Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 - Review and Swatches

Disclaimer - The products mentioned in this post were purchased by me. All opinions are my own. 

I placed my orders that I was debating a couple of posts ago, and they've all come in. It's exciting and overwhelming at the same time. I just spent my evening editing pictures, and I haven't even photographed most of my new things, let alone started testing them.

However, since most of my recent purchases are limited edition items out for the holidays, so I want to try and get as many of them up as quickly as possible.

That being said, I figured I would start with something that is relatively easy to review, Urban Decay's Ocho Loco 2 set.


The Ocho Loco 2 set retails for $59, but I picked mine up from Sephora with a 20% off coupon during their Employee Appreciation Sale. The set contains 8 full size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils ($19 retail value each) and a Grindhouse Double-Barrel Sharpener ($10 retail value), so the retail value of this set is $162, making it an awesome value.


There's really not to much to comment on here. The set comes on a foam tray. The variegated color scheme that matches the liner shades is really pretty. My only complaint is that the liners are a little bit difficult to get out.


These liners are considered by most to be one of the best on the market. They are really creamy, generally really pigmented, and long lasting. I already have quite a few of these in my collection, and they are the liners I reach for most days. I don't have any problems with smudging and only experience a little bit of fading throughout the day, mostly in the outer corner of my eyes, which is where all liners fade on me.

Swatches from left to right: Roach, Twice Baked, Crave, Perversion, Deep End, Mars, Ultraviolet, and Tornado.

Shade descriptions according to the listing on

Roach (deep copper brown shimmer)
Twice Baked (rich brown satin w/gold micro-sparkle)
Crave (deepest, darkest brown-black matte)
Perversion (blackest black matte)
Deep End (bright metallic peacock shimmer)
Mars (bright metallic green shimmer)
Ultraviolet (bright blue-violet shimmer)
Tornado (dark eggplant pearl)

I love the variety of colors in this set. Just like the set from last year, there are four neutral colors and four bright colors. The only shade that is a little bit lacking for me is Ultraviolet. When I swatched it, it looked a little patchy. Another thing that really drew me to the set is that two of the brights are still dark enough to make them relatively easy to wear to work.

I've only used a couple of the colors so far, but I think one of my favorite colors is going to be Crave. Being a blackened-brown gives it the effect of a black liner without being as harsh, which is perfect for fair-skinned girls like me.

The Grindhouse sharpener is a good-quality sharpener. The top collects the shavings, so there's no need to use is right over a garbage can. The bottom also pops off for cleaning, and it does have a cleaning pick built into the design. It's a nice addition to the kit. I like when sets include a tool that is necessary to use the product (like liner pencils that need to be sharpened).

Final Thoughts

What can I say, these are really good liners being sold at a fantastic price. Yes, it is pricey as a whole, but when you break it down, it is about $7 a liner, which is getting to be on-par pricing with drugstore liners. If you are going to use 4 or more of the colors in this set, I suggest you pick it up. It's sold on and If you want to get a bit of a discount, Sephora's VIB sale is from November 7-11, and the code for 20% off your purchase is VIBTOPIA. I don't know if the code will work for non-VIB members, but it is worth a shot.

Will you be picking this set up? Are you going to take advantage of the Sephora VIB sale?

Disclaimer - The products mentioned in this post were purchased by me. All opinions are my own. 


  1. I so want this. I tried my first UD pencil liner with their holiday sale last year, and after comparing it with my other liners, I've learned it really is superior.

    All these shades look great, especially Mars!

    1. They really are great shades. I hope you can get your hands on it.