I have some very old oil bars by Windsor and Newton which are still usable, but have gone sticky so are incredibly messy to use. I ordered a basic set of Shiva Paint Sticks (oil paint in a crayon form) from America and mainly used these. They are lovely to apply but initially messy as you have to get the hard skin off first. Yesterday I just used my fingernails and got in a big mess. Today I used a palette knife and still got in a mess but not as much! The oil paint is lovely and creamy and can be blended with fingers, a brush or a blending stump. I used my fingers. I love the way the colours blend in unexpected ways. The effect is different to anything else I have used. The face above is a made up one. The one below is from a photo of Alice Liddell.