I was looking for something that was as good as MAC but cheaper. I also use Revlon Colorstay during the day, but at night when I want a thicker line, Revlon is kind of a pain. So instead of MAC I bought this one day. I don't have the steadiest hand so this stared out being kind of a mess. It seems like I just touched it to my lid and it was everywhere. I fixed that by applying with a angled eyeliner brush. I definitely didn't think it would have staying power since it's so creamy, but I was wrong about that. I swipe some eye shadow of the same color right at the line, then set it all with face powder and I'm good to go.
This is by far the best pencil for my waterline. It is not only richly pigmented, but the creamy texture allows for a nice application with no tugging or multiples swipes to cover the intended area. With that being said, I do set this with a matte black eyeshadow before it has dried (NYX) and have not tried it without. This method gives me a good 5 hours of wear before I start to see any transfer or migration to my lower lashline (which I generally line black anyway). I've use this both on top and bottom waterline with same results. I'm rating this a four and not five only because this can be difficult to sharpen as some product gets stuck to the sharpener due to the creamy consistency, and in my opinion is a waste.
These pencils are fantastic! I usually wear the Urban Decay 24/7 pencils, but these are just as good! They apply super smoothly. They're really soft, so you have to be careful not to press too hard. Imagine squishing a cream liner in a pencil tube. It's almost that soft! You have to be really precise when applying these, because once they're set, they won't budge. That's my only gripe about this. It's impossible to do a soft, smudged look. It dries way too quickly. I suppose that's good when you want a fast-drying liner, though! I have them in "brown" and "gray" (black) and they're both super pigmented. I usually have problems with brown eyeliners fading or being too sheer, but this one is great!
I'm really liking this liner. It goes on incredibly smoothly, the color is rich (I have it in brown) and it isn't too expensive. I'm sure I'll buy it again.
Edit: I feel like this is too messy and the brown looks more black than brown due to the color intensity. I won't buy this again.
If your planning to wear this eyeliner for a whole night on your lower lash line-- you better be planning to dress up as a raccoon at a Halloween party. This product is only good for the upper lash line and sometimes the waterline (if your lucky). It smudges so badly... ):
If your planning to use it as photography makeup, go for it. It lasts a good hour on your upper/lower lashline before it starts smudging, so a few pictures would be good. :)
But no matter what the use, I will kill myself TRYING to sharpen this thing! Its not impossible, but believe me, its H-A-R-D!
*Just a fair warning :)*
Creamy, smooth application. Good color pay off. So what if I have to sharpen this pencil? Works as well as Armani, Lancome pencils. Application is quick on the days I don't want to bother with BB gel liner.
I think this eyeliner is so far the best from all the ones I've tried in the past. I bought it particular to use on my waterline. It last much longer on the waterline for me compared to other liners including UD Zero, Stila Smudge Stick, Makeup Forever, Hashmi kajal, etc. The lasting power is nice, the color is intense, it goes on smooth - overall, I'm very glad I purchased this. Highly recommended.
Update: still liking this, love the intensity of this product. Also, recently gave Milani Liquif Eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil a try because of the good reviews on it, I think it is similar to this but it cost half the price of this liner but I like the lasting power for this better.
Was looking for a good eyeliner that would last and not smudge. Read good reviews here about this eyeliner so went out and bought it. Wow was I ever disappointed. This stuff is smooth and creamy but does not last. Smudged within an hour by end of the day I had black circles under my eyes. The point doesn't last long. Hard to sharpen and then makes it harder to apply. Sorry hated it!
This is my favorite pencil liner! It is super creamy with a lot of pigmentation.
I've been on the hunt for a new eyeliner since Revlon Colorstay's (as much as I love it) has been quite a bother to remove lately and for some reason isn't applying as nicely as it has before. I picked this up due to the reviews on here. Let me say that this is the smoothest and creamest pencil-type eyeliner I've ever had. Its application is so nice! I apply it to my tightline and it actually stays and I don't bother my eyes as much since it doesn't take me as much time to do it. It stays on for a good while also and it's pigmentation is great. The only tiff I have with this product is in regards to sharpening. I have to agree with other reviewers in the fact that it sometimes the tip does break off while sharpening but that doesn't bother me nearly as much as the frequency that I have to sharpen it. I'm really anal in the fact that I like a sharp pencil and because of it's creamy consistency, it doesn't stay sharp for too long. I will purchase this again, I guess I'll just have to try different application techniques.