I read quite a few reviews on this sharpener and once I received it, I found that the white circular piece seen in the picture (Mine was black) comes out to allow for larger pencils. Many of the reviews state that LOC pencils don't fit and this is why, that piece has to be removed first. So, 3 sizes can be sharpened using this sharpener. I went back and forth between the two sharpeners of this style (different brands) sold in the Birchbox shop. I settled on this one for two reasons. The first reason is the nifty shavings collection. (This is super easy to empty, the lid stays attached pn one side and just lifts right up) the second reason was rather childish, but I am not a fan of digging through my makeup bag and trying to find something in a sea of products of the same color. This sharpener is black. It also won't look dirty once it has been used and bounced around my makeup bag for a while. I have to buy another so I can have one in my bathroom and one in my makeup bag in my purse. Additionally, the sharpener blades are super sharp so be away of that. If it's closed you don't need to worry when digging for it, but never leave it opened in your bag.