16 October 2012

The Real Deal of Jumbo Pencils

Now I started this post thinking of framing these as the best products from Sephora. But then I realised - no, these are the best products in the whole category of pencil eyeshadows! So how could I not tell you guys about it?!

SEPHORA Jumbo Liner 12hr Wear Waterproof Pencil



I think many companies struggle to make EVERYTHING perfect about a crayon eyeshadow - they seem deceptively difficult to design. Some mush up and are impossible to sharpen; some are so hard they tug and water your eyes - and the part that I find most struggle with, is their lasting  and anti-creasing power.

However, the Sephora Jumbo Liners are nothing of the sort. They're soft, but don't mush; they're pigmented and don't tug at your eyelids; and what's most - they don't crease nor budge. Although I need primer with most eyeshadows and they still crease on me, these are my foolproof option. In fact, I'm sat here with red hands and arms because I was trying to rub off the swatches with a towel, but the buggers wont come off!

When you swatch them, they are so so smooth, they apply evenly, blend nicely with your fingers and come in loads of great colours. The ones I have are Taupe and Gold, which are both great, useable shades. As you can see from the second picture, the shine on them is fantastic as well. Although many of Sephora's products are great, these are the cream of the crop - forget the NYX Jumbo Pencils, these are the real deal!



If you are ever near a Sephora, I'd highly recommend grabbing one, if not a few! Given the chance I'd probably pick up the whole lot! These are an absolute winner amongst crayon eyeshadows, most of which I find are always short of the big time. They're also super affordable at $12/€9.90, and pretty to look at - nope, nothing bad to say here at all!

Have you tried these pencils?
What are your favourite products from Sephora's own brand?

<3yu

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*These were given to me as a gift by my best friend - second one was from my request though teehee ;)

18 comments:

  1. They look really nice!
    Ill try them, thank you for the information!

    Love your blog <33

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  2. WOW!They look beautiful! Pretty cheap too! xo

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    1. Yeah they're super affordable, I'd pay so much more for them given their quality! :)

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  3. i LOVE these! I have the Kaki color and it is seriously amazing!

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    1. Ooo I need to get my hands on that colour next! :)

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  4. These sound great, perfect for beginners like me!

    Maria xxx

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    1. Completely they are so easy to use, and because of their shine, you don't really need a crease colour or anything! Highly recommend Maria! :)

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  5. Great swatches. I really want to try these pencil out.

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    1. I think it's worth the shot, I've yet to hear anything bad about these at all! :)

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  6. I love these. I bought two on my holiday and stupidly left the cap off of my favourite. It dried up so quick! <3

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    1. Oh nooo that's the problem with creams I suppose! I hope you are enjoying your other one :)

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  7. haven't tried this yet but i always wanna grab one!

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    1. It'll be so worth it, definitely give them a swatch at least! :)

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  8. I love the taupe! We don't have Sephora in Belgium and I'm not very sure Sephora in France/the Netherlands carries their own line, but if they do I'll definitely hunt a couple of these down! I've tried the NYX ones and they don't work for me at all. Even on top of a primer they crease in 5 minutes. Not a pretty sight!

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    1. Yes they do! These are from Sephoras in the Netherlands where my friend always gets me them haha :) Yeah I have a similar shade in the NYX and I just never reach for it!

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  9. Hello Yu :) I have 3 shades (different from yours) and I agree w/ you 100%!
    These pencils are AMAZING! I even do a smokey eye in 1min using 2 or 3 of them... so easy and lasts ALL day!

    Sephora make up products have improved very much throughout the years and now they have an amazing range of pretty much everything! Love their lipsticks and eyeshadows, too! :)

    xx raquel :)
    @BeingRaquel

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    1. Yes I remember getting something similar about 6 years ago and they weren't very good at all! I really enjoy their body products too :)

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