The formula is supposed to be "ultra-fine" with a "high-shine" finish that has "effortless, mistake-proof application" and "buildable intensity." It can also be used wet to "boost shimmer intensity." I tried two of three shades, and those two had varying degrees of pigmentation but were more semi-sheer to medium but buildable, both in terms of color as well as the intensity of the finish/shine. The consistency was more firmly pressed in the pan, which resulted in a stiffer texture that wasn't as blendable as it could have been and required a heavier hand just to pick up product in the first place. It was particularly noticeable when I tried to apply and blend out the color wet--it was more pigmented but it adhered very strongly to wherever it was initially applied and blending out the edges was difficult. I was able to blend out both shades on my skin, but it took more effort than anticipated. They lasted eight hours on me before fading a bit.
The average rating based on all reviewed shade(s) in this formula is shown below.
The highlighter can be used dry to achieve a subtle daily glow that brightens the complexion for a sun kissed radiance. It can also be used wet to boost shimmer intensity and achieve a bolder reflection. Use the soft, flexible brush included in the luxurious mirrored compact for ultimate pick up and control in application. Create dimension in your face by popping a layer of shimmer on top of the couture blush that flatters your skin tone.