Review: Urban Decay Naked 2 Double Ended 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil (Perversion and Pistol)

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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!

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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.

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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.

Asha x

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Review: Urban Decay Black Market 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil Set

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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