After testing out a lot of teal shadows, I knew this one was the right one as soon as I swiped it on my hand because the color was actually TEAL and not a blackish-green like every other "teal" shadow out there turns on me (including UD's Loaded). It goes on incredibly smooth and has great staying power on my oily lids (I apply Smashbox Original Photo Finish Primer to my lids before applying any makeup). To make it more opaque I used my finger to apply it by patting it in place, then finger blending; application with a brush it too sheer. Even though it's very shimmery, I'd actually consider it more metallic, there is no glitter fallout. This is definitely a bold color and one I won't reach for every day, but I love having it in my collection to use every once and a while, and it's a great color for autumn. When I run out, I'll buy it again.