I bought this in mahogany, brown, black, and expresso, and I love them all!!! They are so pigmented, and they stay on your lips. They really bring life to your lipstick. They're not rough and hard to apply at all. And to top it all off, they're cost effective too. I like these a lot better than the retractable. I feel that the color attaches to your lips better with the pencil than the retractable, plus the retractable costs more.