Urban Decay Ink For Eyes Waterproof Precision Eye Pen ($20) in Perversion caught my eye in a hot minute. I love eyeliner so I am down to try any and all eyeliners any time, any place...I know I sound easy with a whiff of desperation and I.don't.care! That's how strong my love is, my friends. This eyeliner is designed "to create envy-inducing, blacker than black cat eyes with shocking ease." It's also "ultra waterproof" with a "crazy precise fine tipped pen for glossy, sharply defined lines that last all day." Perversion is "a rich, shiny black" and the pen is small in length and easy to hold for application. The tip is ultra-fine and is designed as a "flow through" liner, therefore, no shaking is required (even though shaking is kind of fun, right?) The formula leans more towards the dry side verses a slicker, wetter consistency and it contains no parabens, sulfates or phthalates. So, did this eye pen create envy inducing looks with crazy precison and shocking ease as promised? More importantly, am I now officially "crazy in love" Beyonce-styles when it comes to eyeliner?
Verdict: I liked this eyeliner, however, it didn't tip me to the side of fun crazy as I had been hoping for. It's easy to handle and the fine tip made it quite simple to achieve a uniform, thin, close to the lash line. The formula is drier than I'm used to which isn't necessarily a bad thing, however, I did have to reapply it lightly in a few spots as it skipped a little bit. It lasted all day on me (8-10 hours+) and did not migrate, fade or flake. It is a standard black color which is just fine. I don't do lots of crazy cat eye or winged looks with eyeliner as I veer towards a "no makeup" makeup look, therefore, I cannot attest to its versatility in that respect.
To purchase or not to purchase? If you are an Urban Decay fan or like a very precise, fine tipped eyeliner, this is a great purchase for you. I enjoyed using it, however, it didn't quite bowl me over. That is ok--my love affair for eyeliner still rages on. For info/purchase, head to sephora.com or urbandecay.com.