Grand Bal #5 is a brighter, medium gold with moderate, warm yellow undertones and a smooth, metallic finish. It had intense pigmentation in a single pass, which applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of color.
The consistency was lightly creamy, dense but not stiff or too thick, and was easy to pick up and to apply on bare skin. This shade lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.
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SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● SQUALANE ● TALC ● CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE ● SILICA ● ZINC STEARATE ● POLYBUTENE ● DIMETHICONE ● SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE ● SORBIC ACID ● ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN ● GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE ● PINUS PENTAPHYLLA SEED OIL ● CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL ● AQUA (WATER) ● SERICIN ● ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE ● ALUMINA ● MAGNESIUM OXIDE ● 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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