I have three colors: Blackest Black, Espresso, and Charcoal.
These gel eyeliners do come with brushes, and the brushes definitely aren't the worst thing in the world. They're neither too stiff nor too flexible, meaning that they are relatively easy to use. Their narrow, paddle-like shape is definitely different from a conventional eyeliner brush, but it doesn't impede use. I strongly suspect that many will prefer to use a traditional brush, regardless.
The texture of the product is very creamy, making it easy to use. If they are properly stored (upside down with a tight cap), there shouldn't be any substantial problems with them drying out or clumping.
Charcoal is a shimmery slate.
Espresso is an aptly named coffee bean brown.
Blackest black is... a pretty black black.
All three colors are intensely pigmented.
|Swatches from left to right: Charcoal, Espresso, Blackest Black|
|Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Charcoal on Human Face|