(L-r Native, Bang, 69 and Bittersweet)
(L-r Bang, Bittersweet, Native and 69)
(top - bittersweet, bottom left - bang and bottom right - 69. mental note: sugar scrub needed)
Do you remember when lip liners came back into fashion a few years ago? No, not when Kylie Jenner started wearing it. That's when I seriously got obsessed with lip lining. MAC Soar anyone? I am referring to the fact when the beauty community brought back lip liners and shunned their image of being something we could only use in the 80's. Their comeback was made through reformulated textures, powerful pigments and tug-free consistencies which reintroduced them as all-over lip products instead of just liners. And these beauties by Urban Decay reaffirm that.
I possess the 24/7 Glide-on Lip Pencils in the shades Native, Bang, 69 and Bittersweet. All being bright and bold, it was difficult for me to choose a favourite. But the one that instantly appealed to my goth alter-ego was Bittersweet. It's a full-on, vivid purple with no apologetic undertones to tone it down. Having said that, there's something about the colour that makes it look in-vogue and not drag. The blue undertones in it are superbly refreshing and something I would happily rock for a 'safe' Halloween look paired with sooty eyes.
Then we have two reds. Bang is an orange-heavy red with peachy undertones to it. 69 on the other hand is a cooler, pinkish red that's quite a sultry number. Performance-wise, both are amazing. Colour-wise, I prefer 69 as it's much easier to pull off personally.
I haven't got a lip swatch of Native only because it needs concealed lips for me to be able to properly show you the colour. Otherwise, the shade is too 'cool' for my natural lip colour and you can see pigmentation peep through. A gorgeous nude pink, it's a pretty one for fairer skin tones. I wish I could rock it for daily wear but sadly it needs some prep-work on my lips. I adore the shade though so definitely keep your eyes peeled for a FOTD with it.
Matte formulas, potently pigmented and long lasting to the extent that you will HAVE to dig out that oil-cleanser - definitely check them out.