This little pot has lasted me over a year! I don't use much but you can definitely layer this on to create a more extreme dramatic liner look. The dark espresso brown isn't as harsh as a black so I can wear it to the office and still look natural or apply more and flare it out a bit to make it a night time look. Definitely worth the price, mine hasn't dried out yet! Also, I use the Bobbi Brown liner brush, the brush you use makes a difference with application, mine comes to a point so I have more control.