Hi Bellas, okay, I never bought the first edition to make a comparison. However, I am loving this little palette. It has a variety of colors in different shades and the pigments are intense. I have to be honest. The yellow colors are not that pigmented but the rest of the colors have very strong pigments. Also, the variation in texture from matte to shimmer to satins is awesome. It does not have enough neutral colors though, I guess that's why they sell neutral palettes seperately. I paid about $30 for it. Not bad at all for 120 colors, most of which are pigmented. I got this from BH Cosmetics. It took about two weeks to ship. I have no idea why. I never asked them cause I was not in a hurry.