I have used the Colormates Bright Eyes eye shadow five pan palette several times in conjunction with a primer and a taupe/brown cream shadow underneath to make the colors more easily wearable for me. The eye shadows' colors still showed through readily even when layered over the taupe/brown shadow. The wear time of the shadows with the primer was always at least 12 hours, by which time I would then wash my face to get ready for bed. These are shimmer and very bright, so while they may never be my every day all over lid eye shadow, they do make for fun accent colors. They apply best with a flat shader brush using a patting motion and then blending out with a clean fluffy brush. They are moderately pigmented, in that they are not so pigmented that they are impossible to control for me, but pigmented enough that they will quickly and easily impart their color into whatever look I was creating with them. I did have some slight fallout with these. Really enjoyed.