Saturday, August 14, 2010

[Product Review] Urban Decay Smoke Out Eye Pencils in Green Goddess, Mary Jane, Maui Wowie, and Purple Haze

Description from URBANDECAY.COM: Applying smokey eyes is a daunting task – even for the best of us. It’s not something you do every day, so we can’t expect you to be an expert, right? Wrong! Apply smoky eyes with the greatest of ease, thanks to the Smoke Out Eye Pencil.
Smoke Out is an amazing slim line (that means skinny) pencil filled with a long-lasting, powdery matte formula – like eye shadow in a pencil. It imparts a rich color that softens to a feathery edge, so it’s impossible to make a mistake. Use the attached blender tip to perfectly smudge the color, and POW. Your smoky eyes look great and stay put all night long. Use a lot or a little: from subtly singed to full-tilt sexy, Smoke Out is totally en fuego.
- Smoky eyes don’t have to be black.
- Try one of the other shades for a more subtle, but equally sexy look.
- You can try it on moist skin for more intense color, too!
Fill Weight: 1.16g e 0.041 US oz.
Ingredients: Polymethyl Methacrylate, Diethylhexyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate, Dimethylimidazolidinone Rice Starch, Distarch Phosphate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Silica, Disodium EDTA, Ethylene/Methacrylate Copolymer, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Sodium Methylparaben, Citric Acid
May Contain: Mica, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens)
Price: (original price) $14.00 USD (sale price) $5.00 USD

Urban Decay can be found at your local Sephora, or Ulta. If you prefer online shopping you can go to urbandecay.com, sephora.com, ulta.com, or allcosmeticswholesale.com. If you might know where else to get Urban Decay products please post it as a comment.

My Opinion/Review: The smoke out pencil’s packaging is very cute! I like the brushed silver caps and that it’s a dual ended. I’m also fond of the actual color on the outside of the packaging, so you know which smoke out pencil you’re getting out. The design on the pencil is very simple yet edgy. CUTE!
The formula of the smoke out pencils is not what I expected at all. I figured it would be as soft as the 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencils that Urban Decay also carries. The smoke out pencils are kinda rough to apply, but if you read the Urban Decay website description, you can moist your lid (with water) and then apply the pencil. Using this technique the smoke out pencils pretty much apply like a liquid liner, glides smooth and intensifies the color, but there is a couple of them where the color altered a bit. But like any other liquid liner, the smoke out pencils enemy is water.
Now actually smudging out the liner, you really need a very light hand or you will smudge off the product it’s self. For you it can be a good (minimal tugging) or a bad thing.
Staying power for the smoke out pencils differs, on how you use it. Apply it regularly, it tends to smear. But applying it on a moisten lid it stays on decently, with out smearing, just what for it to dry a bit before blinking.
Overall I like it, but it’s a bit of a hassle. I only like the smoke out pencils as only lining the eyes (on a moisten lid) and if I decide to apply it to my lower lash line, then I will slightly smudge it (only on the lower lash line) to keep the look soft. I really don’t recommend this because the 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencils is so much better to get and you can even smudge it out like the smoke out pencils.

Color Description & Swatches:
Green Goddess: green

Mary Jane: blue

Maui Wowie: dark khaki with greenish tint

Purple Haze: purple

Overall score: ★★★☆☆

Hope You Enjoyed This Entry. Till Next Time!
OX Dizzy
Let me know what you think of these Urban Decay Smoke Out Eye Pencils! Love It Or Hate It?

7 comments:

  1. The dual end reminds me of my Skinfood eyeliner! Too bad it's too rough, still prefer the 24/7 eyes glide on :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. The purple and green are very pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  3. the color payoff looks good but lik dina said ill stick 2 the 24/7 liners =]

    ReplyDelete
  4. @ Reeni --- Why aren’t you at school?

    ReplyDelete
  5. nice color combination....why is it called urban decay? will it decay? hehehhe....lol..



    beware to be a victim...
    bestessays.com scam


    thanks,
    badloi

    ReplyDelete
  6. @ badloi --- lOl Apparently, the company had its finger on the button of alternative culture. Under Zomnir's creative direction, the trend-setting cosmetics company became famous for color names like Roach, Smog, Rust, Oil Slick and Acid Rain - inspired by the beautiful hues of America's urban landscape.

    ReplyDelete