I wear contacts, so I only use products like Almay and Neutrogena near my eyes, since they are typically the most gentle. I was excited to try this eye shadow as an inexpensive alternative to other mineral make-up. The cute container has a slide back top covering the two colors instead of the traditional hinged lids (the kind that always snap off and break). The color I have, Pebble, includes your standard bright beige highlight color with a hint of sparkle, and a soft, warm brown. The colors are very natural and blend with one another and into my skin very well. I believe it came with a brush, but I use my own brushes, and so I cannot attest to the quality. Six color palettes are available, which is more than enough for me, though I know others would like more variety in their eye shadow colors. The two colors are also laid side by side in the same compartment, which doesn't bother me, but I can see it becoming problematic as I use more of the product. Finally, the shadow washes off easily without sticking and doesn't hurt your eyes.