I would give this a 3 1/2 stars if I could. This goes on very smoothly and does a good job of staying put. The color is not very noticeable so if you are looking for more of a "wow" factor with color, this isn't the one for you. But it is a taupe, very neutral with a tiny bit of shimmer. As a basic base color it's good, but wearing it alone (at least for me) isn't enough color by itself. I actually layer a bit of traditional eyeshadow over it for more color.
The application of this product is smooth and I like how it's compact and would be easy to travel with. If the color was just a bit deeper, I would definitely give it 4+ stars.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend