NEWPORT BEACH (MBB Newswire) — After a break-in Wednesday at Urban Decay headquarters in Newport Beach, California, unknown individuals made off with a tray of the company’s “special brownies.”
When asked to describe the missing brownies to police, a company spokesperson said they were “uh…chocolate, and stuff.”
But seriously (in a matter of speaking), don’t most of UD’s holiday releases include a couple of shout-outs to stoners (ala their Smoke Out Kits)?
Unless I’m overlooking something obvs, Mary Jane’s MIA this time around. Well, there is the kit… 24/7 Jackpot ($39) — heh, I said pot.
Either way, Jackpot brings beautifully rich, blinged-out liners to the holiday makeup table, and if you’re new to Urban Decay, I think you’re in for a treat.
These 24/7 pencils are some of the best liners around, with awesome, creamy textures, vibrant colors and all-day wear time.
Jet black Zero has been a crowd fave, but shimmery golden brown Bourbon has been my No. 1 crush.
From left: Gunmetal (the gunmetal gray with silver glitter), Rockstar (the dark eggplant), Binge (the navy blue), Ransom (the bright, iridescent purple), Electric (the bright aquamarine), Mildew (the dark green), Stash (the greenish gold), Whiskey (the dark brown) Eldorado (the gold) and Zero (the inky black)
With Jackpot, an idea similar to last year’s 24/7 Super Stash (except instead of nine miniature Glide-On Eye Pencils, this kit comes with nine minis and a full-size Zero), Urban Decay had value in mind.
It’s important to note, however, that more than half of Jackpot’s colors were already released with last year’s Super Stash — Rockstar, Binge, Ransom, Stash, Eldorado and Zero. That may not be welcome news to ladies who jumped at Super Stash, but for what it’s worth, these are colors that most gals should be able to wear often.
Have a look at these swatches, and please let me know what ya think!
Swatches from left: Gunmetal (2), Rockstar (4), Binge (/7), Ransom (J), Electric (A), Mildew (C), Stash (K), Whiskey (P), Eldorado (O) and Zero (T)
Butterfingers, take heed. I’ve heard from not-so-nimble-fingered friends that these minis can be difficult to manipulate and hold. If that ends up being the case for you, you could always break up the set, and give the pencils away to friends and family, and they make cute little stocking stuffers, too. Just a thought…
Ultimately, I like this set a lot. It’s a pretty affordable way to stock up on a few 24/7 faves and may present an opportunity to discover some new colors, too, like the shimmery forest green Mildew (LOVE!). Available now at Ulta stores and online at urbandecay.com. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
You might like the Urban Decay 24/7 Jackpot kit if…
- You like bright-eyed, bushy-tailed makeup (read:colorful)
- You like liners that have a soft texture
- You like cute kits and holiday sets
- You love liners that last all day long
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,