I have two of these- 1 in Palm Green and 1 in Golden Green. Palm Green is a gorgeous muted deep kelly green, and Golden Green is an olive color with a hint of gold. I did not expect much from these pencils, but I am impressed. I'm going through an eyeliner phase now, and am always disappointed by ones that deposit color into my crease a couple of hours into wear. I can honestly say I have yet to notice any smudge off with these pencils. I was even at an all-day outdoor music fest this weekend and put them to the test - by the end of the night I still had the same lined eye I came in with! No color transfer, no smearing, no color migration. I was amazed.
The texture of the pencil is very soft, but I prefer a soft pencil. It's easier on the skin and I also prefer a softer, larger line. I have large eyes so, tiny super thin lines do nothing for me. The color on these greens is still fairly subtle/neutral, so I feel like you can get away with a thicker line with these.
I gave it a 3 in packaging because while the pencil itself is fine - it has a clear push-on lid for the tip, the actual wrapping took far too long to get off! I thought I was getting into a Faberge egg or something! I am not sure how secure the lid will be long-term either, but, it's no better or worse than other eyeliner pencils I have.
I will definitely be repurchasing this product, and in more colors.
The only thing I am unsure of is how to sharpen it - the pencil surrounding the tip is plastic, not wooden, and I'm afraid a regular sharpener would massacre the soft lead. Anyone have a tip on this?
Update: It seems my regular sharpener does the trick! I have also bought the Electric Lilac pencil - a gorgeous bright blue. Love it!
Also, I have now put these above my beloved MAC Powerpoint liners - they are that good. MAC's will still not hold up through an entire day, and these do. Now that they are discounted at Walgreen's due to pulling out or just going out of business, I am going to stock up!
*2nd Update* Well, I have since tried just about every color of these and am still in absolute LOVE. Now that they're discontinued :( I had my mom and even my fiance hunting local Walgreens for them! I have stocked up on tons of them so hopefully I will never run out :) Also, the aforementioned caps seem to stay on fine - haven't had an incident yet. I also have found that since they have such great lasting and smudgeproof power, they're great bases/toppers for other liners or shadows I use as liners. It's *miraculous*, but when paired with these pencils, other liners don't budge now. I bump these up to 5, and am sad to see them gone!