Review: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Shadow


While at one of my favorite stores (Nordstrom’s Rack), I came across the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Shadow Pencil set for a mere $9.99.  Urban Decay and I have a pretty good relationship so far, so I thought I would go ahead and buy this pack of goodies.  I have actually heard good things about the 24/7 Glide On Shadows as they are suppose to be waterproof and smudge proof, so I am excited to put them to the Kendra test.

Don’t know what the “Kendra Test” is? Neither do I. I just came up with it to sound official.


From Left To Right: Delinquent, Wasteland, Rehab, midnight Cowboy and Clash

What They Are: “They’re crease-proof, they’re waterproof… it’s the next generation of 24/7 Pencils! Our Shadow Pencils deliver incredible color payout, but feel lightweight. The new fat shape allows you to cover large areas more quickly. Use the thin tip as eyeliner, or the side of the tip as a generous swipe of eyeshadow. Luscious drop-dead shades make you feel every inch the creative type, as you blend shimmer, cream and sparkle finishes. Skip the powder shadow brushes and water – our pencils make it easier than ever to get vibrant eyeshadow looks on the go. Experiment with multiple shades layered together, then blend away for an unbelievable effect that sets and stays put. All shades are paraffin, mineral oil, and paraben-free. ” -Urban Decay Web Site


Left To Right: Wasteland, Rehab, Midnight Cowboy, Delinquent and Clash

The Test

I let the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Shadow’s set for about 5 minuites, then I ran them under water for a while. After I felt like the swatches had been drenched enough, I took my fingers and tried to smudge them. Nothing budged, so I stepped it up a notch and tried scrubbing them with a towel. My results are below….note my red skin underneath.

Overall Thoughts, Opinions and Rating


While I did get a killer deal on this set of mini Glide On Shadows, I think paying full price for these is totally worth it. They are $20.00 per stick, clearly bigger than my little mini’s, and will last a while as you won’t be running inside for touch up’s. I also love the fact that they are waterproof which means if I have another pregnancy melt-down cry, I can feel confident that my makeup will stay put! Gotta love all of the hormones pumping through my body.


I do have a few negatives which aren’t really negatives, just an FYI if you buy them. I am not a fan of thing’s I am constantly having to sharpen, and with these you definitely will be doing that. Also, since they do set within a minute or so, make sure to get your blending done quickly so that the shadows don’t look chunky on your eyelids. That is what happened to me the first time I used them anyways.


I can’t live without you (5 points)

The Look

Midnight Cowboy under brow bone, Rehab on full lower eyelid blended into the crease, Wasteland on half of lower eyelid close to the lash line and blended well. Sweep wasteland under lower lash line as well and line upper lash line with a black liner.

P.S- This was taken at the end of the day without any touch ups! A-Maz-Ing

Go Shopping:

If you like these, I would suggest checking out a Nordstroms Rack and seeing if there are any left. If not, go to!

XOXO- Kendra, Beauty Blogger and Portland, OR Makeup Artist

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