05.27.2014
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Super-Saturated Ultra Intense Waterproof Cream Eyeliner
$22
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Last Updated:05.27.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No

Super-Saturated Ultra Intense Waterproof Cream Eyeliner delivers rich, matte black color with one stroke of the brush. The creamy, fragrance-free formula is housed in a glass pot and is intended to be applied with an eyeliner brush (not included).

How thick or thin a line you create is determined by your brush and technique, but no matter how you apply this eyeliner, it goes on incredibly smooth (no skipping or dragging). The ultra-soft texture is also conducive to depositing color along the lash line and the formula allows time to blend before it sets, so you can create a smoky eye look.

So why isn't this eyeliner rated better? A few reasons: It requires quite a bit of time to set, and even then it still has the potential to smudge or transfer. Labeling this "waterproof" is also bit of stretch; it does hold up to water more than your typical eyeliner but it's not exactly waterproof, and yet it's difficult to remove when you want it completely gone.

If Super-Saturated Ultra Intense Waterproof Cream Eyeliner stayed put we'd rate it higher, but as is, it's not worth the money, especially when there are less expensive long-wearing gel eyeliners at the drugstore.

Pros:
  • Soft, creamy texture deposits rich color.
  • Applies smoothly and is easy to blend for a classic smoky eye look.
  • Works well whether you want a thin or thick line.
Cons:
  • Not quite as waterproof as claimed.
  • Potential to smudge and transfer.
  • Requires longer than average amount of time to set.
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Urban Decay At-A-Glance

Strengths: Workable options in almost every category; excellent cheek tint; bonanza for anyone who wants lots of shiny eyeshadows; good mattifier; bronzing powder; brow products; makeup brushes.

Weaknesses: Mostly average to poor mascaras; limited foundation shades and some disappointing lip glosses; the products designed to help makeup last longer don't help.

From its unconventional beginnings in 1996 with the debut tagline of "Does Pink Make You Puke?" Urban Decay has been at the forefront of the ongoing trend toward unconventional colors. Their approach to beauty is still rooted in steering clear of the norm, but for those creative, unconventional folks who want the opportunity to express themselves with well-formulated, edgy products, this is the line to look to.

Now representing itself by the decidedly tamer "Beauty with an Edge" slogan, the line still offers several shiny options (which excel by virtue of how well they cling to skin), but the items that really deserve your attention include some of their mascaras, bronzing powder, blush, and brow products. The brush collection is highly recommended and priced on the low end when compared to other department-store lines, and Urban Decay counters (as opposed to Sephora stores, where the line is typically sold) offer helpful literature about how to design a complete makeup look. The colors may be unconventional and more clownish than classy, but their placement advice is right-on.

Shortcomings of this edgy line include the lack of lipsticks and some glittery products that apply terribly. Those who appreciate products that make a statement (though it may not always be one that puts you in your most flattering light) should explore the best of what is offered here, as should those whose makeup concepts occasionally lean toward the adventurous side.

For more information about Urban Decay, call (800) 784-URBAN or visit www.urbandecay.com.

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Urban Decay At-A-Glance

Strengths: Workable options in almost every category; excellent cheek tint; bonanza for anyone who wants lots of shiny eyeshadows; good mattifier; bronzing powder; brow products; makeup brushes.

Weaknesses: Mostly average to poor mascaras; limited foundation shades and some disappointing lip glosses; the products designed to help makeup last longer don't help.

From its unconventional beginnings in 1996 with the debut tagline of "Does Pink Make You Puke?" Urban Decay has been at the forefront of the ongoing trend toward unconventional colors. Their approach to beauty is still rooted in steering clear of the norm, but for those creative, unconventional folks who want the opportunity to express themselves with well-formulated, edgy products, this is the line to look to.

Now representing itself by the decidedly tamer "Beauty with an Edge" slogan, the line still offers several shiny options (which excel by virtue of how well they cling to skin), but the items that really deserve your attention include some of their mascaras, bronzing powder, blush, and brow products. The brush collection is highly recommended and priced on the low end when compared to other department-store lines, and Urban Decay counters (as opposed to Sephora stores, where the line is typically sold) offer helpful literature about how to design a complete makeup look. The colors may be unconventional and more clownish than classy, but their placement advice is right-on.

Shortcomings of this edgy line include the lack of lipsticks and some glittery products that apply terribly. Those who appreciate products that make a statement (though it may not always be one that puts you in your most flattering light) should explore the best of what is offered here, as should those whose makeup concepts occasionally lean toward the adventurous side.

For more information about Urban Decay, call (800) 784-URBAN or visit www.urbandecay.com.