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Coloured Raine Purp Smurf Vivid Pigment ($6.99 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, medium purple with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was slightly drier in consistency with a thinner feel, which made it on the dusty side. I found it had a tendency to cling to any dryness/texture on my lid, so I had to really buff and blend it out, and even then, there was slight patchiness. This particular shade would work better over primer and possibly over a translucent powder. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. This shade stayed on well for nine hours but left a faint stain behind, which disappear following my morning shower.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.