I’ve always been very sceptical of house brands due to them usually being of a lower quality. However, after my friend tried out the Sephora bronzer on me, I was converted. So I went to the store and bought a Sephora Long Lasting Liquid Eyeliner with the High Precision Brush in black.
I had an event to attend that night so I decided to go in with a heavier handed winged eyeliner. I’ve always been able to do this in 10 minutes with liquid eyeliner so I only spared myself 15 minutes to do this step.
It was horrible. First of all, the formula wasn’t very pigmented and I had to go over the short line again to give it a darker shade to get it a little closer to black. Finally, when I reached the wing’s tip, the liner dripped. The product was too watery, which probably accounted for the eyeliner lacking pigment.
As I was rushing and the dripping wing did not help any matters of time, I got a cotton bud to wipe off the drip and perfect it. As I tried to do that, the liner smudged everywhere leaving the upper half of my eye to look like a panda’s eye. As I only had 5 minutes left, I blended in a darker eyeshadow to make it look more like a smoky eye to disguise the horrific eyeliner.
I have to admit though; the staying power of the product was quite decent if it wasn’t touched. However, there were a few times where my eyes got a little bit itchy so I had to lightly kind of poke it so as to not mess up the liner too much. This resulted in some of the product coming out, which I wasn’t too pleased about.
Sephora’s Long Lasting Liquid Eyeliner is definitely not the best product I’ve ever tried, but I can’t say that it’s the worst. For it’s price of SGD$19 (USD$12), it’s not that expensive so I can’t say I’m very surprised about it’s quality. The consistency was the one thing that really put me off the product, but it’s brush was quite fine and had a good texture and the potential to produce a sharp wing, especially with it’s promise of it being a High Precision Brush. It’s not waterproof however, so I wouldn’t recommend wearing this product to something hot or sad. Overall, this product gets a 3/5, with its only redeeming qualities being it’s price and relatively good staying power in dry situations.