These new Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Shadow Pencils have made my morning routine much, much easier. Lately I just glide on one of these pencils, quickly blend it out, put on some mascara and whoila… an instant look. My pencil of choice has been Rehab… they tried to send me back to Rehab and I said no, no, no.
I received some samples of these new 24/7 Glide on Shadow Pencils but I’m really loving them so I’ve picked up a few more since I first started using these. The first time I tried these, I went with Delinquent, a dark people with some bright purple sparkle. That was a mistake on my part, choosing a dark shade like that because I didn’t realize that your playtime (aka blending time) is really short with these. After it sets, you can pretty much forget about blending the color out.
The next time I experimented with these pencils, I used an eyeshadow base on one eye and used the pencil bare on the other. My lids are like kryptonite to eye products so I like to think that if a product performs well on my lids, they’ll perform fantastically on anyone else. The eye without the primer started experiencing some creasing and loss of color around the 5 hour mark but the eye with a base made it through the work day with very minimal color loss. I still had color almost as vivid as it was when I applied it. When I realized how well these held up with a base, I was sold.
These pencils retail for $20 each and come in 12 shades that include:
- Barracuda – black with silver sparkle
- Wasteland – dark brown
- Mercury – gunmetal
- Rehab – shimmering taupe
- Delinquent – dark purple with purple sparkle
- Morphine – light purple with blue shift
- Clash – bright turquoise with silver sparkle
- Clinic – emerald green with silver sparkle
- Narc – mossy green
- Midnight Cowboy – beige with silver sparkle
- Lit – golden bronze
- Sin – champagne
Urban Decay also makes a synthetic brush blending brush that they made especially for this product. I would seriously consider this brush, it’s only $16 and it is a great tool to work with these pencils. Sure, you could blend the color out with your fingers or even other brushes but this one was designed specifically for these pencils. This brush is perfect for blending the color out, it is not too stiff or too soft for the task. I picked one up and it was the best $16 I’ve spent in awhile.