Pat McGrath Astral Gold Allure is a very warm-toned, light gold with a sparkle finish. It is a limited edition eyeshadow that retails for $25.00 and contains 0.04 oz.
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Astral Gold Allure is a light-medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had a twinkling, high-shine--almost wet-looking--effect on my skin. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied dry with a brush or opaque coverage applied with a fingertip or a dampened brush (you can see how the coverage is higher than it looks at a glance based on the angled swatch). I preferred a dampened brush myself as I felt it yielded high coverage, minimized fallout, and ensured that the most sparkle transferred to my lid (rather than some getting stuck to my fingertip).
I didn't see any note to use this shade with fingertips (over brushes) in the "how to" instructions, so it wasn't noted as being sheer or buildable. I thought it had a fair amount of coverage on its own and could be built up (even dry with minimal fallout), but it could definitely be used to layer over another shade to add sparkle, too. It wore well for nine hours with slight fallout over time.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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