I received this product in the shade Long Beach Sands in one of those free monthly subscription boxes. Basically it is what you would expect for inexpensive drugstore makeup. Chalky with very little color payoff. The shades are nice and I wish they would work for me, but no. They would be better for someone with little makeup experience who wants to build a collection slowly. Since there isn't color payoff, the sheerness would work well for someone who wants to learn how to blend. I wouldn't recommend this to someone who knows and uses makeup but maybe to a teen just starting out.