I also really like how these come in a sealed package inside of a box. I've purchased eyebrow shades also, so they come like that now. The older ones came in a harder plastic. For some reason I have at least 5 new refills laying around that are not in palettes and the plastic never stays closed, I have to rubber band it. The sealed package makes it easier to stock up, and also it should make it easier for the store to accept a return as well.