When I first saw this palette I wasn't sure if I really had to have it. I have other palettes, namely the Too Faced Natural Eye palette that have beautiful, soft, pigmented neutrals. But the value alone ($44) for all of those full sized shadows plus the 24/7 duo and the mini primer potion (original version) is great! It quickly sold out and I was bummed. But when Sephora restocked last week I quickly snatched one up. They are sold out again but I heard this will be a permanent item, so don't blow your money on eBay for an overpriced one. Just wait for it to come back in stock. Anyway, the colors are great and pigmented. I really like that this palette (except Sidecar) doesn't contain glitter. I also found that Too Faced Natural Eye palette is quite similar, but not an exact dupe. For instance Honey Pot in the TF palette is identical to UD Half Baked. But Sin in the UD palette is a bit more pink then Silk Teddy in the TF palette. Both are great! Overall I am glad I dropped the $44 for this classic UD set. But, for those girls who need something RIGHT NOW, the Too Faced collection is an option at $34 from Ulta or Sephora. I also heard NYX has a good nude palette too for about $15.
I love ELF mineral Shadows. The ones I have are quite shimmery, but that's what I love so it's great for me! They last a long time with primer and I love the colors. When you first open them be careful...it is easy to get them all over the place! I own Elegant, Natural, Celebrity, Golden, Sassy and Socialite. I have a picture above of what they actually look like. ELF is notorious for their pictures not being true-to-color. I am happy with all of mine though regardless! They are smooth to apply, and a little goes a long way!
I bought this on ELF's website about 3 months ago and feel comfortable after using it almost daily that this purchase was totally worth it. Some of the reviews made me skeptical at first but it takes technique to use this product, don't expect to just lop it on your lids and be good to go. In my experience (I have oily skin) I use VERY little of this product. I gently rub it on my eyes with my finger and blend it in. I then set it with a translucent powder. Doing it this way has allowed me to use eyeshadows that have a traditionally big crease factor. While it does not prevent creasing from EVERY eyeshadow, it does a pretty good job of it and is a great base. Especially for the price when you consider the other very expensive primers...this is a steal!