City Decay Buffer, Riveting, Pop Off, Echoed 24/7 Shadow Sticks Opinions & Swatches

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Buffer

Urban Decay Buffer 24/7 Shadow StickUrban Decay Buffer 24/7 Shadow Stick ($26.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a light-medium beige with subtle, warmer yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one stroke, which built up to mostly opaque coverage, though it had a tendency to push color around, so it was an uneven–physically–layer of product at the end.

The texture felt lightly creamy initially and was very quick to dry down to a lightly tacky, inflexible finish; I felt like I had to work at warp speed to even have a chance at a decent blend. I noticed this shade was more prone to at emphasizing lid texture and looked a little dry. It started to fade after six hours and crease after seven hours of wear.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Milani In the Buff (PiP, $5.99) is darker, warmer (95% similar).
  • Chanel Lueurs Ambrees #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • NYX Kiss the Day (P, $4.50) is brighter (95% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Sage (Highlight) (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Hourglass Warm Beige (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Fenty Beauty Nookie Rookie (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Dose of Colors Tealight (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #1 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Makeup Atelier Natural Brown #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • NARS Aurora (DC, $25.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.04 oz. – $650.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “creamy, supercharged color” in “one swipe” with “glides on smooth” and “allow[s] time to blend” before “dry[ing] down waterproof for up to 24 hours.” The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with more matte shades tending to have more semi-opaque or fuller coverage while shimmer shades were often sheerer, more medium coverage, and prone to color pushing around instead of building up.

They have an almost instant dry down; I wouldn’t say one had “15-30 seconds” to work with it… more like five to 10 seconds. It felt lightly tacky and inflexible after that, so any additional blending was more apt to lift and pull up product, which created patchiness, than actually blend it out.

I’d recommend using a separate brush or fingertips to apply the product, so you’ll want to pick up product off of the actual pencil rather than using it directly. The reason for this is that it dried down so quickly and often applied unevenly, and when I tried to blend out with my fingertip after direct application, I ended up with patchiness. I found the texture to be too uneven and dry to work well as a base; the tackiness helped products adhere, but a regular, smoother primer (including the brand’s own Primer Potion) did a better job of yielding better end results for troublesome eyeshadows… and lasted longer.

Some shades looked drier and were more prone to emphasizing lid texture, and it seemed slightly more common with lighter, more matte shades (or at least, it was more noticeable). The wear ranged from six to eight hours before creasing and fading noticeably, so they were decently long-wearing–in general–though obviously not anywhere close to 24-hour wear. I took a nap with four of the shades on, and they were worse for the wear, so no, they are not particularly long-wearing.

In general, they are a weaker formula based on their claims, and there seem like a lot of other pencil formulas to choose from that outperform this one, so it’s hard to imagine who these are designed for. For sheerer, one-and-done looks, they might work, but the inability to really soften and blend them out still makes me think that other formulas would be far more worthy of time and money spent.

There was a built-in sharpener.

Browse all of our Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Stick swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Wax, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Mica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, Oryza Sativa Bran Cera / Rice Bran Wax, Synthetic Beeswax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, CI 77492 / Iron Oxides, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Caffeine, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Buffer

PPermanent. $26.00.

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Riveting

Urban Decay Riveting 24/7 Shadow StickUrban Decay Riveting 24/7 Shadow Stick ($26.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a darker, rusty coral with warm undertones and lighter, golden pearl that gave it a light, metallic finish. It had mostly opaque coverage in a single layer, so building up wasn’t necessary, but it was difficult to get an even layer of product all over the lid without pushing around some product that was previously-applied. This resulted in color lifting away and getting pushed around, so it was less even in practice than as a single-stroke product.

