You can see from the shot of the pencil ends that I don't use the liner at all.
You can see from the swatch why I do not like the black liner. It's not creamy at all and I will not put it anywhere near my eyes. The shadow stick on the other hand is much creamier and works great as a liner. It's too bright for me to be a shadow base. These come in different colors but I haven't seen this at my dollar tree lately. I purchased this for one dollar.