Easier than liquid but not as easy as a stick. The big difference here is that you are using a small brush to apply it and if for some reason some of those bristles want to go some where else, so is your eyeliner! It is very long lasting though! I would suggest in order to give yourself a guide, is lightly put your eyeliner on the way you always do. That way it is not too stressful for you! One thing I will say is that these gels do seem to dry out faster than I had expected so just make sure you are always putting your lid back on! Just do a little dab at a time until you get used to how it goes on! I think you will end up loving it !