I tested this out while at one of my long shifts at work, and I must admit, that without a primer , I got a good 8 hours out of it with almost no creasing. Normally a lot of my shadows crease, but these from Nuance dont (which is great). This one didnt come with any applicator (which was fine-but unusual for a drugstore eyeshadow). I used my own brushes and a third shade as a highlighter under the brow and they came out great. I was quite surprised at its staying powder. I also had no fading . The plum shade is very pigmented, and shows up great on fair skin. The lavender shade however took a few swipes before it showed up.
Here it is on my arm..
As you can see, Sheer Lavender is an appropriate name. However once it does show up its actually quite beautiful (I'm a sucker for purple shadows).
This is your basic duo . You need your own brushes for this (I wouldnt reccomend fingers since the lavender is so sheer). However, they blend great, and dont fade or crease. This is a keeper.
I give it 4/5