I also like a very sharp tip for my eyeliner so I keep my sharpener closeby and with softer formulas like this one, the Pixi website advises to place the eyeliners in the FREEZER for just a few minutes prior to sharpening so that you don't get gooey eyeliner all over the sharpener. I had thought about trying this before, but I was scared I would f*** up the pencil! Good to know there won't be any ill effects from doing this!
The shades I use the most are "Rose Glow", "Black Blue" and "Black Noir", but "Matte Mulberry" has been more and more of an option as we head into Fall as it is neutral like a brown, but has a reddish tone to it for when I decide to do more Fall-inspired eye makeup. You're probably wondering when I would use "Velvet Violet" and though it's not everyday, I use it on my waterline as a way to brighten up my eye if I am wearing a light eyeshadow look. It looks a bit shimmery on me once I apply it and almost blends in with my eye instead of sticking out like a pastel purple dinosaur.
Final verdict: Though these eyeliners aren't what I would put in the "affordable drugstore" category, at $16 CDN, these perform and feel A LOT like the eyeliners that are well about the $20 mark and come in a variety of shades. Based on how these were performing, I actually thought they cost way more before I checked the price because I have obviously been conditioned to think that an eyeliner that performs like this should cost almost double! Suffice it to say, these are now among my favourite eyeliners because of price, performance and shade options!