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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Urban Decay: Smoke Out Eye Pencils & Pigments Swatches

Right before Christmas, Haute Look had a fantastic bargain going on with Urban Decay. I got 4 powder eye pencils from their "Smoke Out Eye Pencil" collection and 2 loose pigments. I've only used gel and cream eyeliners before so I was interested to see how different powder pencils were. At $2 each, you can't beat it, especially since I spend around $6-$8 for ones from the drugstore.

I love both pigments. X and Shag are definitely going to become a part of my regular routine. There's very little fly-away, the color pay-off is fantastic and it glides on. The only complaint I have is the containers they come in. Why is UD so fond of inconvenient/inefficient containers?

The pencils are a lot of fun to play with too! They also go on quite smooth and after taking pictures, I ran my finger across the lines. You can definitely draw these on your eyelids and smudge them. It'd be the same as wearing eyeshadow. :)

The other day, I went to the National Botanic Gardens. It was the last day of their Holiday Train display which was basically Thomas the Steam Engine trains traveling all over the world - or at least, scale model versions of world monuments.

The fantastic Great Wall of China.

I also wandered around and checked out some beautiful flowers. This one didn't have a name plaque and I had to climb on top of a fountain to take a picture of it. It's SO gorgeous. I wish I knew what it was!

Also, thank you to the lovely Liquored on Lacquer for the awesome blog tag! It means so much to be mentioned!

Anyway, have you shopped at Haute Look and/or Urban Decay lately?

EDITED TO SAY that you should all head over to Glitter and Toucans as she is hosting a contest to give away an entire sample set of Aromaleigh's Ciao Italia collection!


liquoredonlacquer said...

great swatches!! :)

reeree said...

powder pencil? sounds pretty cool!

such pretty colours too :)

The Peach said...

The pencils look awesome! And you can't go wrong at those prices! Great swatches!

Robyn said...

Squeeee, tiny trains! :D

Never heard of those pencils before, they look really interesting.

Lady In A Top Hat said...

@liquoredonlacquer- Thanks!

@reeree- They're interesting, fore sure. :) Glad you liked the colors.

@The Peach- I agree! Thanks!

@Robyn- Haha nostalgic isn't it? I used to have a Thomas the Train sleeping bag. Awesome stuff, I tell you.

SilhouetteScreams said...

OMGWAT powder pencils? They sound so odd! And look kinda odd (but pretty) too :D

Lady In A Top Hat said...

@Silhouette- It's definitely different from my regular cream liners that I always use haha.

denelian said...

i just got the UD "Ink for Eyes" [cream liner w/brushes]


they rock!

Lady In A Top Hat said...

@denelian- Oh gosh, I need to check that out. Thanks for the rec!

denelian said...

they do really rock

question about the "smoke-out" - are they as matte as they appear in the pics? if so... i might have to go poking around to find them for a non-ruinious price :) [that whole "i'm poor" issue, na da]

because those pics? look a LOT better than i expected them to look. i love UDs 24/7 pencils, so i ignored the smoke out ones...

Lady In A Top Hat said...

@denelian- Yes, they're most definitely matte. I was playing around with them the other day and while they don't come out as dark as you'd expect eyeliner to be, they definitely have their own depth. Also, you can smudge these because they dry on your lids like eyeshadow. :)