Your kitty nephew is shedding like crazy!
This happens every summer. The hair — it’s everywhere! I can’t escape it. It’s on my clothes, on my face, in my nostrils, on my lips, and it may or may not be in my belly button.
Speaking of shedding…these new $20 Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencils shed a lot, too.
Within minutes of applying any of these five (there’s also a black shade, Black Velvet, previously released and not shown here) intensely pigmented liners on my lash and/or water lines, once they’ve dried down, little flecks and specks appear under my eyes, on my nose, on my cheeks, chin and upper lip.
That ish is all up in my grill!
New additions to UD’s famous 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil family, these Velvet cousins, which are waterproof and paraben-free, have a soft, powdery texture and a matte finish designed to create smokey, smudged out, super blended eye looks sans drama. #smokeyeyetillidie
You might recall the original smokey 24/7 Velvet shade, Black Velvet, which came out a while back. The five new shades here — Cult (a forest green), Lure (a gunmetal gray), Lush (a coffee brown), Minx (a sapphire blue) and Plushie (a deep eggplant) — are like her sassy sisters. They’re $20 each and new members of the permanent line.
I really wanted to love these because, ya know, smokey eyes. They blend and buff effortlessly in just a few swipes, creating that soft, smokey gradient effect I’m always after, where super intense color at the lash line fades into a delicate, barely-there haze (I can haz?!).
But the shedding.
Oh, the shedding…
It’s driving me cray! Inevitably, the flakes end up in my eyes, which makes them start tearing, and then El Hub looks at me like a frightened caribou ready to head for the hills because he’s afraid I’ll stab him with a butter knife. “Oh, crap,” he mewls. “Is it that time again!? No emotional triggers!”
No, it’s not that time yet. It’s these liners. I haven’t figured out a way to use ‘em, even though I really, really want to.
If your eyes are less sensitive than mine, you’re in luck, because I do love the colors and texture.
PRICE: $20 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now in the permanent line at Urban Decay counters at Sephora, Ulta and select Macy’s stores, and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: C+ (Intensely pigmented with a great texture, but the flaking. Oh, noes!)
I’m all about season 2 of Orange Is the New Black this week. Been watching it every night, all week long.
It sucked me in… It was like stumbling on a Bravo Real Housewives marathon on a slow Sunday afternoon or, I dunno, starting an eye look and realizing, “Holy crap! Did I really just spend 45 minutes blending four shades into the crease…? At this point, might as well keep going!”
Orange Is the New Black. Are you watching it? I just finished the episode where we find out the story behind Christopher, Lorna’s fiancé.
That veil, though??
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,