The formula description remains the same. It's a creamy formula that comes in a slightly thicker diameter pencil, meant for lining the inside of the eyelid and the base of the lashes. I was always mildly confused by this statement. What exactly is the inside of the eyelid? To me that means: waterline. And I never really put liner on my waterline because it irritates my eye and tends to get makeup on my contact lenses. So for me, the old kohl pencils meant soft, smudgeable color, great as a base for powder eyeshadow, to create depth, dimension and prolong wear.
I purchased Nightfall because I always had trouble with my Black Turquoise pencil. Application was typically patchy, like the pencil was too hard. But if I applied more pressure, I usually end up breaking the tip. This was case with a couple of the old kohl pencils. I never had this trouble with Black Gold or Brown Copper though. I thought that maybe with this version, they'd have solved the problem. But upon taking home Nightfall, I found that it had its own problems. The pencil really is quite soft but I can't seem to get a good line from it, unless I press a little harder. This results in bits of eyeliner, like little chunks, just coming off the pencil but not really adhering to my skin. And then, the impending fallout. It's terrible. I'm so unhappy with it!
I didn't want to return the pencil as I quite liked the color. It's perfect if you're thinking mermaid look, but also does well on its own. So, the fix: put eye makeup on before foundation and face makeup. Apply in dots and dashes and then smudge, smudge, smudge with powder eyeshadow or set with powder. Clean up.
Now I'm off to find the perfect turquoise pencil and shadow...