It's funny but I used one of the Armani ETK shadows today and unscrewed it while it was flipped over and the whole shadow popped out! Luckily I was able to flip it back over and the shadow went back in but it scared the H out of me. I know the formula is different on these shadows though.
I was kind of thinking fingers might be the way to go but that can get messy. I'm still looking for the right brush too. Maybe one of the duo fiber eye brushes but I'm not sure if they are stiff enough to pick up product.
I was just thinking what would be the difference between having them shipped and picking them up from the counter as the ones at the counter were shipped there as well. So I guess even if you buy at the counter, you may have this problem. My lone Superwatt looks fine.
Actually, I don't find it to be messy at all. If you use one finger to apply the color to the lid, you can use a 217 to blend and just wipe that finger off and apply the next color. I didn't find it messy when I was applying them. It wasn't hard to remove from my fingers or anything. That's just my experience, though.
I'm on my way back to Nordstroms. Think I'm going to exchange Dynamo and Brilliantly Lit. BL I can actually do w/o b/c I have a yellow mufe aqua cream. Dynamo is nice, but I need a bit more bang for my buck. I'm going to see if they still have Blacklit and probably Fashion Circuit.