I bought Stila Smudge Pot in black to use as a gel eyeliner. It was recommended to me because the Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner was out of stock at the Sephora store.
What it is: It can be used as an eye shadow or gel eyeliner and comes in (8) colors. It comes in a glass jar with a twist off lid. It costs $20 at Sephora.
How I use it: I take the end of my eyeliner brush, either my Bobbi Brown or Sephora, and scoop out some of the product and put it on the back of my hand. I do this to keep my Smudge Pot hygienic and long-lasting. I use the eye liner after primer and eye shadow then I put black powder eye shadow on top to set it.
Formula: It’s very creamy and pigmented. Color payoff is excellent.
Why is it a FAIL? Keep in mind I’ve only used this as an eye liner. Even though I took the proper steps of priming and setting, the color smudges everywhere! Under my lower lash line, in my epicanthic fold and in the outer corners of my eyes. Then when I try to rub off the color that smudged, I have a hard time getting it off! It’s like, so NOW you want to stay put?!?! I need a gel eye liner that doesn’t smudge and Stila Smudge Pot just doesn’t cut it for me. Since I have so much left, I’ll use it as a base when I wear dark eye shadow colors.
I’ve tried Bobbi Brown gel eye liner many years ago and I remember it smudging a bit on me too. I think I’ll try MAC’s Fluidline next. Wish me luck! 🙂 or better yet, let me know if you have a recommendation for gel eye liners.