I have them both so can attest to the fact that this is an absolute dupe for Marc Jacobs Brown(out) liner, which costs about 3 times as much for considerably less product. Cappuccino may not be as long lasting and does not apply quite as smoothly, nor is it waterline safe but considering the price, this is a really fabulous pencil and a fabulous value. It is such a pretty shade of brown – not red-toned – and the golden glitter in it is subtle and flattering.
This is probably my 6th or 7th Contour Eye Pencil purchase and I am loving it as much as I love the others I have from this line. The colour is a lovely green/gold that isn’t too dark or intense and is a nice change from black or really dark brown liners. These pencils offer such great value and quality – they apply smoothly and wear well all day and into the night. I find them much more long lasting than UD’s 24/7 liners at about half the price.
Galaxy Girl is a midnight blue/green shade with a blackened base to it – a fabulous liner for going out, parties, etc. Like all of the Sephora pencils I’ve tried from this collection, I am really happy with it. The glitter means it isn’t waterline safe (this is printed in minuscule writing on the side of the pencil) but it is such a stunning colour worn as a liner and smudged under my lower lashes (though you do lose some of the shine provided by the glitter when you smudge it).
Yet another winning eye lining pencil from Sephora’s own house brand. Sephora’s site describes this as “jade” but it really is more an emerald/teal and it is just gorgeous and great quality. These pencils rival those costing twice as much and more from high end lines. They do need to be sharpened manually (the only thing about them that isn’t perfect but a brief sojourn in the freezer helps make it easier). The colour assortment/selection is great and some are even waterline safe (though Sephora would be really wise to make this information available online with regard to each of the shades). For $12 CDN, you can’t go wrong!
This is a review for Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof, marked as Exclusive. I’m putting this pencil review here because it is a contour eye pencil, just a different kind w/o category yet.
– This was a mess to open. The tip broke instantly and smeared all over my hands. A deep cool toned navy liner, this was a SOB to deal with that I was hoping more from! After multiple tries sharpening it, I finally managed to get a point, not easy at all. Nearly a couple inches wasted, this then had to be used VERY delicately, as it would break again. It is opaque upon one pass, but subsequent strokes made a break through of silvery & gold fine glitter come through! Quite pretty, I like how it enhances both the green, blue, and gray, as well as gold flecks in my eye, and honestly wish it was a better quality because the color is beautiful. Where other navy-like liners fail, this is lovely. The incredibly tiny micro glitter adds a nice touch as well. Not so bad for $10, but I expect more from Sephora, especially when their others have been flawless for me. I would not buy it again as I’ll use it much less than others, due to the wasteful sharpening aspect, but, because of that, I’m happy to use what there is. Returning A SINGLE pencil is so not worth it. Did I get a bad batch pencil? I don’t know. I bought only one in this color so it’s all I can go by. Good luck if you choose this! It really is a decent color. Also, it wears well, nearly staining. Removal was messy & a bit of a chore.
This is a review for Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof. I’m guessing to include this here, as I don’t see a spot for anything but the regular Eye Contour.
Baby Blues: This opened easily and stayed firm upon a smooth gel-like application that applied opaque on one swipe. The color is a beautiful shimmering frosty silver/baby blue/lilac with cool undertones. It lasted well, pigmentation wise, and really brightened up eyes! I love this color! Not only it is colorful enough to look beautiful alone, but also light enough for highlighting! The color seriously impressed me, and I’ve not a dupe for it. Yay! $10 Exclusive, it says. I RECOMMEND!!! I received this with the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayons, and though this is not like them, the color is totally unique from them, and I feel the quality is quite good for $10.
This is such an interesting, luminous shade of violet/purple. I thought I had all the Sephora Contour Eye Pencil shades I could possibly want til I saw this reviewed here by Christine. I think I got it the next day or possibly 2 days later. It is such an eye-brightening, interesting shade and the luminous, almost reflective finish really looks amazing. My experience with all these pencils has been really favourable and this wonderful shade is no exception. And the price is just the icing on the cake.
I am really loving these Sephora pencils. Tango Nights is a blackened purple with glitter (I don’t know if Sephora makes matte pencils in this line but I am such a magpie that I am always drawn to the glittery ones). Like all the others I’ve purchased, I find this to be smooth to apply, longwearing but still smudgeable right after application and such good quality. My experience so far has been that you can’t go wrong with these pencils as they offer great quality and a wonderful rainbow of colour selection at a really good price.
Sephora describes this as “peacock blue” which is a pretty good descriptions for this beautiful blue green liner with a glittery look. I got this instead of the MUFE limited edition liner that came out in Summer 2013 because the price was so much better and the product was every bit as good and the colour irresistible. Not recommended for the waterline because of the glitter), nevertheless, this is SUCH a beautiful deep teal and slightly blackened blue.
I’ve got 4 or 5 Sephora contour pencil liners and can’t get over how good these are at such a reasonable price. I think Driving in Malaysia is probably my favourite just because it’s a great every day basic shade. The bit of glitter in it (which means it isn’t water-line friendly) makes it a bit special and give a bit of interest that a flat dark brown pencil wouldn’t have.