I’m All Corrupt And Happy With Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

by Gio

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Name: 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Corrupt
Brand: Urban Decay
Size: 1.2g
Price: £15.50

From Urban Decay’s website:
Never before has a pencil this creamy and brilliant been waterproof, too. Velvety-soft, this never-before-seen formula stays soft and creamy for blending (about 30 seconds), then dries down to a long-lasting finish that WILL NOT budge.

What I liked:
– cool-toned brown with shimmers, defines eyes without looking flat
– great colour payoff
– glides oh so smoothly on the lids
– longlasting, even on the waterline

What I didn’t like:
– smudges slightly after 8 hours of wear
– needs sharpening

Urban Decay Glide-On Eye Pencils are one of those products I never get tired of reviewing. I could wax lyrical about them for the whole day, or month, or year. And no, no one is paying me to do so. I just want to.

The latest shade to catch my eye, and my heart, is Corrupt. A dark brown shade with a cool undertone and multi-coloured sparkle, Corrupt is a great alternative to black.

The dark colour defines the eyes perfectly without looking as harsh, and the sparkling particles prevent it from looking flat. Yet, they are subtle enough to allow you to wear it during the day too (unless you work in an office where they’re super-strict with makeup).

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For cool-toned ladies, Corrupt is also a better option than Whiskey. Whiskey is one of my fave brown eyeliners ever, but it is very warm toned, which doesn’t suit everyone. It is also a matte and a bit lighter, so it provides a softer look.

What the two have in common is outstanding pigmentation. You just have to glide the pencil over your lids once, and it straight away deposits an opaque line of colour. And so gently, there’s no need to tug and pull either. Corrupt is as soft and creamy as butter.

All the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils I have tried are very longlasting. Corrupt doesn’t disappoint in this either.

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It gives me about 30 seconds to bled it for that smokier, even messier, look. But, after that, it stays put where I apply it for about 8 hours. Only then, it starts smudging so subtly just at the corners of my eyes.

It lasts three or four hours on the waterline as well. This is one of the main reasons why I keep coming back to it (and all Ud pencils). With most pencils out there, you shouldn’t even bother to add colour to your waterline. 10 seconds later it has already disappeared.

Corrupt lasts a lot longer. Sure, it needs to be retouched throughout the day, but not as often. Me likes that. Don’t you?

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My only “problem” is the price. At £15.50 these pencils aren’t economical, especially because they need to be sharpened, which, inevitably, causes some waste.

But their formula is so wonderful and easy to use, they are worth the splurge. At least for shades like Corrupt, which makes a good everyday staple.

But if you’re still not convinced, you can always wait for the holidays and buy one of the sets UD releases every year. I can’t guarantee Corrupt will be in this year’s set, but you’ll have the chance to try several shades without breaking the bank.

But be warned, they’ll corrupt you too.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Corrupt is a cool-toned sparkling brown that makes a great everyday alternative to black. It’s creamy, pigmented, and longlasting, but needs to be sharpened.

Rating: 4.5/5

Disclosure: a mini size of this item was in a Christmas gift set sent by a friend. In addition, the review contains an affiliate link. For more information, please see my disclaimer.

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MonicaP July 21, 2015 - 8:42 pm

“Will not budge” .. Pffff 😛 I need to have a lil’ chat with their marketing dept.

I love UD eye liners – even though they hardly last 24/7 on me .. they do fade withing 6 to 8 hrs on my eyes. Today I’m wearing minimal eye shadow and UD Bourbon .. much lighter than Corrupt.

I still love the liners though .. I think UB has the best color liners on the market.


Gio July 22, 2015 - 9:17 am

Monica, they definitely have the best colour selection. But yeah, they do budge after a while. Marketers can’t really be trusted, can they?

Are you using them with a primer? I find that helps. 🙂

Janessa July 21, 2015 - 9:15 pm

Love the title! This color looks so nice with your eyes! I’ve been Corrupted and it’s a bit too cool-toned of a brown for my brown eyes and warm complexion and I would use it in place of a black for a softer, less-grey-if-toned-down-and-smudged look. I really like warm browns (as of now), even with a bit of gold or bronze to them. I wear black mascara so the brown gives warmth.

Gio July 22, 2015 - 9:19 am

Janessa, have you tried Whiskey? That’s a warm brown and it would look great on you, I’m sure. I used to be all about black, but these days I much prefer the softer and warmer looks brown eyeliners give too.


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