Not bad at all. I love cake eyeliner. I used Sinful colors eyeshadow as cake eyeliner and it worked FABULOUSLY, until I dropped the pot and broke it all over the place. :( Then I tried MAC pigment in black which worked nicely, but I hated the FLAKES. Now I'm trying this MK cake eyeliner. It has excellent staying power and works well whether you simply draw a line or like to smudge it to make a smoky eye.