Paradise is a light-medium copper with warm, golden shimmer and a metallic sheen. The highlighter had rich, opaque pigmentation, but the consistency was denser and a little thicker in the pan, so while it blended out well on my skin, I had some trouble picking up product with highlighting brushes and would have to build up color. I had to use a heavier hand and more of a blush brush to get higher coverage in one layer. Those who fear overdoing it will likely find this easier to work with as a result! On me, the highlighter blended out nicely, didn't emphasize my skin's natural texture, and stayed on well for eight and a half hours.