The Electric set is the brightly-colored non-neutral counterpart to the beautiful-yet-office-appropriate Naked set of 24/7 Pencils just released for Holiday 2011. Being brightly colored doesn't make them any less versatile than the Naked neutral shades. These are just as wearable either for a little flash of color or for a much bolder look.
The set comes in a try just like the Naked version does, except this one is all 80s electric rainbow colored.
Swatched over bare skin in sunlight, with flash and indoor ambient light: Perversion, Ransom, Woodstock, Radium, Junkie.
Same lovely, creamy, long-wearing, waterproof formula as the regular Urban Decay 24/7 pencils, but like the Naked set, they're smaller. Just about three quarter size. You get a good amount of pencil; they're not as small as the 24/7 Jackpot pencils and they should last you a while even with daily use. A full size Urban Decay 24/7 pencil is 5.5" (bottom of base to end of cap) and contains 1.26/0.04oz; these travel sizes are 4.5" (bottom of base to end of cap) and 0.8g/0.03oz.
This set is much more my style. First off, Perversion. Holy cow. I can't believe how impossibly black it is. It may just be the blackest black eyeliner I've ever used. Woodstock is the pencil I've been waiting for- hot pink with sparkles- and now I need to have one in full size because I can see myself finishing this in no time. Junkie is like the eyeliner version of Zoya's Charla nail polish; teal and blue with gold and green sparkles. Radium is nice, but on the plain side. The only one I'm iffy about is Ransom (purple with blue flash) because it's sheer. I really layered that one on in the swatch pictures. It could use a little more pigment, in my opinion.
The one thing I don't like about these sets is the tray. I like how the tray looks- the thing is beautiful. It's just that the pencils really get stuck in there. If you accidentally press them in too hard, it's almost impossible to get them back out easily. I had to take a knife and pry a few of them out because they had gotten wedged in too far! If the pencil chambers/troughs were just a millimeter or two less shallow, they'd be perfect. That's my one and only complaint. Pencils getting stuck. Otherwise, the quality of the pencils are great and exactly what I've come to expect from Urban Decay's 24/7 pencil line.
So... Urban Decay... How about full size versions of Woodstock and Perversion? Pretty please? They're so nice! I don't want to run out!
The Limited Edition Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Travel Size Set of Five in Electric is $32 and available now at Sephora and Urban Decay.
(This was sent to me for review.)