These are amazing for fair to med skin, blending and natural looks. The shades all actually come out pretty light so this would probably be a bad purchase for anyone with a med to dark complexion. I have dark brown hair, the fairest skin with pink undertone and I spray tan to medium golden tan (yellow to neutral undertone). I love these little guys because I change my whole face palette from day to day depending on my current skin color, my outfit... I am a makeup junky and I have a wide variety of eyeshadows and lipsticks, so i can create a multitude of palettes that perfectly compliment the rest of me. That's why I love these guys, they're big enough to be worth it, small enough to fit in my case, cheap enough that I can get all the different shades and they blend magnificently. The little brush that comes with is actually perfect for depth sculpting, I have high cheekbones, scrub that brush in the darker shade and sweep it in under the bone, leaving a hard dark stripe that thins as it gets closer towards the mouth, then take the lighter shade, soft angled blush brush and stack the color in it well, brush it in heavy using circular stokes starting at the apple of the cheek and working your way up the cheekbone to the temple. (I usually apply a highlight first at the highest point of the bone just under the eye and this color blends from it to the dark shade beneath.) Yes you do have to load a lot of product on to your brush but I like that a lot better than something that you only put on a dab and it's too much and then you can't play with it at all, there's no blendability in products like that. With these, you can get plenty of color (unless you're dark skinned because all the shades are on the light end of the spectrum) but you just have to load your brush more, which I'm in the habit of, takes me no time, i love it because the blending is fabulous, the colors are great, I can sculpt an awesome cheekbone and it all looks so natural. And lasts! And even though you have to scrub that brush in to get enough color, I don't seem to be running out of the product any faster. I have been using them for over a year now i believe and they are all still very full. I love them. I hope they don't stop making them.