|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this in my fave color Kitten which is gorgeous, but the consistency of this makes it difficult to use. Dried out within 3/4 weeks and will be returning to Sephora. If you're looking for more slip/creaminess try the smudge stick instead, it's fantastic.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is one of the better gel eyeliners to use when tightlining because it stays and it does not smudge as much on the bottom lids and outer corners as most of the ones I have tried. It has a softer and drier consistency, making it less easy to smudge when blinking.
There's still product at the end of the day and it does not cause raccoon eyes for me. However, one thing I can tell is that it will dry very quickly because upon a new one, I can see the gel pot sticking to one side while it leans towards it. I don't know if most of you will understand but it's not fully "into" the container. Like if I use a knife and scrape it at the bottom, the whole eyeliner will come out like a rock. That's the impression I get. But I do still love the wear on this eyeliner to get a good use of the tightlining method. So far, no complaints!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is the best eyeliner I haved ever used because it stays where I put it, period. It was recommended to me by a sales lady in Sephora and I usually don't take advice of any salesperson, but this really is a good product. I use it mostly to tightline and once it sets, it doesn't budge. The packaging is awful, though. Glue in the lid gets all over the rim of the pot and is pretty messy. I will continue to use it and just fight the packaging because I love it that much.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I'm on my second pot of Stila gel eyeliner. During the last go 'round, I went into the store a bit more frugal minded trying to find something much cheaper, but with similar effect. I purchased a pot of some offbrand Ulta gel hoping for the best. Upon the first use there were smudges and weird glitter flecked oddities. I returned it and sucked up the extra cost with another pot of Stila gel.
Clearly, when it comes to gel pot eyeliner you get what you pay for! On the up side, this stuff really lasts a LONG time. In fact, it lasts for such a long time you may need to clean off the surface occasionally to keep it free of bacteria. If you're looking for a good all-purpose eyeliner you won't be disappointed with this one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I bought 2 colors: Jade and Kitten. Jade went on beautifully, stayed on all day and night (with no primer! And I have oily lids!). As for Kitten... Such a huge disappointment. I think the shimmer really screwed up the consistency that the matte Jade has. It went on in chunks, was very uneven, and flaked like CRAZY! I was getting flakes of it in my eyes for hours! I used both colors as an eye shadow as I haven't yet mastered lining with a brush. Kitten is getting returned. Also, Kitten didn't work well as a primer. I tried putting powder eye shadow over it to make the un-evenness of it look more acceptable, but because of how light it is, the otherwise dark shadow barely showed up. Sigh
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought the mini set somewhere off an American website for super cheap - if only I could remember what it was! Cannot for the life of me find it again :(
The mini set has black, violet, kitten and starry night.
Black is absolutely fabulous - it's my go to liner for my go to smoky eye. I apply it over eyeshadow and primer and set it with a bit more eyeshadow, and it lasts all day even though I have generally oily lids. Comes on lovely, thick and opaque and sets quite quickly. Will definitely repurchase if I can find it for cheap again. Stila is ridiculously expensive in Australia.
Violet is a shimmery purple colour and is also very good. Application needs a bit more work than black though, as it comes on a bit thin and needs a bit of a heavy hand to get the gorgeous shimmery purple look you see in the pot.
Kitten is a super shimmery pink pearl colour and is fabulous as a highlighter or eyeshadow base.
All of those above colours are creamy and easy to work with (although violet is not as nice as the others).
Starry night, on the other hand, looks like a gorgeous shimmery navy blue colour in the pot but is so disappointing in real life. I dropped it the other day and the gel has hardened so much that the entire product shifted in the pot! That is, it had set to the shape of the pot and the impact of hitting the floor dislodged it a mm or so, and there's a gap between the product and a bit of the wall of the pot. I must have gotten a shoddy pot that had dried out, and now the colour applies thin, streaky and very blah. Tossing up between throwing it out and trying it again when mixed with saline or mineral oil? Not sure, but the other colours have been so great that I'm sure the blue would be lovely too, if only it wasn't so dried out and crud.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have this in bronze and black. honestly, I like bronze much better. Good application, great medium brown with some slight shimmer. Staying power is good and didn't smudge under my eyes during the day. Though upon application, just like the black, it would smudge onto my bottom lid. I don't experience that with many liners so I'm a bit annoyed.
