Thursday, May 19, 2011

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Shadow Pencil in Sin~ Review

Makeup by Urban Decay at ShopStyle
Recently I picked up one of the new Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Shadow Pencils, in the colour Sin. Sin is a really lovely soft pink with peach undertones- a champagne pink. It has a shimmer throughout but it isn't frosty- it just really lights up your eye giving a natural but pretty youthful look. I don't usually go for more neutral shades such as this but it is really lovely.

It comes in a very convienent to travel pencil with a very secure metal lid (at least secure in the sense of pencil lids- they're never extremely secure but you get my point). I like the chubby pencil end- though unfortunately you do have to sharpen it which always really bugs me. They have the technology to create twist up pencils, why won't they use it!?
Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil in Sin Swatched
What I really truly love about this pencil though is all formula. It's super soft and applies without patchiness- unlike my similar Mac Shadestick (in Nurture) or my GOSH shadow pencils (in Gold and Ivory). You don't need to blend this on your lid to make it look nice again as I must with my Mac Shadestick and Gosh shadow pencils. On top of this it dries down completely- no slight tackiness as with the other two products. Plus it lasts and lasts- no creasing (even without a primer!) and only very slight fading. It lasts through water but comes off extremely easily with soap and water or make-up remover. 
Left: Mac Nurture Shadestick; Right: Urban Decay Sin Shadow  Pencil
(In Crappy Indoor Lighting)
Overall- I'm in love. I want more of the shades and I think these are perfect for summer- especially the shade Lit a super lovely bronzy colour that I debated getting instead of Sin. Unfortunately, they are kind of expensive at $20 USD or $24 CND for 0.1 oz but the quality is really there.

Sprite Rating: 9/10 Lost point for the fact they must be sharpened (such a waste of product!)

Would I buy it again? Yes! I want so many more of these. 

To see my swatches of the colours click here! What do you think? Yay or Nay?


  1. I feel very 'gotta catch 'em all' about the UD shadow pencils. I need this one :)

  2. Lol I completely agree! I want them all! The formula is just awesome. :D

  3. Looks amazing - one which will go straight on my mental Urban Decay wish list!! Along with many others.. haha xx

  4. I really like them too.The colour is amazing!
    But the problem is that I cant sharpen it, so i would like to ask you what kind of sharpener do you use?
    yeah, i know it's a stupid question, but i hope you will help me :P

    1. Hey! Thanks for taking the time to comment! Personally I use a really old sharpener that I've had forever (and recieved as part of a kit when I was about 10) but I've heard good things about the Urban Decay Grindhouse sharpener. I've also heard that there is a dupe of the UD sharpener that's really cheap but basically the same. I think Nouveau Cheap mentioned it once and compared them. I recommend trying to find that Dupe. Best of Luck!