This was the first MES I ever purchased. It looks so beautiful in the pan but, unfortunately, the darker shade - which looks like this lovely deep pewter in the pan - doesn't look any different from the lighter shade (both just look like very sheer, shiny silver shadows). If you put a darker base under the darker shadow - either a dark grey or a dark brown or even taupe or deep purple - you will get a lovely end result though. When I wear this, I often put it over NYX's Jumbo Pencil in French Fries and I like how it looks. I just think it shouldn't take this much work to get a product to look like it does in the pan. These can also be used wet, though even wet, the pigmentation isn't outstanding.