Grand Bal #1 is a light gold with strong, warm undertones and fine, gold sparkle woven through a more metallic finish. It actually seemed like micro-glitter to me based on the depth of the particles, but I didn't see any plastic (PET) glitter listed in the ingredients. The texture was smooth, dense and not overly thick, so it had some binder in it that helped to keep the sparkles from disappearing (in my brush or as a result of fallout).
It had good color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. It lasted well for eight and a half hours but had light fallout over time.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
TALC ● SQUALANE ● CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE ● SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE ● CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE ● SILICA ● ZINC STEARATE ● POLYBUTENE ● DIMETHICONE ● SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE ● SORBIC ACID ● TIN OXIDE ● ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN ● GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE ● PINUS PENTAPHYLLA SEED OIL ● CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL ● AQUA (WATER) ● SERICIN ● ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE ● CITRIC ACID ● POTASSIUM SORBATE ● TOCOPHEROL ● ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL ● [+/- :CI 19140 (YELLOW 5, YELLOW 5 LAKE) ● CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) ● CI 77000 (ALUMINUM POWDER) ● CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) ● CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) ● CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS) ● CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN) ● CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) ● CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE) ● CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) ● CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) ● ].
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