I purchase eyeshadows from the cheap Asian shops here in New Zealand. Usually in sets ranging in price from $3 - $5 NZ. I have one set that includes 8 colours all split into 6 different hues.
The ones that are a solid block are the ones to use not the powder.
I would not like to put them anywhere near my eyes but on paper they are beautiful.
Using my finger to apply them is the best.
The colour can be graduated and the colours blend together very well.
I like to use them on embossed card.
Start at the edges with a darker colour and move into the centre going lighter and lighter.
Darken the corner areas looks good too.
Flowers are easy to blend with the darker colours in the middle. Lovely.
I have a cloth on hand to wipe my finger with. Sometimes have a different colour on each finger. One hand is all I'm talking about here otherwise it could get a bit complicated.
There is no need to 'fix' it. The creamy base holds it on the paper.
Give it a go, it will save you money to spend elsewhere.