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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Urban Decay Eye Pencil in 'Demolition'


Ooooosh - snazzy photographs I here you say? Well yes, you'd be right - they are somewhat more 'snazzy' than the norm for me, but if you're a fellow blogger you'll be aware of the tricky little challenge/balancing act that is photographing eye pencils. Flippin'eck, did I get in a kerfuffle with this one - pesky thing just couldn't wait to roll off somewhere every time I perched my finger on the shutter button. After a bit of patience and a few carefully placed flowers to jazz things up a little, I thought I'd just go ahead and use the best of a bad bunch - I couldn't go without sharing this one. I've been using it all month. Urban Decay's 'Demolition' Eye Pencil is one of the newer additions to my collection and I've used it non-stop since I bought it - black eyeliner has taken a back-seat in my makeup regime for the time being. Before I went on holiday, I'd really had enough of lining my eyes with standard black liner.  In the summer I often go without lining my eyes and opt for a more natural, fresh look to my peepers. If I do need a little definition I tend to lean towards brown shades instead of piling on layers of black.  After misplacing my ancient brown eye liner, I decided it was time to treat myself to one of Urban Decay's waterproof pencils. I've always loved their eyeshadows so I figured I'd also be a fan of their liners.  Luckily, I wasn't wrong.

I won't go into too much detail - it's just an eye pencil after all.  But what I really love about this one is it's staying power. Some eyeliners just run for their life on me - I do have sensitive eyes and a dose of hay fever on top of that means they often get watery, so something that stays put for me is essential.   Well, this beauty stays put.  I was really impressed on holiday - the humid, balmy nights often mean that any eyeliner I apply has a tendancy to evaporate into thin air, but this one stayed almost exactly how I'd applied it and didn't smudge or fade.  It's quite a soft pencil to apply - being in between a creamy and waxy formula and doesn't require a great deal of building up to achieve a rich, deep brown. The consistency means it's soft enough to be a doddle to apply, but not so much so that it just slips right off your face as soon as a bit of humidity or warmth hits it!

At £14.00 a pop, these eyeliners aren't cheap, but worth it due to the staying power and quality.  If you're after a brown eyeliner that applies well and stays put, it's worth having a look at Urban Decay's range as they have so many different variations of shades (I was torn between 3 different shades of brown when choosing at the counter - eek! Don't give an indecisive blogger a choice!) I will certainly look into grabbing more colours in the future. It does exactly what it says on the tin (or box...) and it's been my go-to eyeliner pencil in my make up bag since I bought it.

Have you tried Urban Decay's eyeliners?

27 comments:

  1. Lovely! I love brown eyeliners, I use them more than black nowadays :)

    Annie | www.raspberphobia.com

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    1. Im converted :) I find black a bit too harsh now! x

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  2. This sounds lush, I need a nice eyeliner that just glides! And I love your images btw hehe, fab photography skills!

    Liza
    Glambeautys.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I really want to try something from Urban Decay but I don't have a shop near-by where I can actually see the colours! This sounds lovely though, and you can't really go wrong with brown eyeliner :)xo

    http://901lovely.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I haven't worn eyeliner in a long time! But i do prefer brown's as i think they look much softer than the harsh black colour! I might give this a try, fab post! xx

    Claire does beauty

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  5. I love the pictures missy! I must have a look at this in store, I'm really struggling with eyeliner lately, don't want to wear nude all the time and black is too harsh for work so you may be making me make a purchase! ;) xx

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  6. Demolition is probably my favourite UD eyeliner! I use it so much :) xx

    D Is For...

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  7. This sounds incredible! How have I not tried these eyeliners before ?! Just been browsing online and some of the colours are beyond tempting.... Hmmm ha!xx

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  8. These eyeliners really are amazing and I love their color range! Demolition looks like a color I'd love so I may have to try it on my next run to sephora!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  9. I love this colour, makes a change from black and I find it less harsh with my blonde hair. And I do love the photographs!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  10. I much prefer brown pencil liners to black ones, it's the only colour I wear! This seems so lovely and your photos are stunning, you should definitely do a post with the tips and tricks you do to get such nice photos :) Lovely post as always Beth! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Sounds really good! Need to get some brown eyeliner since I'm blonde. Black is too harsh also!
    Sympathize with your photographing issue btw haha

    Emelye xx
    LittleKollection

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  12. These really are my favourite eyeliners! The staying power on them is incredible! Lovely review x

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. These are definitely my favourite liners! This sounds like the perfect colour for me since I am not always a fan of using a black liner. I have very dark assets though so black isn't so harsh on me but I just like wearing lighter tones so much more! :) xo

    www.zdevania.blogspot.com

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  14. i've been using less black eyeliner lately, this one sounds nice! btw, awesome pictures!

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  15. This looks very promising, and from your review, it looks like I need to check it out. This summer I have been using brown eyeliner instead of black, just seems more natural!
    --Lindsey xx
    http://touchedbythesunshine.blogspot.com

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  16. OOO this looks lovely! I have never used a UD liner but I love the sounds/looks of it. Staying power is pretty dang important when it comes to an eyeliner, most of mine smudge and budge and drive me nuts! I need to try this out! x

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  17. i've been tempted to invest in a brown eyeliner for a while, this one looks great!

    http://maylight.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  18. I love Urban Decay eye liners, I find they stay on all day. Love them :)

    www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.com

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  19. Urban Decay is possibly my favourite eye liner brand. I have really been into brown liners recently x x

    http://yougottabegorgeousx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Ive swatched a couple of these eye pencils in store and god the staying power is amazing. One day I'll actually purchase one! There are so many shades to choose from though!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  21. I love how you've done your photos, they look really cute and quirky! :)
    I have one of these eyeliners in black (i think its called zero) they are so creamy, i love how they just glide on the eye so easy!

    Natalie xx
    youralmostalice

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  22. beautiful blog..very interesting, i am just like yourself about make cosmetics i definitely have a soft spot and your photos a lovely

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  23. I love these eyeliners, Perversion stays put and I couldn't even get it off in the shower! Your pictures look stunning! xx

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  24. Brown eyeliners are so nice, they make such a change from the standard black :)
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  25. Yes it is a best option for best urban decay eye penci.I think you provide one of the best shop wholesale makeup for luxury brand.

    best eyeliner pencil & best eyeshadow palette

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