Astral Lilac Aura has a translucent base and was full of medium-sized sparkle particles that were very lightly lavender and cooler-toned. It could have had a more emollient base, which would have helped it adhere better on its own, but it had a very wet-like shine that I haven't seen achieved by most other formulas.
The coverage of Astrals has been typically less-pigmented but they have ranged from sheer (like this) to more medium coverage, but the brand typically doesn't call out the sheerness--so this did score lower as a result but if you like sheerer sparkle shades, then you might love this.
- Semi-sheer coverage, best applied over tacky base
- Soft, more prone to fallout, slightly dry
- Best applied with fingertip over tacky base for evenness
- Somewhat long-wearing but had some fallout over time (8 hours)
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
The creamy, soft shadows ignite metallic, pearlized pigments and amplify color. Experience an emollient-like texture and sensorial feel that glides on with one-stroke, fully-pigmented, opaque color saturation and a polished, bright, multidimensional finish.