It smears and the pencil tip is too thick, you would have to sharpen if you want to draw natural looking lines.
I looove this eyeliner! In the past, I'd look like a racoon with smudges but not with this eyeliner. I put this on at 1pm and ran on the treadmill for 45 minutes and the liner still looked like I just put it on. I was amazed that it looked exactly the same though I had gone for a pretty intense run and was dripping sweat. Liner was in the inner rim of my eye which you'd think makes it more vulnerable to disappearing but didn't. I looked at the mirror again at 9pm and it still looked perfect with no smudges. However,the sephora rep told me that it all depends on the person (i e if u're teary, oily etc). I'm not esp teary whatever that means and I have combo skin. I'm Asian and had no problems with this at all. I'd encourage u to try it on for free at Sephora and then walk around all day go home etc and keep on for 6 hrs at least. If it doesnt smear then you can buy it.
I am not very impressed with this eyeliner. The interesting thing I find about this eyeliner is that it does not stay put and smears by the end of the day but when I want to wash it off at night it does not come off easily. It does glide on smoothly and has a nice rich black color.
I ended up returning this. I tried it on my hand at first, and once it dries, it doesn't smudge. Tried it on my eyes and it smudged like crazy!
For reference, I have Asian single eyelids (monolids) which fold over slightly right at the lash line. I think this eyeliner can't hold up to the skin rubbing when I blink. Most eyeliners can't, but this one was the worst! It just smeared unevenly on my lids and also spread to under my eyes. I tried another time, using powder with it, and that didn't help. Then I tried tightlining my upper lash line, and had the same mess happen.
The Aqua Eyes Black isn't even that black. For me, the drugstore Prestige Total Intensity pencil beats this expensive, useless one. It's rich black and really doesn't smudge once it's dried.
This works wonderfully for lining both my upper and lower inner rim. The black stays black, and doesn't weaken or get clear when applied. It lasts most of the day. Will definitely buy again.
Usually, I smudge this product a little along where I've applied it, to ensure it doesn't continue to do so.
I find that it's very long-wearing, and that along my top lash-line I don't need to re-apply. Along my waterline, as mentioned, usually reapplication is necessary, as it will come off over time.
Very happy overall with the pigmentation and the texture/smoothness.
I love this eyeliner. It stays on all day and it really is waterproof. I went swimming and it stayed put; didn't smudge or run. At first when I put it on I was a bit skeptical because it was really creamy and it didn't have that waxy feel most waterproof eyeliners have. If you like the smokey look and want a waterproof eyeliner this would be great for you because if you begin smudging immediately after applying the liner to your eyes it's very creamy but after a min. or two it stays put.
First eyeliner I've ever been happy with! Creamy, applies easily. Thick line and needs careful sharpening though. Lasts forever, nice black color, good for everyday.
I am so dissipointed in this eyeliner. I bought it specifically for the waterline and I cannot even get the color to show up. The color looks fine when I swatch it on my hand but it will not show up on my waterline. Really dissipointed.
- pencil doesn't break when sharpening.
- cap actually stays on the end of the pencil.
- goes on really smoothly without skipping.
- smudges a little less when TFSI is used on lower lid.
In other words, I'm moving on when I'm done with this pencil.