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Once upon a time, I had money and the opportunity to shop. I liked to leave work on a Friday, buy a new outfit to wear out that night, some cheapo sparkly earrings, the latest make-up. I liked to kick off with a few glasses of wine at my friends' houses, get a taxi to a club and dance the night away. I'd wander home eventually in the small hours and sleep until lunchtime on Saturday.
Nowadays, Friday night is another round of making M&M's dinner, followed by cuddles and story and bath and bed. All I seem to want is sleep and time with her. I'm not complaining in the slightest, I love every minute of being with her and I would never go back to the old me. Her baby smell and the gorgeous gummy smiles are a winning formula and I don't feel like my life is over, I feel it's just begun. And there are some things I still get to hang on to; one of these is my Urban Decay eyeliner.
This is not the cheapest eyeliner I've bought, but I feel it more than justifies the £12.50 price tag. It's a thing of beauty, long and slim with a tight fitting silver lid and a silver end. The Urban Decay brand name appears along the length of it and the whole thing comes packaged in a purple cardboard box. They have the best range of colours I've ever seen in an eyeliner, purple, gold, silver and so on. These are block colours too, no fancy sparkle to ruin the statement effect.
I buy at most, one or two of these a year in everyday black, simply because they last so well. The kohl is exactly the right consistency, not the scratchy hard cheap stuff that drags your eyelids, but not so soft that it crumbles under use and ruins a white work shirt. I find that these pencils sharpen perfectly without any flaking or splintering and that despite repeated dropping on the bathroom floor, the lead doesn't break and drop out of the pencil when you take the lid off (take note, Rimmel, Revlon and Maybelline!).
In terms of application, these pencils can give a very well defined line when sharp, or if you round off the end, you can get a smoky seductive flick. I've found that you can blend the colours easily and I can get a brilliant smudgy effect using a wet or dry finger. The black is a flattering shade which complements my black eyelashes and eyebrows without giving an over the top goth effect. It does subtle daytime application for such exciting events as a trip to the organic food store or a hot date at the weaning class. And teamed with dramatic mascara for evening wear, it's more than glamorous enough for the now very occasional night out. My daughter is so lucky that mummy makes time to take her to house parties.
In terms of longevity, this really lasts. A couple of days after giving birth, I was still wearing it when I finally made it for a wash. That means it did the distance through sweat, tears and all the rest of it. I remember wearing it through three days of a festival in my previous incarnation, with only slight smudging due to hayfever. I reckon at a push, it could do an entire weekend of binge-drinking without reapplication. And the flip side is that I have no trouble removing it with ordinary make up wipes and a bit of water. Not that I want to, after the last few years of using it I'm not sure I like the way I look without it.
It's not often I say this, but this eyeliner absolutely deserves full marks. If it had been around when I was still at school (and if I'd cleverly persuaded my mum to buy it for me), I don't think I'd be cringingly hiding quite so many photos in the loft.
As someone who couldn't be without eyeliner, finding a good one is very important to me, and I would absolutely recommend this product.
Urban Decay is one of the pricier make-up ranges, but as with a lot of things, you get what you pay for.
The eyeliner pencil is strong - it sharpens very well and doesn't break like some cheaper brands. It goes on smoothly and is easily smudged for a smokier look. Most importantly, it is incredibly durable. I have worn it at work and on nights out many times, and it always stays on. This of course makes it a little more difficult to remove than other eyeliners, but this is a small price to pay in my opinion, and just shows how long-lasting this eyeliner is - really, it's an advantage.
The pencil doesn't need to be sharpened very often, and even with daily use, it lasts a very long time. It might not suit people who favour subtle eye make-up as it is fairly heavy.
This product would convince me to buy other products from Urban Decay. This eyeliner is the best I have ever tried and I'd be willing to bet that their other products are just as good.
And so it is said that we will soon be entering the time of year when the female likes to glam herself up a little or maybe alot! Yes the festive season will be upon us sooner than we think. Now I have often tried for the smouldering eye make up look - you know with the smokey looking eye liner that is smudged around the eyes to give a very appealing look. The only thing is that in the past I have bought and tried lots of eyeliner brands only to be disappointed with the results. In fact I put it down to my inexperience of achieving this particular look. It is years later that I purchased my saviour - Urban Decay's eye pencil in Black! Now this is the stuff that my eyes have been waiting for and that I can have only dreamed of - this is The One!
~An Eye Pencil to design that perfect look!~
This is like the creme de le creme (sp?) of Eye pencils in my humble opinion - but after the amount that I have tried in my time it really does stand out. This beauty dosn't need to be retired and hidden away in your beauty bag until a party or glam night out calls for action, no way - this liner can be used to enhance your eyes from daytime into night time and glam time! A real adaptagenic multitasker if ever I saw one! I know this because ever since I bought it I have used it for daytime every day as it is so easy to apply and achieves the look I want effortlessly.
The eye pencil is an attractive looking piece of beauty equipment and bears the Urban Decay logo on it. It is a good size and really does give you value for your money. It has a lid that is a snug fit to protect the tip and keep it clean. The pencil is easily sharpened when it is necessary.
