Many brow gels I have tried end up looking like the color of my foundation. No matter how I comb through my brows before using my brow gel, there is always some residue that ends up getting in there. This is the cure. First, the metal tube prevents seeing any makeup color change which is nice but the shape of the tube opening prevents any powder or makeup from getting into the tube after using the applicator tip. The size and shape of the tip spoolie is perfect. It instantly gives me the perfect brow shape if I comb in an upward motion or to the side even, and it stays in place without drying hard and crackly so it isn't like putting actual hair gel in my brows like some end up like. This one doens't cake and it meshes extremely well with all the brow powders and pencils that I use, and I do have an array. This gel cuts way down on the time I have to fight with taming my brows and creates a perfect ready canvas for my powder and pencil. It is a staple that I cannot live without.