I was actually impressed with this palette. I had been putting off reviewing this palette because there seemed to be more matte eye shadows than I'd like and I have never had luck with matte eye shadows before. I've never really tried a higher end matte eye shadow though and two of the three were really decent, which surprised me. I am pretty sure I compare everything to Urban Decay, but I just really, really love their eye shadows. These seemed right on par with them. They were smooth, soft, pigmented and applied very easily. I usually just swatch with a brush, but I bought some disposable, cheap foam tipped eye shadow applicators and these applied wonderfully using those crappy things, so I can only imagine how great these will look with a good brush. Of course there are always problem children and this palette is no different. The good news is that out of nine shadows only two were troublesome. They also have the dirtiest names. :-X The names make me blush! Anyway, Sexpresso and Erotica just weren't up to par in my book. Sexpresso was patchy and it wouldn't become opaque. It behaved the way most mattes do for me, so yeah; it bummed me out and brought back bad memories. Ha-ha! That last part is an exaggeration. Erotica was a very sheer, not very opaque shadow and just seemed like a weird almost matte shadow with some sparse glitter. I don't know. I just wasn't a fan of it really. I just expect very dark crease colors to be very opaque, but this one just wasn't. At $4 a shadow this is a pretty good deal. I feel good recommending this palette to you guys!
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