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Jul 7, 2009

Urban Decay Fall Collection 2009: Urban Decay Ink for Eyes Review and Swatches

Ahh Urban Decay you sure do please this Fall with your incredible new collection! It's such a thrilling time for Fall Collections this year and I can't begin to tell you how exciting it is to see them all pop up and about. Urban Decay did a particularly incredible job this year with it's Fall Collection and I'm quite excited to see the release of many, many new items. I was slightly worried that many brands would make subtle little releases due to poor consumer spending so it's an utter relief to see so many great releases.

One such release is the Urban Decay Ink For Eyes that totally floored me with it's innovative packaging, likey!

Check out the review and swatches after the jump!

Urban Decay Ink For Eyes is housed in a slick slim line case decorated with a pretty peacock, no one can say this packaging isn't ace. Loving all over the packaging for a few reasons. I love that I can tuck these easily away for quickie touch ups as they are so small and slim it's easy to travel with them. I love that they include dual ended brushes for application. Line eyes with the flat brush and smudge with the smudger sponge. Love the mirror tucked inside each case too! It's just a really unique take on cream liner packaging and quite interesting, adorable really.

The liner inside each case was at first a disappointment because they had shipped in the heat and ended up quite soft and melty. I sat them in my fridge for about an hour and proceeded to fall in love soon after. The formula is creamy and richly pigmented. They smudge quite nicely too which is always a plus. I do find potted liners sometimes smudge crummy but these really smudge nicely which lends a mysterious look to eyes and will be ideal for smoky eyes. The liner doesn't smear during so one line application and you're done, of course build it up for a more dramatic look by all means. Formula is paraben free plus Urban Decay doesn't test animals which should appeal to our green makeup lovers.

The liner comes in six shades so far but knowing Urban Decay I imagine you'll see even more brilliant shades released in the not so distant future. You can go with potted liner anywhere really but if you're wanting to step it up with bolder shades, Urban Decay is your girl.

The shades released thus far are:

  • Demolition-brown
  • Binge-deep midnight blue (almost looks purple
  • Empire-dark purple
  • Loaded-forest green
  • Pyrotechnics-iridescent glitter
  • Zero-black

My fav shades are Zero, Demolition, and Loaded. Pyrotechnics is simply a clear base with a hint of shimmery glitter so you won't get big color payoff with this but I find that a dab in the inner corners of the eyes and a bit lined under the eyes brightens things up nicely. It's one of the only colors I didn't swatch successfully as it didn't show up too well in a photo but don't overlook it, it's actually a very nice little shade.

All in all if you're a fan of UD you're going to want to haul these or if you're scared of liquid liners and aren't too keen on pencils, cream is definitely the way to go for ease of application. The slick, fun packaging is an interesting take on boring old potted liners!


Anyone hauling these?

Tell the Muse!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will certainly check this out, even though I'm addicted to makeup forever's aqua eyes pencil. I want to get my grubby little hands on that purple shade of lipstick urban decay is coming out with. Did you know they have a black shade, too? gotta try it.

July 7, 2009 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Connie De Alwis said...

ooh!! you've gotten me tempted! I think Loaded looks like a really pretty shade. it's going on my wish list!

July 7, 2009 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

I'm really liking Binge and Empire :)

July 7, 2009 at 1:53 PM  
Anonymous Julie said...

Oooh, fun! Is that brush that's included pretty good then? I know I should just get past it but I hate having some useless little brush kicking around and always appreciate when the included one works well. This one looks pretty decent though.

PS I love that you comment on the packaging... I'm "shallow" that way too, lol.

July 7, 2009 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi shontay!

I like mufe's aqua pencils too, good stuff!

I have it, it's hawt :-D swatches coming for ya shortly if you're wanting 'em! Yup, Oil Slick...holy cow! Black making a come back for Fall!

July 7, 2009 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hehe connie :-D I aim to create lems!

July 7, 2009 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd I knew you would :-D

July 7, 2009 at 2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love pyrotechnics!!! oh muse, why must you tempt us with delicious liners?

July 7, 2009 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

julie pretty good! Both ends are great, especially the smudger! I feel the same way about useless brushes but these work a treat :-D

LOL hells to the yes I'm shallow as hell with packaging!

July 7, 2009 at 2:28 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi anonymous yay someone else giving pyrotechnics the love. It seems like the dark horse here b/c it's sheer but it's very lovely!

July 7, 2009 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Kaylee said...

looks like i'm going to save money to get them >< wow thanks for the pictures :D

July 7, 2009 at 3:48 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi kaylee

lol I hear you. I'm gonna to be bust by the time Sept rolls in! especially after my haul of MAC CC!

July 7, 2009 at 3:50 PM  
Anonymous Bev said...

I see much poverty in my future. Damn UD.

July 7, 2009 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger Crissy K said...

I'm drooling already! I can't wait for this collection to hit stores.

July 7, 2009 at 11:46 PM  
Blogger jackieg02 said...

I'm loving Zero and Empire...I can't wait to pick these up...But I'm thinking I should finish what cream and gel liners I have right now....But I probably won't!

July 7, 2009 at 11:54 PM  
Blogger - Kay - said...

oooh I've been researching which new cream liner to get and I will def be getting these! The packaging alone wins me over lol. Demolition looks like the perfect brown eyeliner, doesn't seem to have the reddish or bronze tones at all. Do you know how much these will cost? Thanks for the review!

July 8, 2009 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

Any idea when Ink will be on sale at Sephora?
I know that they're already available at Urban

July 11, 2009 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hell yes dev :-D hear that!

July 14, 2009 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey crissy!

It's really a monster release! Can't wait to see what xmas has in store for us!

July 14, 2009 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey jackie!

I always tell myself I'll finish what I have but sadly I end up indulging anyway eep!


July 14, 2009 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey kay!

Me too! the packaging is too awesome :-D its 22 each hun!

my pleasure :-D

July 14, 2009 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd!

end of the month :-D

July 14, 2009 at 10:55 AM  
Anonymous jonnie said...

I picked this up in Demolition... it is definitely all the good things the Muse said about it! Awesome package, easy application (and I'm an utter klutz with most eyeliner!), awesome color... The only worry I have is that the two times I have worn it so far, it seems to have disappeared rather quickly... at least more so than my usual 24/7 eyeliner. I always have the disappearing makeup issue though, even with primer potion, so ymmv... just thought I'd throw that out there. It may help someone!

August 4, 2009 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

How airtight is the packaging?

August 11, 2009 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey jonnie sorry for the delayed reply :-D

I had a prob with it disappearing on my waterline a little bit but I chalked it up as my under eyes being all sorts of weird oily lately ew. Liner is tricky sometimes but I am glad you thought it was cool!

August 26, 2009 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

good question dd...not airtight as you'd run into with a screw top but it does click closed...but...I dunno it's not really air tight..that's a good question as I'm curious how they will stand!

August 26, 2009 at 4:20 PM  

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