I too, ordered from the NYX website and got this little pencil as a "bonus" gift. I would have never ordered it on my own, but now that I have tried it, I will buy it once it is gone. It is smooth and non drying and looks good as lipcolor on its own just outline and fill in. You can top it off with gloss for a shinier look, or put another shade of lipstick over it. I am a medium toned Asian and it is a great color on me not washed out like some nudes, but not too dark and heavy. It is neutral enough so I can see it looking attractive on a number of different skin tones. I am so picky about my lip shades and have a hard time finding the right tone sometimes, so it was surprising to see how well this pencil worked.