Eyeliner can be a challenge to practiced make-up users as well as newer ones. Pencils can pull or tug; liquids can blob and be hard to remove. Clinique's Brush-On Cream Liner is fairly new, and helps to resolve the eyeliner problem.
The cream liner is soft but fairly thick, and using the brush that accompanies it, is easy even for me to apply right under the lash line. That's right - UNDER, not above, the lash line. Unless you want to look Goth, to give your eyes a nice clear definition, apply your liner right below your upper lashes. If you use it under your eyes, apply it carefully between your lashes up to about the middle of your pupil. To make your eyes look larger, pull the line on the top lash out and up, for an almost cat-eye look.
There's no tugging on delicate skin with this product; no sharpening, and a brush that lets you get close to the mirror. The best way to apply, I was told by a make-up expert and Nordstroms, is to look down (at a hand mirror, for example) while trying to keep your eyes wide. That will let you make a thin line of definition. If you want a smokey, smudged look, add a thin line of a dark shadow above the lash line and smudge until you're satisfied.
Clinique's Brush-On Cream Liner comes in four shades: Black Honey (my favorite, and the one shown), Deep Brown, Smoke Grey, and True black. They have, according to Clinique, "Deep, smoky eye-defining color" and are also long-wearing and water-proof, so you'll need a make-up remover to get them off before you go to bed.
I love this product; it's one of the few liners that I don't make horrible mistakes with, and it doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes. The price of $14.50 is reasonable, considering what it does and how long it lasts. I gave it less than five mainly because it has few, if any, botanical ingredients, and the price is over $10.