This is seriously the best eyebrow pencil I have ever used. I prefer the Anastasia system for really exotic and beautiful eyebrows, but for those quick touch-ups, there is nothing like this pencil. The only problem with it is sharpening! You cannot peel it. It does twist up. The only solution is a pencil sharpener, but that doesn’t work quite right. However, that is really the *only* solution, to use a pencil sharpener for small pencils and sharpen very carefully. I have found, though, that managing my expectations and just realizing that sharpening is a pain helps me not to be so worried about it and to focus on how exceptional it is. The thing is, I would never purchase something that is this difficult to sharpen if it were not for how wonderful it is, so that tells you something! Also, it is pretty easy on the pocketbook, especially compared to the Anastasia products.