Pat McGrath VR Emerald is a moderately warm-toned, medium green with a metallic finish. It is a limited edition eyeshadow that retails for $25.00 and contains 0.04 oz.
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VR Emerald is a medium green with warmer, olive undertones and a bright, sparkling finish. It was described as a duochrome, and it shifted subtly to a plummy-purple at very extreme angles, but it was hard for me to detect it in person, even on my arm.
The texture was soft to the touch, smooth, but slightly dustier where some of the shimmer was more easily blended/diffused away from the base, so I'd recommend using shorter, more precise strokes to blend out if you don't want the shimmer to diffuse too far beyond where it was initially applied.
It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied dry with a tendency to sheer out slightly, while applying with fingertips yielded opaque coverage that was less prone to sheering out and applying with a dampened brush yielded opaque, slightly deeper coverage with no tendency to sheer out. This shade had a "how-to" that said to press it on with fingertip to get to "desired colour intensity," which seemed fairly consistent with my experience. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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