Look Feature: Urban Decay TEN 24/7 Glide-On Liners Part 1 – The Browns

Hello you guys!

Show of hands, how many of you all (those who celebrate Chinese New Year, or maybe not!) are on leave from work today, or perhaps for the whole of the week even!

Well, lucky you! I may be wrapping up at work, which usually sounds like easy and quick business, but it’s turning out to be quite tricky with a good amount to sort so I do want to apologize for some backlog build up and all.

You know the drill, so much to say but so little time to put it all up!

Eitherways!

If you’re back to work during this festive period or chilling at home on work leave and have a little time to kill then I hope my mini series of Look Features featuring the Urban Decay TEN 24/7 Glide-on Liner Set will be informative and also a good read for you!

I aim to keep this as brief as I can (let’s see how that pans out) and let the pictures do most of the talking.

I do have some thoughts for each shade but I’ll keep it as short and sweet as I can! I hope you have fun seeing my take on the colors within the Urban Decay TEN 24/7 Glide-On Liner Set and if you’re looking for more information about it, don’t forget to check out this overview entry!

p.s. there isn’t a sole feature for Perversion (also found within the set) because it’s a rich black that has been used one way or another in the looks of the other liners so you can take reference there.

So first up, the browns!

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While the TEN Liner set has a good amount of colors and glitter liners going on, there’s also a nice mix of wearable and usable browns within and this entry will spotlight on those.

The TEN 24/7 Liners featured in this entry are Faint, Smokeout and Mugshot.

 

Faint –

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This look is actually attempt number 2 with Faint because the first look I tried, Faint ended up too, well… faint.

As with Mugshot (which you’ll see in a bit), Faint is a beautiful and classic staple sort of a shade to have – a creamy smooth matte mid-tone brown that would be great to use all over the lids or to blend, if an eyeshadow. Though once you change it up to an eyeliner then the dynamics do shift a little.

As a liner, it’s most ideal for those who like their eyes done soft, in the case of a soft whisper and glide of color which isn’t my way of wearing liner but for the sake of showcasing the liner as a liner (because I always feel inclined to use this as a cream shadow base), I paired it with a pared down look of almost nothing on the lids except a sweep of skintone beige to even the lids out and provide a smooth canvas for the the liner.

Faint is kind of in the middle ground where my liner preferences are concerned – too light to offer definition and not flashy enough to be an accent liner – but I still saved a spot for it in my stash knowing that one day I’ll come to appreciate its subtlety!

You never know when you need a creamy matte cool mid-town brown, right?

Products Used:
I had forgotten to list it down for this particular look but it's simple enough it shouldn't matter, heh!

 

Mugshot –

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Mugshot is a really beautiful brown actually. It’s nice and warm and with the right amount of depth and shine, I can see why this would be an incredibly popular and classic eyeshadow favorite amongst Urban Decay fans. As with Faint (pictured earlier) it is a color that works as an eyeshadow – easy to throw on everyday and also easy to smoke up for the night – but as a liner I feel it falls a little short.

Though I did like the way I wore it here because given how neutral and soft a color it is (as a liner) I felt like I could play it up a little more with some inner corner flicks and all.

Though color-wise, if you like that slight definition to the eyes but nothing harsh and in the case of Mugshot with a nice kick of sheen then I think it’s not too bad a color. The way I typically use Mugshot (when not doing a liner representation as I am here) is as a cream colored base which defeats the purpose of it being an eyeshadow-turned-liner but eitherways, it sticks and stays and works that way. It’s a pretty color no less and being exposed to it as a liner is making me curious of the shadow!

Products Used:
Dior Backstage Eye Prime, 5050 (Naked On the Run), 
Fix (Naked on the Run), Stun (Naked On the Run), 
Mugshot 24/7 Glide-On Liner, Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Liner, 
Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Liner

 

Smokeout –

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There’s nothing not to love about this smokey deep brown unless of course, you don’t like the look of smokey deep browns.

Much as my heart lies with the crisp and perfectly flicked deep black winged liner, every once in awhile I like to indulge myself with a smokey (but haute) mess of brown blends on the lids. There’s just something so casual, effortless and yet still sexy about a deep smokey eye and if that’s your go-to look than you’ll be more than happy with Smokeout in your inventory.

I paired this with a different sort of eyeshadow placement from my usual, one that would accentuate the smokiness of Smokeout – a look that starts deep and dark at the lash line and slowly feathers out towards the browbone, without any crease definition.

