Hey, What’s the Big Idea? Oh, It’s the Sephora Collection 12HR Wear Waterpoof Jumbo Liners

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sephora collection waterproof jumbo eyeliner swatches
Sephora Collection Jumbo Liner swatches from the left: Taupe, Brown, Purple, Khaki, Violet, Turquoise, Green and Black

I wish we were all rewarded more often for the little, everyday things we accomplish, like when we make it through a difficult day, or hit the gym after work (even though we really didn’t want to), or manage to drive all the way home through rush-hour traffic without flipping anyone off (I never experienced road rage until I moved here to Marin), or for being just plain awesome on an average day.


Last night I felt like treating myself to a little something for making it through Wednesday (yes, I’m setting the bar quite low). It came down to a choice between froyo and a trip to Sephora, and this time Sephora won. πŸ™‚

I was just cruising around the store when something HUGE blocked my way — actually, they were jumbo. They were these bright $12 Sephora Collection Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear Waterproof Pencils.

These fatty-bo-batty pencils double as eyeliners and eyeshadows for quickly adding bold, shimmery color to lids and lash lines.

Gotta love the waterproof action this time of year. It’s been hella hot up in my ‘hood lately, well into the 80s and 90s, and that has meant perspiration, glamorously referred to as “glistening.” And lots of it.

On one particularly scorching day last week, I “glistened” all over town, and by the time I got home after running my errands, the teal eyeshadow I’d applied earlier that morning had all but disappeared. (NOTE: I do not recommend standing in the middle of a Trader Joe’s frozen food aisle with rivulets of blue pigment streaming down the sides of your face. It’s not a great look.)

I don’t imagine glistening would be a big problem for these Sephora 12HR Waterproof Pencils; they seem pretty resilient to me. The swatches I did on the back of my hand resisted three vigorous hand washings, which is pretty impressive considering the price.

And I suppressed a squee! when I noticed the Pantone numbers on the display beneath each of the colors…

sephora collection waterproof jumbo eyeliner taupe

sephora collection waterproof jumbo eyeliner taupe purple

sephora collection waterproof jumbo eyeliner violet black


sephora collection waterproof jumbo eyeliner kahki turquoise

sephora collection waterproof jumbo eyeliner swatches
Swatches from the left: Taupe, Brown, Purple, Khaki, Violet, Turquoise, Green and Black

A number of brands make similar products, like Make Up For Ever, with their Aqua Shadows, and Tarte, with their SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners, but both of those cost almost twice as much — $20 and $25, respectively.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. TriciaJP says:

    I love, love, love these! I have the purple, khaki, and a gunmetal/pewter (which I don’t see here.) The only complaint I’ve had so far had more to do with my shoddy application – I got a tiny bit of the pewter on my contact and after several “scrubbings” with solution, had to throw the lens out, lol. They’re a great product.

  2. stalkthepostman says:

    I love the Violet! It looks like it has a slight blue flash – or is that your camera? πŸ™‚ Either way, so pretty!

  3. Brown, Purple and Khaki are so pretty!
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  4. I like Brown, Purple, Khaki, and Violet! Keep us posted about how they hold up? xx

  5. JenJ says:

    Oh boy everyone one is coming out with shadow pencils! Brown and Purple are saying hello to me lol!

  6. Britany B. says:

    That khaki is sexy….

  7. Ooh, can’t wait to see how these hold up on oily lids! They would make for a great base if they are, in fact, long wearing! πŸ™‚

  8. Ruchita says:

    Ooo, I’m digging these. I love using an eyeshadow pencil for when I want a quick eye look.

    Yay for Wednesday being over. This has felt like a really long week and the weekend feels much closer now that we’re over the hump!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ruchita,

      Me too. I love a little bit around the upper lash line with lots and lots of mascara.

      Got any exciting plans for the weekend? I’m going back to SF on Saturday night to celebrate my little brother’s birthday. We’re going to a Korean barbeque place!

      • Ruchita says:

        This weekend I just want to relax and do nothing! Last weekend I was helping with my cousins graduation party and work has been crazy this week. Have fun in SF. Korean BBQ sounds yummy!

  9. Nina says:

    I would like them all, thank you very much. πŸ˜€

    Im just happy that it is almost the weekend. Thursdays are my favorite day. πŸ˜‰

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nina,

      Me too. It’s nice to be right on the cusp of the weekend! I love that feeling of anticipation.

      Whatcha guys got planned? We are probably going into the city again, this time to celebrate my brother’s birthday. He wants to go to a Korean barbeque place in Japan town.

