I gave this a try based on all the rave reviews. Honestly, I'm not impressed. This pencil doesn't deposit a really intense kohl-like black rim on the waterline like I was hoping it would. Instead, it's more waxy and appears gray, requiring multiple passes to achieve a black smokey line. It has pretty decent staying power, but the lack of color intensity is a big negative for me. I will say it is non-irritating to my sensitive eyes. Overall, I think this pencil is relatively cheap, both in quality and price.