If you have been wishing for a black eyeliner pencil that is a little less black than Perversion but a little more black than Zero, well, your wish has been granted!
Black Velvet, a warm-toned, deep black, is the first shade released from the new 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Pencil formula. It is specifically formulated to be a drier, “powdery” version of the original pencil so that you can easily smudge it to create a soft smokey eye. It has all the awesomeness of the original pencil — rich pigmentation and excellent lasting power, but with a powdery matte finish.
The pencil glides on fairly smooth without tugging or pulling and deposits intense, opaque black color in a single stroke. I love how easy it is to smudge Black Velvet for a smokey effect (I like to use my fingertip), you just have to do it quickly, because once it sets, it will not budge/transfer/smear no matter what. It is also safe to use on the waterline and I'm happy to report that it does stay put all day without giving me raccoon eyes! It may fade just ever so slightly in the heat and humidity but for the most part, it has a pretty impressive staying power.
Though one thing I noticed is, since the texture is soft and rather dry, it tends to have fallout. It's nothing messy, maybe a few super small pieces here and there. :)
Comparison to other 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
As you can see from the picture above, the black pigment of Black Velvet (1st line) is somewhere between Perversion (2nd line) and Zero (3rd line). It is still a really intense black, just a little lighter than Perversion and darker than Zero. It is a complete matte without any sheen (compared to Smoke; 4th line) or glitter (compared to Uzi and Oil Slick; 5th and 6th line, respectively).