Review of Spring 2010 Shades: Crash, Binge, Mildew & Oil Slick
In the late 1990s, I remember walking through Nordstrom and stumbling across a new cosmetics brand with an intriguing name. “Urban Decay?” I thought to myself, “That’s interesting.” As I walked closer to the display, I distinctly remember thinking; “I’ve never seen colors like this before at a makeup counter.” And then I remember thinking, “Great. I already love this line so much…that means it’s never going to last.” So much for my cosmetic industry predictions, right?
Fast forward a decade or so, and not only is Urban Decay still around, this company is thriving and flourishing and has made a name for itself among makeup elite, tweens just starting their makeup journeys, and everyone in between. Aside from their always-intriguing names, it’s the colors, textures and outstanding quality of Urban Decay products that have made them a sought-after line of covet-worthy proportions.
So when I received one of the legendary Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils for review recently, it felt like coming home after a long journey around the world. I’ve tried a zillion eyeliners in the past decade, but all it took was one swipe of this pencil to remind me why I was drawn to Urban Decay in the first place.
There are several reasons makeup junkies around the world covet these eyeliners. If you’ve never tried a 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, let me just say that it’s like swiping a little piece of silk across your eyelid. There is absolutely no tugging or pulling with this pencil. Like the name says, this pencil literally glides across your skin. It effortlessly deposits beautifully pigmented color across your lids that’s easily blended for the first 30 seconds or so, and the best part? Once set, the water proof color stays put. Seriously, it does not budge. Even on my super oily skin, I can get it to stay put on my lower lids (the trickiest area of my eye for any liner) by applying it sparingly and blending it out a bit.
Oh, and did I mention the beautiful array of shades that are available? Say goodbye to the usual blacks and browns. UD has got colors that will make you “oooh” and “aaah” for days. They recently introduced Four New Shades (above) for Spring 2010, which the wht review team received for review. I tested Mildew, which is a stunning moss/kelly-green shimmer (bottom right), which was serendipitous as the corresponding eye shadow just so happens to be one of my favorites from UD.
I really appreciate that UD often makes the same shades available in both eyeliners and eye shadows. I can’t count how many times I’ve fallen in love with a shade of eye shadow and thought, “Wow, I really wish they made this in an eyeliner.” Well you don’t have to wish for that with UD because, chances are, they do! Urban Decay, how do you manage, year after year, to get everything right?
In addition to Mildew, the wht team received Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in the three additional Spring 2010 colors; Oil Slick (top right) a medium intensity black with silver sparkle, Binge (top left) at last, a true navy from UD, this one has a slight metallic sheen (and is rumored to be the “it” shade of the spring season) and finally, Crash(bottom left) another hue inspired by one of UD’s all-time favorite eye shadows, it’s described as a deep eggplant with silver glitter. Originally Crash, Mildew and Binge were only available as part of LE gift sets. Thanks to The Powers That Be at UD for adding these stand-outs to their regular 24/7 line!
Don’t forget to check the comments for the we heart this review team’s thoughts and experiences with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils. In the meantime, are you new to the world of Urban Decay or are you a longtime worshiper like me?
Gianna is our expert on drugstore and budget beauty. She is the writer/editor of Nouveau Cheap, a blog that’s devoted to finding quality products that don’t break the bank.
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