The eye shadows in this palette very smooth. It applies smoothly without needing a primer. It's not a highly pigmented shadow so the colors are not exceptionally bright, but the colors are very even when applied. One application (without primer) does not last very long and begins to fade after two hours or so. But that is also dependent on the skin type of the person wearing it. Overall, it does not stay in place very well, but it does spread and blend very well.
The palette is listed as unscented. There is no scent to the eye shadow itself. The product is not meant to be ingested, so I cannot comment on the taste.
The Peony Eye Shadow Palette that I received has the following shades:
Sweet Pea: This one is a very very pale pink, bordering on white. It is a very shimmery color that actually goes on quite sheer. This one is very good for highlighting.
Bloom: This shade is a true, deep pink. This is the darkest pink shade of the bunch and is also quite shimmery. This one would be good for use on the eyelids.
Nectar: This shade is a dark, shimmery copper/purple. It looks almost brown with hints of red and purple in it. This shade is great for lining the eyes or for a smokey eye.
Shine: Shine is very shiny. It's a silvery white shade that has tons of sparkle. This one is perfect for the adding shimmer to the corners of eyes.
Tulip: Tulip is a pale pink shade. It's a delicate pink, but not very sheer. It's also very sparkly and compliments Trellis very well.
Trellis: This one is the only matte shade of the bunch and the darkest. It is a deep dark purple that's great for creating a smoky eye look. It would also be great for the creases of the eyes.
Ginger: Ginger is a sparkly shade of ginger! It's a warm, sparkly brown that's great for the eyelids.
Petunia: Petunia is a shade of pink that's slightly less red than Bloom and darker than Tulip. It has some shimmer, but is much less sparkly than most of the other shades. It's a dusky rose pink.
All of the shadows are easy to apply and easy to take off with some eye makeup remover. It is not very long lasting and does require reapplication. There are so many lovely colors that pair great with each other. With this palette it's easy to create a fun, flirty day time look and a sultry, smokey night time look. The combinations are endless.
The palette itself is a wonderful, floral cardboard case. It opens and shuts easily with a magnet closure. The cover is lovely with elegant font and a really nice floral design. It comes with it's own double sided applicator that's actually quite sturdy. The palette is designed for easy travel.
Personally, I found this product quite nice. I liked experimenting with all of the different shades. This palette is heavy on pink which is great for me. The quality is nice, but overly special. For the price I feel that this is a good buy, but it can't compare to luxury brands. I personally really loved the shimmer, but I wish that there were more matte shades to play with. Overall, this is definitely a palette that's going in my makeup bag for when I travel!