I don't have a ton of experience with gel eyeliners. My first one was Maybelline's in black and it dried out very quickly so my opinion of them was pretty low. Then I qualified to get a free Ulta gel liner through the rewards program so I picked up Smoke not really expecting much. I fell in love and picked up Strut a little bit later when it was on sale for half price.
I've had these for close to a year now and they are still buttery and smooth.
Smoke is a dark almost black grey which is nice because I'm pale and sometimes pure black can be a little too strong. Strut is a deep purple that isn't in your face which is perfect for when I just want to bring out the green in my eyes and not be all HEY LOOK MY EYELINER IS PURPLE.
Strut is on top and Smoke is on the bottom. I almost always do a wing with these colors. I use the brush that came with the dried out Maybelline gel liner. If I ever run out of these I would definitely get another, but there is so much product I don't think that is ever going to happen. Love them!
Where to buy: Ulta