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Stila Smudge Pot Liner, Black
 
4.2

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

they don't budge!

I have been a long time fan of Stila's smudgepots.  They apply easily, comes in some lovely color variations, and seriously don't budge.  I applied the Pomegranate smudgepot (coppery...Read complete review

I have been a long time fan of Stila's smudgepots.  They apply easily, comes in some lovely color variations, and seriously don't budge.  I applied the Pomegranate smudgepot (coppery red) on my cheek into a tear drop shape for halloween, and after a full night of clubbing, the line was not even smudged.  it was amazing.

Stila smudgepots are cream liners, not gel.  This may mean you need a different kind of brush to apply compared to, say, Bobbi Brown's gel liners.  Gel is typically softer than cream and thinner, with a consistency that's closer to a liquid liner, whereas cream can be a bit harder on the spectrum, and fall closer to pencil (imo).  Stila's own smudgepot brush is great, because the bristle is slightly rough  so it can pick up pigment easily.  I tried using the BB gel liner brush on smudgepots and it really didn't work at all. 

Stila's smudgepot color variation includes one called Bronze that is practically my Holy Grail in gel liners.  I'm NC25 asian and that shade goes on amazingly natural, yet when looked closely, the bronze shimmer/sheen does show through.  it's more neutral and more yellow compared to Copper (an older shade) which pulls a bit more red.  It is also a bit brighter than the Brown shade (which is matte and has no metallic sheen).  Bronze is an amazingly flattering color for asians, particuarlly those tho find black eyeliner to be too harsh. 

the smudgepots also has a Gray color, which is a true gray and not a "soft black".  For those who are forever searching for a gray liner and keep finding soft blacks, give the Gray smudgepot a try!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Loved it when it's fresh, but it dries out too fast.

I really like how Stila Smudge Pot liner goes on, with a thin eyeliner brush, especially for lining the upper eyelid for a cat-eye look. Even for a thin, less dramatic application,...Read complete review

I really like how Stila Smudge Pot liner goes on, with a thin eyeliner brush, especially for lining the upper eyelid for a cat-eye look. Even for a thin, less dramatic application, this product delivers a nice, smooth line that stays put all day. I liked it so much that I bought it in another color, a pearly green. Although I consider myself budget conscious, I'm willing to pay more when I find a product I really like. (Of course my favorite thing is to find a less expensive product that I like the best! More on this in a minute.) Unfortunately, with Stila Smudge Pots, I soon found out that the product dried out in the pot before I had a chance to use even a fraction of the product. The eyeliner cream actually shrunk in the round pot! And what was left was dessicated to the point that it no longer applied in a smooth fashion, in fact it became clumpy and difficult to apply. I have since discovered that the Physician's Formula eyeliner pen works really well and costs a fraction of the Stila Smudge Pot. I'm on my second of these pens and will stick with them for now. If the Stila Smudge Pot were reformulated to work just as well but not dry out, I would reconsider it, because Iike I said, I do like how it works when it's fresh.

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3.0

Good for a while but don't expect it to last once you open it

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Stila Smudge Pot Liner, Black:

I'm torn on this one because the eyeliner itself is great; it has nice coverage and smooth flow but doesn't get so thick that it clumps up like some cream liners. The colors are very bold and stay until you finally get around to washing them off but the drying time is a little longer than normal and slightly greasy even dry.
The container itself was what I had so much trouble with.
I opened it before the weekend and then didn't end up using it again until the next weekend, by that point the liner had a far more gummy and thick feel to it and I had a harder time putting it on with it getting choppy; more solid than liquid.
And it only got worse from there; in a few weeks time I had to throw mine out because it was just too dry to really use anymore.
Being that this is a pricey item it was very disappointing to have it work so well but a flaw in the design of the packaging being the reason that I won't buy it again; it's really just a waste.

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5.0

Stila smudge proof eyeliner is fabulous I found my go to liner

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from Milwaukee, WI

Comments about Stila Smudge Pot Liner, Black:

Love it! It goes on smooth and very dark I double it up with the liquid liner that I use and wear it for hours and it doesn't smudge or fade!!!! I get compliments all the time on my dark outlined eyes. ;) even in the hottest of weather 90 degrees it still doesn't smudge. Love this liner its worth the money every penny.

