Packaging wise, the palette is mostly made up of cheap plastic. Kind of a disappointment. Sorry guys. The snake skin effect is also kind of lame-oh for me. There is also a small mirror included on the flip top case, but no useless brush (thank-you). It also snaps shut securely.
Here is a closer look at the shadows that were included in the set. The top row are all matte colors, and the bottom row are all shimmery/frosty colors. In all, a nice mixture that you can play with to create different looks.
up close:Underneath the shadows, slides out a tray with two blushes and a highlighter.
The middle highlighter shade is like nothing that I have in my own collection. It is super frosty looking so I use this with a very light hand.
Here are swatches of the top shadows on bare skin, shot under my Ottlite:
And here are swatches of the bottom shadows on bare skin, also shot under my Ottlite:The blushes and highlighters, swatched on bare skin, shot under my Ottlite:
Pigmentation wise, the shimmery/frosty shadows fair a lot better than the mattes. The mattes might even be disappointing to some-especially if you have a darker skin tone.
Overall, I think that this particular palette was so-so. I paid around $12 for this set and I'm glad that it didn't cost any more or I would have just set it back down.
While I was there, I also picked up a set of false lashes. This particular set reminded me of a set of Asian lashes that I purchased from a vendor a while ago. I will let you know how I like them when I wear them. :)