Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Review -- Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil

I don't mind having to use multiple makeup products.

I like to take my time when I'm doing my makeup -- most days, it's the only time I have to sort of shut off my brain and just relax -- so it doesn't really matter if it takes 3 or 13 steps.

But there are definitely times when I'm in a rush or just not feeling all that great and I want to get through my makeup as quickly as possible.

One step that always seems to trip me up on those days is concealing.

That's because when I find a concealer that's hydrating, brightening, and lightweight enough for under the eyes, it doesn't cover acne, scars, and other discolorations on the rest of my face.

Or I find a heavy duty concealer that's got enough coverage to hide my breakouts, but it's way too cakey to put under my eyes without worries of it creasing withing minutes.

So that's why I usually wind up using two different concealers -- one under the eyes and one on the rest of my face.

Now, it's certainly not a big deal but it would be really nice to have one concealer that I could throw on everywhere and be done with it.

It seems like Urban Decay has answered my prayers because their 24/7 Concealer Pencil is just the kind of versatile concealer that I've been looking for.

As its name implies, it comes in a pencil form, but it's a thicker pencil so a couple of quick swipes beneath the eyes and dots on redness or dark spots and you're covered.

Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil in CIA
I've tried pencil concealers before and I always found them to be either too creamy (so they disappear as soon as you try to blend them in) or too dry (so you can't blend them in at all).

As Goldilocks would say, the 24/7 is just right.

It's creamy enough to easily blend under the eyes, but it doesn't disappear when I blend into other spots on my face. The consistency is great too -- it's lightweight so it doesn't crease under the eyes, but there's still enough coverage to hide most blemishes.

It comes in 8 shades, and if you're super fair like I am, you'll be happy to hear that the lightest shade, CIA, works perfectly with my pale skin.

Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil

Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil in CIA
The one thing I don't love about the 24/7 Concealer Pencil is that it has to be sharpened -- and you need a sharpener that can handle thicker type pencils. The Urban Decay Grindhouse is perfect for it, but if you don't have that sharpener, you might have to purchase a new one to accommodate the pencil.

Otherwise, I wholeheartedly recommend the concealer -- to pretty much all skin types too.

The pencil retails for $19 at the Urban Decay website, Sephora, Ulta, and anywhere else where you can buy Urban Decay.

Have you tried the Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil? Are you a fan? What's your favorite concealer for using under your eyes *and* on the rest of your face?


  1. Oh, now that´s a problem I know too well. I usually go with a more liquidy formula under my eyes and then something more pasty for the rest of my face. You´re making me super curious!! It also kind of fits that Urban Decay finally officially came to Germany! :D

    Also I don´t mind the fact that you have to sharpen the thing. For me that´s more reliable. The ones that you can screw to get the product out (I hope you get what I want to say) - they tend to get stuck or just completely stop working for me most of the times.

    1. It's definitely worth a try -- particularly if UD is available near you. The shade is such a nice color for fair skin, which is cause enough for celebration, right? ;)

      I don't mind the sharpening itself, but having to find a sharpener that's the right size can be a pain. My most hated type of packaging is the click-y/twisty pen type -- I have concealers and lipglosses in this style. I feel like so much product gets wasted and the brush applicator gets kind of gross over time. :P

    2. ... and not to mention the first time you use the click thingies and you twist and twist and nothing happens for 5minutes and then there´s a huge blob. I hate those too. They usually contain the tiniest amount of product and then there´s so much waste.

      Btw - you should have seen my face just now when I checked that sephora-ish site that now sells UD! First super happy, because they DID have the concealer and then totally disappointed when I saw they only have to colours listed: DEA and ATF. I just hope they´ll get the other ones too. :/

    3. Oh, that stinks! Hopefully, they'll get the other shades in stock. CIA is so perfect for us fair-skinned folks. :)


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