I bought this thinking they would be similar to the NYX shadow sticks (which I have not tried, I just know they are really popular). It has a twist up feature rather than having to sharpen them, which is kind of cool, but if it gets pretty dull, you can't really sharpen them back. Anyway, I really like this green. It has subtle shimmer to it and is a really nice forest green color. It glides on easily and is even more vibrant with a primer. But it fades and smudges way too easily. Even with a primer, I had to apply a lot of coats and it still faded within the hour. All of the colors smell of waxy crayon wax, which is kind of overpowering when you first open them. I really like it, it just doesn't stay on very well.