The texture is pure butter. They are so soft and smooth and they blend beautifully. These are definitely one of the best textures in eyeshadow that I've come across (I haven't tried every single brand obviously, but these are really lovely). I'm so impressed and overwhelmed by the texture and pigmentation, wow. One swipe is just..yeah.wow.
Here's some comparisons to other eyeshadows I own...
R&R Tempting is much more grey-purple and doesn't have any pink undertones like Exhibition.
Urban Decay Purple Haze is the most similar but is definitely more of a bright purple.
Mac Satin Taupe is not really that similar since it's more of a brown/grey taupe.
Mac Sketch is not nearly has dark and has more red tones to it than Exhibition.
Mac Signed Sealed is most similar except that it is a matte texture and does not have as much dimension as Exhibition does because of it's lack of shimmer. Still love this color a lot though!
Nars Demon Lover is not as plum and is more cool toned.
This duo is just completely gorgeous and I can see it looking good on anyone. Honestly. It's just beautiful. I believe it retails for $38 at Sephora, however I bought it with 20% off. It's definitely expensive if you pay for it full priced, but you get a ton of product (I think .10 oz per eyeshadow) and on sale or not, the quality is amazing and worth it.
What do you think of Exhibition Eyeshadow duo and Hourglass cosmetics?? I'm curious to try more products from Hourglass because the quality of this eyeshadow is incredible!