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5.0

Stila gets gel liner RIGHT

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from Abita Springs, LA

Comments about Stila Smudge Pot Liner, Black:

It seems that gel liners are the thing nowadays when it comes to eyeliner. I've tried a couple, but I did not like them at all. Stila's Smudge Pots are the best when it comes to texture, consistency, quality, and value.



With a thin liner brush, you can easily achieve a nice, smooth line (I could not do this with other brands). Just make sure you don't take too much time lining because it will dry and, once it dries, it with be harder to smudge or wipe away your mistakes.

I personally like and use the "grey" color. You might think black is more traditional or versatile for all occasions, but I find black liners to be too dark for my light skin -- black makes me look too goth and juvenile. So if you have pale to fairly light skin, I highly recommend grey over black. It's softer, feminine, and very classy. It's a lot darker than it appears in the swatch online if you are ordering online, so it really works just as well as black liner.

The grey also works great if you love to do the smoky eye. I use Stila's liquid liner to line my lash line and then use the grey Smudge Pot to line above the black liner. This acts as a shadow (to the black) and creates a beautiful "smoky" look without having to smudge all over your lids. It's very beautiful! I've found my "go-to" liner!

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3.0

Loved it when it's fresh, but it dries out too fast.

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from Portland, OR

Comments about Stila Smudge Pot Liner, Black:

I really like how Stila Smudge Pot liner goes on, with a thin eyeliner brush, especially for lining the upper eyelid for a cat-eye look. Even for a thin, less dramatic application, this product delivers a nice, smooth line that stays put all day. I liked it so much that I bought it in another color, a pearly green. Although I consider myself budget conscious, I'm willing to pay more when I find a product I really like. (Of course my favorite thing is to find a less expensive product that I like the best! More on this in a minute.) Unfortunately, with Stila Smudge Pots, I soon found out that the product dried out in the pot before I had a chance to use even a fraction of the product. The eyeliner cream actually shrunk in the round pot! And what was left was dessicated to the point that it no longer applied in a smooth fashion, in fact it became clumpy and difficult to apply. I have since discovered that the Physician's Formula eyeliner pen works really well and costs a fraction of the Stila Smudge Pot. I'm on my second of these pens and will stick with them for now. If the Stila Smudge Pot were reformulated to work just as well but not dry out, I would reconsider it, because Iike I said, I do like how it works when it's fresh.

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4.0

Stila-always a great product

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from Pleasant Grove, UT

Comments about Stila Smudge Pot Liner, Black:

I really like the smudge pot liners from Stila.  They work great!  They are super easy to apply and stay on all day.  They come in a variety of pretty colors.  There is one for everyone out there.  

I like how easy these are to apply.  I am no makeup artist, but I can apply these and I feel like they look good.  I have had trouble finding liners that I feel like stay on.  I hate looking in the mirror at the end of the day and being scared ;)  These really do stay on all day.

My only real complaint about this product is its actual shelf life.  You better make sure you put the lid on tight, and I mean tight, or you will be sorry.  These things dry out really easily so I don't feel like you get your moneys worth when you can't use it until its gone.  Even when you are sure to put the lid on tight, it will still dry out a little.

Other than that I am super happy.  I just wish there were a way to seal it better.

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4.0

Smudge Pot is a great cream eyeliner

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from Leechburg, PA

Comments about Stila Smudge Pot Liner, Black:

Stila's Smudge Pot is a great cream eyeliner. I love it in black because it has so many uses. It is extremely easy to apply as a cream eyeliner, with a great eyeliner brush this is easy. If you have a cheaper eyeline brush it is a little bit more difficult to use. This is a higher quality product and needs a high quality brush for flawless application. It is very water proof; even after a day at the pool you eyeliner won't run or smudge. You mush use soap and water or a good makeup remover to remove. The black smudge pot is also a great product to have in your makeup collection because it is easy to use for a smokey eye look. All you need is a great smudge brush. You have a small window of time to smudge to acheive the smokey eye look and then it sets and becomes waterproof. You have to be very diligent out keeping the lip TIGHTLY closed or else your product will dry up easily. You get a large amount of cream eyeliner in one little pot, it will last you for a long while. So it is a great quanity for the price.

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5.0

they don't budge!

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from San Jose, CA

Comments about Stila Smudge Pot Liner, Black:

I have been a long time fan of Stila's smudgepots.  They apply easily, comes in some lovely color variations, and seriously don't budge.  I applied the Pomegranate smudgepot (coppery red) on my cheek into a tear drop shape for halloween, and after a full night of clubbing, the line was not even smudged.  it was amazing.

