Colors are silky and smooth yet nicely pigmented. There is some shimmer. However these blues are not for me. I have blue eyes and the colors give me that cheap blue eye shadow look. For the right person these will look mermaidy. The lighter shade is light blue with hint of green and the blue has also some turguoise undertones. I compared the darker shade to Dior Bleu Denim quintet center color which I can pull off without looking cheap. I found out that Dior color is much more blackish and not as obviously blue as this one.
Kanebo International eye shadows are pretty expensive but better quality than what you get from drugstore at least in my opinion. They dont look as powdery on as Diors. But still I find Dior eye shadows to have better lasting power on me. Overal good ones.