So, the final review of my Urban Decay haul, and it’s a goodun. This is the Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 set, which has eight full-size 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils and a Grindhouse sharpener. Exclusive to House of Fraser, and retailing at £40, this is a set that you really can’t afford to miss, if you love these pencils (doing the maths – these pencils normally cost £14 each, so eight would cost £112. For £40 the set, they cost £5 each. Cheaper than the high street.) Continue reading
Amidst all the excitement over the new Naked 3 palette, I haven’t seen too much hype for the newest additions to the Urban Decay Naked range: the double ended 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils.
There’s one to match each Naked palette:
- Naked 1 has Zero (black) and Whiskey (dark brown matte)
- Naked 2 has Perversion (blackest black) and Pistol (gunmetal/mushroom brown shimmer)
- Naked 3 has Darkside (purpley-brown shimmer) and Blackheart (black with dark pink glitter)
- Naked Basics has Venus (pale peach shimmer) and Crave (brown-black matte).
The Naked 2 pencil made its way into my Christmas stocking this year, and although I don’t own the original Naked 2 palette, that doesn’t stop me loving this fantastic pencil!
You can never go wrong with a black eyeliner from Urban Decay, and Perversion is black black black. None of this greyed-out business here. And what’s even better is that it stays absolutely put, unlike many creamy black eyeliners I’ve known. Pistol is a really interesting brown-grey-taupe colour, with a hint of bronze in some lights, and mushroom in others. It has a fairly subtle shimmer, which should add a bit of interest to a neutral eye – I think it’ll be great to pair with Smog, a coppery-brown, for a graduated line.
Tiny little swatches! You can get a really good line with these, when they’re sharp! But they also blend out nice and thick, as the Pistol swatch shows – they do a great job of keeping their opacity, even when smudged.
The best part about this eyeliner duo? It’s only £12. Sure, each colour is half the size of a full Urban Decay pencil, but let’s be honest, it’s quite difficult to finish an eyeliner anyway! So two colours for less than the normal price of one (£14)? I’m sold! Next time a bit of money’s burning a hole in my pocket, I’m going back for the Naked 3 pencil, at the very least. I’ll probably pick mine up from Debenhams, ’cause that’s what we’ve got in Oxford, but it’s also worth checking House of Fraser, and elsewhere on the internet – try LookFantastic.
So, here is the next set of my new pretties – Urban Decay Black Market (set of six 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils) , to be precise. This set of six three-quarter sized pencils is fairly similar to last year’s Smoked eyeliner set (see my review of that here), and contains darker colours that still have quite a pop to them. This set retails for £26, but there are various deals around the web – since a full-size pencil is £14, a 3/4 pencil would be £10.50 – so this set has a value of £63. These sets are amazing value for money. Continue reading
I absolutely love Urban Decay’s eyeliner pencils, ever since I got my first two in the NYC palette. I’ve used Zero, the black pencil, nearly every day for two years, and it’s only just gotten down to the sort of stubby length that makes it hard to use, even though it’s a mini size. My wonderful mum bought me the Smoked Eyeshadow palette for Christmas, and that contained a full-sized pencil in Perversion, a blacker-than-black which is utterly gorgeous, but more suited to a heavy look than my normal quick slick of smudged black, so I was still wanting to replace my Zero pencil. I also wanted to pick up a brown eye pencil from Urban Decay, after getting frustrated with the less creamy high street browns I’d been making do with.