I'm a makeup maven; I went to school to become a cosmetologist and would think that, like most women in the field, I'm open minded as some of the best, go-to staples in this industruy are 'diamonds in the rough' yet I'd never thought of makeup when I walked into a Victoria's Secret! Wow! I was definitely missing out... I absolutely LOVE the shades (particularly Beloved, along w/a Navy metallic and a Seafoam pearlescent shade) as they have the right mixture to suit anyone's complexion, and they are true-to-color, however, you DO (STRESS - DO!) need to use a shadow primer if you're looking for significant coverage. If you use a primer you won't be disappointed. With the lighter colors, such as this Bronzy/Khaki 'Beloved' and the Seafoamy shade, you can get away with lighter coverage - it's buildable, and we all want buildable coverage to take us from day to night! My tip: this is tricky to apply with even the best of brushes, so after dabbing your shadow primer on with the pad of your ring finger, use the same finger to 'dab' the shadow on! Works like a charm. Also can be used as liner; using angeled brush and either primer or mixing medium... they're inexpensive and luxurious. I love these to death!