Sephora Black, Lavender, Sea Green, Lime Green Matte Ultimate Gel Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches

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Sephora Black Glitter Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Black Glitter Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Black Glitter Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Black Glitter Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Black Glitter Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Black Glitter Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Black Glitter Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Black Glitter Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Black Glitter Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil

Black Glitter

Sephora Black Glitter Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil ($13.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a medium-dark black base with neutral-to-cool undertones with flecks of silver sparkle. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that was drier and ragged along the edges due to the texture being stiffer and thinner, so it was hard to get a fluid, even line of product on my skin. I found that layering it helped somewhat but never fully. This shade stayed on well for seven hours on my lower lash line.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$13.00/0.01 oz. - $1300.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "long-lasting" and "waterproof" with color that "wont smudge, flake, or crack" with "one-stroke application without skipping" that delivers "vibrant color." Well, those are the kind of claims you'd expect for a top tier eyeliner formula, but these are definitely more like two strokes--or overlapping strokes--to get more semi-opaque to opaque color. Some shades layered better than others; the "glitter" finish was the worst-performing--sheerer and less readily built up.

The texture was barely creamy but on the stiffer side, particularly with some of the lighter mattes, which I noticed were more prone to snapping off at the tip. These don't contain much product, which is consistent and typical for twist-up eyeliners, so that's not ideal as there isn't a whole lot of product to waste! They tended not to tug noticeably on my lower lash line, but they didn't have as much as glide as more eyeliners have these days (which some may prefer!).

They wore decently; they were relatively waterproof and lasted between eight and nine hours on average. I didn't have issues with smudging or flaking.

Browse all of our Sephora Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil swatches.

Ingredients

Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Trisiloxane, Synthetic Wax, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Dicalcium Phosphate, CI 77510 (Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), Mica, Silica, Stearoxymethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Phenylpropyldimethylsiloxysilicate, CI 75470 (Carmine), Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Polyethylene, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Disteardimonium Hectorite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Propylene Carbonate, CI 77266 (Black 2) [nano], Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Black Glitter

PPermanent. $13.00.
D-
D-
6
Product
5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3
Application
61%
Total
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Sephora Lavender Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Lavender Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Lavender Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Lavender Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Lavender Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Lavender Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Lavender Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Lavender Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Lavender Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil

Lavender Matte

Sephora Lavender Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil ($13.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a medium, pinky-lavender with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was drier and a little stiff; the tip broke off three times when I used this one, which was quite frustrating given that twist-up liners don’t have a ton of product to begin with.

It had semi-opaque color coverage that was somewhat buildable (any unevenness was hardly noticeable in person, as an actual line of eyeliner!). It lasted for eight hours before thinning a bit.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$13.00/0.01 oz. - $1300.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "long-lasting" and "waterproof" with color that "wont smudge, flake, or crack" with "one-stroke application without skipping" that delivers "vibrant color." Well, those are the kind of claims you'd expect for a top tier eyeliner formula, but these are definitely more like two strokes--or overlapping strokes--to get more semi-opaque to opaque color. Some shades layered better than others; the "glitter" finish was the worst-performing--sheerer and less readily built up.

The texture was barely creamy but on the stiffer side, particularly with some of the lighter mattes, which I noticed were more prone to snapping off at the tip. These don't contain much product, which is consistent and typical for twist-up eyeliners, so that's not ideal as there isn't a whole lot of product to waste! They tended not to tug noticeably on my lower lash line, but they didn't have as much as glide as more eyeliners have these days (which some may prefer!).

They wore decently; they were relatively waterproof and lasted between eight and nine hours on average. I didn't have issues with smudging or flaking.

