Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide On Eye Pencil in Black Velvet + Matte Black Smokey Eye Pictorial

Monday, December 8, 2014
This review is going to be short and simple, mainly because I already reviewed another Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Pencil a few weeks ago. I made a short sort of pictorial to go with it, because in this instance, I happened to use Black Velvet as not just eyeliner but as the base to this matte black smokey eye.

I tried Black Velvet, which seems to be much better compared to Plushie (review here). It is creamier and applies without as much skipping, with impressive pigmentation. However, it still flakes off a little bit during application, as you can see in the following pictorial.

 Start with eyelids primed and ready to go.

Using a tapered fluffy brush (I used Laura Mercier Pony Tail), I picked up equal amounts of matte light brown and matte orange (Mehron iNtense Desert Sand and Earth Crust). 

 The mix of warm matte color is applied to the crease, taking great care not to let it travel too far north onto the brow bone area.

 And blended downwards to the outer corner of the eye and across towards the inner corner. Again, taking care to not blend upwards.

 Then using Black Velvet, I quickly draw all over the mobile lid and lower lash line. Don't worry if it looks messy, just make sure that the black stays within its designated portion of the lid. (See the speckles though?)

 Using a pencil brush, pat matte black shadow to further intensify the black color. I'm using Mehron iNtense Carbon.
 Blend the living daylights out of the black into the the burnt brown crease. Use short, horizontal strokes to ensure that the black color doesn't travel upwards.

 I picked up a little more of the orange/brown mixture to blend underneath my eye and to intensify some of the warmth that had been lost when blending out the black. I applied a bit more to the crease area.
Lastly, a bit of gold sparkle was applied underneath the inner corner to give a bit of dimension and add visual interest. I just used a smidgen of Inglot AMC Pure Pigment 35. 

And this is the final look, with Red Cherry #43 lashes. The hardest part for me while working with matte black shadow is the tendency to let that dark color travel further upwards than I intend to, and then bam! Panda. However, I absolutely love the warm matte transition when paired with matte black eye shadow, I think it makes for a very striking eye look.

The gist of it is that I'm not going to be buying any Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet pencils anytime soon. I just don't care for the minute flakes that appear during application. They are $20 at Sephora.

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