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Optimized is a light-medium lavender with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. There was almost a a bluish-aqua pearl to it that made it look slightly cooler-toned. It was fairly powdery in the pan, and there was fallout during application along with sheering out of the coverage (which seemed mostly opaque). The drier texture seemed to accentuate my natural skin texture and made it appear chalky to my eye. The eyeshadow stayed on decently for six hours before fading noticeably.
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