I know some people think "black is black", but I'm definitely not one of those people, whether it's makeup, clothes, bags, whatever.... but especially eye products. So that's the first thing I noticed about this... it's a little off. But it's really almost indiscernible... unless you're someone like me.
The bottom is Essence, the top is Rimmel Scandaleyes.
I found this pencil to be dry, stiff, and tuggy. It was all right on my waterline, but I had to go over it several times, and it did "stay all day" but it was easy to rub it off after 7-8 hours. It was not very comfortable to use on my upper lash line. I didn't leave it for 24 hours (!?!?!) and I definitely prefer the texture of Rimmel.