This is hands down the best eyeliner pencil I have ever tried. I was sick and tired of crappy mac pencils (they're a joke) and a lot of other higher end brands. This is so amazing! hg hg hg hg hg!! Even if you apply a teeny bit, you get a rich smooth and defined line that lasts all day. Another great thing: it has a realy effective smudger attached and when I opened the box, to my surprise I found a sharpener in it! How awesome of YSL to have it conveniently come with an effective little sharpener that doesn't eat the pencil right up. YSL is one of those quality brands you can't go wrong with. I know a lot of people would think I'm crazy for spending $30 on an eyeliner but this is really worth it!