Today I am here with my first Urban Decay product review, my heartfelt thanks to IMBB for giving this opportunity to indulge in these lovely products. I am an eye makeup person and eye liners or eye pencils are the first and foremost product that plays the most important role in my make up, I think this will be applicable to most of the readers and writers here. So without further bragging we will get into the review, it is an eye pencil from their ’24/7 glide on’ range.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Mushroom
Price: 94 AED
The best Eye Pencil ever, ever, ever! Never before has a pencil this creamy and brilliant been waterproof, too. Velvety-soft, this never-before-seen formula stays soft and creamy for blending (about 30 seconds), then dries down to a long-lasting finish that WILL NOT budge. Line eyes with a hint of color or go for the full artistic, multi-hued effect with the wide selection of lush tropical hues, deep metallics and unusually vibrant neutrals. Incredible with Urban Decay Eyeshadows!
Created with 50% moisturizing ingredients suspended in a sophisticated waterproof formula, 24/7 Eye Pencils offer long-lasting color and a dreamy, creamy feel when applied. With Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and Cottonseed Oil.
When your 24/7 Eye Pencils start to get dull, use the small barrel of our Grindhouse Double Barrel Sharpener to grind them back to a perfect point.
My take on Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Mushroom
I have never really tried eye pencils from high-end brands and this was a new experience for me trying out a pencil from UD, renowned for its eye products. So when I entered Sephora and checked out the glide-on range, I was literally confused, there were so many awesome shades that I couldn’t stick onto one product. There were blacks, browns, greens, blues and greys of various intensities and I already had one from each of these colours from other local brands, so I really wanted to pick up a unique shade. At that right moment my eyes fell on this beauty called Mushroom.
The pencil is wrapped in a multi-coloured outer cover with glossy finish, the pencil itself is the shade denoting the colour of the pencil inside, it has a silver cap and base which gives an additional subtle beauty. The packing is quite simple and strong and can be definitely carried safely in your vanity
The shade can be described as a greyish taupe colour, a mix of grey and brown with a metallic finish. It can also give the illusion of a silvery shade according to how the light falls on our eyes. The shade is not at all shimmery or glittery, it just gives a luminous metallic effect. It is a tricky cool-toned shade which will suit most of the skin tones but it can stand out on extremely dusky beauties. It is a subtle soft shade that can be used a daily wear. The colour really complements my NC- 30-35 skin tone and illuminates my eyes without making it too loud.
The texture of the pencil is super soft, creamy and smooth, just like the name it glides on your eyes to give a subtle shine to your eyes. The pencil applies evenly on your eyes without any tug or pull. I also felt a slight waxy nature especially when applying on the waterline, but not at all bothering, never caused any irritation or made my eyes watery, I have a sensitive eyes and certain eye pencil tend to make my eyes watery. This shade also has a good pigmentation, which provides around 70% color pay-off in a single swipe and can be built up to full opaque coverage in 2 to 3 swipes. In the EOTD’s it is clearly visible how the colour changes according to the angle of lighting.
I usually apply this on my water line and lower lash line and skip applying on upper lash line as I always wear black eyeliner on upper lid, but its a personal choice of course, it can be worn in anyway according to personal preferences. In the EOTD’s I have shown how to apply it in both the ways.The pencil is water-proof, so ladies just swipe it on your eyes and go for swimming or any water activities, you can see this beauty still on your eyes. I actually tried washing it off my eyes but to no avail, it was still happily sitting on my eyes. mocking me for the futile efforts.
The softness of the pencil really itched me to try it as an eye shadow but that was not an easy job. The pencil once worn cannot be smudged easily and it sets quite fast after application which in turn stays put throughout the wear. so its sole purpose is to serve as an eye pencil and not a shadow. But if you want to smudge then it should be done immediately after application before it sets. The staying power is absolutely amazing, I wore this in the morning, it faded in the water line after 5 to 6 hours but on the lash line it stayed forever, proving total justice to its name. At the end of the day I had to use an oil based makeup remover to completely wipe off the product from my eyes.
The pencil has to be sharpened after couple of uses, due to the soft nature it becomes blunt easily, quite heartbreaking to see the wastage of product while sharpening. Overall I am in love with the pencil and the shade, definitely have to try out other shades from the brand. Even though it is pricey for an eye pencil, its really worth it girls, do try to own at least one of them, all the shades are awesome. So lets sum up the pros and cons.
Pros of Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil- Mushroom
- A unique and beautiful shade suitable for most of the skin tones.
- The soft, creamy and smooth nature of the pencil helps in easy and precise application without creating a raccoon eyes.
- It gives a metallic finish on your eyes that gives a subtle illumination to your eyes without providing a disco ball effect.
- It provides an even finish without any tug or pull creating a perfect line.
- The pencil glides like a butter on your eyes and stays put throughout the wear
- The pigmentation is also pretty good and gives full coverage in 2 to 3 swipes.
- It can also be applied on the waterline and does not cause any irritation to your eyes.
- The slight waxy nature of the pencil helps prevent the smudging of the liner.
- The staying power is amazing, does not budge from your eyes after application
- It is a water-proof eye pencil, so great to apply for any outdoor water activities.
- The packing is quite travel friendly
Cons of Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil- Mushroom
- Considering the price, the packing could have been more attractive rather than being so simple.
- Lot of product wastage while sharpening, a retractable form would have been more convenient.
- Frequent sharpening is needed due to the soft nature of the pencil and if used on a daily basis the pencil will not last long.
- It can stand out a bit stark on dark-skinned beauties due the silvery metallic finish, but of course it depends on personal likings.
- Removal of the product can be a task and only oil-based removers will help in this process.
4.6/5. I would recommend this shade to every one without any colour or age barrier, they have exceptionally beautiful colors to choose from that will cater to the needs of every woman.
Would I repurchase Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil- Mushroom?
Yes, definitely, I love the shade and the texture and would also love to own other pretty shades from the range.
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