I bought this palette about 2 months ago and I can tell you I love the thing! The shimmer is just how I want it..Not too much but to where you can see the shimmer. I rarely use it because it's kind of dramatic in a way..It's very pigmented! The colors come out the way it looks. Which is a big plus, because it's hard finding colors that would come on the way it looks. I recommend this palette if you're on a budget or wants some colorful eyeshadows.
As for the blush, it works well also. When I first got the palette, it kinda smelt like paint, and I thought it wouldn't work as well, but it proved me wrong. I give this palette 4 stars out of 5.