The first half of the set (LtR) features a range of neutral shades that are appropriate for any work setting, but still pack enough pigment and punch to complement any eye look.
The second half of the set features fun, edgier, and totally wearable colors.
At the bottom of the tray is the new neon-green Grindhouse sharpener, which is exclusive to this set. I have been wanting a Grindhouse but never got around to purchasing one, so I was pretty excited that one comes with the Ocho Loco set.
What I love about the Grindhouse sharpener is that it quickly sharpens my eyeliners to a beautiful point without much product loss. My old sharpener did the job, but it didn’t get me the most precise point and I felt like sometimes my pencils were sharpened down to nubs too quickly because I had to sharpen away so much to attempt to get said point. What I also really like about the Grindhouse sharpener is that it comes with a little pick in the body of the sharpener so that you can get all the eyeliner residue off of and away from the blade. I think some people don’t realize what that little do-hicky is – it’s a cleaning pick people, use it!
Let’s move on to the stars of the show – the liners! For the most part, all of these liners were true to UD quality. These 24/7 pencils had a smooth, creamy consistency that glided on and did not budge after they set, even after hours of wear (over a primer). The pigmentation was not entirely even across the board, but I’ll address that with each shade.
First up is Roach. Roach is a deep copper brown liner with a slight shimmer.
This shade has warmer, more red undertones and a fine golden shimmer that is a bit hard to detect unless you’re looking for it. Roach had good opacity with one stroke and built up nicely.
Moving across the brown shade range, we have Twice Baked next. Twice Baked, a set exclusive color, is described as a “rich brown satin with gold micro-sparkle.”
This shade is a little more neutral and also deeper than Roach. Although both Roach and Twice Baked feature a fine gold glitter, the gold in Twice Baked seems more pronounced to me. This shade also had nice opacity in one pass and built up beautifully.
The last brown in the set is Crave, another set exclusive. Urban Decay describes Crave as the “deepest, darkest brown-black matte” and I don’t think they’re far off the mark on that description.
Crave is a deep neutral/warm-leaning brown with a matte finish and a wonderfully creamy consistency (although you may need to give it a few more seconds to set). I have been favoring deep brown liners over black ones lately and Crave walks that fine line in between, so I’ve been really digging this shade.
Perversion is a liner that was supposed to be exclusive to last year’s Ocho Loco set, I believe (don’t quote me on that), but the people demanded it become permanent and UD listened. This shade is a deep, dark, fantasmic black matte.
I don’t know that you can appreciate Perversion until you see it in person, especially against other black liners. UD tends to throw Zero into all their shadow kits but Perversion takes the cake for me. It’s smooth, creamy, has great lasting time, and has stellar pigmentation. Go swatch it at your local beauty store and you’ll see what I mean.
Time for the colors! The first color we hit in Ocho Loco 2 is Deep End, a “bright metallic peacock shimmer” that is part of the permanent UD line.
Deep End is a bold aqua blue with a shimmery, slightly pearl finish. This shade has decent pigmentation on one pass (a little less so around the ends of lines) but builds up nicely with several passes. This is a really fun shade and more beautiful than I had expected.
Next up is my favorite out of the set! Mars is described by UD as a “bright metallic green shimmer.”
Mars is a cool, blue-toned green with a beautiful shimmer that really complements the shade. I liked the pigmentation better with a few passes, but this shade is still smooth and wore well, even on my waterline. This shade is set exclusive but I’m hoping that it ends up in the permanent line (take note, UD). My pictures just don’t do this lovely shade much justice.
Ultraviolet is the other set-exclusive blue in Ocho Loco, but this one is a vibrant blue-violet shimmer.
I was surprised by how much I like Ultraviolet! I’m not really a blue eye liner person. Ultraviolet is not quite as pigmented or creamy as the other liners in Ocho Loco; it applied a bit sheer on one pass. However, multiple passes build this shade up to a pretty blurple hue (although it is still noticeably less pigmented than its set siblings).
Last but not least is Tornado, a set exclusive liner that takes its name and inspiration from the Glinda Oz palette.
This “dark eggplant purple” is a cool-toned purple with a pearly finish. Like Ultraviolet, Tornado is a beautiful shade but with okay opacity. Tornado is pretty sheer (at least by UD standards) with one pass; it builds up to a stronger color, but you can see some patchiness in pigmentation if you look closely at my natural lighting shot. I love purple though, so I still think Tornado is a beautiful liner.
I’m really happy that I bought Ocho Loco 2! I missed the first set and still regret it, so the second was on my definite to-buy list. You may end up with some similar colors in your collection if you’re an eyeliner enthusiast, but the shades in this set are beautiful and most have UD’s standard pigmentation and texture. Urban Decay’s full-sized eyeliners retail for $19 each and the Grindhouse sharpener retails for $10. This means that this set would cost you $162 if you bought each item separately (which you technically couldn’t, seeing as a good chunk of it is set-exclusive). The good news is that Ocho Loco 2 only retails for $59 (which is what last year’s set sold for – woohoo for no price increases!). If you are interested in Ocho Loco 2, snag it before the end of the holiday season!
Have you splurged on this set yet? Eyeballing it but not sure if it’s a worthwhile addition to your makeup stash? Let me know what you think! :)