Okay, okay. So maybe I don’t need 15 new eyeliner pencils (especially after I just bought Sephora’s Hello Kitty eyeliner kit, which I didn’t technically need either). But since I’m such a big fan of funky-yet-sometimes-practical Urban Decay, how can I resist a beauty splurge in honor of their 15-year anniversary? Yup, Urban Decay is 15 this year, and the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set is just the first of four anniversary-themed products that will be released in celebration over the course of 2011! My inner kindergardener (and my childhood love for shiny new art supplies like colored pencils in every shadow of the rainbow) was already obsessed when Make Up For Ever released a similar set with their Aqua Eyes pencils a couple years back, but since that one was a bit pricier — and let’s face it, even I wouldn’t use 3 different shades of bright orange eyeliner — I didn’t make the purchase. However, Urban Decay’s is significantly more practical (or as practical as 15 different shades of eyeliner can get) with shades that range from wearable browns, blacks, plums, and metallics with just a few funky shades like blue and purple thrown into the mix — plus six brand-new limited edition shades. Hey — if I can’t justify the purchase for myself, the least I can do is convince those that don’t already have an extensive eyeliner collection to snatch up this sweet collector’s buy!
– Alex Gambardella
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