The consistency had light creaminess initially, so it wasn’t painful to use on the lid, but it was very quick to dry down and felt tacky and inflexible once it did so. I felt like I had a few seconds to blend it out, and often, it never looked seamlessly blended out. There were signs of creasing and fading present within six and a half hours of wear.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Juvia’s Place Zoya (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Skinny Latte (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Dewdrop (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Clionadh Dahlia (P, $4.80) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Smashbox Turned On (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
  • Viseart Blossom (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Dior Coral Canvas #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Dazz (339DC) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Shark Attack (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.04 oz. – $650.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “creamy, supercharged color” in “one swipe” with “glides on smooth” and “allow[s] time to blend” before “dry[ing] down waterproof for up to 24 hours.” The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with more matte shades tending to have more semi-opaque or fuller coverage while shimmer shades were often sheerer, more medium coverage, and prone to color pushing around instead of building up.

They have an almost instant dry down; I wouldn’t say one had “15-30 seconds” to work with it… more like five to 10 seconds. It felt lightly tacky and inflexible after that, so any additional blending was more apt to lift and pull up product, which created patchiness, than actually blend it out.

I’d recommend using a separate brush or fingertips to apply the product, so you’ll want to pick up product off of the actual pencil rather than using it directly. The reason for this is that it dried down so quickly and often applied unevenly, and when I tried to blend out with my fingertip after direct application, I ended up with patchiness. I found the texture to be too uneven and dry to work well as a base; the tackiness helped products adhere, but a regular, smoother primer (including the brand’s own Primer Potion) did a better job of yielding better end results for troublesome eyeshadows… and lasted longer.

Some shades looked drier and were more prone to emphasizing lid texture, and it seemed slightly more common with lighter, more matte shades (or at least, it was more noticeable). The wear ranged from six to eight hours before creasing and fading noticeably, so they were decently long-wearing–in general–though obviously not anywhere close to 24-hour wear. I took a nap with four of the shades on, and they were worse for the wear, so no, they are not particularly long-wearing.

In general, they are a weaker formula based on their claims, and there seem like a lot of other pencil formulas to choose from that outperform this one, so it’s hard to imagine who these are designed for. For sheerer, one-and-done looks, they might work, but the inability to really soften and blend them out still makes me think that other formulas would be far more worthy of time and money spent.

There was a built-in sharpener.

Browse all of our Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Stick swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Mica, Synthetic Wax, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Silica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Oryza Sativa Bran Cera / Rice Bran Wax, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides, Synthetic Beeswax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, CI 77492 / Iron Oxides, Caffeine, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Pop Off

Urban Decay Pop Off 24/7 Shadow StickUrban Decay Pop Off 24/7 Shadow Stick ($26.00 for 0.04 oz.) is light-medium peach with warmer undertones and flecks of pink and gold pearl throughout. It had sheer color coverage, which built up to semi-sheer coverage at best, but it never looked even no matter how I applied it–fingertips, brushes, directly. It did not build up evenly, as it seemed to push some of the product around and thickened in other areas.

The texture was lightweight, thin, and lightly creamy, so it was comfortable to use directly from the tube, though it dried down within 10 seconds and was lightly tacky and more inflexible, so it could not be fussed with further without lifting away big chunks of color. There was visible fading within five hours and creasing within the same period.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • ColourPop Thrillist (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Turtledoves (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Mercurial #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Walk on Air (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • UOMA Beauty Ile Ife (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Candlelight (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Amour (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop The Most (P, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Body Heat #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Candlelight (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.04 oz. – $650.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “creamy, supercharged color” in “one swipe” with “glides on smooth” and “allow[s] time to blend” before “dry[ing] down waterproof for up to 24 hours.” The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with more matte shades tending to have more semi-opaque or fuller coverage while shimmer shades were often sheerer, more medium coverage, and prone to color pushing around instead of building up.

They have an almost instant dry down; I wouldn’t say one had “15-30 seconds” to work with it… more like five to 10 seconds. It felt lightly tacky and inflexible after that, so any additional blending was more apt to lift and pull up product, which created patchiness, than actually blend it out.

I’d recommend using a separate brush or fingertips to apply the product, so you’ll want to pick up product off of the actual pencil rather than using it directly. The reason for this is that it dried down so quickly and often applied unevenly, and when I tried to blend out with my fingertip after direct application, I ended up with patchiness. I found the texture to be too uneven and dry to work well as a base; the tackiness helped products adhere, but a regular, smoother primer (including the brand’s own Primer Potion) did a better job of yielding better end results for troublesome eyeshadows… and lasted longer.

