Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner in Ebene ($29/ #10) is an automatic, twist up liner that does not require sharpening. Because I lack patience, I love this style eyeliner. Twist and go. Sadly, the other end does not have a built-in smudger. I always miss those when they’re not there.
Ebene’s texture is soft and creamy, giving you just a few moments to smudge the line. Then it sets into a waterproof, budge-proof line. This liner really does last until you take it off. Numerous reviews on Makeupalley confirm that this is the weapon choice for the waterline. I must admit that it did not last more than four hours on mine, but no liner ever has. It did give me all-day wear on my upper lashline.
Ebene’s color is a soft near-black with a subtle blue pearl. It shows as a deep, deep cool dark gray (a bit like a black pearl), rather than a straight black. Love it lightly touched under the eye.
Here is a comparison with Ebene on the left (swatched light and heavy), compared to another standard black pencil that I have in my stash–Armani’s standard black pencil in Smooth Silk #4 (by the way, this is a great standard black pencil).
Really, one of my favorite black pencils right now. Highly recommended. I love it.