Sugar is a light-medium pink with strong, cool blue undertones and a slight sparkle over a semi-matte finish. The sparkle did not bind with the powder, so there was little that translated on the skin, but it wasn't completely matte either. It had buildable coverage from medium to semi-opaque (three layers). The texture was a smidgen dusty but still felt thinner, and it sheered out a bit as I blended it on my cheeks, which I'd guess was part of why I could not build it up to opaque coverage. The blush lasted for eight hours on me.