Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Urban Decay Ink for Eyes Cream Eyeliner - Demolition

Being young with no steady income (birthday money doesn't count, right?!) means that you learn to either save up for big purchases, or stick to drugstore/cheaper makeup that you can pick up with quite good mark downs when on sale. Though this does satisfy my appetite for makeup, being a beauty blogger means that I am well aware of all the gorgeous higher end products, and eventually you start to want products from the more glamorous brands like NARS, MAC, Benefit etc. One of those brands was Urban Decay and I was so lucky to get to try something out when Jen from The Shopping Queen held a giveaway and I won it!

I wasn't really all that sure of what I was getting...I knew it was an eyeliner from Urban Decay but I hadn't actually heard of the Ink for eyes eyeliner. You can imagine what I thought when it arrived - it is just so beautiful.

The packaging is incredible, both the box and the actual product. You can see that the box is a rich purple with vibrant blue and green metallic on the peacock. It's a work of art in itself. On the eyeliner it is a black outline on the silver plastic, and though it isn't perhaps as eye catching, I think it is still incredible.

The shape of the product itself is highly unusual, but amazing! Usually gel eyeliners are in circular little tubs, however this is in an elongated rectangle type shape with the top flipping up on a hinge to reveal the product, a double sided brush and a mirror. It's perfect. The only complaint I could make about this is that the shape of the mirror (being long and skinny) is a little bit useless for anything other than eyeliner.

I LOVE the brush, though the only eyeliner brush I had prior to this one was the brush supplied with the Maybelline gel liner (which I really liked too). It is so thin and angled and allows for the easiest application. I like my liner to be thin and subtle most of the time, and due to the precision that can be achieved using the Urban Decay brush it suits me well. The sponge on the other end, used for smudging, is not something that I really use though I imagine others would find it incredibly useful.

The eyeliner itself is in the shade Demolition, a dark brown without any shimmer or glitter. I find that it is quite creamy and therefor easy to apply but does not smudge or transfer throughout the day. It is very pigmented though it can be difficult to achieve the opacity you might expect when you are applying it to the lashline on the super thin brush. It lasts all day on my eyes with ease.

I have been using this non stop and it seems as though I have only made the tiniest dent in the product. I get the impression that this will last for a very long time.

For my first taste of Urban Decay, I am really impressed. I couldn't find this on their website so I have no idea how much it costs, but I imagine for Australians it wouldn't be cheap. I think the Maybelline gel liner (which I also have in brown) is pretty much the same, but the Urban Decay packaging trumps every other product I have ever seen.

I give this product 9 out of 10.




14 comments:

  1. Very cool, I really like this shade of brown. Might have to purchase this little gem! Thanks for the review!

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    1. It is a little gem, I love it so much. Not a problem, glad I could help! :)
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  2. Oooh fancy packaging!
    It would look very nice and natural :)

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    1. It does actually, I am such a fan!
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  3. I'm so happy that you love it :) I think it's still available on beautybay for $20 or so but I got it on sale from Urban Decay. They've probably stopped selling/making this which is a shame!

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    1. Thank you so much Jen! I am surprised that it is only $20 actually, that's wonderful! They probably have stopped making it...though I don't know why they would because it is so good (and pretty!)
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  4. I love the packaging on this, it's so pretty!

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  5. Wow the packaging is so different! I'd never heard of this eyeliner before you mentioned it. I have never tried gel eyeliner before but I definitely want to! I was going to get the Essence one but since they discontinued it I have not been able to find it! :(

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    1. It is one of a kind! Oh you must must must try gel eyeliner, it's my absolute favourite. I find it the easiest type of liner to use too. Maybelline has a good gel eyeliner.
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  6. Interesting packaging, I don't think it would be as convenient as a pot but still something different & innovated! I'm glad that you like it, being your first Urban Decay item! I don't wear brown eyeliner often so I would probably try this to fill in my eyebrows for something interesting, haha. xx

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    1. I really love brown eyeliner. When I first got into it I wasn't sure that it would suit me, but I use so many brown shadows - even when I want a dramatic smokey eye or something like that I use brown - so brown eyeliner seems to work really well. Pots probably are easier, but like you said, it's nice to have something different.
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