The formula is supposed to be "translucent" and to give a "soft-focused, diffused glow" whether mixed in with foundation or applied to the high points of the face. It has a watery, slightly gel-like consistency that's thinner but easily spread with a quick dry down that sets in place, so it doesn't break down too easily.
It was easier to use with a brush when applying it over a base for spot highlighting, whereas fingertips worked well when it was used over bare skin or when mixed with a foundation or moisturizer. The shimmer was fine but not so subtle that the effect got lost, particularly when used alone or with more medium-coverage products. The formula stayed on well for eight to nine hours on me. I didn't notice any scent while wet or dry.
The average rating based on all reviewed shade(s) in this formula is shown below.
These drops highlight and define bone structure, creating perfectly balanced symmetry with smooth application. It blends flawlessly onto skin for instant glow and easily into TOM FORD liquid foundation for a sculpted look; light is softened and diffused for a smooth finish.