A friend gave me this eye shadow because it came as a free gift to her and she didn't like the colors. I have blue eyes, blonde hair, and fair skin and this is my absolute favorite eye shadow EVER in the history of eye shadows. I have worn it for about four years and it never fails to look beautiful, go on smoothly, and last all day. The colors look a bit daunting when you open the compact, just because they seem bright and the purple/chocolate seems really dark. Don't worry! The pink goes on with a great golden shimmer, which complements my skin tone so perfectly. It could be used almost sheer if you apply it lightly or you can apply more and make it a little darker. I use it both ways, depending on the day and what I'm doing. I use the chocolate to create a slightly smoky look by applying and blending just a bit in the crease of my eyes. Clinique better keep on making this shade because I use it all the time. Excellent product.