Recently, I'd started feeling very spleeny towards my eyeliner pencil collection; yes, I had more than enough in number, but the formulas seemed lacking, the colors uninspiring. I just felt a little update was in order, and in the back of my mind I had this nagging nugget (see what I did here?) of information that Sephora eyeliners might be worth checking out; even after my fiasco with their Nano formula, reviewed here. And nothing like the VIB sale to give you a little push, ya know?
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencils or the NYX Slide-On Eyeliners). They're also very long-wearing once they set, and can be smudged immediately after application. Where the Sephora formula differs from (and is superior to) my Urban Decay and NYX eyeliners, is the pigmentation; both Flirting Game and Surfer Babe pack a lot of punch in one swipe and have a more opaque and vibrant base than the other two formulas - you can see it quite well in the swatches. It's also noteworthy that the Sephora Contour Eye Pencil shade range is wide and interesting, with a variety of finishes (matte/shimmer/glitter); this is also true for Urban Decay shades; however, Urban Decay Glide-Ons retail for $19, while Sephora is less than half the price.