Exotic is a medium-dark, reddish berry with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff that could be opaque with another layer. The texture was soft, smooth, and slightly more blendable and denser compared to a lot of the other shades in the trios (which have been thinner). I had no trouble blending or applying this on my skin or over still-damp liquid foundation. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading.