Cloudy Blue (17M) is a medium, cooler blue base with warmer, green-to-gold shifting shimmer that gave it a more frosted finish. The texture was drier with light dustiness, and it definitely felt "dried out" compared to the original, but with a dampened brush, I was able to get more depth and better application. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer but there was a bit of fallout. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading visibly.
This was one of the few shades that I felt went backwards, even though it lasted better on bare skin, the coverage was weaker with a drier texture that didn't adhere as well as the older formula did for me. It lost some of its dimension as a result, too.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Provides maximum color payoff with minimal effort, blending seamlessly to achieve vibrant, ultra-pigmented, long lasting looks Shades and formulas were hand-designed by world-renowned makeup artist Natasha Denona. Made with the highest quality pure color pigments, dazzling chroma crystals, and luminous mineral pearls. Its’ buttery smooth, hydrating eyeshadow formula wears beautifully on any skin type and skin tone. Formulated without talc, parabens, or phthalates. Cruelty-free and allergen-free.