I absolutely love the staying power and smooth application of this liner. I can apply it at 6 am and by 10 pm, it looks just as it had when I applied. And unlike so many other eyeliners, this one doesn't give me raccoon eyes.
This eyeliner is horrible and I'm surprised to see so many good reviews. It goes on rich and dark but it smudges within an hour. It's impossible to sharpen. Then its dry and hard to apply after you sharpen.
I think these are great eyeliners. I have four different colors. The staying power is great. They arn't as smooth going on as Urban Decays 24/7 but the staying power is just as great!
I got this eyeliner in Onyx with the Smashbox "The Look Book" kit for $39. I do not really like this eyeliner at all. It was very difficult to apply...I had to keep tugging to get it to make a line on my lid. Since I got it in the kit it only cost me about $8.00 but retail price to buy separately is $19.00. Never would I spend that much for this crappy eyeliner. Sorry Smashbox....I think you have a very inferior product. I have had other eyeliners from the drugstore that are MUCH better than this. Don't waste your money!!
I have this in onyx and am not impressed. I prefer gel or cream eyeliners in general because I do not like tugging at my over-40 eye area. This eye liner did not apply smoothly and it was hard to get any color payoff without tugging and pressing. It did last all day on me- as a coarsely drawn grayish sort of line. I like Urban Decay 24/7 or Clinique cream liner to this.
I have the Java (brown) & Golden Olive from the kits & love them...nice coverage & staying power all day! :)
I first got this in Java in the Limitless kit. I loved it. Java was really smooth it went on & lasted all day. I later ordered the Golden Olive, it has a faint sheen to it, but it isn't a metalic. It didn't go on as smooth as the matte Java did. I had hoped the Golden Olive would be darker, but they both are on the light side for a lash line, but are good for a lighter look. I also received a free Onyx sample which also tugged slightly so the matte theory for smoothness doesn't apply. The liners are the shade of the pencil case they are in. I don't have any smudging problems but don't use any creams in the morning. They last all day. UPDATE: finally tossed Golden Olive, it just was too dry to even try anymore but it has been a year, but it never went on easily but still use Java at least a couple times a week and still going on smooth. I plan to buy Smoke & Indigo Ink by summer.
I am not a fan of pencil liners, I find them too difficult to use compared to liquid or cream/gel. This one glides on easily and the black was truly a black liner (sometimes I end up with something that looks more like dark grey). Love the built in sharpener. If I was to buy a pencil liner again this would be it.
i love this eyeliner.
ive tried gel eyeliners, soo many liquid liners, and many many pencil eyeliners from many brands some including: MUFE, urban decay, mac, drugstore... all of them faded/smudged/flaked and left me with raccoon eyes except this one. I have Java (a dark brown) and Onyx (black) both of them stay on all day without smudging or fading (even in my waterlines). Creamy but not to much, nicely pigmented, just great.
They are 22$ CND but definitely worth the price. I will repurchase.