|The front is quite bright. Neon bright.|
|taken in direct sunlight|
|Swatches with sponge tip applicator on bare skin|
It doesn't really look like the picture that made me obsess about the color bar. The color bar turned out much duller, especially the red and green shades. The black is more of a charcoal grey to my eyes. I ordered this on the release date and I didn't get it until 11/10/13. Between that time I did have some buyer's remorse without even seeing it in person because I kept seeing more reliable blogger pictures illustrating the fact that the palette is not as bright as I had hoped for. I'm sure I'll still use it for fun when I have time for that.