yeah...the colors are really dark and pigmented, and they look they have the same shades, but they are not. the trio has a dark purple, a dark blue and a dark gray. use a light hand when dipping your brush so you won't pack too much color, but instead, start with a light application then build it up if you want. i love this trio because i'm a sucker for dark eye makeup. it's great for smokey eyes, you can use each color to have a 1-color smokey look or use all three.