I had a love hate relationship with this product. I used it often when i first got it - then put it away for like a year because i began using cream contour. The contour/dark shade in this stick is great for beginner's contour. Easy to use/draw on your face with and bendable with a brush or BB. I use this when i want a full glam look! I'd definitely recommend to someone beginning to contour as it is inexpensive and good for first timer's!