Here are the swatches without primer:
The brush is so crappy. I think they could have gone one little extra step to make the brush denser and softer.
The primer that came with it is great though. I first used these shadows with TFSI and they showed up well, but then I used the shadows over the Lorac primer and OMG there was definitely a POW in the amount of pigmentation. The eyeshadow definitely worked better with its own brand. The following pictures however are used with TFSI.
|The job I did looks weird from far away, but click on the pic and you can see closer up.|
-Brush and primer addition (primer = !)
-Medium sized shadows
-Kinda pricey at $38 without tax
Verdict: The pros definitely outweigh the cons and this is an adorable palette with beautiful shadows, but if you already have similar colors, maybe pass but because of the price only. I'm just drawn to these colors and am always looking for the best taupey shimmery brown/gray shade and I've found some in this palette :)