I love how soft this eyeliner is. I find that black is too harsh for my skin-tone and eye color, but this brown brings out the best in both. I recently also bought this in Smolder and while I love the richness of it, it is RIDICULOUSLY smudgy. The first time I used it, it got all over my fingers somehow! I recommend using it with a eyeliner sealer or over an eye shadow base. I think I'm getting the hang of it. I love these pencils, definitely recommend.