The Victoria's Secret eyeliner in Extreme Black is not very black. In fact, I would say that it is more of a dark grey than a black. I am kind of disappointed in this purchase because I had heard rave reviews on it, and I was hoping that it would really deliver the color that I was looking for.
It glides onto my skin very easily, I can't complain about that. And it comes with a smudging sponge on the other end, but even this smudging sponge does not work very well. When I go to try and smudge out the eyeliner, there is still the very sharp line that I had originally drawn, and then something of a light grey hue around it. When trying to create smokey eyes, this eyeliner would not be very helpful, in my opinion.
I guess what adds to my disappointment in the VS eyeliner is the performance of MAC's Eye Kohl eyeliner in Smolder. Now, this is a color that I can pass as black. MAC's Eye Kohl eyeliner also glides on very smoothly, and it really packs in the color punch that I really want. On top of this, it is a lot more blendable and smudgeable than the VS eyeliner. If you take a look at the picture below, you can see that MAC's Eye Kohl eyeliner (left) is much blacker than the VS eyeliner (right). In fact, the VS eyeliner looks almost like a dark brown on top of my skin tone.
Wow, the VS eyeliner was indeed a disappointment, but I think I might keep it around in case I would like to try dark grey around my eyes instead of black. If you would like to try it out yourself, it is available online at www.VictoriasSecret.com in the beauty section for $8.00. If you would like to have a go at MAC's Eye Kohl eyeliner, it is also available online at www.MacCosmetics.com for $14.50. I hope this helps you decide, and good luck!