I have this in Natural Brunettes which is for my NC20 coloring a medium colored bronzer. It's a warm, caramel color , so I wouldn't use it for contouring, I use it as a wash of color on my cheeks, forehead and bridge of the nose and it gives me a healthy color, without looking like I'm in a fake tan advertisement. The texture is very buttery, blends perfectly and is mat without falling flat. I think darker skin ladies with a warm undertone could use this as an all over powder very nicely. It's fragranced, an old school expensive makeup type of smell that I don't mind, goes away as soon as you apply on the face. I was afraid it would break me out or irritate my skin because of the fragrance (I usually avoid it), but thankfully it doesn't. It lasted more than 8 hours on my combination skin, without primer or foundation, just on top of my Clinique City Block 25. I love this product and would probably repurchase, but I think it will last me a few years, so who knows what exciting launches happen until then. Is it a must have? Not really, like with all high end makeup, you can get a similar effect from less pricey items. But if you like to treat yourself, this is a beautiful product that's a dream to apply and wear.