Browse all of our Sephora Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Mica, Synthetic Wax, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polyethylene, Caprylyl Methicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77007 (Ultramarines), Stearoxymethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, CI 75470 (Carmine), Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), Talc, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Silica, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, C20-24 Olefin, Dicalcium Phosphate.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Lavender Matte

PPermanent. $13.00.
B-
B-
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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Sephora Sea Green Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Sea Green Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Sea Green Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Sea Green Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Sea Green Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Sea Green Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Sea Green Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Sea Green Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Sea Green Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil

Sea Green Matte

Sephora Sea Green Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil ($13.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a pale, sea foam green with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had medium color payoff that was buildable to mostly opaque coverage. The texture was lightly emollient, smooth, and comfortable to apply. It wore well for eight hours on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$13.00/0.01 oz. - $1300.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "long-lasting" and "waterproof" with color that "wont smudge, flake, or crack" with "one-stroke application without skipping" that delivers "vibrant color." Well, those are the kind of claims you'd expect for a top tier eyeliner formula, but these are definitely more like two strokes--or overlapping strokes--to get more semi-opaque to opaque color. Some shades layered better than others; the "glitter" finish was the worst-performing--sheerer and less readily built up.

The texture was barely creamy but on the stiffer side, particularly with some of the lighter mattes, which I noticed were more prone to snapping off at the tip. These don't contain much product, which is consistent and typical for twist-up eyeliners, so that's not ideal as there isn't a whole lot of product to waste! They tended not to tug noticeably on my lower lash line, but they didn't have as much as glide as more eyeliners have these days (which some may prefer!).

They wore decently; they were relatively waterproof and lasted between eight and nine hours on average. I didn't have issues with smudging or flaking.

Browse all of our Sephora Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil swatches.

Ingredients

Trimethylsiloxysilicate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Trisiloxane, Synthetic Wax, Dimethicone, Mica, Stearoxymethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Phenylpropyldimethylsiloxysilicate, Silica, Polyethylene, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Dicalcium Phosphate, CI 77510 (Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, CI 77000 (Aluminum Powder), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Sea Green Matte

PPermanent. $13.00.
B-
B-
8.5
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
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Sephora Lime Green Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Lime Green Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Lime Green Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Lime Green Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Lime Green Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Lime Green Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Lime Green Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Lime Green Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Sephora Lime Green Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil

Lime Green Matte

Sephora Lime Green Matte Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil ($13.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a bright, lemon-lime with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was lightly emollient and glided on more comfortably than most shades in the range, though it could have had more even coverage, despite being fairly pigmented. It stayed on decently for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$13.00/0.01 oz. - $1300.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "long-lasting" and "waterproof" with color that "wont smudge, flake, or crack" with "one-stroke application without skipping" that delivers "vibrant color." Well, those are the kind of claims you'd expect for a top tier eyeliner formula, but these are definitely more like two strokes--or overlapping strokes--to get more semi-opaque to opaque color. Some shades layered better than others; the "glitter" finish was the worst-performing--sheerer and less readily built up.

The texture was barely creamy but on the stiffer side, particularly with some of the lighter mattes, which I noticed were more prone to snapping off at the tip. These don't contain much product, which is consistent and typical for twist-up eyeliners, so that's not ideal as there isn't a whole lot of product to waste! They tended not to tug noticeably on my lower lash line, but they didn't have as much as glide as more eyeliners have these days (which some may prefer!).

They wore decently; they were relatively waterproof and lasted between eight and nine hours on average. I didn't have issues with smudging or flaking.

Browse all of our Sephora Ultimate Gel Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Synthetic Wax, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polyethylene, Caprylyl Methicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Stearoxymethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Propylene Carbonate, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Silica, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Dicalcium Phosphate.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Lime Green Matte

PPermanent. $13.00.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Z Avatar

Soooo……these look like trash……

*clears throat* Allow me this opportunity to share a hidden gem from the drugstore – L.A. Girl Cosmetics shockwave (?) eyeliners. Those neon ones. Yeah, they’re like $4 (always on sale, don’t pay full price), creamy, and they LAST. I use them as a base and waterline color for neon eye looks.

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I’m glad that the two “green” shades are decent enough for me to see using them in my lower waterline. Not perfect, but good enough to get when there’s a sale.
However, that black shade breaks my heart. I love me a good glittery or shimmery black liner for the lower lashline. It can really add a bit of pizzazz, especially to a more neutral eye look!

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