of all the Disney princess beauty books that they've made, this one is probably my favorite, and the one I've gotten the most use out of. the cons are that the primer included is just their basic $1 stuff that works in a pinch, but not something I'd use regularly if given an option to use another. the black eyeliner is basic and tiny, and not my first choice when going for black liner either. the red gloss is too sheer for my taste, but might be better liked by ppl who want a more understated red. the blush brush included is that tiny useless standard variety that most drug store blushes come with, so I suggest using your own brush. but that being said, the colors themselves are what sold me on this one. the blush is a golden peachy shade that's very neutral and good for all skin tones. I'm usually wary of anything with orange undertones because cool tones look better on me vs warm ones, but this one is perfect. it's got a satin finish, and buildable color, so I can't imagine it not looking good on everyone. the shadows however, are my favorite part of this palette. they give you their basic shadow brush, which I reviewed before this post. but the thing that impressed me the most was that normally these books come with 8 shadows of the same size, but this one is different. they give you three larger ones in the highlighting/blending shades. one is a pearly white, one is a pale gold that's not too yellow, and one is a rose gold that looks gorgeous on both eyes and cheeks. the other four shadows are a nice mix of jewel tones that can give you many different eye looks. there's an awesome taupe that's my favorite, and a burgundy, a forest green, and a dark Royal blue. all very metallic/shimmery, but no large glitter chunks or anything like that. they are pretty pigmented, more so than other shadows by this brand, but still do need a good primer for staying power. and I also use a setting spray. they can be used wet or dry for stronger color, but I rarely use them wet. they blend easily and this is a good kit for both beginners and ppl who just love Disney and want some awesome colors. not sure if I'd give it to a teenage first time makeup user simply because the eye colors are too dark for someone that's just starting out. if you're looking for one for a teen or tween, I'd suggest the Belle or Cinderella variations of this book because they have lighter colors more suitable for younger girls.