For reference, I have normal/dry skin, & am an NC25 in winter, and NC30/35 in summer. Some of the swatches look SO dark on my pale winter hands (hnngg, I would self tan but it is TOO COLD TO GET NAKED), but it is what it is. I also apply everything with either a flat top brush or a round top brush, depending on which one needs washing the least. Sigh. Enjoy!