I got my palette today and I couldn't wait to start playing with it. I snapped pictures along the way:
This is the box (you know I'm keeping this, right? How awesome is this? The packaging for Black Room nail polish is next to it)
The cover slips off to reveal the palette
The product, with flash
I didn't bother to photograph my swatches because frankly, they're terrible. I wasn't discouraged, though because I own several shadows that swatch like hell but perform great. I went to work using these shades over the Nars primer and I have to say that I love these shadows! I used a giant shader brush by a brand called japonesque to pat the turquoise shadow onto one eye. I then put the purple shade on the other eye. I used the black on both eyes in the outer v, in the crease and the bottom lash line. I used the white shadow as a brow and inner eye highlight. I didn't do an ace job because I just wanted to see how well these things worked, so I didn't take pictures. Just trust me when I say these shadows are not duds. Now, they are not neon, vibrant colors, but they don't even look that way in the pan so I didn't expect that. They aren't sheer either and you can build them up by patting. The best shade of the 4 is the black and that really impressed me. Second best I'd say is the purple. The turquoise is really good, but it's softer in pigmentation than the purple, so it's third best for me. I've never had much use for white shadows, but this one does a really good job as a highlight.
As for the glitter we all feared: It's not much of an issue. It doesn't show up much, if at all on the lid. There's a random spec of glitter and there was a bit of fallout, but not a glitter bomb. I'm going to do a full face look with this palette either tomorrow or Thursday so I can try the 2 blushes. I hope they're as good as the shadows. I feel so good about this palette that it makes me want to try that New Wave palette. Am I pushing my luck there?