May 29, 2013

Sephora + Pantone Universe Graphic Liquid Lift Liquid Eyeliner Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Sephora + Pantone Universe Graphic Liquid Lift Liquid Eyeliner Spring 2013

Sephora + Pantone Universe Graphic Liquid Lift Liquid Eyeliner is a freaking mouthful. Say it fast three times, I dare you!

This pretty emerald liquid liner was introduced with the Spring 2013 Pantone Collection.

Let’s take a peek!

Sephora + Pantone Universe Graphic Liquid Lift Liquid Eyeliner

I’m no expert but the Sephora + Pantone Universe Graphic Liquid Lift Liquid Eyeliner is a little disappointing. We all know I suck at liquid lining but I must say I expected more vibrancy from this little guy.

This is a traditional felt tip liquid liner in a shimmery shade of emerald green. I love the simplicity of the stark white packaging that Sephora embraced for the Pantone Collection. For some reason I find it a sharp contrast with the color, emerald, that it promotes.

Although well made packaging wise with a dense felt tip I felt the actually liner formula was a little lacking. It has a budge proof formula once it sets so no worries about it migrating, fading, or creasing as the day progresses. This should stick around on all eye types even those with oily skin as it really sets down and refuses to move although it removes easily enough with eye makeup remover.

My issue was the formula was a little runny and lacked pigment (I think you can clearly see this in my swatch). The color looks a little faded out once applied. It has a hint of a lovely sparkle but the green isn’t nearly as vibrant as I expected. I think I blame this on the looser formula. Even when I shake it up I still can’t seem to get the consistency down well. It just feels like I’m applying green water to my lash line….odd….I expected a thicker consistency with way more pigment.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Graphic Liquid Lift Liquid Eyeliner Emerald

Sephora + Pantone Universe Graphic Liquid Lift Liquid Eyeliner Swatches

Oh well!

In the end this one didn’t quite work out the way I expected. If you’re yearning for it I do recommend swatching in store to see if your experience the same problem with the formula and lack of pigment prior to indulging.

Anyone own it?

How did it perform for you?

Do share!

It’s available now at Sephora.

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • Tanz

    By looking at the swatch, I can tell that the application is a little watery, i really wanted to buy it 🙁

    • the Muse

      yeah…it sucks..I tried shaking it really hard but still, same results 🙁

  • Cindy Ramirez

    That’s rather disappointing! But in all honesty, I am so done and over with this Emerald stuff. Mint too. Anything in the ‘cool greens’ family. Overkill! My job doesn’t help either, everything is Mint! Ahhhh D;

    • the Muse

      what do you do!? I want a mint green office lol! same here…was never really into to it to begin with tbh!

      • Cindy Ramirez

        I work at Express. They abuse trends so badly! Since emerald is the color of the year, they really went full force with mint. Mint colored clothing everywhere. And neon coral. I can’t take it anymore!

  • Quinctia

    I forget the shade name, but there’s a decent shimmery green liquid liner in Nyx’s Aqua Glam line!

  • ruth

    That’s a shame that it isn’t very good, but I’ve been using one of the color tattoo’s like a gel liner. once they set, they don’t budge-so far. hopefully this summer when it’s hot and humid there won’t be green streaks running down my face. because that would be awesome.

  • JoElla

    oooooooooohhhhh need me some neon coral like NOW! I do like green shadows and such, but to be honest, I am quite over the Sephora Pantone thing.

    • the Muse

      me too a little…they have a new batch upcoming for Summer…not sure how I feel about more pantone ;D