I think that’s my favorite way to wear Smokeout and I’ve revisited this look a couple of times already.

Products Used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion, DTF (Vice 3), 
Factory (Naked 3), Limit (Naked 3), Strange (Naked 3), 
Smokeout 24/7 Glide-on Liner

 

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Okay, I know we’re off to a very simple start here with the Urban Decay TEN Liners set because neutrals / browns ultimately are as such… neutral and brown so there’s nothing overly exciting about them but you have to admit that while they aren’t pow wow in visuals and not the most eye catching, they are the most reliable so I decided to kick start this series by showing you what are the looks you definitely will be able to get from this set and the looks that will be able to take you through your everyday.

Now that that’s sorted, we’ll get started on the Sparkles and the Colors coming right up, alright?

Am I doing good with keeping this short and (relatively) brief thus far?

The Urban Decay TEN 24/7 Liner Round Up (Thus Far):

 

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for looks of the rest of the liners!

Urban Decay’s TEN 24/7 Glide-On Liner Set will retail for S$80 and will launch 1st March 2015.

The set is Limited Edition and Perversion aside, the other 9 colors are exclusive to this.

Sponsorship disclosure

Urban Decay’s TEN 24/7 Glide-On Liner Set (Info & Swatches)

I know I’m a little to the party of these Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencils but where permanent (fairly and mostly, that is) items are concerned – better late than never right?

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The reason why I got on the bandwagon of these so late even though the world (okay I exaggerate, how about online realm?) was singing praises of it was because I am pretty nitpicky where pencil liners are concerned. Knowing these were of creamy nature, I just did not expect them to last on my problematic lids even if the raves were of how lasting these are.

I mean, my lids are a whole different league and what works on most people would still end up not working for me so… you can’t blame my skepticism.

Though I’m quite happy to report that after (finally) giving this a try with the Black Magic liner set (from the Holiday season), I’m a total convert and no matter how problematic and watery my eyes can be, these do stand the test of wear. Sometimes they don’t go unscathed but it’s good enough by my eye standards!

Almost good enough to rival the 7 year HG position that MAC’s Powerpoint Liner in Engraved has… no kidding!

 

So anyway, before we go into the 24/7 Glide-On Liners itself, let me first talk about this amazing set of liners you see right here that is very appropriately named, TEN.

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the TEN 24/7 Glide-On Liners set comes with 1 full sized pencil (Perversion) and 9 other never-before-released Limited Edition colors that are exclusive to this set.

These other 9 colors also come in a shorter travel size, that while small is also a good enough size to use. Though if you do fall hard for any of the colors, it could be agonizing when you are nearing the end considering some of the 9 are pretty lovely everyday shades.

Smokeout, I’m looking at you!

Though I’m sure there are similar renditions in their permanent line up but… when we like a color we like that exact color, right? Even though a brown is just a brown.

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During TEN’s initial release, which was sometimes in September for the US folks I believe, Perversion was still a fleeting favorite. It’s known enough from re-releases but not permanent yet. However, since then it has been given a permanent spot on Urban Decay’s shelves so Perversion is the only permanently available color within TEN while the rest are Limited Edition.

 

So anyway, lets have a look at the ten liners within TEN.

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The options are a nice pick of colors ranging from natural and wearable to the bolds and brights. Urban Decay even threw in a couple of variation in textures and finishes as well and I’ll get to that with my swatches in a bit.

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Now, I’m not too well versed with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow offerings but I believe that this set of TEN liners is actually a homage to some of their best-selling shadow shades.

I know it’s odd that given Urban Decay’s reputation for their color products I’m actually more drawn to their staples like loose powders, eye shadow primers and the likes but yes. So I can’t say I’ve used or recognize many of these eyeshadow names (Voodoo seems to be a tad familiar…) to compare it to so I’ll just go about sharing my thoughts of these as is, yeah?

 

From what I have seen online, since this set was out in the US a little whiles ago and only coming to us now, the opinions on this seems quite diversed. There are those who don’t particularly fancy this set and feels that it is sub-par in performance and then there are those who are quite contented with it.

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I’m actually in the contented camp.

Because seriously, yes there are some shades could use more pigmentation and some don’t feel as smooth compared to the usual UD 24/7 Glide-Ons but I do think the different finishes account for the varying formulation – some shades glide on smoother and feel much creamier while others don’t.

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Overall, I’ll just say that they don’t feel dry and they don’t drag on my skin. Some shades seem to have a little bit of translucence to them but I think maybe the US market is a little more nitpicky with intensity because I’m perfectly fine with a gold eyeliner not actually look like a solid line of gold.

