Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils Review & Swatches

Do we really need an introduction for these pencils? I'm pretty sure they're a staple in everyone's makeup collection, at least a color or two. :)

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils

Color selection

I think the main reason why everyone (I assume) is in love with these liners is the large selection of color! There are just so many great and fun colors to choose from! The variety of shades — brights or neutrals — together with all kinds of different finishes really make Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils stand out from the rest. Even the black, you'd think that black is black, but Urban Decay shows you there can be so many shades of black! And then there are these different shades of browns, greens, blues, purples, and so on. Chances are whatever color you are looking for, Urban Decay has it. :)

Formula & pigmentation

They are extremely soft and creamy, and they literally glide on very smoothly without tugging/pulling at the eyelids. I line my eyes everyday and I always look for a liner that is gentle and takes zero to no effort to use but still provides the richest, most intense pigmentation. Again, Urban Decay has that covered.

Being soft also means it can sometimes be difficult to draw a thin, crisp line. You may need to use a separate eyeliner brush to achieve the winged look. It also means that you need to sharpen the tip more often than you want to.

Some of them do deliver a rich, opaque color in one stroke (hello, Perversion!) while others may require a little building. They are mostly pigmented, though, and they do set quickly to a budge-proof finish. So smudge/blend quickly, if needed to!

Longevity

Most of them have great staying power under normal circumstances. There are some colors that do smudge, especially in humid weather, and there are also some that fade, but the staying power can be greatly improved over a good eye primer. I hardly have any problems with Urban Decay eyeliners on a regular basis (but I don't have crazy oily lids, either).

Cost

A little pricey, yes. And that's why I buy them in sets! :)

Now let's see some swatches and a mini review of each color!

Note: Colors marked with “ * ” are discontinued.

Black

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils; top-bottom: Perversion, Zero, and Oil Slick
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils; top-bottom: Perversion, Zero, and Oil Slick
  1. Perversion – matte deep black
    True black. The blackest, most intense black I've ever seen. Creamy and glides on with ease. Extremely pigmented. Goes on fully opaque in one pass.
  2. Zero – medium black
    Less black than Perversion but also looks more natural on the lids and not as harsh. Goes on smoothly. Decent color payoff.
  3. Oil Slick – grayish black with silver glitter
    One of my favorites! I love sparkly liners. :) Not the most intense black. Glittery content may not be safe on the waterline. There is also a little bit of glitter fallout. Sheer but buildable.

Brown

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils; top-bottom: Demolition, Corrupt, Whiskey, Hustle, Bourbon, and Smog
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils; top-bottom: Demolition, Corrupt, Whiskey, Hustle, Bourbon, and Smog
  1. Demolition – matte deep brown
    Very natural-looking brown. Creamy smooth and richly pigmented. Pairs well with most makeup looks I wear.
  2. Corrupt – dark metallic reddish brown with silver sparkles
    As you may have guessed, this one is my favorite sparkly brown! :) Looks so flattering and really brings out brown eyes. Goes on smoothly considering the glittery content.
  3. Whiskey – matter coppery brown
    Very creamy and just glides on. Completely matte but doesn't tug. Color goes on evenly. Nice pigmentation.
  4. Hustle – metallic brown shimmer
    Nice light brown with a soft sheen. Super soft texture and glides on smoothly. Sheer pigmentation and not really buildable.
  5. Bourbon – glimmering dark brown with gold shimmer
    Shimmery medium brown. Soft and flattering. Nicely pigmented. Perfect for a fresh-faced/natural makeup look.
  6. Smog – brown with a hint of beige
    Really soft and smooth. But the color is too pale for my liking. Sheer pigmentation and difficult to build the intensity.

White, Copper, and Gold

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils; top-bottom: Yeyo, Midnight Cowboy, Baked, Lucky, and Eldorado
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils; top-bottom: Yeyo, Midnight Cowboy, Baked, Lucky, and Eldorado
  1. Yeyo – metallic white
    Extremely white! Smooth and nicely pigmented but sheers out so much on the waterline. Better used as a highlighting pencil.
  2. Midnight Cowboy* – light champagne
    Has a soft metallic sheen. Really light color and would be great for the inner corners. Color payoff is really sheer and not really buildable.
  3. Baked* – coppery bronze
    Saturated color with great pigmentation. Creamy smooth. Looks great on the waterline as well as the inner corners.
  4. Lucky – metallic darkened copper
    Talk about a pop of color! Intense color payoff and goes on fully opaque. I adore this shade because it's bright and very saturated.
  5. Eldorado* – bright yellow gold
    This color just glows. The gold is so bright and rich. Extremely creamy and glides on very smoothly. I like to pop this shade in the inner corners as it looks a bit more interesting than plain white or beige.

