Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencils Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)


24/7 Shadow Pencils: Clinic, Narc, Clash, Delinquent, Morphine, Barracuda

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).

  • Clinic is a rich, jewel-tone teal with green-teal sheen and light silver sparkle. It is similar to Covet 24/7 Liner, but Clinic seems more green-based.
  • Narc is a darkened grassy green tinged with olive dusted with gold sparkle. It compares best with Mildew 24/7 Liner, but it is noticeably greener and warmer.
  • Clash is a brilliant bright blue with silver sparkle. It is extremely similar to Electric 24/7 Liner–if I look closely, it seems like Clash is slightly brighter.
  • Delinquent is deep purple violet with lilac sparkle. It’s such a stunning jewel-tone shade. It is completely different from Lust 24/7 Liner, and it doesn’t compare to Ransom 24/7 Liner either.
  • Morphine is an iridescent cool-toned bluish-lilac with some fuchsia in its base. I thought it might compare to Asphyxia 24/7 Liner, but it’s much, much lighter, more iridescent, and really does not have much in common with Asphyxia.
  • Barracuda is a darkened black with silver sparkle. I couldn’t distinguish it from Oil Slick 24/7 Liner, and it is slightly darker than Uzi 24/7 Liner.

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.

P.S. — I have to see what NYX pencils I have, but I will try to do some comparisons later this weekend (school all day).

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 5/5

RECOMMENDATION: If you like Urban Decay’s 24/7 Liners, I think you’ll like these. Whether you use these as eyeliner or as an eyeshadow, they work as well, if not better, than the 24/7 Liners–since they’re more pigmented.

AVAILABILITY: January 2011 @ urbandecay.com; early February 2011 @ Beauty.com, Macy’s, Sephora, & ULTA


24/7 Shadow Pencils: Clinic, Narc, Clash, Delinquent, Morphine, Barracuda


24/7 Shadow Pencils: Clinic, Narc, Clash


24/7 Shadow Pencils: Delinquent, Morphine, Barracuda


24/7 Shadow Pencils: Clinic, Narc, Clash, Delinquent, Morphine, Barracuda


24/7 Shadow Pencils: Clinic, Narc, Clash, Delinquent, Morphine, Barracuda


24/7 Shadow Pencils: Clinic, Narc, Clash, Delinquent, Morphine, Barracuda


24/7 Shadow Pencils: Clinic, Narc, Clash, Delinquent, Morphine, Barracuda


24/7 Shadow Pencils: Clinic, Narc, Clash, Delinquent, Morphine, Barracuda


24/7 Shadow Pencils: Clinic, Narc, Clash, Delinquent, Morphine, Barracuda


24/7 Shadow Pencils: Clinic, Narc, Clash


24/7 Shadow Pencils: Delinquent, Morphine, Barracuda


Clinic (24/7 Shadow), Covet (24/7 Liner)


Narc (24/7 Shadow), Mildew (24/7 Liner)


Clash (24/7 Shadow), Electric (24/7 Liner)


Lust (24/7 Liner), Delinquent (24/7 Shadow), Ransom (24/7 Liner)


Morphine (24/7 Shadow), Asphyxia (24/7 Liner)


Oil Slick (24/7 Liner), Barracuda (24/7 Shadow), Uzi (24/7 Liner)

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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Loving the first four of these, particularly Clinic and Clash (…even though I already have Electric. I’ve never tried it as a base, though.)

Awesome!Thanks so much for the side by side comparisons. Really helps me see where I can save my poor wallet because I have some of these liners already. Clinic and Delinquent are DEFINITELY calling my name.

i’m totally in love with them all….maybe we’ll get lucky and UD will release all of the colors in one big, expensive kit!! can’t wait until they come out… thank you for the swatches and the reviews – while i am INSANELY jealous that you got them first, it definitely helps to know how the product works before it comes out – so i can fit it into my ever growing UD budget 😉

They adhere better to the lid, they dry down faster. I get better wear out of them personally 🙂

As mentioned in the post, I will try to do a comparison later on this weekend, so please just give me some more time, thank you! 🙂

I love these! It would be amazing if UD would put out a set with all of them. (A girl can dream, right?)
I will probably get Morphine and Delinquent first, because I love purples. The others will go on my Sephora Wish List. (They’ll be a great thing to grab, one at a time, whenever there’s a GWP offer.)

So earlier this week I said I was not going to buy any more purple eye shadows in response to a question posed but Delinquent is just gorgeous!

I really like some of these–especially Delinquent, Morphine and Barracuda but I’ve noticed the regular sized liners migrate and fade pretty quick. And I know I can put eye shadow on top (of the liner) but if I wanted to do that, I’d just put the eyeshadow on as the eyeliner and skip this extra step/$ on product haha Besides, UD liners are SO pretty but I wish they’d work better on me. I have a feeling these shadow pencils would have the same effect, even with a primer. Does Barracuda remind anyone else of MAC Blackline from Tartan Tale?

Oh dear – I am in trouble! I’m glad to hear these aren’t limited edition because I want at least 5 or 6 of them – Sin, Barracuda and Narc, especially, but a few others too. The fact that they don’t crease is such a huge bonus.

Just wondering to anyone out there who has any of the shadow pencils how much they’ve found themselves using them, any favs that are really impressive & any fav looks? Trying to decide what shade/s to start. Thinking Morphine or Lit as all over shades but curious how people are doing with contour shades/blending etc. Still as good as they seemed initially– really worth having or grab one or two? Any shades that have problems?

To go with Morphine and/or maybe Lit– Delinquent, Clinic or Mercury?

If it matters I have a lot of actual liners so I’m more interested in lid/contour.

(dear christine– these would make a kickass look) O:-)

I have morphine and I’m IN LOVEEE with the color and quality of product.. PROBLEM: everytime I wear it my contacts fog up! I wear dailies. and I tried cleaning but no product was actually on y contact! then I switched out my contacts over and over gain an they kept fogging up! I wore this color 4 days 1 day on between I took a break and then wore it 2 more days! all 4 days I wore it this happened! but it has NEVER happened b4! HELP?! haha

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