I was a dedicated MAC Studio Finish gal for years- I trusted that thing to cover ever spot, blemish or imperfection I had on my face and to keep it hidden all day long. Don’t get me wrong, its a fantastic concealer, but when I got my hands on this Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil ($18 USD / $22 CDN), shown here in shade DEA, I thought I’d just use it for convenient on-the-go touch-ups. It has since taken over has my must have concealer for everyday- let’s check out why!
Anything that comes in pencil/stick form is usually more convenient, I find. That’s why I bought it in the first place… the ease of keeping a pencil for touch-ups is much more than having to pull out a pot concealer and brush. The pencil itself is a plastic material, similar to the NYX Jumbo Pencils; still able to sharpen easily (I use the Urban Decay Grindhouse dual sharpener), which not only keeps the tip precise (as precise as sharpening a large pencil can be), but also clean and gunk-free.
I was amazed at how long-lasting this concealer was, for being so creamy and blendable. In my experience, the more creamy a product, the less it stays on the skin. This one definitely defied that assumption I made about it, because it lasts long enough for me to not have to touch up throughout the day (I will if I’m going out for the evening though). It glides on like silk and blends with the pat of a finger or the stroke of a brush or sponge. It works great on top of liquid foundation, or fantastic underneath mineral foundation, and the pigmentation is good enough to cover the darkest circles or most glaring blemishes.
You’ll never get the tip as precise as it started out- if you own a NYX Jumbo Pencil you’ll understand what I mean. However if you’re really trying to get precise, you can always use a brush to apply it (just sweep a bit off the tip). You also will lose a bit of product when sharpening it… a few downsides to having the convenient pencil form (but totally worth it in my opinion).
Urban Decay also recently launched four more shades to the range (on the darker end), which even though it didn’t affect me, I was happy to see that more gals out there would be able to share my love for this product! It’s definitely gone from being a convenient purse dweller to an everyday makeup bag must have for me.
- Price: $18 USD / $22 CDN for 0.12oz
- Availability: Sephora
- Overall: A highly pigmented, creamy and blendable concealer in a convenient stick form that lasts all day! Great for everyday use or just touch-ups when needed.
- Rating: A+