I love this line!! I can't believe I'm just now doing a review because Sephora's Waterproof Contour Eye Pencils have been my go-to product line for eye liners since they first came out and is always the first place I look when I need a new eyeliner. I was a fan and user of their old "Flashy" liners, and as far as I can tell these have the same formula as those but with a much broader color selection. These are of a comparable quality and texture to the UD 24/7 liners but at half the price. The color selection is just as broad as UD's too. There are 35 shades that covers everything from conservative neutral shades, to dark vampy colors, and to off-beat brights like hot pink and yellow. No matter what your taste in makeup is, there's something here for you. I own these in the shades Cocoa (a deep bronze-y brown), Snake Skin Dress (medium metallic olive), Cookie Crunch (muted golden brown), Flirting Game (shimmery taupe) and Sailor Suit (blackened navy).
These pencils are very creamy and pigmented. They apply beautifully without skipping or tugging. Calling them waterproof is a bit of a stretch, as while I haven't had any problems wearing these on rainy days I doubt they'd stand up through a shower or swim. They do live up to the 12 hours claim though. After they set (which takes maybe a minute or so after application) these stay completely smudge-free on me for a least 8 hours before looking a bit soft and smudge-prone. The color stays strong for at least another 4-5 hours beyond that. That's about the same experience I have with UD's 24/7 pencils.
Packaging wise, these are standard wooden pencils that require regular sharpening. Some people hate pencils that don't twist up, but I don't mind so much for liners. I find it difficult to get fine points with retractable pencils anyway. All pencils in this line have black exteriors with colored end caps that display the shade.
If you haven't tried these already, you must give them a go! These are perfect for people who want gel-style pencils at budget prices but are still willing to pay a little extra than they might at the drug store in order to have a greater variety of color options.
Found my HG Eyeliner! Was recommended this at Sephora and haven't looked back. At $9 it's an amazing deal for such a long lasting, beautifully pigmented product.
Packaging: Standard eye pencil packaging that requires a sharpener. Ends of the pencil are color coordinated so you can pick out the color very easily.
Product: Glides on beautiful with no tugging. Creamy and soft for blending then it dries and doesn't budge. Color lasts all day even through heat and working out. The colors I have...
Love Affair: Very slight metallic Plum. Gorgeous color that blends out well as an eyeshadow as well
Cocoa: Chocolate brown with coppery finish. Also blends out well as an eyeshadow.
On quick days I smear this all over an eyeshadow blending brush and blend onto my lid for a quick, smoky eye look. Color stays put with minor creasing at the end of the day. Color doesn't budge with UD primer potion.
Would definitely recommend these!
Holy cannoli! I just picked this liner up in the shades "Driving in Malaysia" (black-green) and "Tango Night" (black-purple) and I'm already completely blown away!
First off, I swatched DiM next to Tarte's SmolderEyes shadow crayon in Golden Black and the color was a spot-on dupe. The only major differences are that DiM has more of a glittery finish (which I prefer) so the golden green flecks show more, and DiM set very quickly and became extraordinarily budge proof, whereas the Tarte crayon wiped off after three minutes of setting time with a gentle swipe of a cotton pad.
These pencils from Sephora set very quickly, so if you plan on smudging them out, a good plan of attack would be to apply and smudge each eye one at a time, rather than applying to both eyes and then trying to smudge after the fact. They do smudge very easily before they set, and they apply very creamily and do not tug AT ALL. I imagine they will work very well as a shadow if I apply all over the lid and then quickly blend it out with my finger (which is why I bought them).
I'm currently wearing DiM paired with Sephora's Long-Lasting 12HR Wear Eye Liner in Khaki Glitter and it's the perfect combo. DiM is darker and less foil-like, but it creates a gorgeous contrast.
As far as the colors and how they appear when swatched and blended - DiM comes off quite dark, almost black with fine greenish-gold glitter. (Think NARS Soft Touch pencil in Aigle Noir without the horrible creasing.) TN has a black base laced with fine, rich purple glitter. This one is extremely unique. I cannot for the life of me think of a possible dupe. There are tons of blackened purple glittery liners out there, but this one really stands out.
I do wish these were twist-up rather than needing to be sharpened, but they are fairly inexpensive at $9 for a rather long pencil, so I don't imagine I'll need to replace them anytime soon, regardless of the small amount that will be wasted by sharpening. However, in spite of how creamy these apply, the liner itself is quite sturdy and doesn't feel like it will smash down to a nub after tightlining the way a lot of creamy, waterproof liners tend to do. I'm actually thinking of picking up the matte black one because of this.
