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Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 Swatches & Review

The top drawer of my makeup organizer is my favorite drawer. That drawer is filled with eye pencils and lips pencils, most of which are Urban Decay 24/7 products, and there’s just something about seeing that array of colors at my disposal that makes my morning feel like it’s full of potential; as if anything could happen. Maybe I’ll wear a sparkly blue liner today, or maybe a full on rainbow of liners – all the way up to my eyebrow. Maybe, just maybe, my dog will grow a unicorn horn, or perhaps if I pop this zit on my chin, I’ll discover it’s filled with gold glitter! WHO KNOWS? LOOK AT ALL THOSE COLORS. ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN. Though, usually what happens is I reach for a brown liner because I’m in a hurry, but I do like to spice it up on occasion, and for this reason, I was unable to resist the Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2.

This is the top drawer of makeup organizer. Someday I will find a way to wear all of them at once.

This is the top drawer of makeup organizer. Someday I will find a way to wear all of them at once.

The Ocho Loco 2 is a limited edition holiday set of 8 full-sized Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, which includes five exclusive new shades as well as a Grindhouse Double Barrel Sharpener. The shades included are:

• 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)

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2

 

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2

Ocho Loco 2 retails for $59, which is a steal when you consider that individual Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils retails for $19 each. The price for each pencil in this set breaks down to $7.38 a piece, or $6.13 a piece if you subtract the value of the sharpener (which normally retails on its own for $10).

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2

Urban Decay Grindhouse Sharpener

That’s enough jibber-jabber for now – how about I show you some swatches already?

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 Swatches

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

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 Roach Swatch

Roach (deep, copper brown shimmer)

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 Twice Baked Swatch

Twice Baked (rich brown satin w/ gold microsparkle)

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 Crave Swatch

Crave (deepest, darkest brown-black matte)

 

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 Perversion Swatch

Perversion (blackest black matte)

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 Deep End Swatch

Deep End (bright, metallic peacock shimmer)

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 Mars Swatch

Mars (bright, metallic green shimmer)

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 Ultraviolet Swatch

Ultraviolet (bright, blue-violet shimmer)

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 Tornado Swatch

Tornado (dark, eggplant pearl)

As you can see, all eight colors in Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 provide excellent pigmentation, which is true-to-form for the 24/7 Glide-On pencils. All pencils glide on easily with no tugging or skipping, making them incredibly easy to work with. Most of the colors provided full, opaque pigmentation in single swipes, but I did have to do a second swipe for Ultraviolet to get it as opaque as I wanted. Ultraviolet is still excellent, however.

I get at least 11 hours of wear from these pencils before I see any fading – even then, fading is minimal and likely not visible to anyone but me. They are mostly smudgeproof, though I do find that I experience some very minor smudging with the deeper shades if it’s extremely humid. The smudging is very minimal, though – minimal enough that I still consider these pencils to be go-to products when I need lasting, waterproof eyeliner.

I'm wearing Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Mars for this look.

I’m wearing Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Mars for this look.

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More Mars.

Overall, I’m extremely happy with this collection. I hope Urban Decay plans to do an Ocho Loco 3 set next year – I’ll be first in line to fork over my money!

Pros:
+ Excellent value
+ Stellar pigmentation
+ Great variety
+ Long-wearing
+ Waterproof
+ Easy to work with

Cons: 
– Some minor smudging with deeper colors in extremely humid weather
– Ultraviolet needs an extra swipe to achieve fully opaque color

Skin & Tonics Rating:
Performance: 4/5 – Almost perfect – long wearing, waterproof, easy to apply. Some colors experience minor smudging in extreme conditions, and Ultraviolet sometimes needs an extra swipe.

Quality: 5/5 – Formula is very easy to work with – no tugging or pulling. Packaging is gorgeous and sturdy.

Value: 5/5 –  $6.13 a piece for eye pencils that normally retail for $19 a pop is the best deal in town.

Overall: 4.7/5

Where to Buy

I bought my Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 set at Sephora for $59. It’s also available on the Urban Decay website.

International residents will be pleased to know that Urban Decay does offer international shipping through a forwarding service. For more details, check out the international shipping details on the Urban Decay website.

 

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9 comments onUrban Decay Ocho Loco 2 Swatches & Review

  1. Your giant drawer of pencils reminds me of those fold-up art kits for kids. I would personally be in favor of drawing them all on your eyes at the same time, if only just once for the photo op. Anyway, I can totally understand why you wanted these because they’re GORGEOUS.
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    • Kerry

      Yes! That’s it! It IS like a kids’ art kit – and you know, now that I mention it, I felt the same way when I opened a new box of colored pencils as a child as I do when I open this drawer.

      And you know, I might just try the all-colors-at-once look just once. For science!

  2. I’m in love with Deep End and Mars, but all the colors are gorgeous! Thanks for showing us swatches. 🙂

    • Kerry

      Agreed! I reach for Deep End and Mars often – they look especially nice swiped above the darker colors like Perversion and Crave.

  3. I have a tiny make up drawer that all the pencils get stuck in due to weird angles. Lol. Jealous of your organisation.

    Have to say, Mars and Ultraviolet are gorgeous.

    • Kerry

      I actually thought of you when I swatched Ultraviolet. After learning about your disappointment with the Chaos shadow, anytime I acquire anything bright blue I wonder if it would look purple on you!

  4. I love these swatches! I also totally love all of my UD liners that I have ever bought..I totally want to check out this set! xo!

  5. Jasmine

    I just got this on Sephora.ca for $30. INSANE. That’s 2.50 a pencil. You can’t get any drugstore pencils that cheap, except for Wet n Wild.