We have recently been able to try out the Colourpop Lippie Liners. To be honest, at first we were skeptical The item was a good price and we know that usually means a dry pencil and like everyone else we much prefer the smooth glide on type.
When we popped the lid off we were slightly confused by the plastic looking pencil. How do we sharpen you?? But not to worry it sharpens perfectly fine! Just, as with any liner we recommend using a sharper with the correct hole size. That is, the same diameter as that of the pencil.
Side note: whilst on the topic of sharpeners. We actually were thinking about how annoying sharpeners and lip liners are. Whenever you need the sharpener the most it seems to have gone AWOL. Not only that but chances are the last time you used it you were also in a rush and were too lazy to clean the residue off it. Behold, sharpener with black eyeliner bits over the blade. It struck us that whilst ordering most people don't actually think they need to purchase a sharpener too - because we all do have one at home... somewhere. But honestly, the importance of a fresh blade for each pencil is really the key! More often than not we just don't bother giving it a second thought but the right sharpener and right hole size gives you the perfect precise tip for each time you need to use your liner. That's why after all our pondering we decided we would just provide our customers with the perfect free sharpener with each liner. It just ensures you enjoy using your liner for more than just the first application. We're all about practicality here ;-)
Back to the liner - it's smooth, it's pigmented, it glides on like a total dream. They are made to be paired with the Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks by Colourpop and I have to say they do pair together like a dream!
Overall top liner! Only neg would be the fact that it isn't twistable. But having said that, we've been having issues with our other brand twisties which just want to snap off if you even CONSIDER twisting it out a mm more than you should... So I don't even know if this is a neg! But either way combined with the sharpener - completely TOP QUALITY 10/10.