Urban Decay promote this pencil as being the 'Best ever ever ever' and that is pretty much true in my experience. It is very easy to apply and provides moisture - it glides on and dosn't smudge but if you make a mistake it is easy to adjust, having said that this liner stays put and dosn't budge throughout the day - no panda eyes for me! This stuff is made to last! and it does!
The eye pencil has the benefits of having Jojoba oil, Vitamin E and Cottonseed oil in it - so that's why it feels so creamy and dreamy when applying it! It is a waterproof formula too - how about that then, this just gets better!
For anyone who is Vegan (like me) the majority of Urban Decay products are suitable for Vegans with an odd few that are not. If you look on the website anything with a 'Marley's Paw' (a little pawprint) is fine for vegans. Urban Decay do not test on animals and do not use any animal ingredients. Great news there then, always nice to know!
Website is www.urbandecay.com
You can have a real good browse as there are so many cool colours to pick from with the Eye pencils - the choice really is yours and at this time coming up to the party season Boots are offering 3 for 2 across hundreds of party products which includes the Urban Decay Eye Pencil! That is a fab offer as they are £11.50 each. Go get 'em!
~The grand design~
So the time came to have a go at creating that much wanted smokey eyed alluring look! Ahem, well I wasn't looking forward to seeing my results if past experiences where to go by! As I say other eye pencil's just didn't 'do it'.
My make up was all in place, eye shadow and the lot and it was time to apply the eye liner! Well I drew it on and went to town on the top lid so that I had plenty to blend and 'smudge' - 'here goes' - absolutely great results - now that is a result! I just smudge a little bit with the tip of my finger and hey presto the look was there and it stayed there the whole time. For alternative daytime wear the liner glides on immaculately and easily and just stays in place all day! I am really genuinley impressed with this pencil.
You can purchase online or it is available in larger Boots stores, I know they have it at the Trafford Centre.
Cost £11.50 ( Boots are offering 3 for 2 at the moment)
That is appropriate 'finally' as I have finally discovered an Eye pencil that is moist and easily applied, stays put and gives a girl a great effect - and you know we are worth it! I can highly recommend this product!
:: Introduction ::
A friend of mine has been going on about Urban Decay's new eye pencil range and how she wanted one she already tried on. After the disappointing purchase of Barry M eyeliner I definitely wanted a nice, long-lasting one so we went together to have a look.
:: The packaging ::
The pencil comes in its distinguished Urban Decay purple box that says Glide On 24 / 7 Eye Pencil. There's a coloured dot on the bottom of the box that shows the shade inside. The pencil itself isn't thick or too thin, just about right and has an aluminium cap.
:: What it says it does ::
* Stays soft and creamy for blending
* Unique formula that dries after 30 seconds
* Long-lasting finish that will not budge
* Waterproof formula
* With Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and Cottonseed Oil that conditions skin
:: Apperance and application ::
According to the instructions, for the best results, use the pencil on the lower lid only. It's too thick in consistency and the pencil is too soft to be used as an eyeliner. Apply on lower eyelid then try not to blink as the colour will stick to your upper eyelid and once dried it's not easy to get it off. One swipe is enough for a day makeup, for a more dramatic effect, apply a second layer. The colour is bright, vibrant with a subtle shimmer to it.
:: What it really does ::
* Stays soft and creamy for blending 5 / 5
Creamy but not excessively oily, it glides on easily and evenly, never clumps or creases the skin. The pencil will become blunt as a result and will need sharpening after about 2 - 3 uses.
* Unique formula that dries after 30 seconds 3 / 5
I found that the colour (this blue turquoise shade at least) does not dry in 30 seconds so I have to wait up to a minute before I can safely open my eye and the colour stays put.
* Long-lasting finish that will not budge 4 / 5
Again a bit of reservation. I'm currently living in a hot country, summer in almost full swing, so even when I go out in the evening, it's warm and my face becomes sweaty and somewhat oily in the T-zone. I've noticed that excess oil on the surface of the skin can loosen up the creamy liner that will smudge, but only slightly.
* Waterproof formula 5 / 5
The pencil will stay on when it's in contact with water, so you'll need to use a waterproof eye makeup remover to get rid of it.
* With Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and Cottonseed Oil that conditions skin 5 / 5
The main reason this eye pencil is a cut above the rest because it doesn't dehydrate the delicate eyelid. Full marks for the gentle, non-irritant, moisturising effect that even exceeds most brands in quality by a mile.
:: Conclusion ::
Overall, I'm impressed with the eyepencil and it's the best one I've ever had in fact, both in quality and colour wise. 24 / 7 Glide on does what is says but that of course comes with the price tag which is certainly worth it. Being soft and in need of frequent sharpening, it will not last as long as the harder pencils, having said that because of its colour and intensity it's something most of us will wear it on occasions. A great addition to your makeup.
:: Price / Where to Buy ::
£9 at Urban Decay commissions from department stores
Thanks for reading.