The black didn't appear to have as good staying power and smudged under my eyes during the day. The color is very black and generally has a good application.
I don't think they're worth their expensive price tag. The amount of product you get is good and you don't need a lot to use. I'm sure they'll last me a very long time but the quality could be better.
I'll repurchase bronze for sure and try out their other colors.
Don't buy this if you have oily lids, it won't end well. A primer may help but it's not worth the money to find out.
If your lids are normal like mine, this will work for you.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Hazel
I bought a set of 4 mini smudge pots nearly 2 years ago, and they're still going strong.
They haven't dried out at all, and they seem to be fairly endless. They are long-lasting on the lids, especially when applied with a brush, and the color doesn't flake off. I haven't had issues with flakes irritating my eyes (I wear hard contacts, so am sensitive to such things).
For a while I was using Kitten-- a kind of shimmery pink-- everyday. I'd actually just smear it on using my fingers, as a way to brighten up my eyes in a casual way. Lately, I've been using the black smudge pot, applied with a brush, as my go-to eyeliner.
I'd buy these again, but by the looks of it, I won't have to do so anytime soon.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love stila smudge pots! When this brand was pulled from the UK market, I was very disappointed as I really liked the eyeliners. So glad it is now back.
I use the black and also kitten. It is a really good eyeliner that doesnt smudge. With an eyeliner brush, I can create a number of looks and because of its consistency, it is really easy to work with.
I actually don't use the kitten smudge pot as an eyeliner as such but as a eyelid base. I find that the little shimmers creates a nice base for applying eyeshadows. And for days when I don't want to do the whole eyeshadow etc look, I just put a little kitten smudge pot on my lids and it gives it a nice little shimmery look.
Overally, definately would repurchase. My only concern is that mines dries out fairly quickly but the price is quite reasonable for the amount you get.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
i have this in black, it stays on all day! I slept with it on once (hehe bad i know) and i woke up and it was still in perfect shape. no flaking, easy to remove, just lovee it! It's a bit pricey here in australia ($42) which kind of steers me away from it, and i dont know if i got a faulty pot but everytime i open it up i get glue from the lid sticking to my hands
EDIT: this product dried out on me in about 2 months and i hadnt even used half of the product, what a waste of money. I used maybellines gel liner now and i love it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I bought the smudge pot in the black and grey. I've hardly used the grey - its not a great grey - too light, makes me look ill. Which is a shame because i love wearing grey as an alternative - works really nicely against brown eyes and makes them pop - but not this one. My mum said I looked like i'd been up all night or unwell! Its a really odd unflattering grey in my opinion - i wish it had more pigment or colour.. it's barely present - like a bad smudge or shadow around the eye. I would rate the grey a 0.
I did however use the black. I didn't think it compared well to the only other gel liner I have used (bobbi brown). My biggest issue with this is it flaked - i constantly had flaky black dots under my eyes and on my cheeks. The pot also dried out before I could finish it (this didn't happen with bobbi brown).
