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Liner Pencil Kit faceoff: Sephora versus Urban Decay

Liner Pencil Kit faceoff: Sephora versus Urban Decay

Posted on Friday, at

To someone who's not a hardcore devotee of either Sephora or Urban Decay, the 24/7 Jackpot kit and the Flashy Liners kit seem similar, with a few telling differences:

  • ...the UD pencils are smaller than the Sephora pencils. You get 50% less product per pencil in the Urban Decay kit.
  • ...but there are two more small pencils, and a fullsize Zero, in the Urban Decay kit.
  • ...but the Sephora kit costs about half what this one costs.
  • .....

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Jackpot kit

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Jackpot kit

Posted on Friday, at

This was kind of an impulse-purchase: I was in a beauty store picking up something else, and these were on display right as I walked in the door. I’d been entertaining the idea of getting this, just to have and try out several colors of eyeliner from Urban Decay.

Sephora’s Flashy Liner Waterproof Pencil set

Sephora’s Flashy Liner Waterproof Pencil set

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I’ve been raving about my love of these pencils ever since I started this blog. They’re inexpensive, they apply very smoothly, they last as long as Urban Decay’s eyeliner pencils, they’re waterproof, and the Flashy Pink (a color that has since been discontinued) is my secret weapon: I use that on my waterline to brighten my eye area, and then put the darker color smudged below. At $8 for a fullsize pencil, these are a fantastic deal.