There’s a fungus among us, ladies and gents. With Urban Decay’s new 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Mushroom, you’ll be able to knock out neutral looks in a flash.
And not just any old neutral looks. Neutral looks with pizzaz! — as this waterproof, long-lasting gray eye shadow also shimmers.
Right now it’s driving my Blanche Deveraux side wild, but she was mightily concerned at first…
When I showed it to her, she feigned almost passing out, raising the back of a wrist to her forehead and steadying herself against one of the posts on the veranda outside (also known as the back deck). “Oh, dear,” she declared in her thick Southern drawl, “if you’re gonna wear another boring gray shadow, I’ll just die. JUST DIE!”
See, my Blanche Deveraux side believes that neutrals should only be worn when shopping for sensible shoes, filling out Excel spreadsheets and cleaning cat barf from the carpets (seriously, Tabs, couldn’t you have aimed for the tiles?). In her mind, why bother with a boring gray when there are so many sparklier shades out there (she said, while batting her lashes at a pair of French naval officers on shore leave)?
But then she took a closer look at the tip…
And totally changed her tune. She saw an intense, warm gray with a shiny, silvery pearl finish.
When I explained how the easy-to-blend formula lasts all day long when worn with or without a primer, she snatched the pencil from my paws, and before I could protest, applied it to her lids.
As far as neutrals go, Mushroom doesn’t just kick. It can-cans. It makes me think of a dainty pair of platinum and diamond Harry Winston earrings.
Understated, yes, but not the kind of understated it’s easy to ignore.
PRICE: $20 for a 0.10-ounce pencil
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Urban Decay counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,