Sephora Nano Eyeliner in Sapphire & Plum: Review & Swatches

by mehak on October 23, 2013

in C, Eye Products, Eyeliner, Reviews


Sephora Nano Eyeliner Review & Swatches

Good things don’t always come in small sizes, despite what they say you know. Diamonds for example (Psst- i know a girl whose fiance took her shopping for a ring, saying that it was for his sister and she picked out this tiny diamond, only to find to her horror that he bent down on one knee and proposed to her with it ! haha!). The Sephora Eye Pencils which are very conveniently just thrown at the checkout counter to suck in impulsive purchasers like me are another example of good things not coming in small sizes . I bought these when i was visiting Sephora NY, and amidst all the double digit dollar products, these cuties were stashed away with a 8$ price tag and i couldn’t resist throwing a couple in my bag. Big Mistake.

The thing about these eye pencils is – when you swatch them on your hand you go wow ! These are pigmented, soft and pretty great but somehow they just don’t get along with my eye. I have to pull, tug, put pressure for the color to show up because a light swipe on the eye does nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zero. I have to go again 2-3 times for it to show properly and they don’t feel too soft either ! They just kind of give this waxy texture which does nothing , and if you layer them on you can get good pigmentation but im talking a lot of layering.

That’s about it- the colors are pretty though. Sapphire is a matte indigo blue and Plum is a sheeny plum purple and both would have been perfect additions to my dwindling eye pencil stash (I swear i think my drawer is gobbling up my eye pencils. I cant find them anywhere !)

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Verdict: C

Price: Rs 400/- each approx

Recommendation: These Mini Sephora Eye Pencils just did not work for me! While the swatches on hand make them seem pigmnted and soft, i just could not get the color to show on my eyelid and had to repeatedly layer it on for it to show! Unlike their Sephora Blush which i absolutely love, these just didnt work for me!

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Nandini October 23, 2013 at 10:58 am

I have these too! And I totally agree with you. What a waste of money they are.


mehak October 24, 2013 at 12:32 am

i know right.super annoying!


Eshi October 23, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Hey Mehak y don yu give t a tot of Puttin sme of ur not very much Used makeup stuffs on sale on the blog…Dat wud be fun and brilliant too…if u kno wat i mean.

Because i wonder wat all dese bloggers do wid dese many makeups???????????
Sell??? Giveaway???Gift???o’ Throw???lol


mehak October 23, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Hi Eshi,
Iv thought about it, but i dunno never got around doing it. My makeup is just lying there unused.


Chris October 23, 2013 at 7:23 pm
Tiny October 23, 2013 at 1:56 pm

I loved the story ! and pigments look good too


Swati October 23, 2013 at 2:28 pm

LOL.. nice story. That purple one looks so pretty. Pity they do not work well.


Supria October 23, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Shame these did not work cause the plum liner looks good!


Aparajita October 23, 2013 at 5:50 pm

The colors look soo pretty in the swatch…such a pity that they don’t work on the eyes :(


Shivi@COSMOCHICS October 23, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Bad it didn’t work….the purple shade looks nice though, but since its not pigmented enough what’s the use…thanks for telling i will skip these!!!


Khushboo October 23, 2013 at 6:33 pm

the colors are really pretty but bad texture :(
can i get the plum shade in any other brand?


mehak October 23, 2013 at 7:15 pm

colorbar i glide prunella


Krithi October 23, 2013 at 7:49 pm

even i bought while in NY
I have the plum and black color
while Im fine with colors ,I have difficult in sharpening them …..they get really messy :(
thanks for the review and i do not plan to purchase these because they are not worth it


Sangeeta October 23, 2013 at 11:06 pm

The colours are pretty. But I’ve never liked pencils that tug, I have a tendency to almost poke my eye and tugging and layering just increases the chances of that happening.


Ankita Singh October 24, 2013 at 5:48 pm

The plum one on the hand swatch looks similar to Chambor dazzle brown liner that I have. Is it similar? I absolutely love the blue colour, so rich! It’s a pity these pencils are a disappointment. If Chambor dazzle made them in this beautiful blue colour, I’d buy one right away.


Vineetha@indianbeautyreviews October 25, 2013 at 6:36 am

Nice shades though!!!


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