Packaging: The palette comes in a matte black case with see-through center on the lid. The packaging is similar to the Maybelline nudes palette.
Texture: The eye shadows are very powdery and fail to adhere completely which results in falling out of powder clumps if the product is taken in excess. The shimmery shades have loose shimmer and they feel powdery too; but once the eye shadow is applied properly, its stays put.
Shade: The shades have no individual names! The palette contains both matte and shimmery shades ranging from light pink to blue to black with earthy undertones to all of them.
How I use and staying power: You can use the palette in various ways- darker shades at the outer corner with shimmery in the middle and lightest in the inner corner, darker shades on the eyeline that goes upwards towards the eyebrows with a gradient or vice versa, etc. play with colours and create your own looks!
I feel the shades are amazing to create different looks. The only problem I have is with the texture- due to dry powdery nature they tend to fall out a lot on the cheeks while application and also in the pan messing it up. The shimmery shades have very loose shimmer which tends to spread everywhere on the pan and cheeks so you need to be very careful while applying these shadows. The shimmer gets all over the pan and even if you clean it, you will always see its residue in the pan and applicator. The applicator has a brush on one end and a silicon-sponge on the other; the sponge end works well but the brush side is useless since it does not pick up any product from the pan! My most used shades in this palette is black, royal blue and purple (all matte). Overall, a decent palette for regular use and for creating good smokey eye looks as the black shade is very pigmented.
Tip: Use the white shade for base as it will help the colours to appear more pigmented.