Jun 1, 2012

Not All Eyeliners are Made Equal...

A few weeks ago I posted about an Urban Decay 24/7  Glide On eyeliner in the shade Zero. In that post I raved about the staying power, the true black colour and smoothness of the pencil. As much as I loved that product it turns out my other pencil from the same line, but in a different shade, does not have the same effect. 

This shade is called Gun-Metal and the amount of glitter is ridiculous. It isn't quite as smooth and as you can see from the pictures I haven't used very much of it. I find I need to press really hard in order to get pigmentation and a consistent line. The one thing I will say is that the staying power is still amazing. After I did the swatches on my hands it required some good old fashioned scrubbing to get it off!






So the line closest to us on the outside of my hand is a result of me; pressing hard, stubbornly going back over the line several times. The other, more faint line is how I would normally apply other pencil liners. Not sure if you can see but there are some fairly chunky bits that are not flattering on my upper lash line -.-


Overall I think I need to buy one more pencil from the line to prove that this one was just a mistake that happened during production ;) Should I play it safe and get a brown or plum? Or buy a brighter shade like teal? Let me know in the comments! Also, feel free to follow me on twitter! @frowardfashion 

13 comments:

  1. When glitter is inserted in what is supposed to be smooth texture, the pigmentation will lack, not because it's necessarily bad, but because the glitter will live sparse spaces. Like sticking duct tape on the wall & painting over it.
    Take care,
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    1. Nice analogy, I'd never thought of that! :P

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    2. Yeah, sometimes I just over-think stuff. :) That's why I review products. Yay! :D
      xoxo

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  2. This is a whole lot of glitter! Crazy!

    Happy to be your newest follower :) Can't wait to catch up on your posts.

    I found you through the #bbloggers tag on Twitter :)

    Hope you get a chance to check out my blog <3

    xo, Jersey Girl

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    1. Hi Jersey Girl!

      Thanks, I love getting new followers :) I will be sure to check out your blog!

      xx Veronica

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  3. These Urban Decay pencils look great! I'd love to try one of them myself; probably the one in Zero!

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    1. I would recommend going to Sephora, they always have good stock and therefore you should be able to find the shade you want!

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  4. i like intense eyeliners, they are just a lot easier to handle with xoxo
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