Rated 4.17 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Nice bold color, don't have to go back and fill in voids
I love the photo finish primer, and my sister gave me this for Christmas in fishnet. I was impressed. Normally I buy cheaper eyeliner because I'm constantly filling in areas or resharpening, but this glides on easily and fills in well without having to go back and fill in bare spots. I saw others have issues sharpening this pencil, but I didn't, although I think that has more to do with the sharpener than the eyeliner. I've been using the Loreal dual sharpener for years because I've found that keeps my eyeliner sharpest without breaking the tip.
Most Helpful Critical Review Meh.
I really really wanted to like this- I am on the hunt for a liner that lasts on the waterline. I think this transfers a lot throughout the day and I also have had a lot of trouble sharpening it. It comes with a really great tip- you can get a pretty precise line. However, after sharpening it for the first time, I lost that and it just turned into more of a "kohl" effect rather than a "gel" precise look. I wouldn't recommend spending your money on it- especially if you're prone to watery eyes.
Reviewed by 469 customers Amazing stay-on power BUT ...
MiaMom from Seattle
I love love love these pencils, especially the color Nymph. It does not smudge, no matter what. I have been using these pencils the past several years now, however, I have noticed in the last year or so, something changed in the quality of the ink/pencil itself. This pencil is IMPOSSIBLE to sharpen anymore! Too soft and will not sharpen to a point. I have tried all the sharpeners on the market, from the UD Grindhouse to Laura Mercier! It just won't happen! I have even tried to refrigerate the pencil before sharpening but to no avail! Smashbox, pls help! Any suggestions or tips?
Favorite gel liner
Emily from PA
This is my current favorite gel liner that I've tried. Goes on smooth and dark.
I love this eye liner
Lori from Florida
I love this eyeliner because it goes on smooth and stays on. The only downfall is that I had to try a couple different locations to find in stock.
lizzy from ny
great the best easy
Smashbox gel eyeliner pencil
Soni from San Antonio
it is horrible eye pencil
Not what I wanted
Ashley from AL
I was looking for a liner that would not smudge on my eyelids when wearing but was not able to perform to my expectations; smudged on eyelids.
I love this!!!!
Lauri from TX
I love the gel eyeliner. I actually last long, doesn't smudge, and doesn't infect my tear ducts. The only issue is that it really doesn't last long meaning you run through the product quickly because you will always be sharpening it. Also, it took me forever to figure out that it's a pen you sharpen with a pencil sharpener and not a twist pen.
Would not recommend.
Brandy_tx from Texas
Barely used and then can not turn to get more eyeliner and can not sharpen.
Smashbox is Amazing!!
Anna99x from TX
Many eyeliners say they stay put all day but this one really does. I have severe allergies and this one stays put. I've tried them all. Hands down better than Lancome.
Great Liner - Cannot Sharpen
Cands from New Zealand
I bough the the Always on gel Eyeliner last week. It works a treat but after 1 week I cannot use it anymore. What the hell? There is no sharpner and with a plastic tip it doesn't look like it can be sharpened. The bottom doesn't twist up and it comes with no instructions. That's one seriously expensive week of eyeliner.
Smashbox Gel Liners-WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!!!
Debbie from Freehold,NJ
I bought an entire set of Smashbox Holidaze Always On Eyeliner Set and when I first used,them, were great.Now,I need to sharpen them.I tried to,but they do not sharpen!The liner crumbles and they are useless.I would like to know how can I use your product?Please respond.
Are you kidding?
Makeupgeek from New York
This eyeliner might be awesome, if you can USE it. How the heck are you supposed to sharpen it? I see people saying just buy a better sharpener, but really? Is that the answer? So buy something else to make this product work? Just make a product that you can sharpen.
Always on gel liner
Linda from Lynchburg, VA
I bought this recently and just hate it. Used it two or three times and can NOT sharpen it. When I tried the lead fell out!! Couldn't return it. What a rip off.
Eileen from Texas
The liner does last. I have the Play sharpener from Hoosier and it works well. The sharpener comes with a cleaning stick to sharpen and that really helps to keep it clean and sharp.
HOW TO SHARPEN!!
Neda from Stratford, ct
all of ladies complaining about sharpening, I use the L'Oreal sparpener & it works great, about once a year buy a new sharpener & all good, my problem is Ulta stopped carring this product & it's the best eyeliner for my oily eye lids.
Best on the water line eyeliner that I have found!
Chas from Tampa, FL
Goes on very black and stays on for hours. No smudging.
Impossible to sharpen
sly61 from Gardner, Kansas
The eye liner truly stays on and is fantastic until you have to sharpen it. I tried 3 different sharpeners to no prevail. Smashbox doesnt offer any suggestions other than return it so I am. Smashbox did request the batch number and hopefully will get some support from the manufacture. The use of plastic casing appears to be the issue and reported in other reviews as the issue too.
I don't bother with other liners
Debbie from Portland OR
He depth of the black is consistent all day.
Truly Waterproof? THIS IS IT!
Aliza64 from Lancaster PA
I finally found a truly waterproof eyeliner. This is a "stay put while swimming in the pool" eyeliner. I swam and it didn't budge, smear, run or fade. The only drawback is you need a good remover to get it off. I am sticking with this as my go to. I have spent hundreds of dollars on supposed waterproof eyeliners that didn't hold up while swimming or in water. This is the first that after an hour of swimming looked just applied. I am new to Smashbox line of products and this hits it out of the park!
Mo from Wisconsin
Please don't ever stop selling the Smashbox gel eyeliner in Bubbly! It is the best shade for my eyes and stays on all day!
Rickidee from CT
I also thought I would use this product for a long time. I've used it about 7 times now and the tip has gone round and needs sharpening. It also is down to the tip of the plastic. I tried twisting the bottom, pulling the bottom out, and no luck either way. Why not include instructions how to get more product out of what looks to be a pencil full of product and/or a sharpener. You have a bunch of customers just here alone that would appreciate knowing how to make better use of this product.
My go to pencil eyeliner
Irais from Fort Wayne, IN
My go to eyeliner! Does not smudge and it is very black! Just what I like!!
Love the Eyeliner - Annoying to Sharpen
Leanne from New York, NY
This is my second purchase of this eyeliner and I love it! I ditched my Mac eyeliner for it. I do really wish you sold a sharpener specifically for it though :( it is so difficult to sharpen.
VK from Chicago
Love this eyeliner. Goes on smoothly, doesn't smudge, and lasts all day.
Love this stuff!
Neels from Kansas City
Great for tight lining your eyes!