Overall amongst all of the palettes the pigmentation is pretty good apart from a few shades here and there that don't have the greatest colour pay off. I think though that with the amount of eyeshadows you get that are pigmented these palettes are definitely worth the price. I find that the Metal Mania palette probably has the best pigmention out of all of the Coastal Scents 88 eyeshadow palettes I have owned. Apart from the few shimmery light shades the dark colours really do pop and give a great metallic almost metal looking finish which looks gorgeous on the swatches and on the eyelid. Many of these shades are actually a glittery/shimmery/metallic finish therefore there are very few matte shades in this palette which some of you may not like. This palette is obviously geared toward more dramatic looks hence the name Metal Mania but I think this is a great palette for anyone who wants to experiment with more dramatic looks!
I would say that these palettes are probably more targeted towards people experimenting with new colours that don't want to spend a lot of money trialling out different shades or beginners that are new to makeup and don't have that big of a collection. Now lets look at the swatches! Each swatch is going down each column in the palette going from the left to the right.