Gray and Taupe

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils; top-bottom: Smoke, Uzi, Stray Dog, and Mushroom
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils; top-bottom: Smoke, Uzi, Stray Dog, and Mushroom
  1. Smoke – matte deep gray
    Soft and goes on very smoothly. Good pigmentation. Not completely opaque but easily buildable for more intensity.
  2. Uzi – gunmetal gray with silver shimmer
    My favorite sparkly gray! :) Soft and not too pigmented. Looks shimmery with one layer on but buildable to dark gray with a metallic sheen finish.
  3. Stray Dog – taupey gray/mushroom brown
    Interesting color. A good balance of gray and brown. Sheer but buildable. Compliments a soft smokey eye really well.
  4. Mushroom – metallic taupe-pewter
    I'm undecided about this color. It doesn't do much for my brown eyes. The color is too… nothing. It's too neutral. Soft and decent color payoff, though.

Blue

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils; top-bottom: Sabbath, Binge, LSD, Radium, and Electric
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils; top-bottom: Sabbath, Binge, LSD, Radium, and Electric
  1. Sabbath – matte deep navy
    It's like a blue Perversion! Extremely creamy but not too soft. Insanely pigmented. Perfect color for a dramatic eye look.
  2. Binge* – medium blue with violet shimmer
    Very unique blue/violet shade! Goes on sheer and requires some building to get a better color payoff.
  3. LSD – navy blue with turquoise sparkles
    My favorite sparkly blue! Such a fun and beautiful blue for a flash of color. Sheer but easily buildable. Very soft. I noticed a little glitter fallout.
  4. Radium* – bright medium blue
    A nice pop of color on the waterline. Good pigmentation and goes on evenly. Does not irritate my eyes at all when worn on the waterline/lower lash line.
  5. Electric – super bright iridescent blue
    An even brighter pop of color than Radium! Looks really nice on the waterline. Soft and creamy and goes on almost fully opaque in one pass.

Green

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils; top-bottom: Mainline, Junkie, Mildew, and Stash
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils; top-bottom: Mainline, Junkie, Mildew, and Stash
  1. Mainline – matte deep green
    Very unique dark green. A “mature” color that provides a nice color to the lids without being too loud. Goes on opaque in one pass. Very pigmented.
  2. Junkie – metallic teal shimmer with gold sparkle
    Very pretty sparkly green. The gold sparkle really adds a lot to the color, making it a fun shade to use. Creamy with excellent color payoff.
  3. Mildew – deep forest green
    One of the most gorgeous green shades I've ever seen. Love this color. Goes on incredibly smooth. Nicely pigmented.
  4. Stash – metallic golden olive green
    Very beautiful olive green. Color is rich and saturated. Very pigmented. Such a flattering color for a “sophisticated” eye look.

Pink and Purple

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils; top-bottom: Woodstock, Asphyxia, Psychedelic Sister, Ransom, Rockstar, and Empire
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils; top-bottom: Woodstock, Asphyxia, Psychedelic Sister, Ransom, Rockstar, and Empire
  1. Woodstock – sparkling hot pink
    What a fun color! But I have to be a little careful where I place it or I could look like I've been crying! I normally just draw a short dash in the inner corners for a pop of color! Sheer but buildable. A little dry in texture.
  2. Asphyxia – metallic violet with silver shimmer
    Such a pretty, pretty color but lacks pigmentation. Difficult to build and there is a good amount of fallout from the shimmery bits.
  3. Psychedelic Sister – matte bright purple
    One of my favorite purples! Color is rich and saturated. Goes on a little dry and a little unevenly. Very creamy, though.
  4. Ransom* – bright purple with blue iridescent
    Waxy texture. Sheer and difficult to build the intensity. This shade is a little too light for me and I don't reach for it much.
  5. Rockstar – deep eggplant
    Has a slight metallic sheen when built. Soft, creamy, and really intense. I use this color a lot as it seems to go with anything.
  6. Empire – matte deep purple
    You must own this one if you are a fan of purple eyeliners! Such a gorgeous deep, deep purple. Very soft and has excellent color payoff.

