I don't think it serves it's purpose at lining and filling in at the same time because it's impossible to use without messing up the line of your lips, and the fill-in color doesn't cover your entire lip, so to fill in that gap is hard because you have the darker color on the upper part of the lipstick. I tried using a lip brush to just get the lighter color to fill in the gap but since this is more of a hydrating balm consistency, a brush isn't able to pick up much color. All that being said, just put it on your lips, and rub your lips together to mix both shades and you get a GORGEOUS flattering shade! It's not too opaque, and not too sheer! Just #beautiful shade "Pink Thrills"
I really resisted this palette, I wanted to hate it because of all the hype it has received. Unfortunately 90 % of hyped products are complete duds for me but this palette is soo pigmented, easy to blend, and impressionable. Having not tried any ABH shadows previously, I was caught off guard when I dipped my brush into the shadow & it turned into powder. I have to be gentle when I pick up color, so as to not waste it by pressing too hard, making a mess. That would be the only drawback. In terms of packaging, all these beauty gurus were talking about how beautiful the packaging is. Nope, it looks cheap. It's fake velvet and cardboard, and the brush is lower quality, but still gets the job done. I could care less about the packaging, so long as it's not falling apart, and they aren't trying to charge $70 for it. That being said, the palette really performs when it comes down to what really matters, the shadows, because they blend so well, but are really pigmented which is a rare combo.
This is the first primer I've found that isn't too greasy ( pore-clogging),and not too mattifying which makes your foundation cling to dry patches and accentuates pores or pimples. I've tried many, for example Tarte Slate, MUFE Hydrating Primer, MUFE Smoothing Primer, Benefit Porefessional, Benefit That Gal Brightening Primer, Japonesque Velvet Primer, Smashbox Photofinish, Smashbox Primer Oil, Smashbox Primer Water and none love up to this. Also, I didn't notice a scent, which a major plus.
Not a fan of scented powders as I have sensitive skin but it doesn't smell too perfume-like, so I don't think it will irritate my skin. The highlighters are beautiful, I think it is well worth the money. The packaging is sturdy and well-made, but the split mirror is useless it's too small.