I've not yet worn this for an adequate enough amount of time to give an honest thought on the wear time, but if my experience trying to remove it with a dry cotton pad at Sephora is any indication, I reckon this will wear for quite a while before fading. They come off fairly easily with eye makeup remover. A little elbow grease is required, but they are waterproof. That's to be expected.
Overall, I love love LOVE these liners and can't wait to pick up more shades, since there is a multitude of interesting colors to choose from!
Price: $12 SGD / $9 USD. Not a bad price for such a great product.
Packaging: Standard pencil that requires sharpening so there is some product wastage. Love how the top ends of the pencil are colour coordinated to the colour of the eyeliner, makes tit very easy to pick out the colour I want from my storage container.
Product: Very creamy and soft, glide on easily with no tugging. Once on these do not budge so if you want to blend you have to move very quickly. Color lasts all day and comes off with my eye
make up remover. I have 3 colours:
Snakeskin dress: a beautiful olive / khaki green with gold flecks
Girls night out: a gorgeous gold shade
Blonde ambition: described as a beige by Sephora but Id say its
more of a pearly cream
These claim to be waterproof but I don't use them on my waterline and so cannot comment on this. I think there are 35 colors so a
Would definitely recommend these.
use it all the time. i love it. i used to get my eyeliners from walgreens and cvs until a friend let me borrow hers and i literally bought it the next day and threw out my old one without even finishing it.
Saleswoman at Sephora grabbed Flirting Game (along with MUFE Smoky Lash Blue) to simply finish off my look after trying on tinted moisturizers. Holy cow! I told her to pick any mascara/eyeliner brand and color and try it on me and this is what she got. I looked unbelievable! Just in case you think I'm simply a megalomaniac, I will tell you that I dropped by my boyfriend's office later in the day and he was stunned at how gorgeous I looked. He said he wanted to have a picture of me just the way I looked...and I was just in workout clothes. I smiled and didn't tell him I'd been to Sephora...Now it's 12 hours later and not a bit of smudging or migrating/mirroring onto my lower brow bone area from blinking, if you know what I mean. The liner just stayed put. What's more, she did not tug at my eye to get a strong, straight line. It went on like butter then set in within a minute so it wasn't moveable. So if you want to blend it, move quickly.
I have blue/green eyes and never would have thought such a boring color, kind of a shimmery mushroom, would bring my eyes out so much. But between that and the blue mascara, they really popped.
What's more, the liner only cost $9. I have tried a number of brands and formulas recently, and the closest to this in quality (and color choices) is the $19 Urban Decay 24/7. It stayed on as well as UD, and better than the MAC liner pencils. Terrific deal and so many more colors to go play with next time I'm at the mall. Can't wait!
Absolutely LOVE this! I have oily eyelids, so it's hard to find products which would stay on my lids, and not make me look like a panda bear. Even Bobbi Brown's gel eyeliner didn't quite work for me. But this eyeliner - has the most minimal smudges and it stays for 12 hours!!! even more than that without smudges! I need to wear makeup since 6am and when I get home at 8-9pm, my eyeliner still stays!!!! Even after taking a flight, it's still gorgeous and no smudges. So much so after reaching my company's other state's office via flight, my colleague asked me about my eyeliner and that she loves the color!
Also, it is easy to apply, with a few seconds for you to play around with it before it starts to set on your eyes. It's not too soft whereby you will need to keep on sharpening it after 1/2 uses (like the MAC that I have). I will be able to use many uses before I need to sharpen it again.
To add on - I have sensitive eyes, and this does not sting my eye AT ALL! *yay*
I tried out the color - Sailor Suit and then fell in love with it. And I went back to buy "tango night" = blackish purple, "5th Avenue" = matte grey, and Capuccino = Brown.
My colleagues have now also bought Sephora eyeliners as well! Would definitely recommend to anyone. Staying power, quality, great colors,lasting & cheap! A great package! What more would a gal want?
I purchased this in "black lace" and use it for tight lining. It is soft and creamy when applied and stays put all day. It does not irritate my eyes or contact lenses. For what I use it for it works great.
I am a contact lens wearer and I have really bad allergies in the spring and summer so it's pretty hard to find an eyeliner that will last all day on me. I have tried basically every eyeliner at the drugstore and the only one that worked was the Milani Liquif'Eye Metallic Eye Liner Pencil. i have also tried a fair number of higher end brands and that don't last on me including the Urban Decay 24/7 pencils. I saw the new Sephora Eyeliners swatched online and decided to give them a try. I absolutely love these liners and they actually last a really long time on me. The color selection is great and the price is even better. I have purchased two and will definitely return to get more.
Got the black lace which is the blackest this pencil comes in...well, the color faded within minutes and absolutely no waterproof qualities. To me this pencil felt like the Crayola crayon. Ended up exchanging it for their retractable waterproof in black, which it's a true black as well as waterproof.