I've been using this nearly every day for the last 2 months. LOVE IT! Makes the most beautiful smokey eye. It stays "so-so" on the water-line, like everything else Ive tried.
When you use it a bit dull, it makes a beautiful smokey blurr. People freak about my eyes and I really think it's thanks to this specific pencil for giving such a beautiful natural looking eye. Not harsh at all. Looks great with all different kinds of eyeshadow techniques. I can't say much more about it. I believe I paid 17 dollars for it and I would pay that again. I have sooo much of the pencil left.
However, if your looking for really defined lines, do not use this. It really is a very soft creamy-like pencil.
Love this eyeliner. Basically its my go to eyeliner whenever i want to wear black eyeliner. I get that its not pointy enough but if you're skilled enough you can still get a straight line/even line. I love the color, it's a nice deep black and it almost looks like liquid eyeliner. I never regretted buying this and have bought it twice since the first time a MAC SA recommended it to me. Not HG material because its a bit too soft but its the best I've ever tried!
This eyeliner glides on easily but unfortunately it eventually smudged and looked almost greyish-black..Definitely not smudgeproof on me. Will not repurchase.
I have watery eyes so I was really excited to get this but I was so disappointed it didn't work for me. I tried it for three days but the results were the same. It smudges after applying for a few minutes. It's not smooth to apply. The tip is not pointy enough to create a thin line. I didn't bother to sharpen it 'cos I'm going to return it anyway so I guess I will continue my quest in finding my HG eyeliner.
I have to echo most of the other reviews: this is a good, basic black pencil. I use it for lining my upper lashline when a liquid liner would be too intense, or if I want a smudgy look. However, it's nothing spectacular. A decent drugstore pencil would most likely give equal results. In the future, my hard-earned money will used for MAC eyeshadows and more specialized products. I'll be skipping over these "basic" items that can be purchased for less.
A good basic black. I've seen better, in the sense that it could go on smoother and be a lot darker, aka a true black. I have trouble lining the waterline with this as I don't find it soft enough, plus it kind of drags my skin when I try to get an opaque black line out of it, so a little harsh on the delicate eye area. Doesn't smudge or transfer on me, but I haven't really had that problem with any eyeliner. I'd say if you're looking for great staying power go for the retractable one by Mac (Graphblack), and if soft and creamy is what you want out of an eye pencil, then check out the normal wooden black pencil from Mac (Smolder). Don't think I'd repurchase.
I mean this eye liner is good but its not great. It smudges pretttty bad and doesnt glide on as easy as the 24/7 urban decay eyeliner in zero. If u really want to buy a good prciey eyeliner i def recommend urban decay's 24/7 eyeliner in zero over this one anyday:)
I took a chance and bought this product after reading all the mixed reviews here. In the store I swatched it onto my hand and waited a minute and rubbed over it and it barely smudged at all! So I bought it and wore it out and i checked my makeup after a few hours and it hasn't smudged one bit!
I love love love this eyeliner. My favourite pencil liner so far. The texture is creamy and glides so easily when applying. It's waterproof and long lasting. Definitely recommend this for an everyday liner.
Well i have to say it is the best pencil liner i have tried so far (before i had rimmel, avon and revlon). But its still far not as good as i expected it to be. i have to line my eyes 3-4 times with 2minute breaks inbetween to actually get a black line! so i have to bulid it up way too slowly! a part of the product will stay on for hours but not evenly. i tried to set it with black eyeshadow but it made no difference.
the only way it works very good is when u put the product on the back of your hand, apply it with a 219 brush on the lash line and blend it so from dark lash line up to nothing on the lid and put a pigment on top of it and it will have a nice smokey effect. (im bad at explaining, hope that made sense :) )
so it is better then drugstore and it has one not fail purpuse, but if your lookin for a good liner i still wouldnt recomend it.
This was pretty disastrous for me. Eyeliner is really fickle and personal, and what works wonders for one person is bound to be a flop for someone else. I'm just here to add my voice to the chorus:
This stuff lasted, tops, maybe 30 minutes on my lids before it transferred (big black line halfway up my eyelid), and then shortly after just melted off into a gray-black smudge under my eyes. I have oily lids and have a hard time finding liners which DON'T do this, but it's not impossible - blacktrack, for instance, works for me most of the time. But this stuff was probably the worst that I've ever tried, and that's saying something. The fact that they sell this as a waterproof liner is especially ridiculous, I think. I guess 'waterproof" doesn't necessarily mean "doesn't smudge off in ten seconds", but it's kind of implied.
A couple of plusses: it's very, very creamy. No tugging at all and it feels really luxurious to apply. If you've got dry lids, this might actually be your holy grail. I'm just saying: oily lids, don't even bother. Or at least buy somewhere with a good return policy.