Sephora 08 Brown Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner Review

I had picked up this eyeliner in June and it has become my go-to eyeliner ever since. This is the only eyeliner I love using on my waterline, other than my kajal, of course. More details on Sephora 08 Brown Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner follows 🙂


INR 900
Product Description:
What it is:  A long-lasting, waterproof eyeliner.  What it does:  Sephora Collection’s Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner delivers a decadent dose of budge-resistant color, with an easy-glide, creamy texture. Featuring a built-in sharpener and smudge tip, this liner is your all-in-one must-have for an alluring, enduring eye. From classic black to bright turquoise to a glitter purple hue, you can create the perfect daytime or night-time look.

Cyclopentasiloxane, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Synthetic Beeswax, Microcrystalline Wax, Mica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Myristyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Magnesium Silicate,Glyceryl Oleate, Citric Acid.

My Experience with Sephora 08 Brown Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner:

As the name suggests, this pencil eyeliner comes in a retractable packaging. The body of the eyeliner is color-coded and travel friendly. One side of the eyeliner has the pencil and the other side has a smudger + sharpener. Both the sides have their own caps that shut with a click. Overall, a functional and travel-safe packaging that does not look cheap.


The eyeliner is very safe for the eyes. I have used it on my upper lid, lower lid and waterline, and it has never irritated my eyes. “08 Brown” has been described as a chocolate brown shade with bronze shimmer, and the description is absolutely true. It’s a pity how the camera could not capture the micro shimmer, but I assure you, this shade is so very gorgeous. This shade complements my skin tone so well, but it won’t show up on very deep skin tones. If you do not have access to Sephora, you can find some close dupes of this shade in the Indian market.

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The formula is creamy and glides smoothly, still it does not smudge or transfer anywhere on my face. In fact, the shimmer also does not move from its place. Pigmentation is great and does not fade much. It just appears a little faded from the corners of my eyes after around 6-7 hours, which I do not mind. I have worn this eyeliner for maximum 12 hours (yes!) and this eyeliner could survive such a long wear time with a little fading.


Removing this eyeliner is not difficult. I use some oil to remove it completely. Even the shimmer gets easily removed without a lot of effort. This is a waterproof eyeliner but it will get removed if you vigorously rub your eyes with water, and I highly doubt you’d do that.



The smudger makes the eyeliner appear soft and smokey but you can wear this shade even without smudging. The sharpener is useful and does not lead to product wastage. Overall, I am in love with this eyeliner and would love to explore some more shades from this range. I am sure I will like more shades.


Pros of Sephora 08 Brown Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner:

  • Sturdy, color-coded and travel-friendly packaging.
  • Comes with a smudger and sharpener.
  • Safe for eyes, even for the lashline.
  • Dark chocolate shade with bronze shimmer.
  • Good pigmentation.
  • Shimmer does not create any mess.
  • Superb staying power.
  • Creamy formula.
  • Smudgeproof.
  • Glides easily without tugging.
  • Waterproof.

Cons of Sephora 08 Brown Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner:

  • Shade might not show up on very deep skin tones.
  • Can find some dupes in the Indian market.
  • Pigmentation could have been a little better.

IMBB Rating:
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Sephora 08 Brown Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner?
Yes, I love the shade and formula. This shade has become a staple in my vanity. It complements my skin tone and looks great with all sorts of outfits. I would recommend this gorgeous brown shade, and shimmer enhances its beauty.

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