Readers, I have good news and bad news for you! The good: Urban Decay has released six new shades of 24/7 eyeliners! The bad: each of the shades can ONLY be purchased inside sets with a bunch of the previously-existing shades (which means that most makeup junkies will end up with lots of doubles if they want the new shades). Here's the breakdown regarding the new shades:
Mildew (deep shimmery green): exclusive to Hi-Fi set, $29, which also includes Zero, Flipside, 1999, and Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner (ugh) in Distortion. The four 24/7s are mini sizes; the glitter liner is full-size.
Crash (rich eggplant with silver glitter): exclusive to Stereophonic set, $29, which also includes Zero, Underground, Gunmetal, and Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Midnight Cowboy (double ugh). Again, the four 24/7s are minis, and the glitter liner is full-size.
Corrupt (neutral brown with light copper shimmer and silver glitter), Binge (shimmery indigo), Eldorado (shimmery yellow-gold), and Oil Slick (black with silver glitter): exclusive to the 24/7 Super Stash, $36, which also includes Zero, Graffiti, Ransom, Rockstar and Stash. These aren't just mini-sized, they're, like... bite-sized... at just under 2-3/4" from tip to tip, uncapped. Even with their caps on, they're still shorter than my middle finger (I bet you can imagine what I'd like to say to Urban Decay with that finger, too). For 9 liners, they're only $4 each, but I only really like a few of the shades anyway, which makes those few feel tiny liners pretty damn expensive.
I've swatched the new liners in comparison to a few similar-ish shades from the permanent line, just for kicks. I left out some of the ones that I knew I wouldn't want to keep (like Ransom, Graffiti, and Zero, to name a few examples) out so I'd have the option of selling them in new condition. You can find my swatches and review of Flipside, Graffiti, Ransom, and Underground here, and the lovely KarlaSugar's swatches of the complete 24/7 line (minus the holiday exclusive shades) here.
Here are the close-ups of my swatches:
I was ecstatically looking forward to Binge when I heard there was finally going to be a navy 24/7, but that was a letdown for me - in my opinion, Binge isn't navy at all. It's a bright indigo, and not very pigmented. :(
I love Rockstar and Stash, and Eldorado on my waterline, but I'm disappointed with the sizes of the pencils in the Super Stash. I've been told that the set-exclusive shades will be released individually this spring; I can't wait until I can buy Eldorado on its own (I already have full sizes of Rockstar and Stash).
It was also kind of pointless to buy the Stereophonic set just for Crash; Crash is just Rockstar with silver glitter, pretty much, and I don't feel like I need both. Gunmetal is growing on me and Underground has been one of my favorite eyeliners since it came out in January, though, so that set isn't a total loss.
I do like Mildew very much, so the Hi-Fi set was a better choice. Mildew has the same pigmentation problem as Binge, but I love the color so much (Mildew eyeshadow has to be one of my favorite greens ever!) that I'm willing to ignore that in this case. And, as ever, I adore Flipside, and I'd been wanting 1999 for a while anyway - don't ask me why, I know it has glitter, but for some reason I do kind of like that one.
As I mentioned in my last post, Sephora is currently having a 20% off Friends and Family sale online (code: FF2009), but Urban Decay has also hinted that they will soon be having their own Friends and Family sale. In the past, Urban Decay's F and F sales have been for 30% off, so if you want any of these sets, it might be worth waiting for Urban Decay's sale unless you have a Sephora gift card to burn or something like that.
That's all, folks!
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil: Corrupt, Underground, Baked, Eldorado, Oil Slick, Gunmetal, Mildew, Stash, Rockstar, Crash, 1999, Binge