Urban Decay Spring 2011: I Tip My Hat to the New 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils

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Wearing Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils in Sin, Lit and Morphine

The new Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils ($20) are the jam, but if you’re gonna do any blending you’ve gotta work hella fast.


“Run, Forest, run!”

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Clockwise from lower left: Barracuda, Rehab, Delinquent, Wasteland, Clash, Clinic, Mercury, Midnight Cowboy, Lit, Sin, Narc and Morphine

New for spring 2011, these 12 creamy shadows in a stick are spin-offs of Urban Decay’s famed 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils. They’re just as smudge- and crease-proof as the originals with the same smoooove texture.

The Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils…

  • Barracuda: a shimmery black with silver glitter
  • Clash: a shimmery teal with silver glitter
  • Clinic: a shimmery peacock feather green with glitter
  • Delinquent a shimmery deep purple with violet glitter
  • Lit: a shimmery warm bronze
  • Mercury: a shimmery gunmetal gray
  • Midnight Cowboy: a shimmery beige with golden glitter
  • Morphine: an iridescent lilac
  • Narc: a shimmery moss green
  • Rehab: a shimmery brownish taupe
  • Sin: a shimmery champagne
  • Wasteland: a shimmery dark brown

For all my ladies in the sisterhood of the perpetually 15 minutes late, the 24/7 Shadow Pencils should do you right, especially if you love wearing lid looks with a single shadow. One swipe draws solid, shimmery color — it’s like instant eyeshadow gratification in a stick.

As for beauties who love intricate blending, well, heed the sage advice of ’80s pop star Paula Abdul and rush, rush, because these shadows dry fast — we’re talkin’ less than a minute.

Could Keanu Reeves be any hotter in this video? For real though!

Yeah, eye looks with lots of blending and gradients are still totally doable with these, but you just have to work fast to smooth out the edges where the colors transition into one another.

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Swatches from left: Barracuda, Rehab, Delinquent, Clash

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Clinic, Mercury, Midnight Cowboy, Lit

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Sin, Wasteland, Narc, Morphine

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Sin (inner corner), Lit (center of lid) and Morphine (outer corner)

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More stuff to love about the 24/7 Shadow Pencils…

  • Cruelty-free formula: Like all of Urban Decay’s makeup, the 24/7 Shadow Pencils are vegan and weren’t tested on animals, which earns two big paws up from Tabs.
  • Travel-friendly for girls on the go: Looking to lighten your load? Throw one of these bad boys into your makeup bag, and you can skip your eye primer and eye brushes.
  • Multitasking monsters: These should work great as bases for powder shadows, too!

Urban Decay really did their fans right with the Shadow Pencils, and I hope the rest of the spring line is just as fantastic. Kudos, UD!

PRICE: $20
AVAILABILITY: At Sephora, Ulta, select Macy’s stores and online soon

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Hazel says:

    girl, you look hella great and cute! i love the colors you used on your eyes! never thought of using all bright colors like that and i love that song~

  2. Evelyn says:

    I cannot wait for these! Thanks for the review and love the look you’re rockin’ 😉

  3. Megan says:

    Those are pretty, especially Midnight Cowboy.

  4. Citrine says:

    Your eyes look like the new palette Lancome is releasing for spring 2011!
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  5. oh goodness, they’re all so gorgeous! i want pretty much everything except for morphine :p
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  6. SDpfeiffy says:

    Hmmm wonder if these could double as liners?

  7. Appu says:

    Wasteland is my favorite! Such a pretty brown 🙂
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  8. ooh love the eye look you’re rocking here! And the fedora too, wish I could pull those off xD My faves are Mercury and Morphine 🙂
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  9. vonnie says:

    super fun! i think that i’d like to play around with a couple of these 😀
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  10. xMissxAndristx says:

    omg your eyes look amazing! those colors pop like crazy on you!

  11. Shirley says:

    These shadow pencils look so pretty on you! Also, the colors are super fun. Karen, what brow filler are you using for your pics these days? ‘Cuz they look great!

  12. Audrey says:

    I like Mercury, Wasteland and Rehab! Too bad they’re a little on the pricey side.. I’m hoping that Urban Decay will have a FF sale soon! 😛 If I remember correctly, they had one last November. I guess business is so good this year that they decided to skip it 🙁

    Btw Karen, can I request a review and swatches of the Jemma Kidd Catwalk Eye Makeup Kit you featured as your Daily Photo a week ago? I can’t seem to find anything on it online!

