The pencils are extremely creamy and pigmented, providing an amazing shot of colour around the eye in one swoop. There's no faffing required, as the texture allows you to easily create a strong line or blend the colour outwards to turn it into a smokey look. These really do stay in place all day long, providing better longevity than nearly every eyeliner I've ever tried. Although the nibs are very soft and occasionally break off (requiring a sharpener to be always on hand!) this only aids to the creation of a soft yet striking look. If you're a fan of a delicate and thin line around the eye, then these may not be quite up your street; however, if you like experimenting with your cosmetics then these will be a great addition to your collection. Within the Black Market set there are six shades of eyeliner, including a basic bold black as well as blue, grey, khaki and bronze hints of colour within a black base. These would not only look amazing alone, but provide the perfect complementary colour to an eyeshadow base within the same spectrum. Essentially you can't go wrong with this kit: it makes a perfect indulgence for yourself, or a fantastic stocking filler for a loved one this Christmas.
The Urban Decay Black Market eyeliner set is available from House of Fraser and other outlets priced £26.00.