Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Sticks Swatch + Review

In April, Hautelook had an Urban Decay sale, and one of my purchases included a pack of 5 Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow pencils. They are supposed to provide “waterproof, crease-free color that lasts.” Unlike most people, I am a complete havoc and inexperienced in eyeshadow blending because I have folded lids + small eyes, so if I try anything like eyeshadow it either smudges, disappears, or look like a mess.

Sephora sells one 24/7 Glide-on Shadow stick for $24, and you get 0.1 oz of product. I bought my pack of 5 on Hautelook for $9 total, and each stick had 0.088oz of product- that means each stick technically costs $21.12! That means I saved $96.60!

The five colors I got were: Sin, JuJu, Rehab, Clash, and Delinqunent. I’m just getting around the use of these sticks, but they have been easier to manage compared to, let’s say, the Naked Palette, which I own, but rarely use due to my lack of skills.

L-R: Sin, JuJu, Rehab, Clash, and Delinqunent

They really do glide on easily, and very pigmented. However, I found the purple (Delinquent) was a bit too glittery.

L-R: Sin, JuJu, Rehab, Clash, and Delinqunent

I just used my finger to try to swipe the eyeshadows swatched on my arm to see if they smudge, and they barely did! I wore Sin + rehab yesterday (with primer) for 8 hours, and apart from a decrease in glitter concentration, the colors stayed put on my eyelid fairly well. I’m fine with losing a bit of glitter, because too much sparkle might overwhelming with my glasses.

I believe this is a (fail) picture of my eye wearing a mix of JuJu and Rehab. Total blending fail, but let’s not forget its incredible staying power. I believe I had some “sin” on the edges but my camera probably didn’t capture it well.

What I like about the brown eyeshadow sticks, is that they can past for an eyeliner too. So if anyone asks me, hey is that eyeshadow, it looks so unblended, I could say, nope, it’s eyeliner!

To my surprise, I actually quite like the purple color- Delinquent. I always heard that purple brings out the eyes, so I decided to try it myself. I *think* my blending improved drastically. The purple has a lot of sparkles though, so it’s really easy to have sparkles everywhere.

Delinquent and Sin

I also added some sin in the inner corner of my eyes to brighten them. Delinquent and sin on my eyes- sounds like a rebel and killer combo. Anyway, please don’t judge my blending skills cause I know I have absolutely none :(- any tips on application of eyeshadow?

I’m very happy with my $9 eyeshadow stick purchase, and I’m pretty sure they’ll last me a while! With the cheap price, I can afford to practice them too and wipe them off if it looks ugly!

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  • http://anonymoushedonist.wordpress.com anonymoushedonist

    I have zero blending skills too, but i’m loving how delinquent and sin are looking! Really pretty :)

    • http://wandsandpliers.wordpress.com wheetnee

      No worries! Join the no blending skills fan club here :D
      Thanks! I like the combo too…been smudging it around with fingers rather than a brush :P

  • http://reservedlove.wordpress.com Reserved Love

    You’re better than me. I haven’t wore make-up before (unless I was forced by friends), but I’m trying to include make-up this year. You did a great job though!

    • http://wandsandpliers.wordpress.com wheetnee

      It’s okay, I recently just started joining the makeup trend, and I only started eyeshadow this year!! You’ll get a hang of it :D Thanks for reading!!

      • http://reservedlove.wordpress.com Reserved Love

        You’re welcome. And I hope I do.

  • http://storybookapothecary.wordpress.com storybookapothecary

    You are so funny! I am just the same; zero blending skills and lots of annoying moments of me poised in front of the mirror, cursing because I messed it up for the 498509 time. Ohhh hwelll haha I need to YouTube just get a good handle on a reference. When in doubt, I layer gold over everything. Then my bad blending is less noticeable…right?

    • http://wandsandpliers.wordpress.com wheetnee

      I know that feeling :( Most of the time I skip eyeshadow because it looks like someone punched my eyelid when I wear it! I need to watch some youtube tutorials over and over again to even get it half right! Yes! Gold/light colors just stick it over and it looks about right :D I just sweep Urban Decay’s SIN over everything!

      • http://storybookapothecary.wordpress.com storybookapothecary

        Haha right! I love gold and beige shimmer colors. they fix all my looks haha.

  • http://www.fancieland.com fancieland

    I just love these! I was just tweeting about writing a review for them lol. I love them so much!

    • http://wandsandpliers.wordpress.com wheetnee

      Me too! Still youtubing tutorials on using them, but they’re no disappointment!!