Swatches without primer:
Swatches with Urban Decay Primer Potion:
The greens and the copper in the bottom row on the right perform the best (the copper is incredible and might be worth the price of the palette alone!).
The matte black, which is the only matte in the palette, is the poorest performing, and the shadows in the top row are somewhat sheer.
The top row of orange, cream (which reads more gold on the lid due to the amount of gold sparkle), and peach, as well as the brown in the middle all have very fine glitter particles.
The yellow gold in the middle row, both greens, and the copper in the lower row are all shimmery.
The non-shimmer colors feel kind of dry to the touch, and the shimmers are buttery, however I find they all apply decently well on the lid, especially when patted on versus swept on.
Without a primer the colors are more subdued but (still show up), and with a primer the colors are richer.
I would recommend Pardon My French if you like warm colors like oranges, golds, and greens! I'm really glad I picked it up.
NYX Love in Paris palettes retail for $10 (USD).