I wasn't sure what to expect after reading other reviews mentioning that the sparkle was only on the top layer, but I decided to give this pallet a try simply because it's just so pretty. Excellent color pallet and I love the little sparkle. I always worry about my pallets being damaged in transit, but this was packaged well and arrived perfectly in tact. I swatched each color and was very impressed by how pigmented the colors are. They all work well together and blend flawlessly. There is barely any fall off and it lasts all day. The sparkle is throughout; after swatching the glitter wasn't as obvious, but after several uses I can confirm that it is just as sparkly throughout the entire pan. I was very impressed by the quality of this eye shadow, especially for the price! I highly recommend this pallet with its classic, feminine colors and quality formulation.