©powered by lillybee also posted on Ciao! UK
urban decay eye pencil is the beat eyeliner that i have ever had.
the two colours that i find the best are electric, which is a really bright dazzling blue, and lust, which is a really lovley shade of purple/lilac.
one good thing about these eyeliners is that they are water and smudge proof, i think that only thing that i have found removes them is asdas own make of make up wipes! which as you know that can also be its downfall, cause if you run out of those wipes or have yet got around to investing in some then your kind of stuck, to say the least.
i purchased these ones for debenhams, and the price was very reasonable, i paid £9 each, which i think is not bad considering they are basically on there until you decide when to take them off.
i have found with other eyeliners that the colour can fade after a while, but not these, the colour is as bright 6 hours later than when you fist applied it .
these eyeliners also look great with glitter applied over the top of them, which urban decay also does.
if you are looking for an eyeliner with a bit wow then these are definitly the one for you, if not then they do have one in black for the less unadventurous of you out there which is equally as great.
Urban Decay eye liner pencil - how do I love thee? Let me count the ways...
The packaging as always from Urban Decay is sleek but edgy, the black eye liner I bought was a silver pencil with black barbed wire encircling the pencil all the way up, with a silver metal lid. I love how cool this looks in your make up bag or hand bag.
Okay, so firstly let's talk texture - it is beautifully smooth and easy to apply. It does not crumble, flake or break like many inferior eye liner pencils can do. It is easy to sharpen too and it glides on like a charm, so is perfect for doing those smoky eyed looks with a blending sponge or eye make up brush (not included with this product).
In addition the range of colours is awesome, can you say wow? This particular eye liner pencil comes in several gorgeous jewel shades including vivid emerald greens and sea blues - perfect for enhancing your look with whatever outfit you decide to wear...
I have contemplated potential negative aspects, but am stumped because as far as I can see there are none really... Perhaps that you will need to keep buying a new one regularly because it is so darn great? Or that you will not stop bothering your friends to tell them how good it is? Try it, you won't be disappointed!
This is one of my favourite makeup products of all time, and by far my favourite eyeliner.
The link to the picture at HQhair.com, seeing as dooyoo don't have a picture yet ---> http://www.urbandecay.com/categories/247EyePencil.cfm
Long pencil with '24/7 GLIDE ON PENCIL' on the side, along with the name of its colour and the majority of the pencil in the colour it is, with silver metal cap and silver bottom of pencil. Small enough to fit in any makeup bag and discrete enough to sneak into a school pencilcase undetected, people (including parents and teachers) just think it's a pencil!
Does what it says on the tin, it glides so smoothly and perfectly it feels gorgeous. So super easy to apply and looks great when applied. Very soft and goes on in an even line, unlike some hard and dry eyeliner pencils. Feels like a slightly warmed eyeliner pencil, a happy medium between a pencil and a liquid. It lasts ages if you don't press too hard but when you sharpen the pencil you tend to lose a lot of the eyeliner with the shavings.
Not extortionate, about the average for eyeliners. This is really top of the range though, and it's well priced and worth it. At around £9.00 more or less everywhere, it is good for what the pencil is worth. All my friends want to 'borrow' mine!
All are metallic except for Zero and Yeyo
Zero - jet black
Lust - amethyst purple
Deviant - bright electric blue
Electric - turquoisey blue
Covet - bright metallic green
Honey - honey yellow
Baked - biscuity yellow/brown/orange
Lucky - tan metallic brown/orange
Gunmetal - dark silver
Dime - light silver
1999 - burgundy red
Bourbon - chocolate brown
Stash - copper browny/greeny/yellow
Yeyo - snow white
Rock Star - purpley/red
All of these are GORGEOUS and I would buy them all if I had the money but I have chosen my favourites instead which all take pride of place on my bathroom makeup counter - Zero, Covet, Electric, Lust, Deviant and Lucky. I love these colours and especially the blues stand out very brightly, like a liquid liner. They are very vibrant and just lovely in general! I highly suggest you buy these, you will be hooked soon!
I tried Urban Decay Glide-On Eye Pencil in "Electric" £9.50 Boots.
It comes in a range of colours such as honey, a green-ish colour and of course black :D
Im pretty suprised nobody else has written about this to be honest!
Well I got the Urban Decay Glide-On eye pencil a few weeks ago in "electric blue" and I have to say its great!
It boasts that it will "last as long as you do" and It really does!
I have used many different eye liners in all different colours but I have to say this is my favourite with its easy on application, non-smudge formula and bright, vibrant colour :)
Electric blue is as it says, very, very bright blue and brings out blue and green eyes really well. Also using glitter on top of the pencil eyeliner especially "Air Guitar" liquid eyeliner by Urban Decay which it is specifically made to compliment :D
The eyeliner is rather expensive, however it is a long laster and a good alternative for those boring black and brown eyeliners!
It probabaly looks best on those who are younger but it can work for older women who are experimenting with new colours of make-up.
But be warned you need to be brave to try this bold colour!