It comes in a leather case, that opens up to reveal 48 gorgeous eyeshadows. My case doesn't fully snap shut, which is a concern for when I travel....but it has held up pretty well so far. The shadows are about the size of a thumb nail, maybe a bit larger.(depending on the thumb!!) This palette is primarily neutral colors with a few vibrant and bright colors. The pigmentation is pretty wonderful. There are different finishes: some are shimmery, satin, matte, and metallic. There are 2 shadows that have actually glitter in them, but it isn't a bothersome kind of glitter, just very sparkly!
Now, bring on the swatches! I hope you can follow this...I swatched each row going down the palette. There are 12 pictures with 4 shadows in each. Click on the pictures to get a closer look! Please note, I did not use any sort of primer...these shadows are that pigmented!
|row 1: golden yellow, light bronze, light sand, glittery sand|
|row 2: light taupe, deep grey sand, cream, bronze brown|
|row 3: orange, taupe, burnt orange, deep brown|
|row 4: light orange, bronze, sandy cream, bronze brown|
|row 5: coppery red, red, light grey, dark charcoal|
|row 6: white golden shimmer, light taupe, pink, dark berry shimmer|
|row 7: brown, emerald green, sage green, sandy nude|
|row 8: light green, turquoise, dark green, greenish brown|
|row 9: chocolate brown, goldish green, copper, puke green(ew)|
|row 10: shimmery orange, peach, coral, dark brown|
|row 11: brown, sandy grey, taupe, cream|
|row 12: bronze, purple, blue, gold|
Hope you enjoyed the swatches! I don't think you'd regret picking this up! Anytime I travel somewhere, I throw this in my makeup bag, and no other shadows. This has all of the eye shadows I'd need.