I have also reviewed the 8 E/S Starter Kit and I was so glad that Marlena had put this kit up because it's priced a little less from what the retail price would be individually. Anyway, I was really happy to see some color! There is only one matte shadow (Chickadee) in this kit, but that doesn't bother me. I love variety! This was a great way for me to start collecting them! However, the colors do look a little bit different in the pictures (b/c they are computerized) but it was not a disappointment. The colors are very promising with quality, texture and pigmentation. You will not be disappointed!