring 2011 Products

All products available at urbandecay.com in January 2011, in-stores and other retailers (Beauty.com, Macy’s, Sephora, ULTA) in early February.

15th Anniversary 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set ($92.00) (Limited Edition)

This collectible set features 15 incredible 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, each one stamped with our 15 year anniversary artwork and showing off a shiny silver cap and base (except our Perversion pencil, shrouded in matte black from top to base), plus a special-edition Grind House Double Barrel Sharpener embellished with the “UD 15” logo.

  • Asphyxia Pinky iridescent purple (New, Exclusive)
  • Baked Bold bronze
  • Binge Deep metallic navy blue
  • Bourbon Medium brown with gold sparkle
  • Corrupt Dark metallic brown with silver sparkle (Exclusive)
  • Electric Bright aquamarine blue
  • Midnight Cowboy Beige with gold sparkle (New, Exclusive)
  • Mildew Deep mossy green
  • Perversion Blackest carbon black (New, Exclusive)
  • Ransom Bright iridescent purple
  • Rockstar Darkest eggplant
  • Stash Dark olive with gold sparkle
  • Stray Dog Shimmery brown taupe (New, Exclusive)
  • Uzi Gunmetal grey with sparkle (New, Exclusive)
  • Zero Zealous black

24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil ($20.00)

Following in its mama’s (24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils) footsteps, 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil has made the impossible possible… eyeshadow in pencil form with bragging rights so fierce all other shadow pencils have been put to shame: highest color payout, longest wear time, smoothest application, no creasing, easiest to blend before dry down, and hottest color selection. Twice as fat as our 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, the Shadow Pencil fits perfectly into the larger barrel of your Grindhouse Double Barrel Sharpener and sharpens to a fine point for precision lines or to a rounded tip for thick smudgeable lines.

  • Barracuda Black with fine silver sparkle
  • Clash Bright electric blue with fine silver sparkle
  • Clinic Deep peacock green with fine green sparkle
  • Delinquent Deep jewel purple with fine purple sparkle
  • Lit Sunny bronze shimmer
  • Mercury Gunmetal grey sheen
  • Midnight Cowboy Beige with fine gold sparkle
  • Morphine Iridescent lilac
  • Narc Mossy green sheen
  • Rehab Taupey brown sheen
  • Sin Champagne shimmer
  • Wasteland Dark brown sheen

Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tint ($24.00)

Get that “special glow” without the risk of morning-after regrets with Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tints by Urban Decay. For effortless radiance and the natural-looking glow of a cream without any greasy feel, bask in Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tint. Non-greasy but with a glide-on feel, our high-tech formula contains just the right amount of slip. Seven scintillating shades provide lightweight, sheer, buildable color that glides on top of any foundation or bare skin and flashes down instantly.

  • Bang Sheer coral red
  • Crush Sheer hot pink
  • Fetish Sheer mauve with fine pearlized finish
  • Greedy Sheer blackberry
  • Indecent Sheer apricot with pearly gold shimmer
  • Quickie Sheer bubble-pup-electric pink
  • Score Sheer pink lemonade with fine pearlized finish

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