I personally think this palette is better than the first, with the range of shades! Especially from baby pink to hot pink, to neutral nudes & chocolate browns; the velvety consistency and amazing pigment of all of the shadows make it a fave for me. Also, one of the highlight shades blew me away! It is a velvety irridescent shimmery champagne color, that can be used multi purposed,all over the eye & to highlight the brow bone and inner corner, & it helps to make any look that much better. The looks you can create with this palette are literally endless, and work well with all skin tones! It is very feminine, and the packaging is super cute, yet this palette is also very practical and usable. I love this palette!