Comparison of all 33 shades

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils (view larger)

I hope my brief review and loads of swatches were helpful! These are all the colors that I have and while I try to grab a set here and there when I can, I still don't have a full collection! So I apologize in advance if the colors that you are looking for are not included in the comparison. It's hard to keep up with their releases sometimes! :)

So, tell me what's your most favorite color? :)

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19 Comments

  • Wow you have completely outdone yourself this time Jaa! This post must have taken an insane amount of time photographing and editing!!! But amazing – as always :)

    My favourite colours:

    Bourbon – Reminds me of an exact dupe from Rimmel Kohl Liners!
    Smog – I can’t really have enough of glittery brown eyeliners
    Baked – Argh this color is AMAZEBALLS! I’m really sad that it’s discontinued, I would probably have gotten this color to try out! :(
    Lucky – I don’t have any copper eyeliners so this shade seems like a great colour to add to my collection!
    Eldorado – FREAKING AMAZING!!!!! I NEED THIS GOLD!
    Junkie – Like I said, glittery eyeliners. Need. More.

    —–

    Psychedelic Sister reminds me of a new purple eyeliner I recently gotten from Maybelline’s ColorShow line! Cheap dupe :P

    You probably can create your own UD 24/7 Pencil vault yourself with this collection!!!! Hahaha.

    I have Sabbath and it is insanely pigmented.. Unfortunately it is quite hard to create a thin line :P

    • Thank you so much for always supporting me, Rachelle! I always appreciate your comment. :D

      Let’s just say I don’t want to do a comparison post this big for a while, ha ha!

      We seem to like the same kind of colors! And YES to glittery eyeliners!! Loooove them! Can’t get enough of them! LOL. Do you want me to add Lucky to your “shopping list”? ;) (I got your Flower order by the way!)

      I don’t have any Maybelline eyeliners. Are they good? Creamy? My liners have to be creamy! My #1 priority! LOL.

  • Hey Jaa, wow that is a MOTHERLOAD of 24/7 liners! Seems like every shade they’ve ever made is here!

    I also really like these. I have maybe 7-8 of them. I mostly use them on my lower lash line, but they actually do last on my upper lash line as well, which is something I can’t say about even some liquid liners!

    • And I know some people who have even more!!! :D I really wanna get my hands on some of the newer colors, though. Waiting for a good set to come out! :)

      I agree with the staying power. Better than a lot I’ve tried. :)

  • I actually don’t own any of these but I’ve been eyeing mainline for about 6 months. I have green eyes and fair skin so I’m not sure how that would work out!

    • Hmm.. I’m not sure but I think purple, brown, and maybe charcoal gray would bring out green eyes better. Just my guess. :)

      • Hey quick question – how does Bourbon compare to Lord it Up? I think it’s less golden but maybe has the same amount of sparkle? I’m almost done with LiU but it’s been really bothering my eyes to the point where I’m not sure I’m going to repurchase. The UD liners never cause tearing so I’m hoping to find a LiU dupe amongst the lineup! :)

        • I just did a comparison swatch on the back of my hand and omg, Kristen! They are almost identical in terms of color and amount of shimmer! To untrained eyes, they would think Bourbon is an exact dupe! But with a magnifying glass (hehe, you know me) it’s obvious Bourbon is just slightly less opaque and less brown/more golden). I think you’ll be OK replacing Lord It Up with Bourbon! I don’t think you can tell much of a difference when applied on the eyes. :)

  • i love these so much! I bought the 15th anniversary set and have been using them ever since! I haven’t bought a single eyeliner from any other brand except IN2IT ( a super fab thai brand) <3

    • I have the same set! Best value like, everrr! Haha. I seriously want to try IN2IT eyeliners! Heard so much good things about them! :)

  • Wow Jaa you have so many colours!! Beautiful! I’m addicted to MAC Pearlglide eyeliners, have you tried them? I think you will really like Black Swan and Petrol Blue! Petrol Blue is my favorite :)

    • MAC Pearlglides are my FAVORITE eyeliners of all time, Brenda! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them! LOL! I wish MAC would make more than 7 colors, though!

      It’s hard to pick a favorite color for me because I love all of them! Right now I’m loving Petrol Blue the most (yay!) but I also wear Black Swan, Lord It Up, and Designer Purple very often, too!

      High five to fellow MAC Pearlglides lover!!! ;D

  • I wish you had 3 more shades to complete the pyramid, lol! I am a big fan of these liners and they were the first ones to make me like eyeliner. The Maybelline Master Drama liner formula reminds me of how creamy and smooth the 24/7 liners are, but are at a nicer price point. I haven’t yet bought one at full price (sets all the way), but my Smog is getting worn down so I may break.

    • Haha actually I do have more than 3 new shades now! ;D But the thought of redoing the post isn’t a very pleasing thought. LOL. I have yet to try the Maybelline one but since you are recommending it, I’ll sure take a look! :)

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