The layout of this product is a bit odd. Your brush can't really grab just ONE COLOR, particularly the middle shade. It just tends to get the other shades in the pan. For that reason alone, I hate this product, but the pigmentation is different. Could be a bit stronger color payoff but you're not paying a lot for this, so you do get what u pay for. I would pass on this. There are so many on the market with far better layout and color payoff. Just my opinion.