The amazing eye pencil you NEED in your life!
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I am a massive fan of Urban Decay cosmetics, they have funky packaging, great palettes and I love the use of sparkle, glimmer and glitter within their products. Plus Urban Decay is a member of Cruelty Free International, meaning that they have acquired the ‘Leaping Bunny’ stamp and their products are not tested on animals.
One of my absolute favourite Urban Decay products (and possibly one of my favourite ever make-up products of all time!) is 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils. 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils come in over 40 different shades and I love that so many of them are really bright. There really is a colour to suit everyone, whether you prefer something understated or you love to experiment with a rainbow of shades.
This is only a small selection of the shades that are available and I’ve tried quite a few of them over the past few years. Just look at the turquoise (Deep End), blue (Chaos) and Purple (Asphyxia), they’re simply stunning!
The pencils have a lovely soft velvety texture when you apply them, they’re not hard or scratchy like some cheaper eye pencils can be. This is down to the moisturising ingredients including Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and Cottonseed Oil. But don’t be fooled by the way that they glide on so well, once the colour is in place it won’t budge until you remove your make-up at night. They’re waterproof too so you don’t need to worry about getting caught in the rain or crying.
The swatch image above shows a selection of the colours, these are all pencils that I own. My favourite is Abyss and I also love Smog too as it works so well with blue eyes. If you’re spoiled for choice and can’t decide which of the colours to go for then keep an eye for the limited edition mini collections that Urban Decay occasionally bring out.
In the photo below the shade I am wearing is called Abyss, it’s a beautiful deep dark blue colour with tiny flecks of subtle silver glitter in (you can’t really pick out the glitter in the photo, but believe me it’s there). Despite having blue eyes I think Abyss still really suits me, because it is nice and dark. I prefer to wear it on my upper lashline only, as it can look a bit too 80s worn underneath the eyes as well! I think it looks best with just a coat of black mascara to set it off, but you could go for something a bit more dramatic and perhaps pair it with a green or purple shadow for a mermaid look.
As I’ve already mentioned 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils are waterproof and really long lasting, in fact they don’t smudge at all when you are wearing them, but remove really easily with make-up remover or a creamy cleanser. At the moment I like to use a Hot Cloth Cleanser at night to remove all my make-up and cleanse my face, check out my review of 5 of the best Hot Cloth Cleansers.
Urban Decay also offer Grindhouse, a double barrel sharpener specifically for use with Urban Decay pencils. The smaller barrel is ideal for 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils and Lip Pencils whilst the larger barrel will sharpen 24/7 Concealer Pencils, 24/7 Shadow Pencils and Super-Saturated pencils.
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils are priced at £15.50 each, available from Urban Decay. They’re not cheap, but I think they’re really worth it as they’re such great quality. If you can only afford one or two then go for something a bit different, a colour that you can’t get from any other make-up brand. Maybe bright pink shimmery Woodstock or golden yellow Goldmine perhaps?
While I’m at it I just have to mention Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, the make-up product that I can’t live without! Worn under eye make-up it prevents eyeshadow from creasing and makes colours more vivid. Check out my review of Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion and find out why once you’ve tried it you won’t be able to live without it!
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