I wanted a flattering nude shade and tried this. Having not tried Nars products before, I didn't know what to expect. I actually was a little put off by it because its a pencil (you'd get less wastage if it was a lipstick) but its so easy and quick to apply because of this. I'm impressed with the quality, colour payoff and the shade itself. The only reason I didn't give it top marks was because its not long-wearing. I had to reapply after 2 hours but that hasn't put me off from buying it again.