The shades I have, Cocoa, Khaki, Amethyst, Sandglow, Rosegold and Pink Opal are all smooth and creamy to apply and for the most part, excellent pigmentation. All are shimmery, with Pink Opal containing larger bits of shine. Pink Opal also applied sheerer and blended out to nothing. Once these shadows set, they won't budge except maybe on the oiliest of eyelids. I experienced some slight creasing after 10 hrs of wear but my lids are super oily. Very impressive, and very good to travel with.