These are really easy to use - don't be put off by how dark the contour is, it blends really easily! I still use a shimmer highlighter on the cheek bones, cupids bow, brow bone and nose as there's no shimmer in this highlighter. Highlighter is a little thick but I made sure I moisturised and primed my face and it seems to look fine doing this! I found it fine to use on my nose as long as I put minimal pressure... still got a very thin line exactly where I wanted. If in doubt, use a thin (possibly angled) brush.