Friday, 3 August 2012

Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Sticks


I cant believe it's been so long since my last post ! Where did that time go ? it's scary!!

Anyway, today I have some Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencils to show you,

I picked these up during a recent co buy on BuyaPowa , for the grand price of £15.45 including postage, not bad at all !
There are 5 travel size pencils, designed to give waterproof and crease free  and blendable colour that lasts, it was the crease free aspect that appealed to me because, having quite oily lids, I find it hard to get shadow to last and do suffer a lot with creasing.

 My initial impressions were excellent, the colours are lovely, from bottom to top we have - 
Juju, a soft taupey beige,
Sin, champagne beige
Rehab, mid brown
Delinquent, Vivid purple
and Clash, bright turquoise.

The colour pay off is excellent and if you work quickly the colours do blend nicely before setting on the skin, the picture below was taken after rubbing firmly over the colours and as you can see they haven't budged.

As I mentioned I do have oily lids and when using powder shadows, I find I can virtually eliminate creasing by using a small dab of No7 Shine Free Face Primer, available from Boots, on each lid, followed by an eyeshadow primer, I'm currently using an MUA one, online or in Superdrug stores.

Because these shadow pencils emphasised that they were crease free, and the test on the swatches was so successful, I chose to try them on my eyes with just the No 7 Shine Free primer and unfortunately after about 2 hours I did notice quite bad creasing, I used the lightest two colours, so it wasn't too noticeable but I think with the darker shades this would be a problem for me.

I will try them again with an eyeshadow primer as well, and I really hope that works because I do love the colours, I'll let you know how I get on.

Have you tried the Urban Decay 24/7 pencils, how did you get on ?


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