This is week 1 of the Project Pan collab. If you’re not familiar with Project Pan, please check out my post last week introducing the concept.
My first product is the Sephora Colorful Jumbo Liner 12 Hr Wear in 07 Brown:
I bought this back in 2012 during holiday Boxing week sale. It came in a box of 5 colours and cost me C$16 for the set.
The shade name of this is so boring! Just BROWN. It’s so much more than that. It’s a rich metallic chocolate brown with golden shimmers:
The formula is fantastic in that there’s the perfect balance between blendability while being long wearing. Some eye shadow pencils are really creamy and blends out well but they don’t last. On the flip side, some pencils are amazingly long wearing but the “open time” is so short you have to dab and speed blend in seconds. Here’s what it looks like on the skin:
Sephora describes the Jumbo Liner as:
A collection of jumbo eye pencils that can be used as eyeliners or blended out as eye shadows.
I disagree that these can really be used as eyeliners since the tip is so wide. And it gets dull very quickly… and now I must confess something. I started this Project Pan weigh-in with the jumbo pencil like this:
On purpose! Because then I’d have to sharpen it for my very first use:
I used my trusty Slice Cosmetic Sharpener – it has openings for 3 different pencil size. To accommodate the Sephora Jumbo Liners, I needed to remove the inner ring of the bigger hole:
And voila, I “used up” a bunch of product in the form of pencil shavings:
😆 Can’t blame me for not trying! I’m thinking though, that I’ll need to sharpen this pencil about once every third week since I’ve noticed that after just one week of use, it’s already getting dull again. I don’t personally hate having to sharpen pencils but I know this might be an annoyance for some.
I like using a cream eye base in addition to an eye primer to help powder eye shadows to last longer, and look more pigmented. I especially love to use a darker cream eye base underneath a lighter powder eye shadow to create interest and depth. Here’s a really typical Stashy shadow pairing:
At current count, the Sephora Jumbo Liner comes in 30 shades! MAC Paints and Paint Pots don’t even have that many colours. At C$18 each, they are certainly cheaper than other eye shadow pencils on the market like Laura Mercier Caviar Stick (C$35), Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow Stick (C$34), or Nars Velvet Shadow Stick (C$35).
I have 5 Sephora Colorful Jumbo Liner in my collection currently:
My preferred finishes are the shimmer and the matte – they apply richly and smoothly.
I found the glitter finish to be a little chunky – I had a white glitter one but I purged it. Besides the 07 Brown shade, I recommend checking out 04 Taupe, and 05 Kaki (yes, this is how Sephora spells it!)
Look at how opaque that black is! That’s just with a single pass, not layered.
• Easy to blend
• Long wearing
• Wide range of colours
• Inconsistency between finishes
• Requires sharpening
Stash worthiness: 9/10
I highly recommend the Sephora Colorful Jumbo Liners, but I suggest waiting for the holiday sets to come out, they’re much better value and you can get a bunch of colours to try. 🙂
Here’s how I’m doing with the rest of the Project Pan items:
The sharpening of the Sephora pencil really helped bring down its weight! 😆 I sighed with relief that I’m actually seeing some of the other numbers change! I used all of these items 5 days this week – these have become my “work week face”. I’ll keep this up for the 12 weeks or until I get sick and tired of them! 😉
- Please welcome the newest member to our Project Pan collab, Miss Chanelle! She will be starting next Monday, Sept 19th and continuing until the end of the project (end of Nov). 🙂
- However, I will be missing the next 2 updates for Project Pan because I’ll be away on vacation. Apologies in advance and I will do catch-up posts when I’m back! 😛
Have you tried the Sephora Colorful Jumbo Liners? What’s your go to jumbo eye pencil?