Ever the optimist, I picked up Maybelline's Eye Studio Color Gleam Cream Eyeshadow Palette in Purple Possibilities. (I feel like I need a run up and a nap after typing out that link!)
It is in a word, and in the words of several other beauty bloggers and makeup lovers who've posted about this product before me - URGH. The cream shadows feel nice enough, and they go on nicely enough, although to get the level of saturation shown on the model's face, you'd have to use a frickin' garden trowel.
I applied the lighter lilac/purple shade this morning over a well dried coat of UD's "Sin" primer. Within two hours, my eyes were a greasy-looking, creasy mess, even worse than the E.L.F. Color Stick. For those of you scoring at home, that's pretty damn bad. I wouldn't recommend the Eye Studio Palette to anyone, regardless of their skin tone. If you want to waste about six bucks, there are more fun things to waste it on, like this stuff.
On the upside, though, the lilac shade did convince me that I need the Makeup Forever Aqua Cream shadow in the same shade, which I plan on picking up very soon.