While Smashbox Always Sharp 3D Liner is not as creamy, its staying power is about the same. I chose 3D Sparks, black with gold pearl. Somehow this liner stays sharp, I assume with some contraption in the cap. I don't know where the shavings go... but I love that I don't have to deal with locating my sharpener. Both are $20 each.
*Sometimes you can find an Ulta coupon for $4 off, making it $16.
I am very tempted to buy this Always Sharp On The Rocks Always Sharp Liner Set ($39, $100 value.) It includes 5 liners. But how many eyeliners does one person need?!