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.

The Glossover


24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil


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.











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Friday, January 25th, 2013

Navy Blue Eyeliners
Navy Blue Eyeliners: BB Black Navy, MUFE #8K, bareMinerals Noon,
D&G 8, EL Blackened Sapphire, MAC Marine Ultra, MAC Prussian, MAC Blooz

Navy Blue Eyeliners: Your Guide

I think navy blue might be the color I have the most shades for!

  1. Bobbi Brown Black Navy is a deep, dark navy that almost looks purple.
  2. Make Up For Ever #8K is a deep navy blue. It is a touch darker than Dolce & Gabbana #8.
  3. bareMinerals Noon is a blackened navy blue. (LE)
  4. Dolce & Gabbana #8 is a deep navy blue with a sheen. It is a bit lighter than MUFE #8K.
  5. Estee Lauder Blackened Sapphire is a rich, blackened navy blue with a matte finish. (LE)
  6. MAC Marine Ultra is a lighter, but a darker blue with more brightness than other shades here.
  7. MAC Prussian is a navy blue with a purple tinge and a soft sheen.
  8. MAC Blooz is a blackened navy blue with a hint of purple. It is very similar to Givenchy #14.
  9. Givenchy #14 is a blackened navy blue with a hint of purple. It is very similar to MAC Blooz.
  10. NARS Rue Saint-Honore is a dark navy blue with a soft sheen. It is a touch more intense compared to Dolce & Gabbana #8 and MUFE #8K.
  11. YSL Oriental Blue #3 is a rich, navy blue with a matte finish. It is a touch lighter than La Prairie Midnight Blue.
  12. Korres #9 is a teal-ish blue (looked navy blue in the pencil!). (DC)
  13. La Prairie Midnight Blue is a rich, navy blue with a matte finish. It is a bit darker than YSL Oriental Blue.
  14. Chanel Marine is a shimmering navy blue.
  15. Make Up For Ever #3L is a blackened navy blue with soft sparkle.
  16. MAC Fly-By-Blu is a lightened blue over a blackened navy base. (LE)
  17. MAC Petrol Blue is a dark navy blue with sparkle over a blackened blue base. This shade is similar to MUFE #8K and D&G #8.
  18. MAC Blue Stripe is a blackened navy blue with a subtle sheen. It is darker and less sparkly compared to MAC Petrol Blue, and a touch darker than MUFE #3L.
  19. Urban Decay Binge is a lightened navy blue with a hint of purple; it is a bit lighter than the other navy blues here.
  20. Tarina Tarantino Cute Robot is a rich navy blue over a blackened navy base. It is comparable to NARS Rue Saint-Honore and MAC Petrol Blue.
  21. MAC Sense of Style is a darkened, teal-blue with a black base. (LE)
  22. MAC Navy Stain is a navy blue with subtle sheen.
  23. MAC Hyacinth is a medium-dark blue with a matte finish. (LE)
  24. MAC Industrial is a lightened, medium blue with a brownish-black base. It is similar to MAC Fly-By-Blu, but it has a lighter base.
  25. Urban Decay LSD is medium blue sparkle over a blackened navy base. It is a bit like MAC Fly-By-Blu. (LE)
  26. Make Up For Ever #15L is a darkened cornflower blue with a barely-there sheen.

TEMPTALIA PICKS:  #5 (pigmentation, texture), #17 (intensity), #20 (pigmentation, longevity), #26 (uniqueness, longevity)

Behind-the-Series:  It was my intention to provide heavy, opaque swatches to provide an accurate color comparison.  Some eyeliners required one pass, some required five, and a few even more.  When possible, the shade name (above) is linked to the original review so you can read more about the quality, wear, etc. of a particular eyeliner.  If we’ve never done a review, there will be no link.  Shades that were limited edition will be marked with “(LE)” and shades that were discontinued will be marked with “(DC)” after the color description.  You can also find all comparisons on The Dupe List.

What’s your favorite navy blue Eyeliner? How do you like to use it?

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