Ink for Eyes’ secret weapon is Nylon 12, says Urban Decay. This unique ingredient decreases drag for flawless application while softening and absorbing excess oil for stay-true, all-day color. In the collection, shades range from neutrals like black and brown to modern neutrals such as green, navy and purple. But I had to try Pyrotechnics, an iridescent sparkler, as 1990s glitter is back in a big way for 2009.
This retro and slightly coffin-esque gunmetal gray compact is adorned with hand-drawn peacock art and a flip-top lid. It comes with a built-in mirror for on-the-go application as well as a dual-ended sponge tip/angle brush applicator.
The narrow pan allows for a long stroke, which is needed, as it took quite a few takes to get the appropriate amount of liner on both the sponge-tip and angled-brush ends—with the sponge-tip being more successful in applying the formulation. Hint: it helps to turn the mirror sideways while applying the liner! The glitter was sparse at first, but builds into a subtle greenish/silver/blue flecked wash of color that dazzles for hours.
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