Pageant is a bright, light-medium cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and gold sparkle. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, rather than buildable. It had a more natural matte finish on the skin with bits of stray, gold sparkles that didn't bind with the base product and sat very much atop the skin. I think it would have been better without the sparkles as they migrate and move during the day and hardly show up to begin with. The texture was soft, not too firmly pressed in the pan compared to the other shades, and was blendable on the skin. It stayed true-to-pan on my skin for eight and a half hours.