I really liked it for the small areas. I wish I had gotten two so I could keep one for dark colors and one for light colors. I don't know how durable it will be, especially since I was using it on a rough watercolor paper.
Back to the houses... I could have sprayed a fixative when I was finished, but I tried something different that I saw at the convention and brushed a mixed media adhesive over the pastels. Putting on the pan pastels was tedius. Brushing adhesive over each color was tedius. In the end, it smoothed everything out better on the watercolor paper, but honestly, I could have gotten the same effect using watercolor pencils and water in about half the time. But it was very zen-like to sit and dab and paint, so the time was not a total waste. (The adhesive, btw, did not "set" the pastels, and they will still have to be spray-fixed or the color rubs off.)
Yes, I did mention Two tools...I haven't forgotten the other one. It's a fatter tool, and I tried applying pastels with it but didn't much care for it. (Anyone out there who has this tool is probably laughing at me right now...) I just went to get the package to tell you what it is. It says "Pebbles" on it and it clearly states it is an eraser. I guess that's why I didn't have much luck with it as an applicator! Okay, all together now, laugh With me please, not at me!