A new matte black eye pencil has taken over my makeup bag in place of Urban Decay's Zero. It's a beaute....I love how matte it is, like pure charcoal but of course safe for the eyes :)
The new Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet eye pencil, Ink for Eyes and All Nighter eyeliner are here to make us eyeliner gals swoon.
Here are swatches of the 3, sorry for a lack of a better photo but I was dying to write this out as soon as possible. Top to bottom: All Nighter Eyeliner, 24/7 Velvet in Black Velvet, and Ink for Eyes.
Ink for Eyes dried out tremendously before I even got the chance to swatch it/use it for the second time. I remember using it for the first time, for a wedding and it lasted great throughout the night - this was almost a month ago....I went to swatch and take pictures just last week and this is the amount available (above) I'm not sure if I just got a bad pen or if the cap wasn't on tightly enough but it is almost completely dried out, I can't use it at all. For this review I used it for a few strokes before it ran out. I'm devastated as I love using liquid eyeliners...It's a must during my makeup regime. For this EOTD I used Wet n Wild black liquid liner.
Quick Purple Eyes:
MAC Pink Bronze pigment on the lid
Urban Decay Psychedelic Sister on outer V and crease
Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet pencil Black Velvet on lower waterline and lash line
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on shadow pencil in Delinquent under Black Velvet and smudged
Wet n Wild black liquid eyeliner top lash line
I purposely made this quick eye to demonstrate the Velvet Pencil. I love how matte and dark it is. Absolutely one of the darkest if not as dark as the Milani Liquid-eye eyeliner pencil, both are very close in comparison but are not duplicates. Unfortunately I do not have the Milani pencil anymore so that I may swatch it up close. In regards to other 24/7 eyeliner pencils, the Velvet is not any different. If you are familiar with any of the UD 24/7 eyeliner pencils you'd know they are great as far as pigmentation and lasting quality goes. They come in an array of colors and of course versions of black. The 'Velvet' is just another version of a black - a matte black to be exact. Out of all the black 24/7's I found the Velvet to be the darkest and blackest.
All Nighter Eyeliner
It is definitely shinier. In fact I had trouble identifying what I would do with this eyeliner because I detest using it as upper lash line eyeliner since pencils tend to skip on my lids AND they usually purposely leave a small empty space between the line and where the hair folicle is. I hate that. Always with liquid eyeliner am I able to get in those nooks and crannies between the hair folicles....I end up with a perfectly covered lashline and a perfect line. That was a mouthful, I hope I've explained it well enough. I would use it on my lower lashline but.....what was the purpose of all the other glorious black pencil eyeliners such as Zero, Oil Slick and Velvet? So I tried it on the lower lashline just for experimental purposes. I don't like my lower lashline eyeliner looking too shiny but I sort of like the way it doesn't exude too much shiny. I guess it would work for only on the waterline near some pretty pop of color on the lash line. I'll try that next time.
All Nighter is a long-wear, waterproof eyeliner that comes in a retractable slim case. I wanted to see the true quality of 'long-wear' so I decided to take photos in increments. I love the intensity of the liner, a very true black and as I mentioned before minimal shine.
My first application - Intense and didn't budge, it pretty much stayed this way for 2 to 3 hours. Excuse the eyebrows I wasn't quite done cleaning them up :P
This is my 2nd photo - This was after 4 hours of wear, to be honest the liner stayed as I first put it, but waterline seemed to wear just a little.
This was my last photo - After 13 hours of wear and overnight with it on. Lots of wear with waterline almost gone.
24/7 Velvet $20
Ink for Eyes $20
All Nighter $20
No other colors at this time. Available at Urbandecay.com or in stores now (check Sephora, Ulta, Macy's or Nordstrom).
Disclosure: All items were sent to me for review consideration. All opinions are my own.