It's a highlighter and eye color in one! You can't get better than that! At least for me, who is minimalist. When I use this it is the best thing for me. It is easy and fast. You apply the shimmer to the lids really quick just around the base of the eye, and it is a gorgeous champagne color, then I apply the highlighter matte color to the inner part of the eye to look brighter and to the arch of my eye brow to highlight my eye brows, and it looks great! There are probably endless ways you can use this. But that is how I do. It is so simple. It sharpens really easily. The duo function of this pencil is what draws me in.