VI Purple #3 is a muted, medium-dark purple with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It seemed to have more semi-opaque pigmentation but was a challenge to actually yield that result in practice due to the incredibly powdery texture that resulted in it sheering out very quickly. There was fallout during application, and while it blended out, it wasn't functional without a primer. This shade lasted well for five and a half hours on me before I noticed fading.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Our improved eyeshadow formula ups the ante on pigmentation with a mix of shimmery go-tos and matte transition shades to blend into the creases of your eyelids. Each shade glides on effortlessly and blends like a dream.
Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Silica, Ethyl Macadamiate, Magnesium Myristate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 20, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Caprylyl Glycol, Polybutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, o-Cymen-5-ol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Water/Eau, Tin Oxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyacrylamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Laureth-7, Tocopherol, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): Manganese Violet/CI 77742, Blue 1 Lake/CI 42090, Red 40 Lake/CI 16035, Carmine/CI 75470, Ferric Ferrocyanide/CI 77510, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide/CI 77510, Black 2/CI 77266, Iron Oxides/CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Mica, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891, Yellow 5 Lake/CI 19140, Chromium Oxide Greens/CI 77288, Ultramarines/CI 77007].
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