Metallic Steel Blue (11M) is a muted, medium-dark blue with cool undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque color coverage in one layer, which could be built up to full coverage with less than half of a layer more. The consistency was smooth to the touch, but it was a little dense and somewhat firm, which made it work best with a flat, synthetic brush and pressing/pushing motions on the lid to get an even lay down of product. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading visibly on me.
The color was just about the same (possibly a smidgen darker), while the texture was more blendable, slightly softer but not as thick/heavy on. It was similar to the previous version in terms of overall performance, 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.