Friday, September 25, 2009

Review: Urban Decay

Ink For Eyes ($22)- I was very intrigued by this new cream eyeliner described as "everything you want in a cream eyeliner." Nylon 12 supposedly decreases drag for flawless application while softening and absorbing excess oil. I had to show the adorable packaging. Isn't the peacock cute? Love it. And the brush inside is pretty sweet too. I tried it in Zero, black. I was impressed with how smooth the application was. I don't know if it's the brush, the liner or a combination of the two. The formula is very lightweight and glides on easily. The main problem I had with it was its wearing power. Having hooded Asian eyes, this stuff disappeared after 3 minutes. No bueno. Too bad because it seemed so promising.

Available in:
-Binge- Midnight Blue
-Demolition- Brown
-Empire- Eggplant
-Loaded- Deep Green
-Pyrotechnics- Iridescent Glitter, Clear Base
-Zero- Black

face candy grade: d

24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($17)- I don't usually use lip liner. It seems like an unnecessary step. But I'm smitten with this one. The waterproof formula contains Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and Cottonseed Oil to nourish and smooth. You don't even need to put on lip balm before lining, this one is so smooth. I tried Paranoid, a dark pinky nude that matches my natural lip color almost exactly, but I think I'm going to go back for Wallflower and Wicked. Try it and tell me you don't like it.

Available in:
-Envious- Medium Berry
-Gash- Brick Red
-Heavy- Shimmering Nude
-Naked- Neutral Pink
-Ozone- Clear
-Paranoid- Dark Pinky Nude
-Wallflower- Medium Nude
-Wicked- Shimmering Light Pink

face candy grade: A+

24/7 Concealer ($17)- Concealer in stick form filled with moisturizing Vitamin E and Microsponge, an ingredient that absorbs excess oil preventing further breakouts and clogged pores. I just want to say that I LOVE all of Urban Decay's 24/7 pencils. They ROCK. The 24/7 Concealer was no exception. I tried DEA, but it was too light. FBI was the ideal match for me. It's super simple now to dot the pencil over the red parts of my face and blend. Set with powder and you'll be good to go for a good few hours. The only real problem I see is because the concealer is so soft it makes the tip of the pencil easily breakable. Which is why you need the next product.

Available in:
-CIA - Light
-DEA- Light- Medium
-FBI- Medium
-NSA- Medium- Dark

face candy grade: A+

Grind House ($8)- A multi-functional pencil sharpener designed for the entire 24/7 family. Love the removable lid and plastic tool for scraping and dislodging shavings. Plus, the blade is infused with 1% carbon to prevent rust. I'm sold. Love it.

face candy grade: A+

1 comment:

Marilyn M. Tycer said...

I have the 24/7 lipliner in Wallflower (it's a nice basic color), and the Ink for Eyes in Empire. The Ink for Eyes didn't apply smoothly (it actually balled up!), didn't last long/transferred to my upper lid, and is much more expensive than other gel/cream eyeliners (MAC and Stila are way better quality and are cheaper. Heck, even Jane and HiP's.. and even Wet 'n' Wild's cream liners are better than Urban Decay's!)

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