This is my 3rd MSF (I have Lightscapade & Soft And Gentle), Lightscapade is palest of the 3; S&G is in between & GG is the darkest. I'm NC20 & don't find this too dark, orange nor muddy; all the reviews had me scared that if I wasn't NC35+ it was gonna look like awful. This gives me a kind of fresh to death Jersey Shore quality but less orange. It makes me very tan & only a small amount is needed or I look too shiny. It gives such a bronzed glow! I do say if ur under NC/NW20 proceed w caution unless you like a very Snooki look. It's more of a bronzing highlighter on me, kind of bronze AND hi lite rolled into 1, I have no need for an illuminator when I wear this. It will settle into pores a bit if ur oily so keep it high up top cheeks to prevent a wayward migration of product. I haven't put too much on yet but I've only acquired this recently. I wouldn't want any darker that is for sure! Perf for CCC alas I am LLL! PPP avoid & get Lightscapade instead. I don't think I'll be needing any more MSF for awhile since I have light/med/dark but I'd repurchase yeah I'm down with that.