Stila smudgepots are cream liners, not gel.  This may mean you need a different kind of brush to apply compared to, say, Bobbi Brown's gel liners.  Gel is typically softer than cream and thinner, with a consistency that's closer to a liquid liner, whereas cream can be a bit harder on the spectrum, and fall closer to pencil (imo).  Stila's own smudgepot brush is great, because the bristle is slightly rough  so it can pick up pigment easily.  I tried using the BB gel liner brush on smudgepots and it really didn't work at all. 

Stila's smudgepot color variation includes one called Bronze that is practically my Holy Grail in gel liners.  I'm NC25 asian and that shade goes on amazingly natural, yet when looked closely, the bronze shimmer/sheen does show through.  it's more neutral and more yellow compared to Copper (an older shade) which pulls a bit more red.  It is also a bit brighter than the Brown shade (which is matte and has no metallic sheen).  Bronze is an amazingly flattering color for asians, particuarlly those tho find black eyeliner to be too harsh. 

the smudgepots also has a Gray color, which is a true gray and not a "soft black".  For those who are forever searching for a gray liner and keep finding soft blacks, give the Gray smudgepot a try!

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4.0

Stila Smudge Pots- fantastic liner, iffy container

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from Riverside, CA

Comments about Stila Smudge Pot Liner, Black:

Let me start this review by saying that I had not had luck applying eyeliner in the past- be it soft or hard pencil, liquid or stick. I purchased the black smudge pot in a trio set of black, copper, and gray colors. This collection came with a brush that appeared like it would apply a really thick line, but with a good hand, can be made as thin as the user wants. The container is glass with a plastic screw - on cap. The liner can get dry and flake off so be sure to apply only creamy liner. If the consistency of the product seems dry on the top layer, then simply use a tissue or q-tip to wipe off the top dry layer, exposing the moist creamy product. This should apply smoothly and not flake at all. That is what I love about this liner- it is as intense as you want it to be and as thick as you make it. However, it CANNOT be blended after it has been applied. It dries very quickly and stays  put so well, that it cannot be blended. My solution to this is to apply the liner first, and then apply eyeshadow on top of the liner- making it seem less intense. You will definitely need make up remover to take this off sufficiently. I just love it and after practice, I am sure you will too!

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5.0

Stila smudge pots... amazing!

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from Geneva, NY

Comments about Stila Smudge Pot Liner, Black:

I bought a few of these on a whim, not being a regular eyeliner wearer.  I am absolutely converted, I wear this every day.  I can't believe how easy it was to apply.  I was totally intimidated by the idea of applying eyeliner with a brush, as I am mostly a mascara an lip gloss girl.  Now I honestly can't believe I ever used anything else.  It glides on perfectly, and I can get a beautiful line of a medium thickness using the brush that came with it (#4 I think).  No more tugging of pencils or crazy zigzags from the slightest twitch when applying liquid eyeliner. 

The application was easy, even for a amatuer like myself and the staying power is pretty impressive.  I have not had any issues with smudging or anything- it stayed put when I rubbed my eyes. 

The only downside to this eyeliner, and an avaidable one at that, is that the gey will dry out and become unusable if the lid is not put on tightly. 

Well worth the price!

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4.0

This is the pot that belongs in every gals bathroom!

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from Silver Spring, MD

Comments about Stila Smudge Pot Liner, Black:

I've been wanting to try this product for a while now. I was finally was able to get my hands on it. It's soooo worth the cost! This was my first purchase of a creme eyeliner. I am surprise at the staying power of it. For those who are hesitant to try a cream or gel based eyeliner, this smudgepot is a great start. The texture is not too soft, not too hard. If used with a small angled brush, it's as easy as pie.

Application:


- Dip your brush into the pot. If this is your first time or you have not touched the pot in a while, I recommend using the back of your brush or a small spatula to loosen the top layer. (A little goes a LONG way.)

- If you dipped to much, just brush it along the side of the pot.

- Then, in front of a mirror, tilt your head up so you are looking down at your nose in the mirror.

- Using one hand, lightly pull your eye taunt, and with the brush in your other hand, glide the brush (with short side of the brush first), from the outer rim of your eye to the inner rim.

- Repeat if needed.


This stuff dried quick, so if you make a mistake, wipe it off quick, or you will need make-up remover.

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