Some shades looked drier and were more prone to emphasizing lid texture, and it seemed slightly more common with lighter, more matte shades (or at least, it was more noticeable). The wear ranged from six to eight hours before creasing and fading noticeably, so they were decently long-wearing–in general–though obviously not anywhere close to 24-hour wear. I took a nap with four of the shades on, and they were worse for the wear, so no, they are not particularly long-wearing.

In general, they are a weaker formula based on their claims, and there seem like a lot of other pencil formulas to choose from that outperform this one, so it’s hard to imagine who these are designed for. For sheerer, one-and-done looks, they might work, but the inability to really soften and blend them out still makes me think that other formulas would be far more worthy of time and money spent.

There was a built-in sharpener.

Browse all of our Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Stick swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Synthetic Wax, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Oryza Sativa Bran Cera / Rice Bran Wax, Synthetic Beeswax, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides, Caffeine, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, Tin Oxide, CI 77492 / Iron Oxides.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Echoed

Urban Decay Echoed 24/7 Shadow StickUrban Decay Echoed 24/7 Shadow Stick ($26.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium, rosy taupe with a pearl-like sheen and subtle, warm undertones and a slightly cooler shimmer. The consistency was lightly emollient initially, but it was very quick to dry down, which made it difficult to blend out evenly and more unforgiving as the product would lift up and create patchiness if I attempted to work with it after it had dried down.

It had sheer color coverage in a single pass, which I was able to build up to medium coverage, though it was an uneven result as some of the product bunched up in places rather than building up in coverage. Despite drying down quickly and seeming to be more budge-proof, it really didn’t wear particularly long; it faded after seven hours and there was faint creasing after six and a half hours.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Lancome Tenacity (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Zoeva Outline (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Love Ritual (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Chantecaille Triton (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Anastasia Lituation (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Anastasia Libra (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Too Faced Silent Night (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Fyrinnae Reindeer Fur (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Chemical Bond (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Anastasia Chocolate Crumble (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.04 oz. – $650.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “creamy, supercharged color” in “one swipe” with “glides on smooth” and “allow[s] time to blend” before “dry[ing] down waterproof for up to 24 hours.” The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with more matte shades tending to have more semi-opaque or fuller coverage while shimmer shades were often sheerer, more medium coverage, and prone to color pushing around instead of building up.

They have an almost instant dry down; I wouldn’t say one had “15-30 seconds” to work with it… more like five to 10 seconds. It felt lightly tacky and inflexible after that, so any additional blending was more apt to lift and pull up product, which created patchiness, than actually blend it out.

I’d recommend using a separate brush or fingertips to apply the product, so you’ll want to pick up product off of the actual pencil rather than using it directly. The reason for this is that it dried down so quickly and often applied unevenly, and when I tried to blend out with my fingertip after direct application, I ended up with patchiness. I found the texture to be too uneven and dry to work well as a base; the tackiness helped products adhere, but a regular, smoother primer (including the brand’s own Primer Potion) did a better job of yielding better end results for troublesome eyeshadows… and lasted longer.

Some shades looked drier and were more prone to emphasizing lid texture, and it seemed slightly more common with lighter, more matte shades (or at least, it was more noticeable). The wear ranged from six to eight hours before creasing and fading noticeably, so they were decently long-wearing–in general–though obviously not anywhere close to 24-hour wear. I took a nap with four of the shades on, and they were worse for the wear, so no, they are not particularly long-wearing.

In general, they are a weaker formula based on their claims, and there seem like a lot of other pencil formulas to choose from that outperform this one, so it’s hard to imagine who these are designed for. For sheerer, one-and-done looks, they might work, but the inability to really soften and blend them out still makes me think that other formulas would be far more worthy of time and money spent.

There was a built-in sharpener.

Browse all of our Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Stick swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Mica, Synthetic Wax, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Oryza Sativa Bran Cera / Rice Bran Wax, Synthetic Beeswax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Caffeine, CI 77492 / Iron Oxides.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Echoed

PPermanent. $26.00.

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