I have olive medium tanned skinned and most of the colors on this palette suit me very well. I was afraid of the brown contour shade but after 2 weeks of not touching it i decided i should try it.I usually use a bobbi brown contour powder in number 1 natural, its a good contour powder but the CS one gives more depth and definition i would use both together. The color is pigmented but suits my coloring very well and you can use it sparingly because the powder doesnt give out alot of product so you can reapply to your hearts content. I am inlove with the color on the bottom third row i literly apply it to my whole face! i promise i dont look scary this color suits my skin so much it give me such a healthy glow i dont think i can live without this color. Another thing is that the blushes when applied to the skin are so soft to touch i mean that when i touch my face in the cheek area its so powedery soft in a good baby powder way. The highlighters in this product are a bit chalky for my taste but are still ok, i like my highlighters to have some light reflecting properties in them or some kind of slight shimmer. I love the packeging and that the product diameters are huge so we get more product. All in all its a great product i would buy again and again because its a good base product to have.