The formula is supposed to have "next-level, sparkling effects" with "rich, saturated, high-quality pigments" that yield "comfortable, long-wearing" performance. The applicator is a flatter, almost paddle-shaped, doe-foot applicator, which did a good job of laying down a good amount of product in a fluid stroke while maintaining good opacity--except for Zone, which had a much more emollient quality to it and was difficult to get product to adhere to the applicator (and this resulted in poor coverage and poor application of what little product was on the applicator!).
Most of the shades were pigmented, spread and applied well enough, and dried down without settling into my fine lines as it did so, but I felt like I had enough time to apply and diffuse as I needed for a look. They did dry down and looked a bit thicker, as they were more prone to emphasizing my lid texture, and they were less forgiving of any last-minute buffing or blending once they dried down. Once they set, they were set and lasted all day long--12 hours--without fading, creasing, or flaking, but if I tried to play with the product once it set, more vigorous blending could result in some product flaking off.
When the texture of a shade was more emollient, thinner, and less pigmented in one stroke, it was more prone to application issues; they didn't apply as evenly, didn't build up well, and often lacked some of the dimension that the formula is supposed to deliver. Aubade and Sienna were kindest to my lids, while Moonstone and Nightfall appeared thicker and emphasized my lid texture.
The average rating based on all reviewed shade(s) in this formula is shown below.
Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadows now feature a new lustrous formula, which creates sensational, next-level, sparkling effects with five edgy, iridescent shades. Each shade is made with rich, saturated, high-quality pigments, dazzling chroma crystals, and luminous mineral pearls, for the most comfortable, long-wearing liquid formula that you will love to layer, or wear alone.