From the get go I wasn't disappointed. The shades range from grey, to gold to black. There is a healthy mix of matte and shimmer shades. The pigmentation is fabulous and the formula is buttery smooth. Unfortunately, the light grey is a let down because it is a bit sheer.
(in direct sunlight, no primer)
(muted lighting, no primer)
In direct sunlight, the shimmer shades will catch the light. In the muted light, the colors all appear matte. The shade selection is quite versatile. You can achieve the natural look or go with a smoky evening eye. See my look with this palette here.