I am obsessed with natural smokey eye looks, especially on my blue eyes. I got this on a discount website and I love it. It's a little difficult to apply because it doesn't want to get on the brush but when it does, it looks lovely. It also came with a nice little tube of eye primer, which was a neat bonus.
I bought this a couple of weeks ago and was skeptical but when i tried the colors the next day they were better than expected. I used them with UDPP and the colors looked pretty good. Not too much shimmer which I like. I tried the primer for just going to the store and it does make the colors more vibrant but its not something I will use too often. The packaging is pretty cute also. I think these shadows are better than most drugstore brands and worth the price. I've been using it for an everyday simple look and will keep on doing so.
The colors in the palette are very soft and blendable but most of the colors [especially the lighter one] seem to be VERY sheer. The colors are buildable though. They all do have a sheen to them as well which I like. They aren't matte or overly shimmery. The packaging is cute [of couse] and all of the 5 shade collections come with the same, mini eyeshadow primer, which I haven't used [& don't plan to, due to the three different parabens it contains]. The second to the last shade at the bottom is the most pigmented out of all the HC palette shadows I've used. I wish the colors were as pigmented as they looked and foiling any of these shadows in any palette seem to be a failure.