Hey beauties, come closer–shhhh, don’t tell but I have some good gossip for you. You see, my friend Marcia of Beauty Info Zone went to Rehab, but I said “No, no, no” and I went to the Clinic instead. It was the best thing we’ve ever done–we both came out looking incredible after our visit…….to the Urban Decay section at the local Sephora. Just kidding beauties, I’m not talking about substance abuse but rather, the new Urban Decay 27/7 Glide On Shadow Pencils. Marcia purchased the shade Rehab, and I really went crazy and purchased Clinic–just two of the 12 dazzling shades available.
Urban Decay 27/7 Glide On Shadow Pencils are the chubby cousin of the skinny bad girl 24/7 eye liners. Like the eye liners, the shadow pencils are crease proof, waterproof, and ultra long lasting. There are three finishes; sparkle, cream and shimmer. If you shied away from Urban Decay eye shadows in the past as I have, I think you will be surprised and delighted that the sparkle shadow pencils are NOT the same glitter-laden-fallout-mess of some of their more popular powder eye shadows. Quite the opposite in fact; these shadows will NOT come off until you take them off–what does Mally Roncal say? Bullet-proof! That is exactly what these are–and yet they are still creamy and soft.
The shade range is amazing, there is something for everyone; from a neutral girl like me to an all out bright in- your-face look can be created. Take a look at the color chart–
Ever since my co-worker told me I look in teal–that it brings out the green in my eyes (who knew?) I’ve been on a hunt quest to find me some teal, baby! When I saw UD Clinic I was admitted on the spot. I use the thin tip of the pencil as a liner and it does really pop my eyes as well as lasts ALL dayum day and into the night!
There are so so many shades I’m lusting after in these pencils–all the lighter shades, really. Sin, Narc, Midnight Cowboy and Lit are all gorgeous–so much so that I became catatonic and couldn’t choose–maybe that’s why I needed Clinic–:) Rehab is a lovely shimmer taupe and I MUST have Mercury, a beautiful, smoky gunmetal. For those of you that prefer brighter shades, Clash, Clinic, and Morphine are right up your alley. Morphine is nothing short of fabulous; a pale lilac with iridescent shimmer, it’s one of the most unique shades to appear on the scene in some time. If you want to go smoky and sultry, opt for Barracuda, Delinquent, or Wasteland. Several of these shades are very similar to the 24/7 liners but a few are unique. The 24/7 eye liners are thinner and therefore much easier to use than using the shadow pencils as liners. If you don’t own many Urban Decay 24/7 eye liners, and you like these colors, I strongly suggest you try the pencils. I’m so impressed with the wear on them–they absolutely do NOT crease, unlike the NARS Hollywood pencil I tried. They last for a good 12 hours without fading–used as a liner or a shadow…and I might add without primer! Take that NARS!
I will be going back for Sin, Lit and Mercury and if I was younger I would be jumping on Morphine like a fish jumping at a shiny lure!
Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencils are available at urbandecay.com, Sephora, ULTA, Macy’s and Beauty.com
Prime Beauty Grade: A