Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencils

If you have ever tried Urban Decay’s eyeliner pencils, you’ll know that they are incredible. Soft, creamy and vibrant, yet completely waterproof and smudge-proof. They apply so smoothly and softly, and you can blend them very easily for the first twenty seconds or so. After that though, they set so completely that it’s almost impossible to budge them. I once had swatch tests on the back of my hand for days – through hand-washing and showers!

On March 1st, Urban Decay launch their new 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils. I have to say that I have been creating some pretty amazing – and easy! – looks with these shadow pencils. They’re basically a much chunkier version of the eye pencil allowing you to use the colour as an all-over shadow rather than just a colour to define the eyes. I have been experimenting with the warmer shades – Wasteland, Rehab, Sin and Midnight Cowboy – and can’t believe just how easy it is to create a sexy, smokey eye. It takes mere seconds!

Although the colour looks dewy and glistening, it is actually dry and completely set. I think that’s because there’s a lovely fine shimmer to the pencils that stops them looking powdery or dry. And I just want to reiterate that once applied, these pencils will not move. I have even washed my hair in the shower and the makeup has survived. I’d say that’s pretty special!

I’m going to do quite a long video showing how I’ve been using these pencils, but I’ll give you a heads-up on a good trick; using a sturdy blending brush. The 24/7 Shadow Blending Brush that Urban Decay are also launching on March 1st is excellent – sturdy, but not prickly. You need to get the colour blended as soon as it’s applied to achieve the best finish, but the brush makes quick and easy work of it!

Look out for my upcoming video – it won’t be long now anyway, but I just couldn’t resist raving about the shadow pencils!

Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencils (£14) and Blending Brush (£10) from lookfantastic.com.

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  1. Summerbabe
    January 26, 2011 / 10:05 am

    Looks great, can`t wait to see the video! I have 24/7 pencil in zero, I love how creamy it is and that it applies like a dream but I am not happy with its staying power in my waterline (there is almost nothing there after few hours) and it`s quite hard to get a really thin line because they are so creamy.

    • January 26, 2011 / 11:08 am

      Oh, it stays on my waterline amazingly! That’s so weird! It’s the only one I can get to stay actually…

  2. Summerbabe
    January 26, 2011 / 12:28 pm

    It`s so funny how different it is on different people, I must give it another try this days, maybe it will perform better now because you recommended it, haha :D

  3. Cassie
    January 26, 2011 / 3:19 pm

    Argh nooo! Not another excuse for me to blow my Tiffany money on makeup instead.

    If you did a detailed look of the different colours and recommendations for the most versatile/usable one, I would have to follow your advice and get it for purely research purposes.

    The justification fairy is pretty amazing, no?

  4. January 26, 2011 / 8:31 pm

    I am using the 24/7 pencil that was included in my UD Naked palette. You are so right–they are creamy. It beats Benefit’s Bad Gal eyeliner pencil hands down!!!

  5. January 26, 2011 / 8:40 pm

    i just got zero (black) a few weeks ago and i absolutely love it!

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