One thing’s clear about Urban Decay’s $20 Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil — this handy husky wonder multitasks, and it handles some of its tasks better than others.
This here is basically a larger version of UD’s existing clear Ozone Lip Pencil, which many makeup lovers use for multiple purposes. It’s a clear-colored, unscented, unflavored multipurpose pencil with a silicone-like texture.
Have you ever tried Benefit’s dr. feelgood? It feels a lot like that — slippery and velvety — and did I mention it multitasks?
For instance, you can use it as a lip primer, where it helps keep your lipstick or gloss from wandering beyond your natural lip line, anchoring them down for extended wear time. Just trace and fill in your lips with Ozone first, and then layer your gloss and/or lipstick on top.
You can also use it as a makeup remover, by dabbing Ozone lightly over any mascara, eyeshadow or liquid liner boo-boos/mistakes, and then lifting any wayward flecks and bits away with a Q-tip.
Or, use it as a blurring face primer, by blending it all over and around fine lines and wrinkles.
First, I think it rocks as a lip primer. It makes my lipgloss last and stay put much longer than when I’m just left to my own devices without it (I’m a lip smacker/rubber, as you may already know if you’ve watched my YouTube videos… I know, I know. I’m trying to break the habit, but it’s so hard!).
I also like that the formula is clear, because it means not having to match it to other product colors. It doesn’t dry out my lips either.
As makeup remover/spot cleanup tool, however…it’s just OK. I was hoping that it would work like one of those magic eraser pencils, and I’d just touch it to my makeup, and pigment would — poof! — disappear, but I still have to follow it up with something else, like a Q-tip, to finish the job. I could just as easily stick to the Q-tip alone and save a step.
Also as a face primer, again, I think it’s just alright. Not as robust as the dedicated face primers in my regular rotation, like Smashbox Pore Minimizing, which is BOMB, but I’ll use it in a pinch.
Considering how many things you can do with it, Urban Decay’s $20 Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil is handy to have around. It may excel as a lipgloss and/or lipstick primer, but its other abilities are added bonuses. You could get the original 0.04-oz. Ozone Pencil and have basically the same product, but this larger 0.10-oz. version gets your twice as much for the same price, which is always a good thing.
AVAILABILITY: Available online and at Urban Decay counters starting April 15
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,