I have wasted TONS of money on eyeliners that need to be sharpened because I just can't seem to do it correctly. I use too much pressure, or not enough, or do too much, or the pencil isn't *quite* standard size for the sharpener, or any other number of reasons. I'm something of a makeup novice, and I love eyeliner, but I just.can't.do.it. I'm staunchly no-sharpen now. I also don't mind twist ups that end up not being pointy because I smudge anyway, so the lack of a very sharp, pointed tip means nothing to me. This eyeliner is JUST the right texture (not too hard, not too soft), an amazing color (I got "Purple Tang"), goes on smoothly, smudges easily, and stays put! I'm in love!