I don't know if MAC had made these flesh-toned pencils permanent yet but if they haven't, they certainly should. Using this pencil on the waterline really brighten eyes and makes them look bigger. There are times when I just don't want a dark, sultry shade on my waterline and white is just too stark and unnatural looking. This pencil is perfect. I understand it works well to cover blemishes too, though I'm past the age for breakouts. The only thing that could make this pencil better would be a twist up "pencil" rather than one you have to sharpen.