      • Nina says:

        Uh huh … the anticipation is making me antsy!!! Just some comic book shoipping and Mexican food.

        • Karen says:

          Sounds good to me. I’m still going through my fish tacos phase…I can’t seem to get enough!

          Oh — I saw on the news that you guys had some crazy weather yesterday. Did you get caught up in the golf-sized hail? So nuts!

          • Nina says:

            I wasnt but my co worker got some on her drive home. We hardly got any rain, but had some thunder and lightning. Its been overcast the past few days but still no rain!

            And yep — that is Tx weather – so weird and changeable!

  10. Those colors look amazingly bright and vibrant- and to have withstood 3 hand washings- sign me up!! And the price is pretty killer too at 12 bucks.
    Glad Sephora won out over the yogurt stop – much more slimming choice don’t cha think?? Ha!

    • Karen says:

      Hi JennySue,

      I may have to pop by the yogurt shop anyway. Hey, it’s non-fat… and if you throw some fruit on top it’s not that bad. πŸ˜‰

      Hope you’re having a good Thursday so far.

  11. Kim says:

    OK, I totally laughed at your “low bar setting” comment. Sometimes we really need to do that. πŸ™‚

    I hear your ‘squee” and raise you an “so excited I almost clapped” when I read your Pantone note. Most people probably don’t get excited about a pantone book, but I’m not most people.

    Also, have you ever noticed how much longer liner stays on your hand than it does on your eyes? What is up with that? I blame my oily lids. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kim,

      Oily lids are no fun. πŸ™ Are you using a primer? I hope you have the NARS one because it’s awesome!

      • Kim says:

        Hello! I have to get the NARS primer. I’ve had it on my list since you’ve said how much you like it. I still have quite a bit of UD Eden left, though. It works much better than bare lids but it’s been really warm here, so I think my eyelids may be “glistening”. πŸ˜‰

  12. Vonvon says:

    All the colors are so right up my alley! And $12 is a very good price. But some colors are quite dupable.
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  13. Amanda says:

    I’m loving that purple and khaki! Must add these to my next Sephora shopping list to check out!
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  14. Ooh, more fatty-pencil goodness! I love the purple and the olive green. I think these would probably suit me better than the MUFE ones (despite MUFE being my all-time favorite brand for eye pencils, cream liner, etc.) just because I don’t really use such big shadow pencils often, so a cheaper one to kind of play around with might be in order
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  15. Xero says:

    I’m totally digging the taupe one!
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  16. musical says:

    Yup! I loved seeing the Pantone numbers too! I have a cpl. of these and they are GOOD!

  17. steph b says:

    Holy khaki, Batman! That looks b-you-ti-full! Must check out this weekend.

  18. Julia Alkaseltzer says:

    I see using Violet and Khaki a lot. These all look fun and awesome!

  19. I’ll definitely have to try these out. H2O proof is my best friend in the summer and besides who needs food when you can buy makeup πŸ˜‰
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  20. Melissa says:

    I love these, but now they are $12 not $10? I guess Sephora is cashing in on the jumbo waterproof pencil craze. Good product though, I bought a few last year.

  21. mn says:

    Holy molly- I practically jumped out of my seat, I love these. Am definetly going to have to grab a few.

  22. Angel says:

    I have taupe, purple and khaki! I love them so much! They do NOT budge when I wear them as eyeshadows!

  23. Katherine G says:

    I love anything that’s a good price and actually works! Those eyeliners/shadows look amazing, I will have to check them out on my next trip to Sephora.

  24. Jen says:

    I have all of these. I bought them during the last Sephora F&F sale. I really really like them, because they’re so comparable to the UD ones, and in my opinion, much better than the NYX ones (they crease on me). I don’t use them much, mostly because they get lost and neglected in my stash… πŸ™
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  25. I have the Urban Decay 24/7 shadow pencils which I absolutely love but I only have a few colors, and I wanted to try everything pantone-related at Sephora (best collaboration ever).

    These look great, and for the price they look worth trying.
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  26. Oh My! They are really really waterproof! I wore it to my dance classes and competitions and no matter how much I sweat, they stick on like superglue! The only draw back is because they are jumbo, its kinda tough to line the lower lash line with them. I still love their ability to withstand heat!! πŸ™‚ Great product at great price.

  27. My Sephora isn’t organized enough to have the display with the Pantone numbers. (Oh, don’t I wish they were…) But they do have these jumbo liners, and I’ve been loving them since July when I first saw several at one of the local stores! I like the glittery colors, where there’s enough glitter that it shows but not so much glitter that your face gets covered in fallout.

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