In the Mood For Nude? The New Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils Just Matte Satisfy You

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Wearing Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Midnight Cowboy

So who’s ready to go nude with me? Wait — button up those skinny jeans, ya perverts (although I applaud you for your willingness to let it all hang out!); I’m talking about the two newest additions to the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil line ($18 each).


Waterproof, with a matte finish and a creamy texture that’s smoother than my favorite werewolf’s chest, rosy nude Illegal and plummy nude Midnight Cowboy live up to the long-lasting standard set by UD’s pencil liners, staying put for about six to eight hours on my lips.

This morning I slipped into Illegal, and two big @ss bottles of water, a chai tea latte and a bowl of pumpkin soup later it still looked (almost) as good as new.

Urban Decay 247 Glide-On Lip Pencil review swatches photos illegal midnight cowboy

Urban Decay 247 Glide-On Lip Pencil review swatches photos illegal midnight cowboy closeup
Illegal (left) and Midnight Cowboy (right)

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Swatch of Illegal (left) and Midnight Cowboy (right)

Comparison swatches of a few Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils that I had on hand from left: Urban Decay Glide-On Lip Pencils from left: Naked, Paranoid, Wallflower, Illegal and Midnight Cowboy

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Wearing Illegal

These also don’t leave my lips flaky or dry like some of the other matte lip liners I’ve tried, perhaps due to the jojoba oil and vitamin E they contain.

Mostly I’ve worn them by themselves — just line, fill and go — but you could easily spruce ’em up by adding your favorite clear or nude gloss on top.

PRICE: $18
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s and


It’s Monday Magazine Mania!!!

Last night, as the weekend wound to a close, I won’t say I was dreading today, but I think it’s fair to say I wasn’t head-over-heels ecstatic about the idea of another Monday.

But then today arrived, and I gotta say — this particular Monday wasn’t that bad at all. I told myself this morning that I was going to power through the day with a positive attitude, and lo and behold, it actually worked! Now I plan to reward myself with one uninterrupted hour on the couch with Vogue, O and Cosmo. ๐Ÿ™‚

How was the rest of your day? Do you mind if I ask what’s for dinner tonight? I’m hella hungry right now…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Tiffany says:

    I want illegal! Urban decay is trying to kill my wallet!

    Oooh I love magazine mania ๐Ÿ™‚ I went out for nachos for dinner – yummy!

    • Karen says:

      LOL! They have lots of good stuff for spring. I’ve been meaning to tell you — the Shadow pencils are much fatter than the regular liners.

      Oh, and the name of that TJ’s hot chocolate is “Sipping Chocolate.” It’s very rich and decadent!

  2. Hafsa says:

    ooh im loving midnight cowboy! do you think its similar in color to nars matt lipstick dolce vita? how would you compare the consistencies?

    Thanks for the review, def have to check them out in person!
    Hafsa recently posted … Baby Pink

  3. Lauren says:

    Wow both of these look great on you! This is definitely sparking my curiosity to try them out, currently I only have ozone (which I love!).

  4. Patty says:

    These look great! Any thoughts as to how either of the pencils compare to Wallflower lip liner?

  5. Rosie says:

    I AM SO JEALOUS OF ALL THE URBAN DECAY YOU GET TO TEST!!! My daughter and I have been loving it for years; we would even take your castoffs… Can’t wait to try the new shadow pencils.

  6. Tracy says:

    I love that they’re not drying-can’t handle anything drying right now. It’s so dang cold here and my lips are killing me!
    Had leftover spherical meat for supper today sans the pasta and some salad! What did you have?
    Tracy recently posted … Christmas Contest and My MAC Mineralize SkinFinishMSF Collection!

    • Karen says:

      I had a somewhat uninspiring meal — Greek yogurt, a few pieces of sushi, a banana and some shortbread cookies. Bluh! I guess that’s what I get for being too lazy to cook!

      So, what did you think of The Walking Dead finale? I was disappointed with the doc and the lady who decided to stay behind but understood their motivation completely.

      • Tracy says:

        Me too. I guess they want to show that some people are not fighters and that there isn’t a lot of hope for the living at this point. Me–I’d fight to the end!!!
        Also-that explosion was something fierce! You’d figure thay all would have been in some damage path too.
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  7. Amber says:

    Ohhh, WANT.

    Dinner tonight is leftover pork shoulder bbq and asparagus, followed by mini cheesecakes! They have a chocolate cookie crust, a layer of chocolate cheesecake, and a layer of chocolate chip cheesecake!
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  8. Christy says:

    Karen, your earrings in the first photo are AMAZING!!! Tell us more about them…where did you get them?? Pretty please??

