Given that they are bragging about how these eyeshadows are a "one-of-a-kind piece of art", I am surprised how little effort Stila put into the "frame". The packaging is clunky and unattractive. The only explanation I can come up with is that they want to exaggerate the size of the shadows so that $22 doesn't seem overpriced. (The wide base and shallow pan are more reasonable, since they reasonably want to highlight the unique pattern on the shadows.)
The shadows themselves are quite pretty, with an eye-catching, splotchy look.
|Stila Countless Color in Light Show|
|Stila Countless Color in Melody|
Unfortunately, swatching the Countless Color Pigments is also a bit of a challenge because it is difficult to dip your brush in only one color. I like the idea of being able to blend the colors together, but I would have preferred if it was less of a challenge to use these shades separately.
|Stila Countless Color Melody on Human Face|
|Stila Countless Color in Light Show on Human Face|
There's nothing explicitly wrong with these shadows, but they were definitely a disappointment for me in terms of texture, pigmentation, and ease of application. The idea is cute, but the eyeshadow itself feels cheap. I wouldn't necessarily say to avoid them, but I would recommend checking them out in person to see if the flaws are bearable before invested money on this pricey product.