I usually like or love Shu products, from skincare to hair to makeup. This one was a disappointment. The self-sharpening mechanism and consistency are great. But it smears quickly and fades, more than the regular drawing pencils, which I love. I liked the inky color. I'm going back to looking for the perfect liquid eyeliner for above the lashes and tightlining. If you want beautiful, unusual colors that can be smudged, check out the drawing pencils.