I love this lip palette, but its way too dark for me. The pigmentation is so saturated that the only way I can wear any of the shades is as a stain. None of these are matte like the Mardi Gras palette I tried, and I prefer these textures. I really think to wear them as-is, they would be awesome on someone with a much deeper complexion than me. I knew that before I purchased it, but I think these shades are more unique than any of their other palettes. Definitely recommend!!