I find this 4 pan palette to be pretty much exactly as Christine described it in her review, though I find some of the shades to be more silvery and cool leaning than warm but that could be because she and I have different skin tones. These shadows give a very elegant and sophisticated look. Pigmentation in 3 of the 4 shades is excellent but it is on the subtle side so you’re not so likely to really overdo things unless you want to, since the shades are very to build up if you want a darker or more extreme look. The lightest shade is the only “disappointment” in terms of pigmentation – it’s basically frost in a fairly sheer base but even so, it can be used to achieve a very nice look. I love the subtle elegance of the looks that this palette delivers.
Forest #4 is a golden taupe with warm, brown undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. It had very nice color payoff, and the texture was soft, silky, and buttery. Sleek MakeUP Lust in LA (LE, $9.99) is similar. Too Faced Buche de Noel (LE) is darker. Urban Decay Shakedown (LE, $18.00) is less golden. Urban Decay Suspect (LE, $18.00) Burberry Pale Barley (P) is similar. Benefit Thanks a Latte (P, $20.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches.