I have been using this product for over a year now. The last two that I have purchased have been poor quality. They\’re more brittle than they used to be and break off easily. I\’ve noticed it also smears more and the product doesn\’t last as long as it used to. Where I used to buy every 2-3 months I now need one almost monthly. I\’m not sure if they changed their product or if my store got a bad batch, but for $23 it\’s no longer a must have for me. I\’ll be finding a less expensive and better working product.