Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil: Review

So, anyone who has read this blog, or follows me on Twitter may already know this – but I am a bit in love with the Urban Decay Book of Shadows II. I am probably starting to annoy people by raving about it, but I’m really hoping that if I go on about it enough Santa (aka the boyfriend) might get the hint.

Anyway, Book of Shadows II aside, recently I have been resting out a few of the 24/7 Eye Pencils and want to share my review with you lovely peeps.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil is described as ‘unmatched in the industry’ for providing intense, creamy colour, in a water-proof, unstoppable formula that literally lasts 24/7…. sounds pretty impressive right?

So what do I think? I am truly impressed by the intensity of these eye liners – the three colours I have been using (below top to bottom: Bourbon, Lust and Electric) are all really bright and vivid. Even Bourbon, the brown, normally just lumped into the ‘neutrals’ category is somehow brighter and more exciting in this pencil. With a hint of subtle glitter, this colour is really pretty but still subtle enough for daily use. Bourbon is the shade I have used most of the three, using it to line under my eyes as it’s a little softer than black for daytime. Look how vibrant the colours are in the picture, and that was taken from a bit of a distance rather than up-close.

The main thing that impresses me about these pencils is that they really DO NOT BUDGE. The swatches I drew on my hand for the picture really didn’t smudge, smear or wash off at all with water – but magically came of clean with some eye make-up remover. On the eye it’s the same thing – they last all day, but then when you want to take it off they just come off easily.
I really like these eye pencils and now want to add Zero Black and Gunmetal to the collection. At £10 a pencil, the value is really good as the pencils are really big and will last for ages.
Urban Decay is available in Boots (currently part of the buy 3 get 750 advantage card points deal), House of Fraser and Debenhams.
**The Small Print**
The products in this review were all sent to me free of charge for review purposes. All reviews are honest and impartial regardless of the source of the products.
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4 Comments

  1. XOVINTAGELOVE
    December 15, 2009 / 10:12 am

    These are my favourite!

  2. December 15, 2009 / 1:56 pm

    Liking the look of these bad boys. Especially Gunmetal. Did they crease on your lids at all?

  3. December 15, 2009 / 3:50 pm

    Nope, no creasing at all for me. I did mostly use it to line lower lashes – no colour fall out or smudging there though. When I used ‘Electric’ to line upper eye lid it totally stayed put too.

    Gunmetal does look rather fabulous doesn’t it!

  4. December 16, 2009 / 2:53 am

    I’ve been so excited since UD promised international shipping ‘soon.’ Most liners last well on my upper lashline, but anything in the vicinity of my waterline smudges.

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