As a brand in general, I absolutely love Essence! They are the only brand that I consider to be extremely reasonable, but still good quality. I have been using the eyeshadow compact pictured above for a reasonable amount of time and it has easily become my go-to eyeshadow for daily use, whether it be for a soft day time look, or a dark smokey eye at night. The colours are really pigmented and I find that they blend together well. Overall the product is extremely versatile as I have even experimented with certain shades for highlighting and contouring.You definitely get more than what you pay for!