I bought this for my teenage daughter, but then I took it back because I needed it more. I thought my daughter would need an eyeshadow with directions for a beginner. It worked very well to make the eye look dramatic and well done. The choices of colors range from beige and browns to bright jewel colors to deep greys and blacks. I am sure I will be buying more for different occasions. I wear the browns every day for work. I bought my daughter the deep blues for Homecoming. I think it is fun to have bright colors for days when you wear a colorful blouse. One good thing about having a quad eyeshadow is that the colors are designed to match each other and they are made from the same type of product. It doesn't always work to mix different brands and types of eyeshadow or it can start to congeal. Another reason I like the quad is because it is in one compact. When I have lots of single eyeshadows, I have to search through my make-up box and open and close each one. This eyeshadow is just right for me.