Ok, so here's the thing...I had a plan. I was going to purchase a Top Secret in 24b18s8 and the Top Level in the same color to switch between the two for the summer. I purchased the Top Level first in this color because I have the Top Secret in my base color and knew how to manage her. The Top Level is beautiful, straight out of the box gorgeous!! The curl pattern is soft and feminine, the texture is oh so luscious and the color is amazing!! I returned it. SAY WHAT?? I did, and this is why....I did myself a great disservice, I am coming to realize, as I should have emailed the customer service team here first and asked them to give me some insight into the coverage I would feel between a Top Secret and a Top Level. I started with the big guns, and the smaller base on the Top Level, as beautiful as it is, left me feeling uncomfortable about coverage. In looking back, I should have been more brave and given the Top Level a chance. It truly is lovely.