Ok so after lusting unsuccessfully after Urban Decay's Naked Palette for about 6 months I finally went onto ebay and got myself this lovely instead. All up including postage this set me back about $45 which I thought was entirely reasonable. The palette is really solid for being made from cardboard and I just love it.
On the pointless side it has a small drawer with a makeup brush (see pic below). I really wish they had left this out as it would have halved the height of the palette making it even more travel friendly. But including more is hardly a crime lol.
The palette also includes small cards with suggested looks on them which is a nice idea for inexperienced users.
The mass appeal of this palette is well warranted, I mean look how lovely it is when you open it -
Anyway let's get onto the fun part looking at the eye shadows -
Shimmer city I know but there are 2 matte shadows - Heaven and Velvet Revolver - and they are lovely. No chalk here. I also love the way it is sorted by looks - each line works moving from left to right. My favourite combination is Silk Teddy, Push-Up and Cocoa Puff which just shows that you can mix and match to your heart's delight. Below I have swatched the 3 highlight shades -
From top to bottom: Heaven, Silk Teddy and Nude Beach
Then the other shades from left to right:
First Row -Velvet Revolver and Sexpresso, Second Row - Push-Up and Erotica,
Third Row - Honey Pot and Cocoa Puff.
All swatches were in natural sunlight with no base. Can you believe how pigmented they are? In a nutshell - I love this palette and highly recommend for those who like shimmer (not glitter) eye shadows.