This is my go-to liner. My skin is EXTREMELY oily yet this liner stays put pretty well. The product does dry out and can be a little hard to glide on but the payoff is still worth it.
-very little smudging and none at all if you apply powder or primer before applying the eyeliner
-longest lasting crayon type eyeliner I've ever used
-a bit dry in texture
-doesn't go on as easily as some other crayon eyeliners I've used. Dry so it tugs slightly on your lashline
-very minimal ability to smudge as the eyeliner goes on practically dry from the moment it touches your eyelid
-the tip is a little thin so if you wan a really precise, thin line this is the pencil for you
I am in love with this eyeliner! I recommend it to everyone. One tip I would give is after applying this to your waterline go over the top of it with a matte black eyeshadow, truly makes it last all day without smudging :)
I like that it is a retractable pencil, I have been searching for one for so long. For a pencil liner, it is really good, but ofcourse pencil liners normally dont have good staying power, so this doesnt last as long as it claims unless I use UDPP, then it doesnt budge. It is smooth, but not too creamy, which can be good or bad. Pigmentation isnt too bad either. So far it is the best pencil liner I have tried, but I only use pencil for my lower lashline/waterline because I prever liquid for the upper lashline. I would probably recommend it.
Used this eyeliner for years! Replaced using it for Gerda Spillman black eyeliner because I can get them cheaper and the performance is very similar. Regardless I highly recommend this eyeliner. I used it to rim my upperlashes as a base for my liquid eyeliner. This eyeliner combined with Maybelline waterproof liquid eyeliner is a winning combo! It smears a little, but in a minimal way compared to other eyeliners I have used in the past. An overall good black eyeliner! :)
Excellent option if you need a long lasting eyeliner or if you have sensitive eyes. I have oily lids, prone to watering/itching eyes, and I live in a humid climate, and this stays on my bottom lid for hours and doesn't budge or smudge. This liner is the bees-knees!!!
This eyeliner is comparable to the Revlon Colorstay one. The liner stays on for a really long time, and only smudges a little for me. I love the dark color the liner, and the application is easy and smooth.
I'm really liking this liner. I use mostly as a bottom liner. I was convinced that I couldn't wear liner on the bottom, because most irritate my eyes (I wear contacts). However this doesn't irritate me at all. It stays in place and doesn't smudge.
It does fade a little bit, but doesn't drift into a panda eyes look.
I needed a new eyeliner pencil, because my Rimmel one was smudging like crazy. After hearing about the reviews for the Almay one, I decided to try it out. So at first I loved it and had I written this review then, I would have given it a 5. I even thought it was better than the Revlon Colorstay.
The tube itself is really nice and it's thinner than other eyeliner tubes. It doesn't have much staying power and I can easily get it off just by running my finger across my lid. No makeup remover necessary. The color is not very pigmented and it is not creamy at all. In the morning I wash my face, obviously, so it's slightly damp even after drying. It felt as if I was stabbing my eye with a regular pencil! It just would not go on and if any of it did, it was EXTREMELY light! I got really annoyed by this. It also does not stay on the waterline at all...it is not creamy and pigmented enough. I will be going back to Revlon for staying power. I even prefer Ulta's automatic eyeliner pencils over this. They are creamier and stay on better; at least I don't have to gouge out my eyes trying to apply it in the morning.
I have been using this pencil in black for almost eight years now. I have tried many others here and there, but none have been as good as this one for me. I always line my bottom lashes, and sometimes my top (and people have asked me if it's a liquid liner). This liner lasts me all day without reapplying. I also like that it goes on easily in one stroke; no need to dig into your lashline. It has a very dark pigment. There is also a tiny sharpener on the end so you can resharpen the pencil if you need to be precise (I don't think I have ever done this though since the pencil itself is already so thin). Using every day, one pencil lasts me about 5-6 months. It is a higher-priced drugstore pencil (around $9), however the last time I bought mascara I got Almay Get up and Grow (also around $9) and it came with this eyeliner for FREE! So I bought four. Last thing: I am bad about taking off makeup at night if I don't shower, so I sleep with this liner on more than half the time and it doesn't cause any irritation (some others have for me, so this is a plus!).