I purchased this product based on a video from the Birchbox site. It looked lovely and I wanted to try something new that would make my green eyes pop. I ordered the Mure color and I experienced similar issues with other's who gave the product low reviews. When it arrived, the tip of the pencil was broken off which was frustrating. It does come with a sharpener, so I sharpened it and gave it a try. It does not glide on smoothly, or at least that has not been my experience, it actually clumps or tugs when you apply it. I'm not sure if some of the pencils/colors are defective or what, but I was very disappointed in this purchase and definitely won't be repurchasing. Although, I really like the color, I will just look for something similar in another brand.