I have read very good things about stilla's liqid eyeliner which I think I will try. I've tried the pots - although I liked bobbi brown, I like to be able to carry eyeliner around in my hand bag and the whole brush/pot thing isn't practicle for my lifestyle.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I think I may have got a dud, because mine was dry already when I first opened it, so I have no idea what the consistency is supposed to be like. The color is beautiful -- Ultraviolet. I won't give up on it, I'll try adding water or getting my hand on some glycerin to wake it up again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have this Smudge Pot in "Bronze". I use it alot. I do however have 4 of the gel eyeliners from L'Oreal (HIP Color Truth Cream Eyeliners) they are very nice for half the price and they come with a nice small tip liner for gel eyeliners which I use with the Smudge Pot which makes it easy to use. So this makes the application easy! I wipe a layer off occassionaly to keep it fresh and close the lid very tight. I am a brown eyeliner girl and I love this color because it has a slight shimmer and lasts a long time. Overall, its a nice product....not crazy about the price without a small liner for application, but I will re-purchase in another color.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
The is the second gel eyeliner I've tried. The first was Mac Fluidline, which was horribly clumpy and thick to apply and dried out within a month. I never could get it right, and I figured it was just me. But I came back to gel eyeliners because I loved the colors this Stila one comes in. I got it in Bronze and it's the perfect medium dark, not too harsh daytime liner for a PPP like me. It has some nice, eye-enhancing daytime shimmer. The formula is much softer than MAC's and very forgiving. I use a MAC 311 lipliner brush to dash a medium line over each eye, on top of Urban Decay Primer Potion. It stays all day without a single smudge at all. I haven't tried it without the primer, though. This is very easy to use and looks subtly, everyday glamorous. I want to try other colors now!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I use to love this. Used up the entire jar. It was easy to apply and a true black color. But i noticed it dried out my eyes a lot and would hurt when cleaning.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this in Kitten because I love the shimmery-ness of it, and I love having that shimmer on my eyes because I wear thick framed glasses. I really do like the product, it's easy to blend, and does not crease. However if you're looking for a cheaper alternative try MAC paint pot in bare study, gives the same effect.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I liked the product when I first purchased it, since it was my first gel liner. It was way better and long lasting than pencil liners with similar effects, so I was in love.
However, this thing started drying out in about 4 months..
I understand that it has to be shut tight for it to last, and if I twisted the cap any tighter each time I used it, I would probably develop arthritis or carpal tunnel.
The product isn't bad though- but I will definitely try other gel liner types before returning to this one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Neutral Hair: Black, Relaxed Eyes: Brown
I love it, I love it, I love it. Holy Grail, best eye liner period. I have it in black, and its a very rich, deep, dark black. And because its a gel liner it draws on very smooth when applying. I haven't had a problem with smudging or flaking or the pot drying out yet. I don't think I will buy another type of eyeliner again. I'm in love with gel liners and I will admit it does take practice to get the line straight at first but practice makes perfect!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is my favorite gel liner [with Smashbox a close second.] I think smudge pots are far superior to Bobbi Brown gel liners and easier to apply. I like the color choices. The shimmer colors are fairly low-key and appropriate for older women.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought and dismissed this product several times and have just learned how to use it properly. Now it has earned HG status in my book.
There are a few secrets to using this the best way.
First, you need to have a good eyeliner brush. Don't mistake that with expensive, just good. That means, get the brush that will give you the line you are looking for. If you want a super-thin line, then get a tiny brush. If you want a thicker, more full line, like I do, use something bigger. I finally ignored the beauty tips, dropped my eyeliner brush, and picked up a lip-lining brush. It made it a little easier to use. Now, I actually use one of those small eyeshadow crease brushes from Target. I think I spent $10 on a pack of two. It works great.
Second, you must wash your brush every day. If you don't then the product dries on there and when you reapply, it flakes all over the place and gets pieces in your eyes. Not good. Sound like too much work? Yeah me too. Instead what I do is each morning before I use this, I dip my dirty brush into a little water or if I don't have any nearby, I spray a little of my evian brumisateur, and then I wipe it real good onto my little makeup rag. (Btw ladies, a makeup rag is a must. I use it to wipe my fingers after applying concealer, wiping my brushes, all that good stuff that will just cause your tissue to tear)
Finally, and this is most important, YOU MUST SHUT THE JAR VERY TIGHTLY. Otherwise, it will dry out and a good year's worth of use will shrink down to a month or so. Never ever leave the jar unshut. If you take good care of this, it will take good care of it. And you will have a smooth, application of no-budge eyeliner every day.
Last tip, I find the line is too harsh alone. I like a soft, full line on my upper lid. At the same time, I hate using eyeliner pencils alone, because they tug at your skin. So what I do is apply this smudge stuff and then just soften the line with a little pencil application to get me that big full eye-look I so desire. Perfect!!
I'm so glad I didn't give up on this, because I could have missed out on using such a great product that I only came to appreciate with more use.