Sephora 5th Avenue (03) & Diving in Malaysia (18) Contour Eye Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Sephora 5th Avenue (03) Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora 5th Avenue (03) Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora 5th Avenue (03) Contour Eye PencilSephora 5th Avenue (03) Contour Eye Pencil ($9.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “gray.” It’s a dark gray with subtle brown undertones and a matte finish. It had decent color payoff in one layer, but it was very buildable in two layers to opaque color. It wore well for ten hours, and then was somewhat faded (thinner) after eleven hours of wear–it was still visible after the full twelve hours, but it was definitely not exactly as it looked when initially applied. Urban Decay Smoke is similar. bareMInerals 11PM has a slightly satin finish. Bobbi Brown Smoke is less warm-toned–cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Diving in Malaysia (18) Contour Eye PencilDiving in Malaysia (18) Contour Eye Pencil ($9.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “black green.” It’s a deep, dark brown with flecks of olive sparkle. It had so-so color payoff in a single stroke, but it was buildable to more opaque color. It wore well for ten hours on me without fading, migrating, or smudging; but after twelve hours, it was noticeably thinner. Urban Decay Demolition has no shimmer. MAC Rich Experience is more matte. MAC Lord It Up is lighter, warmer. MAC Orpheus is lighter. See comparison swatches.

I really love these eyeliners, even though they don’t wear the full twelve hours that Sephora claims (wish they claimed something more reasonable!), as they do wear quite well for eight to ten hours, have great consistencies that aren’t too creamy, not too waxy, and come in a variety of shades.  Plus, they’re priced just right!

5th Avenue (03)

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9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Diving in Malaysia (18)

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Longevity
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Application
90%
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Sephora 5th Avenue (03) Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora 5th Avenue (03) Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora 5th Avenue (03) Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora 5th Avenue (03) Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora 5th Avenue (03) Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora 5th Avenue (03) Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora 5th Avenue (03) Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora 5th Avenue (03) Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Diving in Malaysia (18) Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Diving in Malaysia (18) Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Diving in Malaysia (18) Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Diving in Malaysia (18) Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Diving in Malaysia (18) Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Diving in Malaysia (18) Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Diving in Malaysia (18) Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Diving in Malaysia (18) Contour Eye Pencil

Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora
$10.00/0.04 oz.

88%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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They both wear about the same on me – like marginally longer or shorter depending on the shade but both formulas are long-wearing for me!

There are so many colours in this line that you might find something even more “taupe”. Honestly, these pencils are fantastic. In Canada, they’re $11 (what else is new) but still several dollars LESS than my previous drug-store favourite, GOSH.

5th Avenue looks kind of good!
I’m not much on eye pencils, but this one looks like it might be good for a quick and easy “Idiot Eyes” design.
Love those gray-browns!

Wow! Both of these colors look so clearly brown to me that I am wondering if I’m colorblind, or my iPad has somehow switched into some sort of weird screen resolution.

On another note: Christine, how do you feel this wear compares to Urban Decay pencil liners? I’m not sure if they’ve changed their formula or its the heat, but mine have been smudging after a few hours lately. I’m hunting for new options!

I never have Sephora eye pencil before… HHmm.. I migh just by the diving in Malaysia just because I am a Malaysian and it have my country name on it. 🙂

I love both of these shades! I had been skipping the eyeliner for most of this year, but I’ve been getting back into it recently! I will have to take a look at these the next time I’m in Sephora.

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