Tag Archives: shadow pencils

ULTA Mini Haul

Here is the additional purchase I made while visiting ULTA for the Urban Decay Event on November 3, 2012.

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I like the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils despite the fact they crease. They do make a terrific eyeshadow base and that’s how I use them.

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Decided to give the Jumbo Lip Pencils a try.

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When I do wear false eyelashes, the Ardell #110 lashes are currently my favorite.

Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeshadow Pencil vs. Milani Shadow Eyez

I originally purchased the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil Stash during the 2011 Holiday Season. I loved this set so much I ended up purchasing another when it was on clearance.  I use these pencils with eyeshadow primer whenever it’s humid where I live.  On days when there is less humidity I apply the shadow pencils without primer and the color stays until I remove my makeup.  Got more than 12 hour wear from these pencils. I’ve used the 24/7 shadow pencils by themselves, as a liner and an eyeshadow base.  The regular size pencils are $20.00 each and come in 12 colors.

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Recently I purchased the Milani Shadow Eyez 12 HR Pencil. I purchased two pencils at CVS for $6.79.  I tested the Shadow Eyez pencils without primer and the pencils less than 8 hours.  With eyeshadow primer the Shadow Eyez pencils last all day. The Milani Shadow Eyez 12 HR Pencil normally retails for $6.99 and is available in 6 colors.

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ImageUrban Decay Sin on the left, Milani Champagne on the right.

ImageUrban Decay Clash on the left, Milani Aqua Blue on the right.

I still love the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils.  I admit $20.00 is a bit much to pay, but their long wear and choice in colors is worth it to me. I will still refer back to the Milani Shadow Eye 12 HR Pencil for the two shades I swatched.