The palette contains a white iridescent highlighter shade, a peach champagne with iridescence, a stone shade with lilac undertone, a taupe brown, a lightly shimmery dark mink liner and the fuchsia accent colour. Only the stone and taupe are without shimmer. None of these eyeshadows are chalky, which was an issue I experienced with a couple of the Rue de Passy colours. They are nice to work with, though I find I have to work hard to get the stone colour to show up on my lid. I think this is due to my natural skin colour rather than a pigmentation issue.
I have included a comparison to Rue de Passy especially for the lovely Get Lippie. I think Rue de Rivoli is beautiful to look at and the colours are very pretty, my favourites are the champagne and mink 'liner' colours. Without using the liner as an eyeshadow, the look you can achieve with this palette is quite light and very subtle, or at least it is on my pale but not porcelain skin. I haven't braved the fuchsia yet so maybe I'm missing a trick. I do think the colours will work nicely with other eyeshadows I own. However, out of the two palettes I would recommend Rue de Passy over Rue de Rivoli. I think the colours in Passy are easier to wear and it doesn't really require supplementary colours.
|Left - Rue de Passy, Right - Rue de Rivoli|
|Top - Rue de Passy, Bottom - Rue de Rivoli|
|With Flash. Top - Rue de Passy, Bottom - Rue de Rivoli|
Bottom line? This is beautiful palette but not a must have. Especially at an eyewatering £52.50 per palette. After my experience with Rue de Passy, you can be prepared for me to change my mind of course!
Edit: I should say that I do really like this palette and I'm not disappointed with it at all. But in terms of recommending to others, I think unless you don't mind the cost, it's not an essential. These do tend to grow on me though and they really are a pleasure to use.