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Gem System is a medium-dark pewter with cool undertones and a glittering, sparkling sheen. It had a very wet-like look when applied that was highly reflective while also twinkling. It had finer glitter particles in it from what I could tell, but there was light fallout during application (definitely not bad and impressive for as glittery as it was), regardless of whether I used it with a fingertip or dry brush. The consistency was smooth to the touch, lightly creamy with moderate slip. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which wore nicely for eight and a half hours with light fallout over time.
As a FYI, while this shade is notated as "Eye," it does contain plastic glitter. I would recommend using this with an adhesive spray or base to help ensure all of the particles stay where you want them to.
squalane, polyethylene terephthalate, mica, calcium aluminum borosilicate, hydrogenated styrene/isoprene copolymer, silica, polyurethane-11, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, tin oxide, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, glass beads, synthetic fluorphlogopite, talc. +/− (may contain / peut contenir): ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 - ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 77000 (aluminum powder), ci 77400 (bronze powder), ci 19140 (yellow 5 lake)
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