The first one I ordered arrived damaged. The colors had cracked and flaked all over the case, so I could not even open it. They sent a replacement immediately which arrived just fine. I tried it for the first time yesterday. The colors went on smoothly, but I was surprised to see that there was no applicator included so I had to pull one from one my other compacts.I forgot to remove my eye make-up last night and was pleasantly surprised to see that it was still on perfectly. The shadow had not smudged or creased. The shadows do flake in the compact very easily so that is a downer, but I am surprised how well they stayed on my eyes. Pros and Cons
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Prepare the eyelid for application with No7 Stay Perfect Smoothing & Brightening Eye Base. Use a brush to apply Shade 1 (top shade) as a highlighter all over the lid from lash line to brow. Apply Shade 2 (middle shade) onto lower lid, from lash line to the crease of your eye. Apply Shade 3 (bottom shade) at the lash line as an eye liner. Using a damp brush will intensify the color creating a more dramatic look.