The colors are mostly warm neutrals and I use them to create tanned glowing makeup looks. Although the lightest cream-colored shade has a slightly pink cast, there is no true pink in this palette. They are all orange/yellow/brown shades without being TOO orange/yellow.
I have a light neutral ivory skin tone and didn't know if it would work for me because the brand markets to medium and dark skin tones. But it swatched so beautifully in the store that I tried it anyway and guess what: it totally works! It's now my favorite daily use palette.
First I'll talk about the mattes:
The matte colors go on pigmented with a dry brush and with LESS FALLOUT than any of the 7 ABH mattes that I have. It's impressive. They are buildable without getting cakey. (Anastasia Beverly Hills... who's that?)
There are 3 matte colors in this pallete; a light neutral pinkish cream, a medium warm tan, and a dark brown. These mattes are a dream to apply and blend. I have a neutral ivory skin tone, and the lightest matte shade is lovely on it. The medium warm tan makes an EXCELLENT transition color, though a little goes a long way on me. The darkest matte brown darkens the crease for more dramatic looks and I don't use it daily.
And now, the shimmers:
The 6 shimmer colors are all distinctly different metallic shades, including 2 bronzes (one light and one medium), 2 golds (one VERY light neutral gold and one medium true gold), and 2 coppers (both are medium coppers).
Julia's Place must have chosen these colors sooo carefully because they did a great job weeding out the overwhelming yellow and orange versions of these colors. For example, there is no intensely dark YELLOW gold... instead they have one that is a unique light gold tone and the other is a medium gold without too yellow, as is so common in a lot of other gold eyeshadows. The 2 bronzes are distinctly different shades and so wearable without being over the top that I can wear them to work every day. The 2 coppers are intense and there is no toning them down, but they don't need to be. They're very bright so I only use them for dramatic looks. My one criticism of this palette is that the 2 coppers are so similar in color that they're almost the same shade.
All of the shimmer colors fall out with a dry brush, so I apply them with a wet brush or my finger. Application with a finger makes the most INTENSE multidimensional metallic shine, almost like a highlighter glow. Lovely! For more subtle everyday looks for work, I use them applied with a damp brush.
The lightest bronze color and the very light gold are my go-to favorite shimmers... Hands down my favorite eyeshadows that I own.
Overall, I don't know why this palette so inexpensive, but I love it. The pans are blush sized, so they're huge. Buy it for glowing warm sunkissed tan looks.