urban decay 24/7 glide on eye pencil V maybelline chromatics

I mentioned before when I posted about Maybelline chromatics eyeliner that I found the formula amazing value for money and mentioned how alike it was to my favourite Urban Decay eye pencils. Urban Decay have been my absolute go to brand for years although I find them to be a little expensive for a cheeky treat sometimes…see I am trying to be good! So I thought I would show you some swatches of both brands together so you can compare too.
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I chose ‘Covet’ from Urban Decay and ‘turquoise vibe’ from Maybelline as they are the most similar colours to compare. Upon swatching I actually found Maybelline to come across a lot creamier although Urban Decay is a lot better for a smokier look as it can be smudged better. Both pencils are extremely pigmented and have a nice metallic finish with Covet having tiny glitter pieces in it as well. 

Currently there are only 4 Chromatics pencils to choose from and they are £4.49, whilst Urban Decay have at least 50 so their range is a lot broader and they are £14. I will always be a fan of Urban Decay, don’t get me wrong but I think as a cheaper alternative these chromatics are just as good! 

Urban Decay pencils are available here.




  1. August 20, 2013 / 7:47 am

    I love both colours but like you say Covert will be brilliant for a smokey eye.

    Carrieanne x


    • August 20, 2013 / 10:07 pm

      Thankyou! Yes definitely.

  2. August 20, 2013 / 6:06 pm

    The Maybelline one is really pretty, im not one myself for bright colours on the eye but as a makeup artist i could definitely see this being put to good use 🙂

    Lovely blog, would love you to follow mine back.


    Frankie xXx

    • August 20, 2013 / 10:08 pm

      Definitely, even layered with a darker colour would make them less in your face too!

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