Cristal de Printemps #2 is a light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish. The texture felt smooth to the touch but was more powdery and drier, as the eyeshadow sheered out and did not apply evenly to my skin when I worked with it. I had to really pat and press it on, and then leave it alone to avoid it becoming a dusting of shimmer. There was fallout during application, and the only way I could make it look true-to-pan was to use it with a dampened brush (but it's touted as "pigment-rich" as is). Used dry, it lost a lot of its color just sitting on my lid--it looked like a washed out version of itself within a few minutes. It stayed on well for seven hours before fading on me.
Pure, long-lasting pigments ensure an intense colour effect while the soft, smooth texture allows for effortless application.