I've only previously used a regular, sharpened tip eyebrow pencil. I had no idea a pencil could be so specific and detailed. It makes perfect, natural, eyebrow hair like lines. It's also shaped perfectly to draw your outline as well as fill in where needed. Blends with ease to look like just like your natural eyebrows, only so much better!!! If I've used the word perfect a little too much it's because it is, a perfect eyebrow pencil!