The pencils are soft and very well pigmented. They applied very easily to my lash line, and once you’ve blended them (you only have about 60 seconds to do this), they stay put all day long. And these swatches don’t really do the liners justice, I definitely will be buying a second Green Ivy, that color is absolutely amazing if you blend it out a little.
There is a problem with these pencils however, and that is that they are pretty hard to sharpen correctly. They really will break very easily, making you resharpen them over and over. It is enough to make you wonder why you bought the pencil in the first place (look at the swatch of Green Ivy again, you’ll remember!)
I found that to get these liners to sharpen there are a few tricks. First, you really do need to use a L’Oreal sharpener. I think it must be something with getting the closest size fit possible, but my Urban Decay sharpener (which is pretty new and works great with my other liners) seems to be a smidge too big, the liner wobbles a little, then it breaks. Go for the L’Oreal one. Second, you need to be sure that your liner is cold. On days that it is a bit warm and humid, try putting the liner in your freezer for a few minutes first. So much easier! And finally, you need to go. slow. Taking your time with these liners makes a big difference!