I purchased Tough as Taupe and Audacious Asphalt.
These shadows remind me of the MAC Paint Pots in texture and application. They are easy to apply with your finger for a light colour wash or with a brush for a more precise application. They are perfect for the the more mature eyelid as they have a smoothing effect on the eyelid.
L to R Tough as Taupe and Audacious Asphalt
Tough as Taupe is a matt Taupe that has a very grey undertone. Audacious Asphalt is a dark grey with a navy undertone, it has a tiny bit of shimmer in it and also works well as a liner.
I have tried these shadows with and without a primer and to be honest you don't actually need a primer. I have to say that the staying power is amazing. It has been between 86 and 89 degrees here every day and these shadows have stayed put until I remove them. I am really impressed with these shadows and will be picking up a few more before returning home. I paid $5.59 from Walgreens.