Goes on well, and the brown is indeed a superb color. But for $3.50 for a tiny little pencil, I do think they could make a cap that won't shatter after a few uses. I've been through at least a half-dozen, and the clear plastic caps all did the same thing, and at this point I can't say I'll buy the pencils again.
I have one of these in a nice, boring dark brown. It's the best pencil eyeliner I own - it goes on with absolutely no struggle. Smooths on gently, blends nice, and makes it through the day. A little small, but for $4 bucks and the quality, I'm sure not going to argue. A must buy if you like pencil liners.
I have this liner in black and it applied smoothly and didn't smear on me.