Sephora Love Affair, Strawberry Macaroon, Tango Night, Surfer Babe Contour Eye Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Sephora Love Affair Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Love Affair Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Love Affair Contour Eye PencilSephora Love Affair Contour Eye Pencil ($10.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “plum.” It’s a blackened plum with neutral undertones and a pearly sheen. It had so-so color coverage in a single pass but was buildable to opaque color with two layers. It had a really creamy, glide-on consistency that didn’t tug. This shade lasted for ten hours on me. Tarte Plum (LE) is warmer. Burberry Pale Grape No. 04 (P, $29.00) is darker, less shimmery. NARS Night Bird (P, $24.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Nightshade (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Tarina Tarantino Ultraviolet (P, $15.00) is very similar. MAC Strong Willed (P, $20.00) is similar. Urban Decay Rockstar (P, $19.00) is very similar. Chanel Cassis (P, $30.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sephora Strawberry Macaroon Contour Eye PencilSephora Strawberry Macaroon Contour Eye Pencil ($10.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “pink.” It’s a brightened, warm-toned light pink with a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation in one stroke, and the consistency was creamy without being too emollient (or slippery). The color started to thin after ten hours of wear (though not the twelve-hours marketed). Marc Jacobs Beauty Obey-ge (66) (P, $25.00) is much lighter–more like white. Tarina Tarantino Broken Doll (P, $15.00) is also much lighter, closer to white than pink. MAC Feminine Edge (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned, more glittery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sephora Tango Night Contour Eye PencilSephora Tango Night Contour Eye Pencil ($10.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “black purple.” It’s a blackened purple with lighter purple and violet purple micro-glitter. It had a creamy consistency, and I didn’t feel the glittery bits when I applied, so it was comfortable to apply. It could have used more pigmentation in a single pass, as it was only semi-sheer, though it was buildable to mostly opaque. This shade lasted for almost ten hours, but some of the glitter migrated. NARS Night Bird (P, $24.00) is less glittery. Urban Decay Delinquent (P, $19.00) is very similar. Milani Perfect Purple (P, $6.99) is lighter. MAC Designer Purple (P, $15.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sephora Surfer Babe Contour Eye PencilSephora Surfer Babe Contour Eye Pencil ($10.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “peacock blue.” It’s a brightened, yet more like a medium-dark, blue with a pearly shimmer-sheen finish that leans slightly teal (or “warm”). It is a gorgeous shade with excellent performance: rich color in a single pass that can be layered without fuss, and it lasted for ten hours. The real question is why I didn’t buy this earlier! MAC Take the Plunge (P, $16.00) is slightly warmer. bareMinerals True Blue (LE) is lighter. Gucci Beauty Iconic Ottanio (P, $32.00) is similar. MAC Deep Blue Sea (LE, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Abyss (P, $19.00) is lighter. MAC Mountain Air (P, $20.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

By the way, I’ve now reviewed all of the shades available in the Contour Eye Pencil formula!

Love Affair

PPermanent. $10.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

Strawberry Macaroon

PPermanent. $10.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Tango Night

DCDiscontinued. $10.00.
B-
B-
8
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

Surfer Babe

DCDiscontinued. $10.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Sephora Love Affair Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Love Affair Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Love Affair Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Love Affair Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Love Affair Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Love Affair Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Strawberry Macaroon Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Strawberry Macaroon Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Strawberry Macaroon Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Strawberry Macaroon Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Strawberry Macaroon Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Strawberry Macaroon Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Tango Night Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Tango Night Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Tango Night Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Tango Night Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Tango Night Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Tango Night Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Surfer Babe Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Surfer Babe Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Surfer Babe Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Surfer Babe Contour Eye Pencil

Sephora Surfer Babe Contour Eye Pencil
Sephora Surfer Babe Contour Eye Pencil

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I think Surfer Babe was the first of these pencils I purchased (I was debating between it and a LE MUFE pencil that was virtually identical; the price and quality of this pencil swayed me – it was about half the price of the MUFE one). I’ve since purchased Tango Night and about 6 other shades (maybe more?) – I really like the quality. I just wish more of them were considered waterline safe.

Surfer Babe. Holy cow! I like them all actually. Regarding Strawberry Macaroon, if I wanted a pearly pink for my waterline, would you recommend this one or the Highlighter shade from the Loreal Silkissime line?

L’Oreal’s goes on a little easier for the waterline, in my experience, but they’re both nice! L’Oreal’s is also a bit more brightening (but some may find it starker).

Happy to note I have all of these shades and luv em all 🙂 Tango Night was the first of these for me I think and Ive been collecting these ever since lol.

Thanks for reviewing all these for us. I’m really loving Tango Night and Surfer Babe. Strawberry Macaroon looks like a great highlight liner.

I own Surfer Babe, Tiramisu and Snake Skin (I think, can’t remember the exact name right now) and I really love them! Generally they are very nice pencils for the price. Some of them better and some worse, but I think that happens even with the best brands.

Huh, I see a grade for it now. I’m actually seeing an “A” right now, but either way, guess my computer was being weird yesterday. Thanks, Christine!

Yay! The Surfer Babe colour is the best rated! Wow – this is such a gorgeous colour. I was going to purchase the Gucci one, but by looking at your dupe list, this is exactly the same colour and at a much more reasonable price. Another reason to love Sephora.

I really like Love Affair and Tango Night. Are these auto-sharpening, or do you have to use a separate sharpener? I LOATHE the old-fashioned kind; it seems like so much product is wasted like that.

You have to use a sharpener on these, unfortunately! On the upside, most twist-ups contain 0.01 oz. or so, whereas the kind you sharpen is typically 0.04 oz.

Strawberry Macaroon is super pretty – I find I’m really into the idea of a silvery/pale pink eyeliner at the moment (although I don’t have one to test that desire and see if it pans out, LOL!). Obviously, Surfer Babe is a winner for me (go turquoise!), and Tango Night is nice, but I feel like I have (more or less) UD dupes for those already.

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