This eye shadow palette is something I use everyday, and love it. Some of the shimmery shades do have a strange texture, I find them over all pretty good quality. I especially love fourth shade, which is a nice gold color. It looks lovely all over the lid and applies very nicely! I just use my finger tips to apply it then blend it out with a eye shadow brush. These shadows make a good amount of different eye looks, and for the price, you just can't beat it!