I've been using these since I was maybe 15. I had gone through so many eyeliner pencils, many of which sucked. They would smear, transfer and crease, though at this time, I didn't know what eyeshadow primer was. I opted for the 24/7 pencil because it was supposed to be better and I liked the brand.
|It has been very difficult taking photos!|
|This about what a full-sized pencil looks like. This one has been sharpened a few times.|
I love these pencils. Zero and Perversion are staples, I absolutely will not switch my eyeliner pencil (unless there's something cheaper that lasts just as nicely with a variety of colors). Urban Decay says their pencils are "Creamy, forever-lasting, award-winning and waterproof, 24/7 pencils delight you with lush tropical hues, deep metallics, and unusually vibrant neutrals."
Colorful? Yes. Creamy? To die for. Waterproof? Some more than others. These do last better with eyeshadow on top, needless to say, and eyeshadow primer will help. Forever-lasting? I have raccoon eyes the next day if I line my waterline with pencil and shadow (depending on the pencil) or don't bother with removing my eye makeup. Now let's talk about the pencils I have stashed away...
I'm going to break this down in a different way from normal because I have so many of these pencils. If it were only two or three, this would look like my regular reviews.
|Right: Perversion; left: Zero|
And a side-by-side comparison with Perversion and Zero.
|Isn't it cute? Electric|
Electric was a sample pencil I received from Urban Decay shortly after Christmas 2012 when I placed my order for the Vice palette. The reason for the free pencil (and some other goodies) was because their shipping department closed up shop early. In response, they offered lots of little freebies with any orders placed during the close. I seriously love Electric but its a pain in the butt. A bright turquoise sans any shimmer, one swipe yields a nice line. On the waterline, it failed. I had to go over it a few times before moving on to the next eye. The color on my waterline was gone. Did it again, and I was ready with shadow to set it. That worked decently enough but some hours later, the color was in my lashes, having faded and essentially "migrated" into the base of my lashes. Not so pretty... I'm a bit shy when it comes to wearing this shade, it's insanely bright.
|From left to right: Perversion - Zero - Ransom - Woodstock - Junkie - Radium - Electric|
|From left to right: Perversion - Zero - Ransom - Woodstock - Junkie - Radium - Electric (flash)|
You can find 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils at Ulta, Sephora and UrbanDecay.com for $19 (before tax)/$20 (approx. with tax). Full-sized pencils do last a while (for me), because of their length. I do love them but would like to find a cheaper alternative for certain shades. I can buy Perversion and Zero without a problem since they're staples, but the colors are a little harder for me to justify.