Urban Decay Ink for Eyes Review

As promised from my boxing day haul, I’m slowly starting to be ready to review products for you! This liner came in the Urban Decay Perversions kit I ordered. So, I’m an eyeliner snob and a daily cat-eye girl. I prefer using liquid liners over gels because they are quicker. I find gel to be effective but you really need a good brush to use with it, or else you will not get a good shape.

This is a pen-style liquid liner. I’ve never liked pen liners because they always need to be pressed harder to actually work, and I find them to be a headache. I really did try to like this though.


The Good: Ink for Eyes is waterproof, and I had a lot of difficulty fully washing it off with plain soap, so that’s good news if you want a waterproof product. That’s about the only good thing.

The Not So Good: The ink just doesn’t flow unless you press with a certain pressure which is SO annoying, because it defeats the purpose of having a fine tip brush.

-It’s really hard to get a perfect wing since you have to press harder, causing the ink to come out as a thicker line

-You also have to tug on your skin so it is perfectly flat in order to actually draw a wing, because the brush catches on your skin otherwise. I don’t like having to do this because it can lead to wrinkles.

-The colour looks nice at first, but when it dries it just isn’t as intense black as a liquid liner should be, even after going over it several times.

Overall I found this took 5x longer than my regular inkwell liquid liner, and it just didn’t look as good. This isn’t even something I would recommend to beginners because it’s more difficult to use than it needs to be, and the colour doesn’t flow nicely. Sorry Urban Decay, this was not a hit for me.

xo J



  1. January 27, 2015 / 4:12 am

    Shame this pen wasn’t any good. I have yet to find an eyeliner liquid or gel I really love but I am not very good at eye makeup in general. I was really curious about this eyeliner too since I wanted that set but happy to hear I didn’t miss out on it too much. Great review! PS love your nails xoxox Janet

    • January 27, 2015 / 9:35 am

      Thanks so much! Yes, glad I got it in a set rather than paying full price alone :S I’ve got my eye on Tarte’s new liquid gel liner set…I’ll write a review if I get it!

      • January 27, 2015 / 1:47 pm

        Can’t wait to read it if you do get it 🙂

  2. February 2, 2015 / 5:07 am

    Ive been eyeing on this one for a while. Thanks for the review. I’ll probably just stick to my regular Motive Cosmetics eyeliner. It’s really good…I just always feel the urge to try new stuff lol 🙂

    Love your blog!

    Tracey from Lipstickandmuffin.com

    • February 4, 2015 / 1:52 am

      Thanks for reading! Yes it’s a miss 🙁 I know its hard to resist sometimes!

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