That’s just me and my preference of that more ‘asian styled’ makeup where a soft glint is just perfect though it’s a fair warning that those who are looking for each and every color to be solid will have to approach with caution because they’re not all like that.

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I’ve noticed that there are 3 main finishes – the Sparkles, the Shines/Metalics and the Satins.

The Sparkles have a faint level of base pigmentation with a really lovely speckle of shine and glimmer within it. These shades may not be intense but when worn over crisp black liner, either on top of overlapping, they turn out to be quite lovely.

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The 2 left most shades are the Sparkle ones

 

The Shines/Metalics have a more intense base pigmentation as compared to the Sparkles but their formulation isn’t the smoothest yet. The consistency across all the colors aren’t the same either with some applying more evenly while others may appear seem a tad patchy. It’s scrutinizing it under a microscope of course because when worn on the eye it looks good enough to me.

Finally, the Satins. I would call them Mattes but there’s only one color amongst them that truly is matte. These, I feel have the best formulation amongst the mix but really, this is me being critical about them because I think they all feel ‘good enough’. The Satins are also the most intense and even in pigmentation and I especially love Smokeout because it’s such a perfect smokey brown. Now this, would be a color I’ll be sad about if its nearing the end which it might given I’ve been using it so often now.

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The Shines / Metallics in the right and Satin finishes in the centre

 

Here’s a look at all 10 of them again with their proper names alongside for easier reference:

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The Rundown (If You’re New to 24/7 Liners) –

So… I decided to give this a more indepth run down given that where liners are concerned, opinions and requirements may vary.

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In terms of wear-time the only area that truly tests a liner is my lower lashline and also the corner of my outer-eye because every single liner smudges on there by the end of the day, even the best of the best that I have tried. The only question is how long does it stay on and how well does it smudge/fade away without a horrid panda eye effect.

Thus where colored liners are concerned, I can’t comment on those muchless the glitter ones (you shouldn’t wear those too near your lashline to be safe!) because when worn on the upper lids they all last well through the day looking good even after 12 hours.

For the browns and black, mainly Smokeout and Perversion, these last a good 5 hours before they do start feathering out a little on the lower lashline and fading away at the outer-eye corner but what I like about this (and the 24/7 Liners I’ve tried so far) is that even when it feathers, the concentration of the color on the lower lashline still stays so it looks smokey but not horribly so.

I can’t describe it really, but ultimately I still look presentable by the end of the day and not every single eyeliner does that for me on my lower lashline / outer eye corner so thats why these take the cake for me.

My MAC Powerpoint has been working well over the years too but I’ve noticed that it does fade in intensity on the lower lashline, hence I prefer the Urban Decay over the MAC right now.

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I got a little too carried away by the liners that I forgot to mention this set comes with a cute sharpener as well. The sharpener comes with 2 ‘sizes’ for thinner or fatter pencils and I like that they provided one just for this set because I can has a dedicated sharpener for all my Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Liners now!

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There’s something joyous about simple things like this, no? Or perhaps mainly for the OCD.

Though the ideal situation would be if I can one sharpener for every single pencil, or at least every single color, but… let’s not go there.

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So phew!

Okay I know this entry was especially rambly but I felt the need to have all bases covered because I know that personally when reading about eyeliners (especially those you would wear on the lower lashline), I do prefer things to be detailed and well accounted because… like I had said, I get very skeptical about trying new things.

I try them, of course, but that’s after a lot of affirmation about how it works so, hopefully my entry is affirmation enough to check out this pretty exciting set that’s coming your way in March!

I hope it’s not just my obsession with eyeliners that is sparking the excitement and enthusiasm in a ten piece liner set (of pretty good liners too) coming your way but that everyone else is feeling some sort of buzz about this too.

Eitherways, stick around and I’ve got a 3 part Look Feature of these coming right up. I hope to get them running consecutively before the launch of these babies (1st March), which is a perfect way to spend those ang baos* right? Though no promises since my blog schedule is so erratic these days.

I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

*red packet money from Chinese New Year

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Thanks for reading and I’ll be back with more!

Specifically – The Browns, The Sparkles and The Colors! That’s how I’ve divided them for easier categorisation and showcase, that is :)

Urban Decay’s TEN 24/7 Glide-On Liner Set will retail for S$80 and will launch 1st March 2015.

The set is Limited Edition and Perversion aside, the other 9 colors are exclusive to this.

Sponsorship disclosure