Product Smackdown: Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeshadow Pencil vs. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Shadow Pencils

These creamy eyeshadow pencils are super pigmented, very creamy, and the best part:  they don’t crease!  They come in 12 different shades ranging from teal to brown to purple.  I love how much color these add to the eyes in one easy swipe- the only hard part is blending with them as they really do stay put.  You need to work fast and apply thin layers at a time.   My favorite color is “Clinic”, which is a gorgeous deep emerald green :)

I do think these are far superior than the NYX jumbo pencils, but the price is almost 4 times as much- you definitely get what you pay for.   I would choose just 1 or 2 colors that I know I would wear often (like the color “sin” or “lit” as they’re neutral).   I highly recommend these eyeshadow pencils though as they are great quality!

Price:   $20

Where to Buy:    Sephora  .  Amazon  .  eBay


NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils

Now these eyeshadow pencils I have been using for over 2 years now- for good reason, as they are very pigmented and super creamy.  The only downside- they slide like oil on a hot fry pan.  The trick is to apply a very thin layer at a time using a small brush or your finger- don’t apply directly to the lid as they will crease.    My go to colors are “Milk” (for a solid white base), and purple (is a nice deep purple), and gold.

Although these aren’t as good in quality as the Urban Decay ones, I think they’re still worth getting if you want a strong pop of color to the eyes.  They’re incredibly pigmented and do glide well, plus you can’t beat the price.

Price:   $4.49

Where to Buy:   Makeup Geek Store  .  Amazon  . eBay  

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