Illuminate is a bright white base with a duochrome that shifted from blue to teal. The consistency was a bit drier and a little dusty in the pan, but when patted onto the skin with a fingertip or a dampened brush, it applied evenly and had opaque coverage. It was extremely brightening! It was a little harder to diffuse the edges once on without getting a lot of fallout. It wore well for seven and a half hours before creasing but did not have continued fallout.