Wonder Years is a medium, reddened plum with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. This was the only shade that seemed to have enough shine and shimmer to it to emphasize my skin's natural texture when worn at heavier coverage. The consistency was soft, smooth, and creamy without being too dense or too firmly pressed in the pan. It had nearly opaque pigmentation, which could be sheered out, or used with a lighter hand for sheerer coverage if preferred--but I wouldn't have called it sheer or buildable as it was described. It lasted nicely for eight and a half hours on me before it showed signs of fading.