this item is a staple in all of my makeup kits, and all of my personal bags/purses. its one of the only eye liners that after i sharpen it, i dont end up stabbing myself. its so soft someone as clumsy as me can use it. speaking of sharpening, i rarely have to sharpen it. i wear it everyday but since it glides on so easy theres no waste and it lasts a really long time.