Bordeaux is a medium-dark plum with warm, copper undertones and a pearly sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a soft, smooth texture in the pan, but it faded within five minutes of application. It could not retain any of its intensity and started to darken unevenly as it sat on the lid. It did this over primer, not just over bare lids (and my lids are normal-to-dry, not oily). It did not blend out that evenly, though it performed better than the other three shades in the palette. It had almost disappeared within two hours of wear on bare skin and made it a whopping four hours over primer.