Here it is, swatched. From left to right, we have Joy (a blush), Perle, Quartz, Tanzanite, Peony, Granite, Zinc, and Obsidian. Please note that I layered each shade as much as necessary to show true color; for the lighter shades, that meant 1-2 swipes for full opacity, and for the darker shades (Tanzanite, Zinc, and Obsidian), that meant 4-5 swipes. The darker shades are not patchy, chalky, or uneven - just sheer - so they are perfectly buildable. The lighter shades are as soft and creamy to apply as can be.
Under my new Verilux HappyLight lamp (Thanks Mom! Your gift is not only helpful for S.A.D., but for swatching too!):
The palette itself is plastic but feels sturdy, and the brush that comes with it is actually a decent one that I like to use for applying the darker colors in my crease. On the inside of the lid is a nice mirror that I find myself using even more than the eyeshadows inside the palette!
Overall, if you like the colors here and prefer a more subtle eye makeup look, I think this could be a fantastic, high-quality palette for you. If, like me, having to pile on color to build your look up to opacity annoys you, you might consider picking 1-2 of your favorite lighter shades from the palette and buying those as singles. I, myself, am considering buying a single of Quartz - the color I use the most - and getting rid of the palette! (But, knowing me, I'll probably just agonize endlessly over not knowing what to do with it instead.)
What do you think, readers? Does this palette bore you, or call out your name?