  9. Kana says:

    Ooooh!! I love both illegal and midnight cowboy! Thank you Karen, since I’ve started reading your reviews.. my wallet has been very light! Hehe, but its nice to know what kinda products it is before buying it. You do an amazing job with that!!

  10. Laura says:

    Hi Karen! Your makeup is so fun in that last picture – I love how it’s so bright and cheerful. What products did you use?

  11. I so need walldflower,Can’t wait!
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  12. gio says:

    Thanks for the review, these look gorgeous on you! I definitely need to check them out!
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  13. Nika says:

    I wanna try these out so bad! Along with a whole bunch of other Urban Decay products! I just hate that we don’t have UD here in my country. I’ve recently just realized the importance of lining my lips so now I’m gonna stock up on lip pencils. Wish I could get my hands on these; the colors look so gorgeous and I love that they’re matte and waterproof!

  14. Kim says:

    The wear time on these seems awesome; I’m definitely going to give one a try, especially since they didn’t dry out your lips. I’ve finally nursed mine back to health with the help of some Burt’s Bees lip balm. I’m sure everyone already knows this, but it’s good stuff! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Burt’s Bees lip balm is, um, the balm!! I love those for days when I just want easy, no fuss lips. What color do you have?

      • Kim says:

        It’s just the colorless Beeswax Lip Balm (in a chapstick-like tube). It’s peppermint flavored, though, so it’s a little tingly and refreshing. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m really loving it and will definitely have to try some of their colored balms.

  15. Nina says:

    ohhh those are pretty — and just how i like my lip color to be : non glittery/shimmery and flat on my lips!

    i want!!! UD is trying to kill my wallet in advance!!!

  16. Shannon says:

    I like! a lot!
    I feel like I can’t wear anything but super-heavy lip balms right now, though. Anything else would leave cracks a mile wide. ๐Ÿ™ Boo on รƒยผber dry air… stupid Montana.

  17. Felicia says:

    Hey Karen ๐Ÿ™‚
    I have really really reaaaaallyรฏยปยฟ pigmented lips and i feel like i can only wear darker colours.. because lighter colours like peach and baby pink are to light and sheer? Do you know some good light lip products that are really pigmented? ๐Ÿ™‚ And have you tried the L’oreal HIP jelly balms? I have one and i love it but it is a really dark colour and i wanna buy a lighter colour but im not sure if they are gonna show on my dark lips? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Felicia,

      Hmm, have you ever tried blanking out your lips first? You could try applying a thin layer of foundation on top of your lips to cancel out the pigmentation, or line and fill them in with a lighter nude shade and then applying your lipstick/gloss. The Urban Decay ones listed above are pretty good. A few others to try: MAC Spice, MAC Cork, MAC Creamola, MAC Pink Treat…

  18. body-butter says:

    Love the colors. It think I’d have to go with Midnight Cowboy. I can’t live without the nudes. Having Mexican tonight and doing homework. To cold to go anywhere, but if I did, you know what I would be wearing. Love the earrings to!

  19. Trisha says:

    These look nice on you! And I like the matte look they provide. Pretty nice!
    Trisha recently posted … Giveaway- His and Hers Calvin Klein Euphoria

  20. paige says:

    dinner tonight is probably food from work – i work at quizno’s.
    aaaaaaaaaaaaand i want both of those pencils oh-so badly. i’m glad we have an ulta here finally!

  21. I may have to try Midnight Cowboy, it looks nice.
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  22. Doreen G. says:

    Hi Karen,
    I bought a urban decay 24 7 lip pencil in a nice neutral shade in 2010-2011. Lost it and I can’t remember the shade name and it is discontinued now. If I saw the name i might remember it. Fo you have any idea what shades were discontinued?
    I’ve looked everywhere. It wasn’t a light shade nor dark.

    Thank You,

  23. Ronni says:

    Hi Karen,
    I was wondering if you could tell me which ud lip pencil color most closely resembles Stila liquid lipstick Dolce? I wear a bronze gloss over it and love the look. (Don’t love the Dolce color alone. Also, I would prefer a pencil base. I often use the ud liner deep with the combo which looks great as a liner but to dark as the base for my Stila bronze gloss. I’ve been looking at pics of ud in naked, naked 2, midnight cowboy and now illegal. Which do you think would make the best base and coordinate nicely with both my ud deep liner and bronze gloss. Thank in advance for your invaluable input :). Ronni

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