I have tried other brands of mineral eye shadow, and I prefer this one. It has a nicer staying power, and you can layer it up to have an intense or subtle color. I use the nude gypsum shade as a base/highlighter and the bronzed amber shade on my eyelids. It is a very nice natural look together. The only downside of this product is if you need to travel with it. All of the eyeshadow sifts up to the top and can get quite messy and then the product is wasted. However, I have tried to remedy this by putting tissue in the top compartment when I travel. I would suggest doing this so that you don't have the eyeshadow spilling everywhere when you open it again.