This is supposedly a gel liner but it's not very gel-like. It has a pretty dry texture. I use it with a stiff shader brush as a base for gold eyeshadow. It works very well for that. The texture makes it difficult to work with as an actual eyeliner. I would probably try a NYX gold jumbo pencil as a base instead-it would be easier. As a gold eye liner, I'm still looking for something easier to use. But it works well enough for me. Definately not repurchasing.