Desperation is described as "deep taupe-gray matte." It's a medium-dark, gray-leaning taupe with soft brown undertones and a matte finish. This is part of the permanent range. It has decent color payoff in one pass, and it is buildable to more opaque color on the lash line. It lasted well for a full eight hours, and then it started to show signs of fading after nine hours--just a thinning of the color but no smudging or migrating. Laura Mercier Slate seems warmer. Urban Decay Stray Dog is lighter, shimmery. bareMinerals 11PM is darker. See comparison swatches.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Our award-winning, bestselling, and waterproof 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil comes in an insane range of shades, from daytime neutrals to electric hues, and five finishes—shimmer, satin, matte, metallic, and glitter. This eyeliner goes on smoothly, stays soft and super-creamy for blending (about 30 seconds), then dries to a long-lasting finish that won't budge. Line your eyes with a hint of color or opt for a graphic, dramatic look. Use them solo or combine with Urban Decay eyeshadows for more intensity. Created with 50 percent moisturizing ingredients suspended in a waterproof formula, 24/7 Eye Pencil gets a boost from vitamin E, jojoba oil, and cottonseed oil. Use the Grindhouse Double Barrel Sharpener to keep your pencils always sharp.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Synthetic Wax, Polybutene, Isododecane, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Ceresin, Ozokerite, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline), Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol. [+/- (May Contain/Peut contenir): CI 77891 (Titanium Dixoide), CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77019 (Mica)].
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