The liquid seems to have separated in a weird way--the tube leaks clear oily stuff. The mascara seems to work okay, though it's pretty clumpy, and the eyeliner doesn't work the way it's supposed to. It comes out covered in dried out goop, and I have to re-dip it in the main compartment to get anything out. This stuff is also far from being smudge-proof, in my experience. I seriously have never used worse liquid eyeliner.