This is one of the BLACKEST eyeliners I've ever used. And it looks nice and intense on the waterline. And for that alone, I will repurchase. However, this pencil is sooooo overpriced!! And the staying power isn't the best, but it improves if you set this with black eyeshadow. But overall I do love this pencil!!
For the price I think you get waaay tooo little product and the fact that once you twist it up you cannot retract is, well ya know........It stayed okay on my waterline, I specifically bought it for that purpose, but my thing is some DS eyeliners I have stay okay on my waterline for much cheaper. I am starting to realize I don't like, let alone love, eyeliners you cannot sharpen. To me they loose there sharpness too quickly and can only be worked with if you are going for the smudgy look. Back it went to Sephora.
I'm fascinated how most of the ratings are either 1 or 5, depending on if it irritates your eyes. I guess the smartest thing to do is try it before you buy to make sure it doesn't irritate you!
Personally it doesn't irritate me at all, and it's the most beautiful intense black-of-all-blacks color, looks great anywhere on the eye, especially for a cat eye or for the inner rim. I've tried all the black eyeliners imaginable and this is definitely the deepest black color!
Just two complaints: (1) I wish it comes in a pencil I could sharpen so I'd have a finer tip (2) It's too small! It usually takes me months to finish an eyeliner but this one was gone within a few weeks. Maybe that just means I loved it too much.
I have been on a look out for an eyeliner that I can use in the waterline that would not smear on me since I hate the raccoon look. The lady at Sephora suggested I try this product. I am so happy I bought it! It really is waterproof! No raccoon eyes! I wear contacts and I dont seem to have a problem wearing this on my waterline. I try to get it as close to my lashes from the inside though. Its such an intense black and it really makes my eyes pop. This is definitely a staple in my make up bag. I will definitely buy again.
I am so disappointed. Well let me first say that this liner is the best waterproof i used. It last 13 hours for me. No raccoon eyes. It did not smear. I was impressed.....but I noticed throughout the day my eyes just kept watering horribly. No burning but my eyes was tearing left and right. So I wore the liner 3 more times to make sure I wasn't imaging things. Each day I wore it same results. Its something in this liner that has caused my poor eyes to water. I'm so upset, but I will not be buying again(sniff).
This Stingray shade convinced me that black is the way to go on my lower waterline. For years, I used dark brown/blue or occasionally, the MUFE in 0L (black) on my lower waterline. But the MUFE pencil really doesn't work well for that purpose. In my mad search for a waterline-friendly formula, I stumbled upon this and am now wondering why I don't hear more about it on the beauty blogs. This pencil is a true, almost inky black, is well-pigmented, long-wearing, and applies easily on the waterline. When it does eventually fade, there is no smudging or raccoon-eyes, nor does it gather into my lashline. I find this to be a very reliable black pencil for both everyday wear and heavier makeup looks. My only issue - at $20, Stila could have given this automatic pencil some company with either a sharpener (even drugstore automatic pencils have this), or a smudger. The small amount of product amount also makes you wonder where your $20 is going. That said, it's not much more expensive than other popular pencils from Urban Decay and MUFE, but is still cheaper than Estee Lauder and the like. If you're looking for a waterline pencil, I prefer this over Tarte's EmphasEyes Inner Rim pencil, which is a little too skinny to use. Even for my practiced, inner-rim lining hand, I find it easy to sort of poke myself with it. It is also nowhere near as pigmented as the Stila pencil. I've never tried the Smudge pots, but am really pleased with this pencil version. The other shades didn't work for me, but Stingray is well-worth a repurchase.
I was so excited about trying this. I loved the application and intensity when I first put it on. I used the regular black one and also bought the purple. I used it on my upper lid as well as my waterline. I was thinking I had finally found the best waterproof eyeliner! My eyes became so irritated and watery...I do have watery eyes...but this was worse...it almost hurt. I wear contacts and from the watery eyes, the liner stuck to my contacts. I was at work and had to remove my left contact because I couldn't even see out of it. After getting home and trying to clean the contact that was left...I found that it wouldn't come off! They were a brand new pair of contacts too. I was able to wear them one day and they were ruined. I am returning both of the eyeliners tomorrow and I can't wait. I will not be buying this eyeliner again.
I purchased this item because it is suppose to be waterproof and smudge proof. I want a water/smudgeproof eyeliner for my waterline. This product irritated my eyes and it started to water. I thought since this product is waterproof, I shouldn't have to worry but after an hour, I notice smudging/running. This product didn't work at all for me and for a waterproof product, this is pretty bad. I will not buy this again.
Good concept. I don't know what it is about this liner that makes my eyes irritated all day. (This happened twice in a row, and this liner was the only thing i changed about my routine.. )
It made my eyes water within the first 10 minutes of wearing it. Now mind you -- I don't even have problems with liners that have glittery chunks (UD - Covet eyeliner) ..So I don't know what's in this that makes it so.. irritating.
Thus, it made my waterline liner melt off, and smudge.
The top lid, with UDPP stayed put though.
Still, I'm not using it.
It would've been great if it didn't irritate me!
Giving it to my friend to try :(
I love this eyeliner with all of my makeup wearing being! It stays on for hours, even in my waterline, doesn't run and is very easy to use. The fact that it's a stick makes it super easy to "sharpen" on the go since all you have to do is rotate the stick. The fine tip also makes it easy to get thin eyeliner eyes. A+ Stila!