Almost decided not to order this because everyone complained about the difficulty sharpening this pencil. There is an area on the back that shows a sharpener and it says "easy to sharpen pencil.". I decided to try the pencil and to try to sharpen it. I had very little problem with sharpening it although the wrap on the pencil seems different than most.. I have dry eye which makes my eyes water frequently. It was always difficult to put other eyeliner on let alone keep it on. This product did not fail. The liner went on and stayed on longer than any other I have tried, including waterproof. It does not smear or run under any of the circumstances I tried. I left it on at night, and it was still there in the morning. I certainly will be ordering more-maybe try another color now. Thank you Maybelline for a wonderful product!