I picked this up when it was on sale, not because I needed it per say, but I'm always on the look out for handy new products.
This is designed to be your blush, contour and highlight in one which is great. And it does work as that. Like anything, it never going to be as perfect of a shade as when you hand pick something for your skin tone. But for an on the go, cutting down how much make up I have in my desk at work kind of thing, this is great.
The other thing these palette style sets are good for is when travelling. For one, they are more condensed than carting around your individual products. And secondly, if you loose them, it's not the end of the world as you have plenty to go back to at home (totally not speaking from experience :P)
Packaging is standard Maybelline palette packaging. I've been applying the product with a Cameo contour brush, but I reckon a different brush would improve the highlighter application.