There are several reasons why I do not recommend this product:
1) First and foremost this palette lacks pigmentation. The only color that is close to the arm swatch is the gold shade. The other colors took at minimum 3 swipes and more like 10 or more to receive any color reward. On the eyelid it was nearly impossible to replicate the swatches.
2) due to the lack of color you need multiple layers for any intensity and with the layers comes creasing even with a primer
3) it appears as though the shadows are foiled with a light sparkle. Instead it is intensely glittery.
4) the shadows are already starting to dry out. I love the concept of a cream based palette but the cardboard packaging is not enough protection.
TheBalm makes beautiful powder products but this cream palette should be a hard pass.