while Stephanie loves the colors and the variety there are a few downfalls. she feels the primer is not as good as the MAC paints. i love MAC paint so it is hard to imagine anything better. second, while the colors are gorgeous the application is not as smooth as a more expensive shadow. this tends to always be the case. you really are paying for quality when you invest in a more expensive shadow.
overall the rating for this is a GRAIL. it really is a good investment for the amount of product that you receive, as well as it is practically fail proof colors. if you want a nicer eyeshadow palette with variety, i would definitely recommend this product. this will keep you on top of current makeup trends and colors...for the time being :)