These are my holy grail pencils. When they are on sale I buy one, I always have 3… one in my make up bag (in my handbag), one on my dressing table and one in my cosmetics box. They apply smoothly, they last (I use it with Avon’s Eyeshadow Primer) and the color is bold (Blackest Black) and it’s so soft and smudging isn’t a issue if I want to blend my eyeliner a bit. Superb product and been using it since I can remember.