This is a really good starter palette for people who are just getting into makeup and aren't ready to shell out big bucks. There is a great variety of nude shades, including shimmering tones and mattes, making it suitable for many different occasions and suits most skin tones. The colours aren't as finely milled or as highly pigmented as high end eyeshadows but that is to be expected for the price. The black in particular is quite sheer and takes a lot of product to build up to decent coverage. The eyeshadows blend relatively well. However there is also a lot of fall out when applying the product which is annoying. The sponge applicators are typical of cheaper eyeshadow palettes and aren't worth using.