Sunday, 23 February 2014

Urban Decay Black Market set of 24/7 glide on eye pencils

After a long line of beauty products (makeup excluded), today I am going to write about Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eyeliners.

I was a little late with photos, so you can see in the pictures which shades I used the most

Since Urban Decay (UD) is not available in Croatia, I get my products from HqHair. A very good and safe internet store that offers Paypal and free international shipping. If you are interested in this site subscribe to their mailing list and they will send you all kinds of coupons for a discount. They sometimes have general coupon codes (which don't always apply to brands like Nars, Caudalie and UD), but sometimes (actually frequently) offer specific coupons for a particular brand, like UD. That is where this set is from.

Black Market set was on my Christmas list. It costed 23.63 GBP/28.73 Euros/39.38 $ minus a 10% discount and it was checked off of my list.
In the set you get 6 eyeliners: West* (dark brown pearl), Desperation (deep taupe-gray matte), Black Market* (charcoal black satin), Riot* (smoky purple shimmer with violet micro-sparkle), Apathy* (metallic olive green shimmer) and Ink* (deep navy blue satin). The shades with a * are new and exclusive shades for this set.
I think that ordering something like this is great if you are trying UD eyeliners for the first time (like I did), want to see the colours, consistency and quality, because you get more for your money. You will also see which eyeliners do you use the most and get the opportunity to play with some colours which you maybe wouldn't normally get. You would be surprised how much oomph some of these colours give to normal, natural everyday looks. All the eye pencils from this set are travel sized- 0.8g/0.03 US oz, and a normal size of this eye pencils is 1.2g/0.04 US oz and will cost you about 15 Euros/12.34 GBP/20.56$.

By Urban Decay's words:
A set so good, it’s almost criminal: six darkly gorgeous hues of our award-winning Eye Pencils (including five exclusive new shades)—in a cool, travel-size set.
Like the most illicit of substances, our 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Sets have been known to provoke some pretty insane behavior in fans eager for another fix. And Black Market is no exception. The smoky lineup includes a deep inky-blue shimmer, a glittery grayish-purple AND a cool black satin (because one shade of black is never enough). Get it now or risk having to resort to extreme measures to track it down later.
 Just like our full-size 24/7 pencils, these babies deliver unmatched color payout in a creamy, waterproof formula that glides on and dries down to a waterproof finish that won’t budge.
The perfect gift for any makeup junkie (and a great introduction to UD), this set comes in a clear outer box so you can see all the gorgeous eye candy inside. Mmmm.

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.


These eye pencils are really good! I never before had such soft and creamy eyeliners that were also so longlasting. I often watched various YouTube gurus applying their eyeliners effortlessly and wondered why I can't do that?! Now I know... It's not me. It was my previous eyeliners fault ;). These babies really glide on like butter and look amazing, You can smudge them out if you want or leave them as they are and after about 30 seconds they are not going anywhere!

What about longevity during the day, you ask? Well, I get up early and apply my makeup at six o'clock in the morning. After a long day I take off my makeup before going to bed (and I am not an early bird), and while my other makeup shows signs of hours passing by, my eyeliner is still there. Sure, it looses some intensity but it is still there. And I am talking about 15/16 hours later.
I also apply this eyeliners to my waterline (only upper to make my lashes look fuller) and it is great for that, too. The thing I like the most about them is that they don't end as gunk in your eye which would completely be... not sexy.... And for its scent, it doesn't have any.

I mentioned the shades which this set contains: WEST- very wearable brown shade that is a  bit pearly. It defines eyes very nice, and isn't too in your face while doing that. The fact that it is pearly gives the eyes a fresher look (I apply dark colours only on my upper waterline). BLACK MARKET- a black and gray shade which adds the eyes a bit of a mistery... RIOT is one of my favorite shades in this set. I have green eyes which this shade emphasizes. It has almost burgundy subtle glitter, but so subtle that it makes this shade even more beautiful, and it can still be worn on more mature eyes also. APATHY- I wore yesterday with my Chanel Illusoire... Ohhh... It was beautiful and I got so many compliments. It is a neutral green colour which is green enough to make a difference, and soft enough to be wearable on any occasion, day and night. DESPERATION- is a gray matte colour which is clean and modern. If I would have to describe it, I would say that it reminds me of Karl Lagerfeld's structural designs. And finally, INK- is a beautiful blue shade, most vibrant from this set which can be subtle but also very visible part of a makeup look. I can say that all of these eye pencils are very nicely pigmented.

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These eye pencils are very soft so they get dull soon and you have to sharpen them a lot. As a product of that, I am going through them very quickly, and sharpening them isn't always easy, they get kind of messy and that is the only thing I am not crazy about. But as a whole, when I look at all the cons and pros, they are amazing!

If you read my posts, you already know that I am very cautios when recommending products. I don't want you to go and spend your money on something that in the end you will not like. But, I really think that these eye pencils are great and that most people would really enjoy them. What I also recommend is to read the ingredients to avoid any that you don't like or you are allergic to. And as for colours, application and staying power, I say get them or try one first.

Ingredients: WEST/APATHY/BLACK MARKET/INK: Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Polybutene, Synthetic Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Ceresin, Ozokerite, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

RIOT: Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Polybutene, Synthetic Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Ceresin, Ozokerite, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

DESPERATION: Cyclopentasiloxane, Synthetic Wax, Polybutene, Isododecane, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Ceresin, Ozokerite, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol.

All Shades May Contain: CI 77019 (Mica), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77400 (Bronze Powder), CI 77400 (Copper Powder)].

Have you tried these or any other UD 24/7 glide on eye pencils? Do you like UD in general?

Tell me....

Love, beautyandbrains007


  1. Nice colors!!! would you like to follow each other with GFC and Bloglovin? let me know...
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

    1. Aren't they?

      No problem! I'll follow you...

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