Rated 4.11 out of 5 stars
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.
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.
Inca from Sisters
Flakes terribly and is dry. Can't smudge after applying since flakes end up on your cheek.
April from Columbia, SC
The eyeliner works good but the pencil will not sharpen. It says simply twist the cap until it clicks. But it never clicks and never sharpens. It's going back to Ulta tomorrow!
PeriwinkleGray from Boca Raton, FL
I expected a good product for the price. Boy was I wrong. The point wore flat in no time and will not twist to expose more gel and will not sharpen. Only good for the wastebasket.
Barbara from Chicago
This is a great eyeliner - stays on and looks great !! It is my new favorite eyeliner even thought it cost more than I usually pay for an eyeliner!!
Lin from Mass
I have never used a liner like this. And I have high end sharpeners, none worked with this. The tip kept breaking off. Too bad I will never know if the liner was any good. That being said they should know about this flaw and fix it or replace if it's not a regular occurrence. Being a gel liner snob, this will not get a good recommendation from me.
Cat from Memphis, TN
This was a gift. 1st time out of box it worked some but dragged and crumbled. Then tried 3 different cosmetic sharpeners and just kept breaking. Now it doesn't work at at all. Even tried on back of hand and barely makes a mark. I give up.
Peggy from Monroe, Louisiana
This will not go on smooth, does not stay 12 hours. Knowing Ulta it is a bad, old one. Horrible. Would never buy this Smashbox again. Will have to find another one bc I can't use it.
C P from Mesa, Az
Never smears and last all night!
Jamie from Orlando FL
This eyeliner goes on smooth and lasts longer than any eyeliner I've ever tried. I live in Florida and the humidity is out of this world. I strictly use it on my waterline, but have tried it on my lid once and it was so smooth. Some of the eyeliner does fade after a few hours only waterline, but it is still bolder, smoother and longer lasting than anything else I've tried (even UD Waterline pencil). A previous review suggested using the Ulta brand pencil sharpener, so I bought one. I haven't had a single issue with sharpening. It fits like a glove in the sharpener and nothing ever breaks off.
LL from Chicago
Love it... goes on smooth & stays on.?
Frustrated J from Texas
My came in the mail today. I was looking forward to trying, but when I opened the box and took the cap off the tip had broken. It was not in the cap. Tried to sharpen, used 4 different sharpeners, not one could sharpen it. I would like to give zero stars since I could not even try it. What a waste of time and money.
Josephine M from South Carolina
I love, love, love this liner. It goes on so smoothly and is workable for several seconds before it sets. After it sets, it doesn't smudge. My holy grail eye liner... except for the problem sharpening it. Standard pencil sharpener and makeup-specific sharpeners do not work. I finally found a blog that said you must use a DOUBLE BLADE sharpener. OMG. She was right!!! Don't throw your liner out. Just get a double blade sharpener.
M from NC
Only liner I can use in waterline for all day wear!
Sharly from NJ
I originally purchased this because I was going on a trip to Phoenix AZ, where the temps were hitting over 100 consistently. It was great! It held up allll day AND night. When I came back home to the East Coast, where it was 20 degrees cooler, but very humid, it didn't even last the day before disappearing. A lot of comments are talking about the difficulty of sharpening. At first, it kept breaking off before I could get it to a point. So I put it in the FREEZER for a few minutes, then sharpened it. And it worked!
Allison from Illinois
It's easy to apply, does not smear and last all day
Living from Brandon Florida
This pencil will not sharpens. Love the product but waste of money if you can't use it.
MJRusser from Colorado
love it but frustrating that you can't sharpen it. I'll try some recommended sharpeners but there's got to be a better way. For what you pay you should get more use out of the pencil.
T from OR
It's so difficult to put on. Lots of gaps. No playtime. I have no idea who this works for.
Taylor21 from Middlebury vermont
I brought this a month ago and im pretty mad as much as I payed for this and it you can't sharpen it and it doesn't twist up. Why make an eyeliner that you can only use a few times???
Lu from Chicago
Got on a different website, got black (fishnet) and brown (brewed) and I love them, smooth, glide on, super pigmented, long lasting, sharpen easily with my old sharpener or another mally sharpener. Coming for more :)
Maxy from California
Everyone complained that they could not sharp it. You have to use the right sharpener, it works great. I bought the sharpener from Ulta.
MELISSA from Louisiana
This eyeliner is my favorite. It doesn't smudge and goes on easily. But, like many other reviews have stated, it's impossible to sharpen! It breaks and doesn't sharpen to a point. It also get soft. Ugh come on smashbox, do something about this! I'm literally thinking of going back to my last brand because of this.
Bigcherfan from Sacramento ca
Why make an eyeliner pencil that you can't sharpen? Anybody? I'm confused why the pencil is regular size but only good for a few uses since it can't be sharpened.
Face value from Jackson Bh
Perfect dark black eye liner a pleasure to put on does t get all smudgy all over the place
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?