The palette consists of 4 pressed eye shadows, 2 cream shadow liners and 1 cream blush. First of all, the palette is a well constructed sturdy plastic casing. The one thing I hate about cream and powder combinations is transference from powders to the creams. There is a removable plastic cover covering the palette. The two sponge applicators are good quality applicators. The casing is very pretty and feels hefty.
The cream blush is too light for my NC35 skin. So I use this as a highlighter. It is soft and blends beautifully. Although on my skin, it isn't obvious. It lasts for a few hours and isn't oily.
Shu Uemura pressed eye shadows are soft and pigmented. They blend like a dream. I especially love the two purple shadows. The dark purple cream shadow can be layered under or on top to darken the purple eye shadow. I love the pressed shadows but not the cream/shadow liners. The purple one applied patchy and does not blend smoothly. I find that dabbing it onto my lids was better. It doesn't perform well as a liner. I feel that it is not creamy enough. The black liner smudges and isn't that creamy and smooth either.
Ratings: 3+ lipsticks
If Shu Uemura is going to be charging $125 for a palette like this, they should at least improve the formulas of the cream shadow liners. I am absolutely sure I won't be using the black shadow at all. I also wished that the pink blush was darker to suit me more. If you have a lighter skintone and don't suffer oily lids, this palette is a heavenly piece to include in your beauty arsenal.