Never underestimate the power of muscle memory.
See that long, pointy tip in the pic? Coo’, right?
BUT SO SCARY.
Something about it screams, “Yer gonna poke yer eye out, kid!”
I haven’t yet (poked my eye out, that is), which is good, but the night is young, haha!
Here’s something else that’s good: these liners feel great in my paws. The part you hold is sort of ergonomically curved, and it makes them comfy to hold and pretty easy to control, even with that gigantic, super long tip.
Formula-wise, these matte liners are smooth and creamy and made for smudging. You just line your lash lines with them, and then run a brush or a Q-tip along the edges to feather it out. You have about 10 minutes of playtime before the product sets.
I think these definitely do better on my lash lines than they do on my water lines. On the latter, I can’t get them to stay put! Both the black and the white start out intense, matte and completely opaque, but two hours later they’ve all but disappeared (the fading is already noticeable after 30 minutes).
On my lash lines, though, I can go five or six hours before I feel like I need a touchup.
Of course, if my combination lids happen to be in an extra oily mode that day, the liner will transfer into my crease when I blink.
As far as smudgy liners go, I think these are solidly OK. If I had something like a $16 MAC Eye Kohl in Feline or Smolder around (both are pitch black), or MAC Fascinating (a stark white), I’d probably reach for those first, because of the ability to use them on my lash AND water lines, but these would do well enough in a pinch.