I am not good with contour makeup, so this stick is an easy no brainer product that works for me. I get SO MANY compliments! Get this......., you highlight with one end and contour with the other, blend and you are done. No powder going EVERYWHERE! Not for oily skin. I have combination skin with an oily t zone. This works for me! I set with a light powder or setting spray. Store in cool place, and tap the opposite end you are going to use a few times, then use. For reference I am Mac NW44 OR NC50 and Estes Lauded double wear Amber honey and can wear in the summer rich cocoa. I use# 3 and 4 in this stick. Mostly 4. I have 5 for more dramatic looks, but it is REALLY deep. STAYS ALL DAY. No allergic reaction, and I have somewhat sensitive skin.