Have no fear, those of you who think you can’t handle a liquid eyeliner pen. This stila applicator is really a breeze!. The pen is precise and you can build the line with layers of application. But that is just the beginning. When I say “staying power”, I mean this sucker isn’t going ANYWHERE. I can rub my eyes, shower and even wash my face and the line remains solid and pigmented as ever. But along with no smudges comes a super fast dry. So be sure make adjustments as quickly as possible. I generally prefer a black liner, and this is a wonderful, deep and inky shade. But it is also offered in Indigo and Dark Brown as well. At $20, this is a good alternative to the Le Metier de Beaute Precision Liquid Eyeliner ($42).