I bought these like two months ago and never really had a chance to use it. Don't ask me why cuz I don't know, LOL. IMO they are better than MAC Shadesticks, creamier and the colors are vibrant. They may be used as an eyeshadow itself because of the pigmented colors thought creamy eye products are prone to crease after a few hours of use. I'd say they are good as bases or to use as a lower lashline shadow.