It smudges too much over the course of the day so that I have noticeable raccoon eyes. It works well at first to create a bold eye but the color moves around so much that it is difficult to work with. The smudger on the end was not great for me, it kind of just erases it.
I bought these in brown and purple in a 2 for 1 deal and I must say I actually like them and use them quite a lot. However, they don't really give you the smoky eyes that are promised and so if you're looking for something that leaves a lot of colour, there are better options out there.
I use it mostly during to the day and to work where I don't want my eye make-up to be too heavy and I must say that it's a pretty nice option for that, plus it is very travel friendly. I didn't expect it to be long-lasting as even a very thick line is very easily smudged into oblivion if you apply too much pressure, but it lasts long enough for me (around 5 hours I would say) and it's very easy to touch-up.
Overall I would probably not buy again though.
I'm kind of whatever about this eyeliner, I have the Scorching Brown shade and it works well as an eyeliner and the smudge tip on the other end does a decent job if you smudge with a light hand. You dont rub, you press. I think sometimes we dont know HOW to smudge and we wind up rubbing the eyeliner right off.
So go easy.
I'm curious about the green shade so that's why I said I'd buy this again...but if they didn't have that shade I'd probably skip this one a 2nd time around.
I'm not sure if I want to use this as an eyeshadow though, I feel as if the product itself is soft, not like an eyeliner, and that's because it needs to be smudge-able (if that's a word ). But applying this to your entire lid would wind up breaking the tip off and creating a mess and after reading the other reviews, this happens a lot.
First off, I was trying to take a shortcut on making a GREAT smokey eye look. Bad me!! Shame shame shame!!
This pencil went on OK but as you kept trying it kinda tugged and pulled on the lid, a big NO NO.
Smudging was a nightmare and did almost nothing... if you don't use your finger in the .5 seconds before it sets... you're screwed... I don't know why this had any good reviews but if you got it to work congrats.
I have oily lids so I don't even see how this wouldn't smudge on my lid.. but it would smudge everywhere else.
I would not repurchase or recommend.. I might just use this to line my waterline since I don't think it has any other real use.
This eyeliner was not a very good choice to use. The smudger just erases the eyeliner look you already created. It didn't last and I already saw myself having a racoon look for the day. I love the dark pigment it gives off but it fades away too quickly. It's just not worth it.
I bought the emerald shade and really loved it. It's long wearing, easy to apply and a nice color kinda like a dark pine tree green. I bought the blue blaze pencil today, I'll update after I try it out.
Yikes, I haven't reviewed a product in a long time but had to come on here to share how terrible this product is in hopes that others don't waste their money like I did. I am such a sucker for jumbo eyeliner pencils as I like a thick line on top to emphasize my big dark eyes. I bought this product in black and gray. I decided to try the black first. I took off the cap and as I went to apply it a huge chunk broke right off the end of the pencil, leaving a jagged, uneven tip. As I tried to softly roll the edges on a tissue to round out the tip, the whole tip just kept smashing into little pieces. I finally molded it into a suitable shape and was able to apply it. As I was doing this tiny black pieces of pencil were breaking off and causing a huge mess all over my hands. It seemed like this pencil had melted or something, or maybe this is just an awful product. Everyone is correct about the smudger tip being worthless. It basically rubs the product off and then you have to keep reapplying it every time you try to smudge it. It is very messy and time consuming. The next day I decided against my better judgment to give this product another chance. As I took off the cap, the entire pencil fell right out of the plastic and onto my bathroom counter. This is one of my most regretted makeup purchases and I'm sad that I actually bought two of them before trying it out.
This eyeliner is great! It isn't like the other smoky/smudge liners that wear off. After applying the line give it a few seconds to set a bit- but not too long bc when it sets it will be hard to work with. I'm loving smudging the line for a softer look then I apply some to outer v and buff as well. Also, if you want a more wearable wing this is perfect for that. I love this bc it can be used as a normal liner or you can buff it for a smudged or smoky look. I have the Smoking Charcoal and will be picking up more!
this did not give me a smokey eye at all. the smudger just eraser the liner. then the liner broke and got stuck in the cap. im taking it back. dont waste ur time or money.
I picked this up at my local Walmart for around $7 in the Smoldering Violet color. Im addicted to smokey eye makeup and I thought this little doohickey pencil liner looked like it could be a lot of fun. The picture on the package looked really cool, the purple looked really fantastic.
Unfortunately, this was a no go for me. First of all the color was nothing like the color in the photo on the packaging. Yeah, it's purple, but its definitely more of a grey purple. So, that was misleading right off. Misrepresentation is definitely one of my biggest pet-peeves. Especially when a product is packaged in a way where you can't test it or see the actual color of the product you're forking over your hard earned cash for. Immediately it was a strike.
Second, the directions says to draw a thick line and then use the smudge tip applicator (located on the opposite end of the pencil) to smudge and blend for a smokey effect. Okay...so I did this on my hand to test it out. The pencil itself applied pretty nicely. I wouldn't say it's a soft, gliding application but its softer than some pencils I have used. I didn't feel like I had to apply with too much pressure to draw. After drawing a thick line I popped off the cap to the smudge applicator (I do like the design of the pencil...the packaging itself is pretty cool and the caps snap tightly, which I like) and began smudging it. The result? It basically erased the line into my skin. The result was what I would expect my eyeliner to look like after partying and sleeping in my makeup. It didn't look "done" and the color was almost non existent. It looked just like a grayish smudge on my hand as if I tested a product and then wiped it off with a tissue.
After this I decided to see if there were any videos demonstrating how to use this. There are...but after watching a few I wasn't very impressed or surprised with the outcome. But, I decided to give it a go myself.
I drew a thick line along my top lash line and then started to blend with the smudger. OMG...not fun. The smudger is EXTREMELY rough and hard on the eyelid. It felt like I was trying to blend with sandpaper. Not only that but it was almost impossible to blend evenly. It came out all blotchy, uneven, and was really really dry feeling. Not only that, but it barely looked purple.
The smudge tip killed my eyelids, I will never use that tip on my eyes again and I do not recommend anyone using it unless you want to speed up your aging skin process. It is so rough that Im dumbfounded why Maybelline would ever produce it and sell it to us. It kinda blows my mind tbh.
It's a cool idea executed poorly. I'll prob try it again at some point but with one of my own brushes. I definitely won't be purchasing any of the other colors.