Got a spare £240? No, me neither.

Posted by Lipglossiping On May - 2 - 2013

Yesterday, I talked about recession-proofing your makeup with a bargainous £6 eyeshadow and today, well… you’ll see…

We’re living through some seriously tough financial times… upon this, I think we can all agree.  Yet, out of this seemingly never-ending recession, beauty brands really haven’t done too badly.

You see, in times of “austerity” (oh, how I loathe that word and all it stands for), life’s luxuries have to take a back seat… there are bills to pay, food to buy, and children to clothe.  And of course, all of these things are far more important than the need to satisfy any aspirations for a more extravagant lifestyle.  Except that, quite understandably, it’s precisely now more than ever that we genuinely need those fluffy distractions and escape from reality that life’s superficial offerings can deliver.

And so, instead of spending our pennies on designer clothes, handbags and expensive holidays… we’ve turned our attentions to slightly less flahoolick things such as shiny lipsticks, nail polishes, and Groupon-funded spa treatments.

In the midst of all this… it’s quite clear that some brands didn’t get the memo.

247_eyelinervaultThe Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Vault exclusively at Debenhams.com

Launching today, exclusively at Debenhams.com is this rather spectacular and horribly-priced coffret, The Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Vault… yours for just £240.  Now I could go on about what a ridiculous waste of money it is… but the truth is, if I could afford one… I’d be at least somewhat tempted.  After-all – and as much as I genuinely hate to call this a “bargain” – I can’t argue with the fact that this 40-shade set represents a saving of £320 compared to buying each eyeliner individually.

I could argue the toss that unless you’re a regularly-employed makeup artist, you have no bloody need for or business owning that many eyeliners.  But then, I’d be a bit of a spoil-sport wouldn’t I?  I’d also have to hide my ridiculous eyeliner stash under the bed and try very, very hard to keep a serious face whilst doing so.  And let’s not even talk about how much eyeliner you’d have to apply daily to use them up before the recommended eyeliner “use by” allocation of one year.

To put it plainly, that’s some serious investment right there.

However, I know that in all honesty, you care not one jot.  Because look at it.  It’s fucking amazing.  Lend us a tenner?

Will you be buying it?  Would you, if you had the spare change?  There are only 40 “vaults” available and the U.S stores sold out in 9 hours… you’d better be quick if you’re going to nab one!

The Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Vault is available online now, from debenhams.com, priced at £240


14 Responses to “Got a spare £240? No, me neither.”

  1. Kirsty S says:

    That’s exactly half a month’s rent. Shove it up your arse, Urban Decay. I’ll stick with my GOSH liners.

  2. Sheenie says:

    Hnnnnngh! Gawd, if only! But NYX do amazing dupes at a fraction of the cost (and GOSH!) and to get through all these from UD, I would have to graffiti my face with them.

  3. Kelly says:

    1 year?! Surely you sharpen them and voila they are fine, no?!

  4. Leah says:

    IF I had the money I’d be in there like stink but I don’t, so I’m just going to dribble slightly over my keyboard until some other shiny thing distracts me. x x

  5. mary says:

    but realistically I only actually use black or brown. I’ve tried to venture out to green, navy, gold but it just looks odd and I don’t feel comfortable. It would be a waste to buy so many eyeliners at once, especially when I have at least 15 already from Mac, Urban Decay, MUFE and Inglot.

  6. You should start a makeup fund and get people to paypal you a fiver each. Better yet, get on Kickstarter! You’d have an eyeliner box to call your own in no time 😉

    Anyway, I want one. Not that I’ll ever buy it, but I want it.

  7. Naomi says:

    I won’t deny that I want it but realistically I would only use about half of them plus I already own some of the shades so I wouldn’t ever be able to justify spending that much money in one go!
    Also, am I the only one who thinks that you would end up wanting to take them out of the box anyway?!

  8. Lois says:

    If I had that money spare I’d buy without a doubt! Eyeliners are my favourite makeup item & I know I’d use each & every one absolutely loads! x

  9. Two hundred and forty quid, forty eye liners and no emerald green? Bollocks to that.

  10. Veronica says:

    For someone with the disposable income who loved eyeliner…well, I could see it. Plenty of those liners could be given away as gifts if you didn’t think you’d get the use out of them. As it is, I’m sure I’m in no position to judge. 😛 I may not have that kind of spare change, but I’m sure plenty of people would be put off by some of the pricier cosmetics sitting on my shelf.

  11. Jools says:

    Looks like it sold out!!! Was there today and I went back for another look and it is nowhere to be found!!

  12. LilyM says:

    Is it just me, or have urban decay gotten much bolder with their pricing? For the past few years it seems as though their limited edition sets and palettes have shot up astronomically!

  13. Do you know how many body/face scrubs that equates to? Nope I wouldn’t bother. However I do agree if you are a makeup artist then it would be a sensible purchase!

  14. loobylou14 says:

    That’s more than my rent for the month. If I had that money to spare I’d rather buy lots of things I like and would use, not a whole load of eyeliners when I’d hardly use them. I’m happy using an eye shadow if I want a specific colour I don’t have in a liner.

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