The swatches came out looking a little powdery. While they are i dont think its quite as bad as the picture implies. I swatched each color using just my fingers and no base on the back of my hand. As you can tell most of the colors are quite pigmented. I've been using NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk as a base for the colors that dont quite pop on their own. The only real let down so far has been the fourth color in row three. When you look at the pot then at the swatch it looks like i swatched the wrong color but i know i was right. Most of the colors i barely had to touch to get plenty color on my finger. With this color i had to work extra hard to get close to nothing. Besides that the colors are quite nice. They blend like a dream.
|highlight, contour, bronzer|
Overall i love this palette. There were a few misses but i would still recommend purchasing this. I believe you can buy it online for $30. I got mine on sale through Haute Look but i wouldn't mind paying full price for this palette.