You'd think that a woman such as myself who always wings her eyes would have a long relationship with various eyeliners, but I'm a relative newbie. I used to wear liquid eyeliner that would always flake off in places. I moved on to a traditional pencil and am now making yet another switch. I finally broke down and paid over $10 for L'Oreal HiP Kohl Liner in teal.
That applicator you see on the end is not a brush. It's a rough, flexible wand. Because the top is narrowed like a tube of mascara, you are forced to use the applicator. This is a problem because this stuff makes a mess when applied dry. I had teal dust all over my cheeks and had to reapply my blush after removing it. Applied wet, it was neat, but I had to do it by tapping a wet eyeshadow brush on the wand. Neither efficient nor enjoyable.
The wand is helpful in making a sharp line, important for winged eye makeup.
Overall, I liked the product and it's long-wear, but I doubt I'd buy another vial. L'Oreal's cream liner with angled brush may be more up my ally.