  13. Jessica says:

    It looks like they’re copying nyx but with more sparkle! I wish this was out now so that I could use my Sephora VIB $20 on it!
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  14. l.reza says:

    Clinic looks just like no. 10 from Kiko makeup, which you reviewed earlier (and I bought on my recent trip to Milan). Do you have any tips on how to apply them? I am having a hard time and I remember you saying you loved it. Thanks.

  15. Nika says:

    I love that song! It’s probably the only Paula Abdul song I like. And I’d like to try those pencils out, but I don’t think they’d be much difference from the original 24/7 Eye Pencils. Your eye makeup looks very pretty though! <3

  16. Jen W says:

    Holy cow that eye look GLOWS!

    I yearn for Mercury and Lit
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  17. Evelyn says:

    Delinquent is calling my name! lol They look so great on you!

  18. gabby says:

    They look great!!! What are you wearing on your lips? Love it!!!!! TIA

  19. Solangel says:

    My heart is after Barracuda and Delinquent <3

  20. Bisbee says:

    Wow – these will definitely find their way into my makeup stash!

  21. gio says:

    Wow, these all look gorgeous, especially Clash and Clinic. <3
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  22. Ohmygosh, I think I want those. I’m envisioning Sin allover from lid to brow with Barracuda smudged on the lashline into the lid. Lazy girls makeup – love it. 🙂
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  23. Vassileia says:

    Gahhhhh these are calling my name! Barracuda and Midnight Cowboy in particular…

  24. Amanda says:

    I’m intrigued! I love the 24/7 liner pencils. so this may be a dumb question, but are these shadow pencils fatter/chubbier than the liner pencils?

  25. Glosslizard says:

    So pretty! Sin and Rehab look like a nice no-brainer combo, but I’m really lemming after Clinic! Mmmmmmm…. peacock green!

  26. Yuki says:

    I love the look you did with them 🙂
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  27. Anh says:

    Ooh these look pretty pigmented. I usually don’t like shadow sticks because they come sheer.

  28. Glamarific says:

    Oooo… mama likes “Barracuda” and “Morphine”. And I’m all about the glitter and smudge-proof, so SCORE! 🙂 PS you look really cute in that hat.

    – Kimberly
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  29. I’m a huge fan of the UD eyeliner pencils and the powder shadow formulations. However, HOWEVER… many of their fantastic colors are just two glittery for the over-35 set. The first shadows I bought, I had to return because they looked jarring on me, and did nothing flattering for the texture of my lids, which are really in pretty good shape. (And, yes, I used Primer Potion.) Then I rooted around and discovered that, amongst the glittery shades they offer, UD has some amazing matte shadows. “Naked” might be the best taupe ever. It would be fantastic if UD would do a line of matte or mostly-matte shadow sticks, these are hard to find in any line. While UD is famous for glitter, their mattes are the unsung heros.

  30. Tiffany says:

    Ooh I can’t wait to try these! I’d love a pic comparing one of these to the liners – like to see how thick these are?

  31. Stephanie says:

    Omg, I do not have a favorite to choose right now! I like them all.. But I’m not going to buy them all. I already have a little bit too much makeup, haha.
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  32. Ruchita says:

    I like these! They would be great for traveling and those mornings when I’m running late. Thanks for the swatches. I see lots of colors I like.

  33. gabby says:

    These look great. What color is on your lips? Love it!!!!!

  34. Nina says:

    i am so buying that set!

  35. danielle says:

    for anyone that’s wondering, i found a pretty good dupe for morphine today. i went to sephora looking for the shadow pencils but they don’t have them yet in my city. so instead i got sephora jumbo eye pencil in purple. it looks exactly the same to me for only $6 🙂

  36. Vonvon says:

    I like the EOTD you did with the 3 shadow pencils. 🙂 Very nice combination of shades.

    I like the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils so much but they crease after 1 to 2 hours but these ones remind me of MAC Pearlglides! Definitely will be looking out for them!

    I love all the shades!
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  37. BeautyMaven says:

    Ahh!! I want… hmm.. ALL of them, lol. You look so fly in your hat and edgy eyeshadow– diggin’ it!! And ALSO diggin’ your necklace~ is that the one Carrie wore in SATC 2?!
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  38. I love the way they look but I wonder how they’ll behave on super duper oily lids…hmm.
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  39. Kim says:

    Oh, they’re shimmery delicious! (straight up). 🙂

  40. Annaham says:

    Sin is GORGEOUS. I may have to go test it out at my local UD counter!

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