The top drawer of my makeup organizer is my favorite drawer. That drawer is filled with eye pencils and lips pencils, most of which are Urban Decay 24/7 products, and there’s just something about seeing that array of colors at my disposal that makes my morning feel like it’s full of potential; as if anything could happen. Maybe I’ll wear a sparkly blue liner today, or maybe a full on rainbow of liners – all the way up to my eyebrow. Maybe, just maybe, my dog will grow a unicorn horn, or perhaps if I pop this zit on my chin, I’ll discover it’s filled with gold glitter! WHO KNOWS? LOOK AT ALL THOSE COLORS. ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN. Though, usually what happens is I reach for a brown liner because I’m in a hurry, but I do like to spice it up on occasion, and for this reason, I was unable to resist the Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2.
The Ocho Loco 2 is a limited edition holiday set of 8 full-sized Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, which includes five exclusive new shades as well as a Grindhouse Double Barrel Sharpener. The shades included are:
• Roach (deep, copper brown shimmer)
• Twice Baked (rich brown satin w/gold micro-sparkle)
• Crave (deepest, darkest brown-black matte)
• Perversion (blackest black matte)
• Deep End (bright, metallic peacock shimmer)
• Mars (bright, metallic green shimmer)
• Ultraviolet (bright, blue-violet shimmer)
• Tornado (dark, eggplant pearl)
Ocho Loco 2 retails for $59, which is a steal when you consider that individual Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils retails for $19 each. The price for each pencil in this set breaks down to $7.38 a piece, or $6.13 a piece if you subtract the value of the sharpener (which normally retails on its own for $10).
That’s enough jibber-jabber for now – how about I show you some swatches already?
As you can see, all eight colors in Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 provide excellent pigmentation, which is true-to-form for the 24/7 Glide-On pencils. All pencils glide on easily with no tugging or skipping, making them incredibly easy to work with. Most of the colors provided full, opaque pigmentation in single swipes, but I did have to do a second swipe for Ultraviolet to get it as opaque as I wanted. Ultraviolet is still excellent, however.
I get at least 11 hours of wear from these pencils before I see any fading – even then, fading is minimal and likely not visible to anyone but me. They are mostly smudgeproof, though I do find that I experience some very minor smudging with the deeper shades if it’s extremely humid. The smudging is very minimal, though – minimal enough that I still consider these pencils to be go-to products when I need lasting, waterproof eyeliner.
Overall, I’m extremely happy with this collection. I hope Urban Decay plans to do an Ocho Loco 3 set next year – I’ll be first in line to fork over my money!
+ Excellent value
+ Stellar pigmentation
+ Great variety
+ Easy to work with
- Some minor smudging with deeper colors in extremely humid weather
- Ultraviolet needs an extra swipe to achieve fully opaque color
Skin & Tonics Rating:
Performance: 4/5 – Almost perfect – long wearing, waterproof, easy to apply. Some colors experience minor smudging in extreme conditions, and Ultraviolet sometimes needs an extra swipe.
Quality: 5/5 – Formula is very easy to work with – no tugging or pulling. Packaging is gorgeous and sturdy.
Value: 5/5 – $6.13 a piece for eye pencils that normally retail for $19 a pop is the best deal in town.
Where to Buy
International residents will be pleased to know that Urban Decay does offer international shipping through a forwarding service. For more details, check out the international shipping details on the Urban Decay website.