The chubby pencil makes putting eyeshadow simple. One swipe provides full coverage in one single squiggle. The Graphite Glint is a soft gray and doesn't look anything like the color in the tube, which is much darker.The creamy eyeshadow leaves a soft sheen. The only thing I don't like is that I can't find a sharpener to use and the closest Target to me is 4 hours by train. I am just going to take a knife to the pencil and carve it out. Very classy, I know. Maybe I will use the sharpener as an excuse to visit Target and pick some more goodies.