This is final option in the search for performance makeup for the performance group I performance work with (See what I did there? Not great, I know but it was fun, okay?), Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow in Sapphire Siren. Could they have given this line of products a longer name? Geez!
The bulk of the shimmery effect can be found in the white eyeshadow. The teal and blue have some shimmer, but not as much as the white. The black has glitter, but it's not thick at all. When applied to skin, the colors aren't that vibrant and there isn't much of a visual difference between the teal and blue. It definitely does not look like the advertisement if you've seen that. You just don't get the intensity of color that Maybelline's adverts have. It's impossible--believe me, I've tried.
The sponge applicator has a flat, more traditional side and a smaller, more compact side. The case itself it made of thick plastic cut in a geometric style like jewels are. For a drugstore product, it's pretty nice.
This eyeshadow palette ended up being what we chose for everyone to wear. It's a sturdy product that get's the job done ("the job" being give some color and glitter to the eyes that can be visible from afar) without being clownish, is pretty affordable (for drugstore prices it's on the pricier side), and is widely available (we had members find it in Targets, Walmart, CVS and Publix stores).