I have owned my brown gel eyeliner for months! I never used it because I was going to just try it 'one of these days'. I finally tried it and was completely impressed. No smudges, no flaking! I read some reviews that said it was bad. My disclaimer is that I never have a problem with eye products. They don't budge all day on my skin. So, this one appears to be no different. I love this bc it's so easy to apply and there is no tugging on my eyelids at all!! I love origins gel pencil eyeliners, but they are $18 per purchase, this Sonia Kashuk gel pot is $8 and is much more affordable. I used it for 3 weeks straight and there is so much left!! I'm alternating in days of no liner, but heavy mascara, to make it last longer.
***update- it's starting to dry out in the pot which makes it crumbly and flaky on my eyes. I wear contacts and have dry eyes. I got some flakes from this in my eye recently, when liner my lower lids and it was a miserable day. I had to switch to glasses. I'm still going to use this, but only on my upper lids. If you do not have sensitive eyes or if you use this up quickly, you will probably love this. I'm going to finish this bc I don't want to be wasteful. However, I have already repurchased my Origins liner in Fudge bc I never have issues with it and I still love it. I also have tried to lessen the number of days per week that I wear eyeliner just to give my eyes a break! (I pile on mascara on these days!)