It must have been my radar that sought it out, but I can’t remember how I found out about the Urban Decay website sale. (An email alert, maybe?) I had just received my April ipsy bag, and I was one of the lucky ones who received a travel size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Black Velvet. I love Urban Decay eye pencils because they are so creamy and easy to apply. As I’ve mentioned previously, I’ve got another travel size in Zero and a black/brown double-sided pencil I picked up as an impulse item near the checkout at Sephora during the holidays. Though I’m all set with black Urban Decay eye pencils, I don’t have any colors. What a perfect time to add some color to my collection, during a sale!
When I saw the Urban Decay Black Market 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set at 33% off, I couldn’t resist. $24 instead of $36. A deal.
I really wasn’t sure what the colors would be like. I thought they might be super-bright. I was relieved when they arrived today that they are muted colors, perfect for my over 40 eyes. They’re great for tightlining or as regular eyeliners. Love ’em! I’m wearing Desperation in this pic:
The Urban Decay travel set comes with 6 travel size pencils, 0.03 oz/0.08g each or about 3 inches of actual, usable pencil. That’s enough for me. By the time I use them up, I’ll be ready to try something else. The shades, as described by Urban Decay, are:
- West: dark brown pearl
- Desperation: taupe-grey matte
- Black Market: charcoal black satin
- Riot: smoky purple shimmer with violet micro-particles
- Apathy: metallic olive green shimmer
- Ink: deep navy blue satin.
In my swatches, I’m not seeing the shimmer and particles that UD says are there. They all look matte except Apathy where I can see a subtle shimmer. Maybe I need to use them more to see the finishes, but I can tell you they are not sparkly at all. And they’re all great shades that I’ll use a lot.
I swatched the shades to show you, and when I tried to wash them off with soap and water, they wouldn’t come off! I had to use makeup remover, lol. So, that means to me that they’re definitely waterproof, and they’ll be quite long-wearing. A couple of women have told me that UD pencils fade on their eyelids that are on the oily side, but with my dry eyelids I know that won’t be an issue.
Here are the swatches (sorry about the big scratch):
Urban Decay is a cruelty-free brand that displays the Leaping Bunny logo. It is widely available at better stores in the U.S. including Macy’s, Nordstrom, Sephora, Ulta and online at urbandecay.com, Amazon, Beauty.com, and Shopstyle by POPSUGAR. It’s available in other countries worldwide. The regular price for the set is around $36.
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)].