there is a sad story behind this. i purchased this online from sephora, but when it arrived, the hinge was broken :( i gave it a 4 out of 5 for packaging quality, considering the packaging is beautiful (a glass ball with a flower imbedded inside). the color i got was parme, a shimmering violet. it went on sheer, with a little frosted shimmer. it's great paired with lipsticks, or even alone. i'd say, considering mine arrived broken, it isn't too portable (unless they tossed my package around like crazy).