You'd think when you first see them that you can't possibly get enough color with these scoops. WRONG! It can measure out the perfect amount of color! My only problem is that it seems some micas stain the scoops. I have one that is tinted brown from the cappuccino mica and even after immediately washing it the color stuck to it. Not sure why but I'm a bit nervous with my luster black and shimmer merlot colors sticking now.