Thursday, July 14, 2016

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner: Review and Swatches

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New from Urban Decay is a line of beautiful ultra-fine liquid liners called the Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($27 CAD). Available in 20 bold and creative shades, these liners promise an ultra-precise application with their fine-tipped brush applicator. To read all about them, click.......
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner
The Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliners are packaged in a shiny and snazzy gunmetal-colored tube. The caps are colored to match the shade inside. They are also etched with a cross-hatching design for added grip.
The Razor Sharp liners have a very fine brush tip. You can definitely achieve some really thin lines with these but the finer tips do require an even more steady hand (in my opinion, anyways). If you are already a liner pro then these will be very easy to work with but if you are still quite new to liquid eyeliners, you may require a little getting-used-to.
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner
Available in 20 different shades in a variety of finishes (sparkles, metallic, shiny lacquer), the Razor Sharp liners promise a bold and waterproof wear. Depending on the shade, the pigmentation and coverage vary. With that said, the shades are all fairly fast-drying and removes easily in chunks. The metallic/sparkly shades are mostly waterproof but the darker lacquered cream shades are prone to smudging if exposed to moisture or oil. I find that these liners tend to dry kind of chunky, feeling a bit heavy and crusty on bare lids. The problem isn't as pronounced when worn over eyeshadows but it's something to watch out for.

Bump: True white liner; this shade is a tad runny, taking a bit longer to set.
Revolver: Beautiful gunmetal shimmer.
Perversion: Super intense carbon black. This particular shade is prone to smudging when wet; it's definitely not the most long-wearing black liner I've tried.
Push: A deep inky navy with a very shiny finish, this shade is extra runny and thus requires a longer drying period.
Chaos: Bold cobalt blue with a shiny finish.
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner
Cuff: Pretty silver shimmer; it's a bit sheer compared to some of the other shades.
Fireball: Unique copper rose metallic. This is a nicely pigmented shade.
Snakebite: Rich bronze brown metallic; super pigmented and quick-drying.
Goldrush: Pretty gold sparkle. This particular shade is a tad sheer but buildable.
Kush: Vibrant light green metallic shimmer; very opaque and fast-drying.
Deep End: Beautiful teal shimmer with a fast drying formulation.
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner
Here is a selection of the colors swatched on my eyes, As you can see, the lacquered creams are super shiny. The metallics are quite pigmented but they try a tad crusty, emphasizing wrinkles and fine lines on my lids.
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner
Urban Decay is available in stores and online at Sephora.