The perfect eye-enhancing black line is a basic makeup concept that is the final frame for a gorgeous eye. There are a million different eyeliners out there and the process of choosing what type, shade of black, intensity, and crispness works best for you can be daunting. Fortunately, Urban Decay recently came out with 4 brand new eyeliners which cover the whole spectrum of eyeliner tastes! (Who's excited? I know you're excited.)
Not only have they finally added a cream eyeliner to their lexicon which I am a huge fan of, but they also have a couple new pencils and even a pen-style liquid eyeliner that is super user-friendly. Let's check them out below!
ultra intense waterproof cream eyeliner
I personally love cream liners because they are incredibly long-wearing (much more so than any pencil) and can give the look of either a liquid or pencil liner depending on how it's smudged. This cream-gel eyeliner is super black and matte. You do need a separate brush to apply it which can be an extra cleaning step, but the product itself is wonderful especially for those with oily lids or monolids.
SUPER-SATURATED Cream Eyeliner is available for $22 and is shown here with the new Perversion Angled Brush selling for $16.
glide-on eye pencil
You guys know the 24/7 pencils from Urban Decay are some of my favorite eyeliner pencils out there but this new iteration is warmer black and has more of a powdery finish to really smoke out the eyes. It still has the same lasting power as a regular 24/7 but really shines when used as a smoky base.
24/7 VELVET pencil is available for $20, the same price as other 24/7 pencils.
The All-Nighter is in a twist-up pencil form and the product itself is very thin. In terms of consistency, it actually feels more like a cream product and Perversion is very opaque like other products with the same shade name. After drying down it sets to a long-lasting finish. The nice thing about this compared to 24/7 is you won't need a sharpener but I do also find this type to run out quicker than other pencils since there's less overall product. I'd recommend this one for convenience if you can't be bothered with brushes.
All Nighter is available for $20, the same price as Urban Decay's 24/7 pencils.
INK FOR EYES
waterproof precision eye pen
I'm so glad Urban Decay came out with an eye pen because it's my absolute favorite way to apply liquid eyeliner. Liquids are tricky no matter what but if you can write with a Sharpee, you can use a pen liner. Ink For Eyes is especially nice because it dries quickly and has a the thinnest tip of all the pen liners I own, perfect for extra sharp lines. This might be the best option for those with tiny creases and minimal lash line space.
Ink For Eyes is available for $20, the same price as Urban Decay's 24/7 pencils.
Here's a comparison swatch of all 4 eyeliner types so you can see the differences in texture, color, and precision.
Super-Saturated Cream Eyeliner
24/7 Pencil in Black Velvet
All-Nighter Pencil in Perversion
Ink For Eyes Eye Pen
I also wanted to juxtapose the pencils shown here with the previously released 24/7 Pencil in Perversion which had a ton of hype as being the blackest black pencil available. Seeing that All Nighter is also in the shade Perversion, you can see that they are equally hyper-black and opaque. All Nighter might be ever so slightly cooler but you wouldn't see any difference on the eyes.
Black Velvet on the other hand is significantly warmer and less opaque with a more powdery formula compared to the creaminess of the other two.
Eyeliner is such an objective thing so I can't say a single one is the "best" but the ones I find myself grabbing the most often are Ink For Eyes simply for the convenience and Super Saturated Cream Eyeliner for that exaggerated, matte opaque cat eye that I've been obsessed with lately. Overall they are all high-quality, awesome products that any eyeliner junkie would be happy with!
Readers, which black eyeliner is your favorite type, texture, and color? What do you look for in a perfect eyeliner? Let me know in the comments!
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