Defiance is a deep, navy blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was semi-opaque to opaque when applied dry and more opaque applied with a wet brush. I did find that it applied better and worse depending on the attempt, but it was a very dense, firm shade that stuck to my skin like glue, which is where the advance to "blend carefully" must come into play if one tries to use this as a typical eyeshadow. While it was described as a "sheer matte," it wasn't sheer dry or wet. To get the most even coverage, it should be used with a dampened brush, but I would stick to using it as eyeliner as it became extremely difficult to blend once I used any water with it. I was able to diffuse the edges decently when I used it dry on my lid, but it did take extra time. It wore well for nine hours on me and stained faintly. I think if you intended to use this as an eyeliner, it will work well for that purpose, but if you wanted a navy blue you could use and blend out without much effort, you'll be disappointed.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
VISEART'S eyeshadows are cruelty-free and formulated without the use of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, silicone, petrochemicals, gluten, and mineral oil. Known for their supreme blendability and buttery textures, these long-wearing, pigment-rich shadows will have you red carpet ready in no time! CHROMATIC FOILS: A full coverage pigment with a highly polished foiled finish. Ideal for use with the ESUM Mixing Medium for full effect. CRYSTALLINE HIGHLIGHTERS: A sheer to medium coverage shadow with a shimmering crystal finish. Ideal for highlighting the eyes, cheeks and facial features. DUOCHROMES: A medium coverage shadow with a dual colored, multidimensional reflective finish. Ideal for use with the ESUM Mixing Medium for full effect. MATTES: Full coverage, pigment rich shadow with a matte finish. METALLICS: A full coverage, pigment-rich shadow with a luxe velvet finish PRISMATIC METALLICS: A medium to full coverage metallic shadow with a multi-prismatic glitter finish. Ideal for use with the ESUM Mixing Medium for full effect. SATIN FINISH: A sheer to medium coverage shadow with a highly micronized lustrous finish.
Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate/ Stéarate de Stéaroyle d’Octydodécyle, Zinc Stearate/ Stearate de Zinc, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate/ Borosilicate de Calcium-Sodium, Diiron Trioxide, Silica/ Silice, Aluminum Oxide/ Oxide d’Aluminium. (+/- may contain/peut contenir: Tin Oxide/ Oxyde d'Etain CI 77861, Titanium Dioxide/ Dioxyde de Titane CI 77891, Iron Oxides/ Oxydes de Fer CI 77491/77492/77499, Red/ Rouge 40 Lake CI 15850, Carmine/ Carmin CI 75470, Black/ Noir 2 CI 77266, Ferric Ferrocyanide/Ferrocyanure Ferrique CI 77510, Manganese Violet CI 77742, Synthetic Fluorophlogopite/ Fluorophlogopite Synthétique, Ultramarine Blue/ Bleu Ultramarine CI 77007)
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