I actually bought this and gave it away when I first started getting serious about makeup because I... could not.... get this to work. no matter how careful I was, I always ended up with a power brow. after getting comfortable with pencil products, I tried it again and with some practice I love it. I don't much like the brush it came with, I use an angled liner brush instead and use the spoolie from the one it came with. with a light hand it works very well. it does have a tendency to get dry, but if you use a toothpick and stir it up it's back to creamy consistency.