Love the color variety; it's pretty and it's versatile. The powders themselves are very powdery, by which I mean they loosen to the brush easily, sometimes more than I expect. The kit comes with a nice, compact, well-made brush stored beneath the color palette. The brush feels good on the skin, firm, gentle, not at all abrasive. My one dissatisfaction with this product is that the color blocks are so small that it's hard to get the brush coated efficiently when you want to use only one color. The brush itself is a little big for the size of the color blocks. I've tried using smaller brushes to apply the blush, and that seems to work pretty well. Conclusion: Excellent color variety, but the color block size, especially in relation to the brush size, makes use a little challenging.