Sephora’s 12HR Wear Waterproof Jumbo Liner kit review

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  • Manufacturer: Sephora
  • Availability: beginning October 2012 - part of the 2012 winter holiday collection
  • Description: 5 jumbo eye pencils
  • Cost/Amount: USD$30
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Sephora’s 12HR Wear Waterproof Jumbo Liner kit

Last year I got Urban Decay’s 24/7 Shadow Pencil Stash, and while I liked the pencils well enough, Urban Decay is a bit on the pricier side, for individual items. I was glad to see Sephora debut their own jumbo eye pencils, but held off getting too many until this past September, when I bought several. Sephora has some products that work wonderfully for me, like their Flashy Liners; and others that are less fabulous for me, such as their Nano Eyeliners or Liquid Lip Pencils. My personal experience with Sephora’s Jumbo Liner Pencils is that they apply easily with no tugging, smudge fairly well but set within about 5 minutes, and work better on oily lids (like mine) if I use a primer underneath. I haven’t ever worn these out in the driving rain, or tried washing them off with water, so I don’t know how that holds up; but I do get a bit of fading after about 9 hours. That said, these are a fairly good value. For me, they’re comparable in some ways to Urban Decay’s Shadow Pencils (application, wearability, better value) and superior in some ways to NYX’s Jumbo Eye Pencils (staying power, primarily.)

Not every Sephora will carry this line - I don't see them at my two local Sephora-inside-JCP - and not every Sephora will carry the full line.

This kit contained:

  • Black — black creme
  • Khaki — olive-green shimmer
  • Purple Glitter — violet with microsparkle
  • Taupe — beige-brown creme
  • White Glitter — white with microsparkle

Before this kit came available I'd tried Purple Glitter and Khaki (which Sephora spells as Kaki but that makes BabyJeebus cry, so I'm spelling it correctly.) I hadn't tried Black, since I don't wear black all-over lid color much; and I hadn't tried Taupe, just because there were other shades I preferred to buy singly. White Glitter is not currently available for individual purchase. The glitter pencils have a nice sparkle to them, but not really any of the fallout that you sometimes get from glittery eye pencils.

These pencils normally sell for $12 a piece, so this set essentially prices the individual pencils at 50% their standalone retail price.

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