Opera is a rich burgundy with subtle, cool undetones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, which was buildable, but the texture was unforgiving--it was firmer and thinner, which made it prone to darkening unevenly on my skin. It needed to be applied over a powdered or drier base, though it was still a struggle to blend out the edges. It stayed on well for nine hours before showing some fading, and it left a faint stain behind after I removed it.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
The Super Matte are highly pigmented, completely opaque eyeshadows that are ideal to create an intense look and to achieve a full, velvety finish. The thin and micronised powder makes the texture very buildable and extremely easy to blend. They feel creamy and sensorial. The Soft Matte eyeshadows are completely matte. Blends easily. Designed to give a soft and delicate effect. Perfect for creating smokey eyes.
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