Venus is a pale, champagne beige with a metallic sheen. It had so-so pigmentation in one stroke, and it didn’t build up to opaque color even when I tried to layer it. It wore well for seven and a half hours but was noticeably thinner after eight hours of wear. Sephora Collection Blonde Ambition (P, $9.00) is similar. MAC Gilded White (LE, $16.00) is warmer, yellower. See comparison swatches.