So, let's just get this out of the way. The applicator is a mess. It can work, but I found it actually prolonged my shadow application. It's just easier to get in there and do the work with a brush. The reason I gave this 4 stars is because the shadow is excellent quality. The colors are gorgeous and they go on like butta! Also: perfect for your purse or travel!
I bought the 3 pack and just came back to buy more for myself and as a gift. The sponge applicator works perfectly and is such a breeze. I didn't wear shadow on a daily basis till this product now it's so easy why not. Can't believe no one thought of this earlier.