I bought this last week sometime and much to my surprise the colors were very pigmented. I was going to give it as a Christmas gift and then decided to keep it and try it out. I bought some other nice ones for gifts (I did not cheat my peeps :) ). It is not bad for inexpensive makeup - $9.99 for the palette. Below is a look I achieved using only the NYX palette. I used MUFE Microfinish Quickie blush & Nude 22 lipstick w some pinky gloss to finish off the look.