Absolution is a white gold that shifted from silver to yellow with a metallic finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation applied dry and opaque coverage when applied with a dampened brush. I did not feel like one had to use a fingertip to achieve pigmentation, but the pressure of fingertips seemed to minimize fallout when working with the eyeshadow (but so did a dampened brush). The texture was slightly drier and a bit loosely pressed in the pan. It wore well for eight hours but had some fallout while worn.