So, I've been jonesing after the Illamasqua Liquid Metals, and being that i work around the corner of a Sephora, am always playing with the liquid metals tester which sadly is $42.50. Imagine my surprise when this $12 palette came out and it is EXACTLY like the liquid metals --creamy texture, chromatic-stunna-bling-metallized gleam, super intense, pigment-packed formula that's basically a liquid foil. If you think about it, the pearly pigments are what makes this product unique, and the pearl industry can sell these pigments to any company who wants it. Sephora was savvy enough to recognize the succe$$ of the Illamasqua palette (which also is limited distribution) and make their own --for $12.
"Mini" is not so accurate b/c each pan is like 1" square --that's a lot of product! You get a platinum silver, a pale gold, a deep copper and a gleamy bronze, perfect for blending! Versatile for eyes, lips and face, i am LOVING this palette and it's so much better on my budget -- now i can buy other stuff. :)