The color is exactly what I expected, though when I bleached my hair, it came out fairly orange and I mostly used the pink to achieve the peach color until I ran out and started to transition to orange hair. I love the conditioner for my hair, and the smell is very nice. With the pink, I didn’t notice so much staining, but the orange definitely makes it look like you stuck your hand in a pile of cheeto dust if you have light skin. I strongly recommend buying the deep conditioner as well, as it yields more satisfyingly vibrant results if you plan on dyeing your hair with this rather than simply maintaining a shade. Overall, I really like this product. My only qualm is that it doesn’t deposit a lot of color, but that’s okay, because it’s not advertised to.