I know that a lot of us have been looking forward to Urban Decay Ink for Eyes, UD’s new fall collection of cream eyeliners, since we first got wind of ’em earlier this year.
Six to choose from
The Ink for Eyes Cream Eyeliners ($22 each) come resting peacefully in narrow, boxy little gray compacts.
The packaging? — interesting and practical, even though I thought they looked like little coffins at first (they’re actually a lot more useful than that).
I’ve been playing with three of the six shades…
- Binge: a matte, deep navy blue
- Loaded: a shimmery forest green
- Pyrotechnics: a sparkly white with flecks of purple, green, gold and blue glitter
If you have naturally oily eyelids, Ink for Eyes might pose a challenge. I have semi-oily lids, and these bad boys move around A LOT, dancing up into my crease and creeping down under my eyes when nobody’s watching — and it happens really fast, too, like within 10-15 minutes!
Starting with a primer like Urban Decay’s Sin Potion beneath the liners makes a huge difference, though, significantly extending wear time.
I tried all three atop Sin, and with help from the primer they stayed put for about four hours before creeping up into my crease.
Get ready to layer!
Because Urban Decay has a reputation for *bold* looks, I was expecting Ink for Eyes to SCREAM with color, but they’re actually pretty sheer.
From left to right: Binge, Loaded and Pyrotechnics. It took four layers to get the colors to look this rich.
To get solid, cat eyeliner-style lines with Ink for Eyes takes me about four layers, but I can use fewer when what I want is a soft, diffused liner look instead.
I think that’s where Ink for Eyes will really shine.
Urban Decay Ink for Eyes
Use: A sheer cream eyeliner perfect for soft, diffused lines
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
You might like Urban Decay Ink for Eyes if…
- you have dry (versus oily) eyelids,
- you don’t mind taking your time when you apply your makeup, and/or
- you like the look of sheer, diffused liner.
For $22 I was hoping for a little more color and staying power, but the convenient, cute packaging makes me want to keep them around.
Why is shopping for dudes so hard?
El Hub’s b-day is tomorrow, and just like every year, I have NO IDEA what to get for him. I always end doing the same thing — either comics, computer games, something to do with movies or dried meat/chocolate.
Once I tried to get all creative and buy him clothes, but that was pretty much a disaster… Boy’s not a clothes horse at all.
What’s the best gift you’ve ever gotten your SO for a birthday? HELP!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,