I've been using it for about 6 months. The shimmer is unparalleled AND the pallet has a toned down matte base, if preferred! The system is awesome. I first put the Fancy pallette in the car with my traveling kit. The brush set and paint-by-numbers system, makes it so if I leave the house with mascara done, I can do my eyes in the five or so minutes it takes to DRIVE to my favorite restaurant a few miles away. (small town-not much traffic!) The second one is a duplicate pallet I got for my glam room, because although I have over 25 eye shadow pallets, I was always reaching for this one and it was always in the car! So now, I have two Fancy pallets and one Flair! It's not just the system that makes it so special, it's the luxurious look of the beautifully pigmented shadows themselves. In addition to a quiz to figure out which to buy, their makeup artists will also take a look at your picture and help you pick the perfect pallet. I'm getting married for the first time at age 59 next year and am planning to use these shadows. They wear really well, and still look great HOURS later!