The Sephora Disney Jasmine Collection for Spring 2013 includes the Sephora Disney Jasmine Three Wishes Eyeliner Set ($50 CAD), a boxed collection of three black eyeliners in different formulations along with a slanted eyeliner brush. This limited-edition collection experiences the magical story of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin with vibrant, exotic colors and rich elegance. Available March 2013 exclusively at Sephora.
Each one of the Sephora Disney Jasmine Collection items comes with a quote- and the one for this mirror is “Have a wish, or two, or three“. I think this trio of black eyeliners was such a great idea, not only because it totally suits the exotic look that Jasmine always had, but because it’s an excellent way to introduce different types of eyeliners into a collection.
The set includes a Kohl eyeliner pencil, a Liquid eyeliner and a Gel eyeliner. Three pretty standard eyeliner formulations, but I’m happy to see a chunky, jumbo kohl pencil in place of a traditional retractable pencil because it has more of an Eastern inspiration to it.
The Kohl eyeliner was my favorite out of the three. It was soft (a little too soft sometimes, and chunks would break off if I was too rough with it), but it had lovely pigmentation and theres this type of look that you get with a kohl pencil- the most sultry, smoky and soft eyeliner possible. You can smudge and smoke out with eyeshadow all you want, but using a real kohl eyeliner gives the most seductive look possible.
The long tip suggested that it could be used the traditional way- by placing the side of the kohl along the inner waterline, closing the eyes tight so they squeeze the eyeliner inbetween the waterline and tightline and gentle pulling the eyeliner from the inner corner to the outer corner, leaving line of makeup on both the upper and lower rims. This doesn’t work. I tried it several times and unfortunately it didn’t transfer as well as I needed it to for this method.
The kohl doesn’t have invincible wear- it smudges quite easily and fades too… but it’s part of the character of a kohl liner. It’s not supposed to be perfect- that slept-in, messy smoky eye is what this pencil is all about, and I love the carefree look it gives.
The liquid eyeliner was much more long-lasting. Within a few seconds, it set to a dry finish and was really difficult to remove, so make sure to use an oil-based makeup remover to avoid tugging and pulling at your eye. It has a great consistency- not too thin and not too thick- and the ultra black color makes it great for creating the perfect cat eye.
The brush tip is nice and sharp, and I think the tube is stunning all on its own. The handle is a bit long, which I found made me lose a bit of precision and get a bit shaky when applying it (I’d prefer a shorter wand for extra control).
The gel eyeliner was my least favorite out of them all. It’s applied with the angled eyeliner brush, but I found it to be a little thin and sheer for a gel liner. I had to do two layers just to get an opaque finish (you can see in the swatch how its a little thin and shows the skin through it).
It was long-lasting, but not as much as the liquid liner. I feel like it had too much gel base and not enough pigment to get a really dramatic effect. If this eyeliner was a little bit better, than I’d be totally excited about the entire set… but unfortunately the price is quite steep for one great eyeliner, one decent one and one not-so-good one… especially with the bountiful amount of awesome, long-wearing and ultra-pigmented eyeliners out there.