You can see the mess that is this shadow above. That was the BEST application I could come up with. I tried numerous kinds of brushes and tried it both wet and dry. Impossible to work with. I tried cream bases, liquid bases, everything. I took a fluffy brush and brushed all of the product off my lid after I took these pictures and was able to start all over with a whole new look. It was just loose with no pigmentation and ugh just so disappointing. The other shadows that I own from the main line of this product are pretty good and definitely miles better than this shade. I may or may not try the other colors in the new line. Who knows? This was just so bad. I'm going to wait and see some other bloggers post about it and see if they come up with any new ways of applying the product. Until then, I'm promptly returning this one to CVS.