I bought a trio of these at a beauty shop over the holidays since I love Lipstick Queen. I admit maybe it's my fault for not reading the packaging thoroughly enough, but I thought I was getting a pencil or lipstick, and not a gloss in pencil shape. The product works well once you realize what you've got: a moisturizing, not sticky, lip gloss with a beautiful sheen that's extremely easy to apply. However, it needs to be said that because it's a gloss it comes off on whatever your lips touch, but it does not smudge onto your face or teeth. Because of this, layering the gloss for a deeper hue seems impossible. I've been using them over a traditional lip pencil or stain, and thrown it in my purse for easy reapplication.